Even if it’s not a huge purchase, we think it was good to see that David Lyle, the CFO & Secretary of Airgain, Inc. (NASDAQ:AIRG) recently shelled out US$100k to buy stock, at US$8.33 per share. That purchase might not be huge but it did increase their holding by 34%.
Airgain Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
Notably, that recent purchase by David Lyle is the biggest insider purchase of Airgain shares that we’ve seen in the last year. So it’s clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being US$7.78). While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company’s future. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.
In the last twelve months Airgain insiders were buying shares, but not selling. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!
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Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Our data suggests Airgain insiders own 3.8% of the company, worth about US$2.8m. We prefer to see high levels of insider ownership.
So What Do The Airgain Insider Transactions Indicate?
It is good to see recent purchasing. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. However, we note that the company didn’t make a profit over the last twelve months, which makes us cautious. While the overall levels of insider ownership are below what we’d like to see, the history of transactions imply that Airgain insiders are reasonably well aligned, and optimistic for the future. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it’s also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. At Simply Wall St, we found 1 warning sign for Airgain that deserve your attention before buying any shares.
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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.
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