Trade Alert: The Director Of Bank of Commerce Holdings (NASDAQ:BOCH), Joseph Gibson, Has Just Spent US$51k Buying Shares

Even if it’s not a huge purchase, we think it was good to see that Joseph Gibson, the Director of Bank of Commerce Holdings (NASDAQ:BOCH) recently shelled out US$51k to buy stock, at US$10.15 per share. However, we do note that it only increased their holding by 4.3%, and it wasn’t a huge purchase by absolute value, either.

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Bank of Commerce Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Chairman of the Board Lyle Tullis bought US$231k worth of shares at a price of US$11.54 per share. So it’s clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being US$10.11). Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. Generally speaking, it catches our eye when insiders have purchased shares at above current prices, as it suggests they believed the shares were worth buying, even at a higher price.

In the last twelve months insiders paid US$763k for 68886 shares purchased. Bank of Commerce Holdings insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn’t sell any. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

NasdaqGM:BOCH Recent Insider Trading, August 13th 2019
NasdaqGM:BOCH Recent Insider Trading, August 13th 2019

Insider Ownership of Bank of Commerce Holdings

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Insiders own 6.4% of Bank of Commerce Holdings shares, worth about US$12m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it’s enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

So What Do The Bank of Commerce Holdings Insider Transactions Indicate?

It is good to see recent purchasing. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. Insiders likely see value in Bank of Commerce Holdings shares, given these transactions (along with notable insider ownership of the company). Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Bank of Commerce Holdings.

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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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