Trade Alert: The Director Of Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI), Kenneth Langone, Has Just Spent US$378k Buying Shares

Potential Unifi, Inc. (NYSE:UFI) shareholders may wish to note that the Director, Kenneth Langone, recently bought US$378k worth of stock, paying US$18.27 for each share. While that’s a very decent purchase to our minds, it was proportionally a bit modest, boosting their holding by just 1.8%.

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Unifi Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by Director Kenneth Langone was not their only acquisition of Unifi shares this year. Earlier in the year, they paid US$21.59 per share in a US$850k purchase. That means that even when the share price was higher than US$20.17 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. It’s very possible they regret the purchase, but it’s more likely they are bullish about the company. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock if insiders have bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price.

In the last twelve months insiders paid US$1.8m for 86365 shares purchased. Unifi insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn’t sell any. 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!

NYSE:UFI Recent Insider Trading, August 16th 2019
NYSE:UFI Recent Insider Trading, August 16th 2019

Insider Ownership

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. I reckon it’s a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Insiders own 7.6% of Unifi shares, worth about US$28m. We’ve certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

So What Do The Unifi Insider Transactions Indicate?

It’s certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. Insiders likely see value in Unifi shares, given these transactions (along with notable insider ownership of the company). If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.

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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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