Trade Alert: The Of TopBuild Corp. (NYSE:BLD), Robert Kuhns, Has Sold Some Shares Recently

Investors may wish to note that the of TopBuild Corp., Robert Kuhns, recently netted US$27k from selling stock, receiving an average price of US$87.57. It wasn’t a huge sale, but it did reduce their holding by 27.4%. This does not instill confidence.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At TopBuild

The President & COO, Robert Buck, made the biggest insider sale in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for US$1.1m worth of shares at a price of US$77.50 each. That means that even when the share price was below the current price of US$90.97, an insider wanted to cash in some shares. When an insider sells below the current price, it suggests that they considered that lower price to be fair. That makes us wonder what they think of the (higher) recent valuation. However, while insider selling is sometimes discouraging, it’s only a weak signal. It is worth noting that this sale was only 26.4% of Robert Buck’s holding.

Over the last year, we note insiders sold 54148 shares worth US$4.0m. In the last year TopBuild insiders didn’t buy any company stock. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

NYSE:BLD Recent Insider Trading, August 8th 2019
NYSE:BLD Recent Insider Trading, August 8th 2019

Does TopBuild Boast High Insider Ownership?

I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. TopBuild insiders own about US$29m worth of shares. That equates to 0.9% of the company. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.

So What Does This Data Suggest About TopBuild Insiders?

Insiders sold TopBuild shares recently, but they didn’t buy any. Looking to the last twelve months, our data doesn’t show any insider buying. While insiders do own shares, they don’t own a heap, and they have been selling. So we’d only buy after careful consideration. Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for TopBuild.

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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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