Potential Think Childcare Limited (ASX:TNK) shareholders may wish to note that the Independent Chairman, Mark Kerr, recently bought AU$500k worth of stock, paying AU$1.33 for each share. That's a very solid buy in our book, and increased their holding by a noteworthy 26%.
Think Childcare Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
In fact, the recent purchase by Mark Kerr was the biggest purchase of Think Childcare shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That implies that an insider found the current price of AU$1.36 per share to be enticing. Of course they may have changed their mind. But this suggests they are optimistic. We do always like to see insider buying, but it is worth noting if those purchases were made at well below today's share price, as the discount to value may have narrowed with the rising price. In this case we're pleased to report that the insider bought shares at close to current prices. Mark Kerr was the only individual insider to buy over the year.
Mark Kerr bought a total of 576070 shares over the year at an average price of AU$1.38. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!
There are always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if that suits your style you could check each stock one by one or you could take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).
Does Think Childcare Boast High Insider Ownership?
Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Think Childcare insiders own about AU$23m worth of shares. That equates to 28% of the company. 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 Does This Data Suggest About Think Childcare Insiders?
The recent insider purchase is heartening. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Think Childcare insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Think Childcare.
But note: Think Childcare may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.
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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