Need To Know: Renascor Resources Limited (ASX:RNU) Insiders Have Been Buying Shares

We’ve lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So we’ll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Renascor Resources Limited (ASX:RNU).

Do Insider Transactions Matter?

It’s quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. However, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.

We would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing. But logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares. For example, a Colombia University study found that ‘insiders are more likely to engage in open market purchases of their own company’s stock when the firm is about to reveal new agreements with customers and suppliers’.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Renascor Resources

David Clarke made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for AU$3.1m worth of shares at a price of AU$0.018 each. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price. 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. We generally consider it a positive if insiders have been buying on market, even above the current price.

In the last twelve months insiders paid AU$3.1m for 172.55m shares purchased. Overall, Renascor Resources insiders were net buyers last year. Their average price was about AU$0.018. This is nice to see since it implies that insiders might see value around current prices (around AU$0.015). The chart below shows insider transactions over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

ASX:RNU Insider Trading January 3rd 19
ASX:RNU Insider Trading January 3rd 19

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Insiders at Renascor Resources Have Bought Stock Recently

It’s good to see that Renascor Resources insiders have made notable investments in the company’s shares. Specifically, David Clarke bought AU$3.1m worth of shares in that time, and we didn’t record any sales whatsoever. That shows some optimism about the company’s future.

Insider Ownership of Renascor Resources

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Renascor Resources insiders own about AU$5.2m worth of shares (which is 32% of the company). This kind of significant ownership by insiders does generally increase the chance that the company is run in the interest of all shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Renascor Resources Insiders?

It is good to see recent insider purchase. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. But on the other hand, the company made a loss last year, which makes us a little cautious. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of Renascor Resources we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. 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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