- Metals and Mining
The Non-Executive Director of Gateway Mining Limited (ASX:GML), Trent Franklin, Just Bought 24% More Shares
Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the Gateway Mining Limited (ASX:GML) Non-Executive Director, Trent Franklin, recently bought AU$100k worth of stock, for AU$0.062 per share. That purchase might not be huge but it did increase their holding by 24%.
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Gateway Mining Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
In fact, the recent purchase by Trent Franklin was the biggest purchase of Gateway Mining shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that even when the share price was higher than AU$0.049 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. 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. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. 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 Gateway Mining insiders were buying shares, but not selling. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and 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!
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).
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. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Gateway Mining insiders own about AU$3.4m worth of shares. That equates to 26% 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 Gateway Mining Insiders?
The recent insider purchases are heartening. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. But we don't feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Gateway Mining insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. When we did our research, we found 5 warning signs for Gateway Mining (2 shouldn't be ignored!) that we believe deserve your full attention.
Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.
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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Gateway Mining Limited primarily explores for gold and base metal properties in Western Australia.
Adequate balance sheet and slightly overvalued.