Need To Know: Invigor Group Limited (ASX:IVO) Insiders Have Been Buying Shares

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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 shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Invigor Group Limited (ASX:IVO).

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, most countries require that the company discloses such transactions to the market.

We would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing. But it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing. As Peter Lynch said, ‘insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.’

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Invigor Group Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Yun Ye made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for AU$300k worth of shares at a price of AU$0.006 each. That means that even when the share price was higher, 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. It’s not at all bad to see insiders buy shares at or above current prices.

Over the last year, we can see that insiders have bought 127.86m shares worth AU$620k. In the last twelve months there was more buying than selling by Invigor Group insiders. They paid about AU$0.0048 on average. These transactions suggest that insiders have considered the current price of AU$0.0035 attractive. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

ASX:IVO Recent Insider Trading, February 26th 2019
ASX:IVO Recent Insider Trading, February 26th 2019

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Insiders at Invigor Group Have Bought Stock Recently

Over the last quarter, Invigor Group insiders have spent a meaningful amount on shares. We can see that John Hayson paid AU$300k for shares in the company. No-one sold. That shows some optimism about the company’s future.

Does Invigor Group Boast High Insider Ownership?

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Insiders own 19% of Invigor Group shares, worth about AU$1.8m. We’ve certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Invigor Group Tell Us?

It’s certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. However, we note that the company didn’t make a profit over the last twelve months, which makes us cautious. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of Invigor Group we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can access this interactive graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow for free .

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