We'd be surprised if Bluechiip Limited (ASX:BCT) shareholders haven't noticed that an insider, James Craig, recently sold AU$198k worth of stock at AU$0.04 per share. That sale was 14% of their holding, so it does make us raise an eyebrow.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Bluechiip
In fact, the recent sale by James Craig was the biggest sale of Bluechiip shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. So it's clear an insider wanted to take some cash off the table, even below the current price of AU$0.048. As a general rule we consider it to be discouraging when insiders are selling below the current price, because it suggests they were happy with a lower valuation. While insider selling is not a positive sign, we can't be sure if it does mean insiders think the shares are fully valued, so it's only a weak sign. It is worth noting that this sale was only 14% of James Craig's holding.
In the last twelve months insiders purchased 8.30m shares for AU$325k. On the other hand they divested 7.80m shares, for AU$307k. In total, Bluechiip insiders bought more than they sold over the last year. The average buy price was around AU$0.039. To my mind it is good that insiders have invested their own money in the company. However, you should keep in mind that they bought when the share price was meaningfully below today's levels. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!
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For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Bluechiip insiders own about AU$5.1m worth of shares. That equates to 18% 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.
What Might The Insider Transactions At Bluechiip Tell Us?
An insider hasn't bought Bluechiip stock in the last three months, but there was some selling. On the other hand, the insider transactions over the last year are encouraging. And insiders do own shares. So the recent selling doesn't worry us too much. 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. To that end, you should learn about the 6 warning signs we've spotted with Bluechiip (including 3 which are significant).
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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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