Did KWG Resources Inc. (CNSX:KWG) Insiders Sell Shares?

It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. On the other hand, we’d be remiss not to mention that insider sales have been known to precede tough periods for a business. So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in KWG Resources Inc. (CNSX:KWG).

Do Insider Transactions Matter?

Most investors know that it is quite permissible for company leaders, such as directors of the board, to buy and sell stock on the market. 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 logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares. For example, a Harvard University study found that ‘insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.’

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At KWG Resources

In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when President Frank Smeenk sold CA$120k worth of shares at a price of CA$0.02 per share. That is hardly a positive sign, even though it took place above the latest price (CA$0.01). So it is hard to draw any strong conclusion from it. The only individual insider seller over the last year was Frank Smeenk.

You can see the insider transactions 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!

CNSX:KWG Insider Trading December 19th 18
CNSX:KWG Insider Trading December 19th 18

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Does KWG Resources Boast High Insider Ownership?

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. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. KWG Resources insiders own about CA$470k worth of shares (which is 4.4% 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.

What Might The Insider Transactions At KWG Resources Tell Us?

There haven’t been any insider transactions in the last three months — that doesn’t mean much. We don’t take much encouragement from the transactions by KWG Resources insiders. And we’re not picking up on high enough insider ownership to give us any comfort. To put this in context, take a look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .

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