Have Insiders Been Buying Coro Mining Corp. (TSE:COP) Shares This Year?

We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. 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 we’ll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Coro Mining Corp. (TSE:COP).

What Is Insider Buying?

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 don’t think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. 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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Coro Mining Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Vice President of Exploration Sergio Rivera bought CA$90k worth of shares at a price of CA$0.05 per share. That implies that an insider found the current (approximate) price enticing. 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 any event it’s generally a positive if insiders are buying shares at around the current price.

Happily, we note that in the last year insiders bought 2.11m shares for a total of CA$127k. In the last twelve months there was more buying than selling by Coro Mining insiders. The average buy price was around CA$0.06. These transactions suggest that insiders have considered the current price of CA$0.05 attractive. The chart below shows insider transactions over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

TSX:COP Insider Trading December 14th 18
TSX:COP Insider Trading December 14th 18

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Coro Mining Insiders Bought Stock Recently

It’s good to see that Coro Mining insiders have made notable investments in the company’s shares. In total, insiders bought US$94k worth of shares in that time, and we didn’t record any sales whatsoever. This is a positive in our book as it implies some confidence.

Insider Ownership of Coro Mining

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. Coro Mining insiders own 0.7% of the company, currently worth about CA$428k based on the recent share price. 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 Coro Mining Insiders?

It’s certainly positive to see the recent insider purchases. 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. On this analysis the only slight negative we see is the fairly low (overall) insider ownership; their transactions suggest that they are quite positive on Coro Mining stock. 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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