FPX Nickel Corp. (CVE:FPX) shareholders (or potential shareholders) will be happy to see that insider Allyn knoche recently bought a whopping CA$2.0m worth of stock, at a price of CA$0.55. Not only is that a big swing, but it increased their holding size by 15%, which is definitely great to see.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At FPX Nickel
Notably, that recent purchase by Allyn knoche is the biggest insider purchase of FPX Nickel shares that we've seen in the last year. That implies that an insider found the current price of CA$0.58 per share to be 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. While we always like to see insider buying, it's less meaningful if the purchases were made at much lower prices, as the opportunity they saw may have passed. In this case we're pleased to report that the insider purchases were made at close to current prices.
While FPX Nickel insiders bought shares during the last year, they didn't sell. They paid about CA$0.32 on average. It is certainly positive to see that insiders have invested their own money in the company. But we must note that the investments were made at well below today's share price. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!
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Insider Ownership of FPX Nickel
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. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. It appears that FPX Nickel insiders own 38% of the company, worth about CA$40m. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.
So What Do The FPX Nickel Insider Transactions Indicate?
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. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of FPX Nickel we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing FPX Nickel. Case in point: We've spotted 3 warning signs for FPX Nickel you should be aware of.
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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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