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 we’ll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Palamina Corp. (CVE:PA).
What Is Insider Buying?
It is perfectly legal for company insiders, including board members, to buy and sell stock in a company. However, rules govern insider transactions, and certain disclosures are required.
Insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing. 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.’
Palamina Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
There wasn’t any very large single transaction over the last year, but we can still observe some trading.
Over the last year, we can see that insiders have bought 742.63k shares worth CA$243k. But insiders sold 10.00k shares worth CA$3.3k. In the last twelve months there was more buying than selling by Palamina insiders. The average buy price was around CA$0.33. Although they bought at below the recent price of CA$0.34 per share, it is good to see that insiders are willing to invest in the company. The chart below shows insider transactions 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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Palamina Insiders Bought Stock Recently
Over the last three months, we’ve seen a bit of insider buying at Palamina. Insiders shelled out CA$26k for shares in that time. We like it when there are only buyers, and no sellers. But in this case the amount purchased means the recent transaction may not be very meaningful on its own.
Does Palamina Boast High Insider Ownership?
Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Palamina insiders own about CA$1.4m worth of shares (which is 13% of the company). I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.
So What Do The Palamina Insider Transactions Indicate?
We note a that there has been a tad more insider buying than selling, recently. But the net investment is not enough to encourage us much. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. The transactions are fine but it’d be more encouraging if Palamina insiders bought more shares in the company. 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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