Chairman Michael Edwards Just Bought 1.8% More Shares In Leaf Mobile Inc. (TSE:LEAF)

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 21, 2021
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Potential Leaf Mobile Inc. (TSE:LEAF) shareholders may wish to note that the Chairman, Michael Edwards, recently bought CA$342k worth of stock, paying CA$0.44 for each share. While that's a very decent purchase to our minds, it was proportionally a bit modest, boosting their holding by just 1.8%.

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Leaf Mobile Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when insider Gilbert Bailey bought CA$75m worth of shares at a price of CA$0.23 per share. Even though the purchase was made at a significantly lower price than the recent price (CA$0.43), we still think insider buying is a positive. Because the shares were purchased at a lower price, this particular buy doesn't tell us much about how insiders feel about the current share price.

Leaf Mobile insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. 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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TSX:LEAF Insider Trading Volume May 22nd 2021

There are always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if that suits your style you could check each stock one by one or you could take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Insider Ownership of Leaf Mobile

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. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. It's great to see that Leaf Mobile insiders own 58% of the company, worth about CA$191m. Most shareholders would be happy to see this sort of insider ownership, since it suggests that management incentives are well aligned with other shareholders.

So What Do The Leaf Mobile Insider Transactions Indicate?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. However, we note that the company didn't make a profit over the last twelve months, which makes us cautious. Once you factor in the high insider ownership, it certainly seems like insiders are positive about Leaf Mobile. Looks promising! 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. At Simply Wall St, we found 1 warning sign for Leaf Mobile that deserve your attention before buying any shares.

If you would prefer to check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity and low debt.

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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