Have Insiders Been Buying Canada House Wellness Group Inc. (CNSX:CHV) Shares?

It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. The flip side of that is that there are more than a few examples of insiders dumping stock prior to a period of weak performance. So before you buy or sell Canada House Wellness Group Inc. (CNSX:CHV), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.

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, rules govern insider transactions, and certain disclosures are required.

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 Columbia University study found that ‘insiders are more likely to engage in open market purchases of their own company’s stock when the firm is about to reveal new agreements with customers and suppliers’.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Canada House Wellness Group

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by Director Michael Southwell for CA$250k worth of shares, at about CA$0.25 per share. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price. It’s very possible they regret the purchase, but it’s more likely they are bullish about the company. That purchase may suggest an expectation of positive returns over the long term.

Over the last year, we can see that insiders have bought 2.03m shares worth CA$509k. Overall, Canada House Wellness Group insiders were net buyers last year. Their average price was about CA$0.25. I’d consider this a positive as it suggests insiders see value at around the current price, which is CA$0.14. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

CNSX:CHV Insider Trading January 24th 19
CNSX:CHV Insider Trading January 24th 19

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Insiders at Canada House Wellness Group Have Bought Stock Recently

It’s good to see that Canada House Wellness Group insiders have made notable investments in the company’s shares. Overall, 6 insiders shelled out CA$163k for shares in the company — and none sold. This is a positive in our book as it implies some confidence.

Insider Ownership of Canada House Wellness Group

Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. I reckon it’s a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Canada House Wellness Group insiders own about CA$7.4m worth of shares. That equates to 26% of the company. 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 Does This Data Suggest About Canada House Wellness Group Insiders?

It is good to see recent purchasing. 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. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of Canada House Wellness Group we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. Along with insider transactions, I recommend checking if Canada House Wellness Group is growing revenue. This free chart of historic revenue and earnings should make that easy.

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