Are Insiders Buying 48North Cannabis Corp. (CVE:NRTH) Stock?

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It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in 48North Cannabis Corp. (CVE:NRTH).

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 would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing. But it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing. For example, a Harvard University study found that ‘insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.’

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At 48North Cannabis

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Pierre Caland bought CA$162k worth of shares at a price of CA$0.81 per share. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at around the current price of CA$0.82. Of course they may have changed their mind. But this suggests they are optimistic. We do always like to see insider buying, but it is worth noting if those purchases were made at well below today’s share price, as the discount to value may have narrowed with the rising price. In this case we’re pleased to report that the insider purchases were made at close to current prices.

In the last twelve months insiders paid CA$250k for 310k shares purchased. While 48North Cannabis insiders bought shares last year, they didn’t sell. 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!

TSXV:NRTH Recent Insider Trading, July 9th 2019
TSXV:NRTH Recent Insider Trading, July 9th 2019

48North Cannabis Insiders Bought Stock Recently

It’s good to see that 48North Cannabis insiders have made notable investments in the company’s shares. Overall, two insiders shelled out CA$230k for shares in the company — and none sold. This makes one think the business has some good points.

Does 48North Cannabis 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. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Insiders own 17% of 48North Cannabis shares, worth about CA$23m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it’s enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At 48North Cannabis Tell Us?

The recent insider purchases are heartening. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. But we don’t feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. Insiders likely see value in 48North Cannabis shares, given these transactions (along with notable insider ownership of the company). Of course, the future is what matters most. So if you are interested in 48North Cannabis, you should check out this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body.

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