Who Has Been Buying Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE:APR.UN) Shares?

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 we’ll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE:APR.UN).

Do Insider Transactions Matter?

It’s quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. However, most countries require that the company discloses such transactions to the market.

We don’t think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. For example, a Columbia University study found that ‘insiders are more likely to engage in open market purchases of their own company‚Äôs stock when the firm is about to reveal new agreements with customers and suppliers’.

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Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

While no particular insider transaction stood out, we can still look at the overall trading.

Kapil Dilawri bought 10.00k shares over the last 12 months at an average price of CA$10.36. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

TSX:APR.UN Recent Insider Trading, February 14th 2020
TSX:APR.UN Recent Insider Trading, February 14th 2020

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Does Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust 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. From looking at our data, insiders own CA$2.8m worth of Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust stock, about 0.5% of the company. But they may have an indirect interest through a corporate structure that we haven’t picked up on. We consider this fairly low insider ownership.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust Tell Us?

It doesn’t really mean much that no insider has traded Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust shares in the last quarter. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. The transactions are fine but it’d be more encouraging if Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust insiders bought more shares in the company. Of course, the future is what matters most. So if you are interested in Automotive Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, 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. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.

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