Who Has Been Buying Genesis Land Development Corp. (TSE:GDC) Shares?

We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. 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 Genesis Land Development Corp. (TSE:GDC).

What Is Insider Selling?

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.

Insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. For example, a Harvard University study found that ‘insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.’

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Genesis Land Development 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.

You can see the insider transactions over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

TSX:GDC Insider Trading December 21st 18
TSX:GDC Insider Trading December 21st 18

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Insider Ownership of Genesis Land Development

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Genesis Land Development insiders own 16% of the company, currently worth about CA$21m based on the recent share price. This kind of significant ownership by insiders does generally increase the chance that the company is run in the interest of all shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Genesis Land Development Tell Us?

It is good to see recent insider purchase. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of Genesis Land Development we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. Along with insider transactions, I recommend checking if Genesis Land Development is growing revenue. This free chart of historic revenue and earnings should make that easy.

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