Need To Know: Melcor Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE:MR.UN) Insiders Have Been Buying 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 shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Melcor Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE:MR.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, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.

We would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing. 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’s stock when the firm is about to reveal new agreements with customers and suppliers’.

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Melcor 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.

Happily, we note that in the last year insiders paid CA$463k for 60456 shares. On the other hand they divested 2200 shares, for CA$18k. Overall, Melcor Real Estate Investment Trust insiders were net buyers last year. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

TSX:MR.UN Recent Insider Trading, May 24th 2019
TSX:MR.UN Recent Insider Trading, May 24th 2019

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Insider Ownership of Melcor Real Estate Investment Trust

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Based on our data, Melcor Real Estate Investment Trust insiders have about 2.3% of the stock, worth approximately CA$5.1m. We consider this fairly low insider ownership.

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

There haven’t been any insider transactions in the last three months — that doesn’t mean much. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. While we have no worries about the insider transactions, we’d be more comfortable if they owned more Melcor Real Estate Investment Trust stock. Of course, the future is what matters most. So if you are interested in Melcor Real Estate Investment Trust, you should check out this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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