We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. 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 Glance Technologies Inc. (CNSX:GET), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.
What Is Insider Buying?
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 it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing. As Peter Lynch said, ‘insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.’
Glance Technologies Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when Penny Green sold CA$112k worth of shares at a price of CA$0.94 per share. While the sale doesn’t make us feel confident, we do note it was conducted at a price well above the current share price, which is CA$0.17. So it may not shed much light on insider confidence at current levels. Penny Green was the only individual insider to sell over the last year.
Penny Green sold a total of 418.43k shares over the year at an average price of CA$0.74. 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!
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Does Glance Technologies Boast High Insider Ownership?
Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Insiders own 22% of Glance Technologies shares, worth about CA$5.3m. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.
What Might The Insider Transactions At Glance Technologies Tell Us?
It doesn’t really mean much that no insider has traded Glance Technologies shares in the last quarter. Still, the insider transactions at Glance Technologies in the last 12 months are not very heartening. But we do like the fact that insiders own a fair chunk of the company. Along with insider transactions, I recommend checking if Glance Technologies is growing revenue. This free chart of historic revenue and earnings should make that easy.
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