Last week, Solar Alliance Energy Inc.'s (CVE:SOLR) stock jumped 16%, but insiders who sold CA$590k worth of stock in over the past year are likely to be in a better position. Selling at an average price of CA$0.28, which is higher than the current price might have been the right call as holding on to stock would have meant their investment would be worth less now than it was at the time of sale.
Although we don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether.
Solar Alliance Energy Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
The Independent Director, Anton Shihoff, made the biggest insider sale in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for CA$274k worth of shares at a price of CA$0.55 each. We generally don't like to see insider selling, but the lower the sale price, the more it concerns us. It's of some comfort that this sale was conducted at a price well above the current share price, which is CA$0.21. So it may not shed much light on insider confidence at current levels.
Over the last year, we can see that insiders have bought 186.00k shares worth CA$78k. But they sold 2.12m shares for CA$590k. Over the last year we saw more insider selling of Solar Alliance Energy shares, than buying. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!
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Does Solar Alliance Energy Boast High Insider Ownership?
Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. From our data, it seems that Solar Alliance Energy insiders own 9.7% of the company, worth about CA$4.7m. We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. Overall, this level of ownership isn't that impressive, but it's certainly better than nothing!
So What Does This Data Suggest About Solar Alliance Energy Insiders?
The fact that there have been no Solar Alliance Energy insider transactions recently certainly doesn't bother us. Our analysis of Solar Alliance Energy insider transactions leaves us unenthusiastic. And we're not picking up on high enough insider ownership to give us any comfort. So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. Our analysis shows 6 warning signs for Solar Alliance Energy (2 shouldn't be ignored!) and we strongly recommend you look at these before investing.
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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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