Need To Know: Técnicas Reunidas SA (BME:TRE) Insiders Have Been Buying Shares

We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So before you buy or sell Técnicas Reunidas SA (BME:TRE), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.

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, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.

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. 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.’

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Técnicas Reunidas Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Third Vice Chairman of the Board Fernando de Asúa Álvarez made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for €386k worth of shares at a price of €25.84 each. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. It’s not at all bad to see insiders buy shares at or above current prices. The only inside buyer over the last year was Fernando de Asúa Álvarez. Notably Fernando de Asúa Álvarez was also the biggest seller, having sold €385k worth of shares.

You can see the insider transactions 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!

BME:TRE Insider Trading December 4th 18
BME:TRE Insider Trading December 4th 18

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Insider Ownership

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Técnicas Reunidas insiders own about €47m worth of shares. That equates to 3.3% of the company. While this is strong but not in the top group, when it comes to insider ownership, it’s enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

So What Do The Técnicas Reunidas Insider Transactions Indicate?

There haven’t been any insider transactions in the last three months — that doesn’t mean much. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. While we have no worries about the insider transactions, we’d be more comfortable if they owned more Técnicas Reunidas stock. Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Técnicas Reunidas.

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