Need To Know: Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A. (BME:A3M) Insiders Have Been Selling Shares

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It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. 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 Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A. (BME:A3M), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.

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 it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing. 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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Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider sale was by the , Francisco Bardají Hernando, for €78k worth of shares, at about €4.78 per share. So we know that an insider sold shares at around the present share price of €4.72. While we don’t usually like to see insider selling, it’s more concerning if the sales take price at a lower price. We note that this sale took place at around the current price, so it isn’t a major concern, though it’s hardly a good sign. Francisco Bardají Hernando was the only individual insider to sell shares in the last twelve months.

You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by 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!

BME:A3M Recent Insider Trading, June 17th 2019
BME:A3M Recent Insider Trading, June 17th 2019

I will like Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación better if I see some big insider buys. While we wait, check out this free list of growing companies with considerable, recent, insider buying.

Does Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación Boast High Insider Ownership?

Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. From what we can see in our data, insiders own only about €274k worth of Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación shares. However, it’s possible that insiders might have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. We might be missing something but that seems like very low insider ownership.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación Tell Us?

An insider sold stock recently, but they haven’t been buying. Looking to the last twelve months, our data doesn’t show any insider buying. Insiders own relatively few shares in the company, and when you consider the sales, we’re not particularly excited about the stock. So we’re not rushing to buy, to say the least. Of course, the future is what matters most. So if you are interested in Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, you should check out this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body.

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