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Don't Ignore The Insider Selling In Valmet Oyj

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Some Valmet Oyj (HEL:VALMT) shareholders may be a little concerned to see that the Area President of North America, Jukka Tiitinen, recently sold a substantial €922k worth of stock at a price of €25.60 per share. That sale reduced their total holding by 21% which is hardly insignificant, but far from the worst we've seen.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Valmet Oyj

Notably, that recent sale by Jukka Tiitinen is the biggest insider sale of Valmet Oyj shares that we've seen in the last year. So what is clear is that an insider saw fit to sell at around the current price of €24.71. We generally don't like to see insider selling, but the lower the sale price, the more it concerns us. In this case, the big sale took place at around the current price, so it's not too bad (but it's still not a positive).

You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

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HLSE:VALMT Insider Trading Volume February 21st 2024

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Insider Ownership

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. Insiders own 0.4% of Valmet Oyj shares, worth about €19m. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

So What Do The Valmet Oyj Insider Transactions Indicate?

An insider sold Valmet Oyj shares recently, but they didn't buy any. Looking to the last twelve months, our data doesn't show any insider buying. On the plus side, Valmet Oyj makes money, and is growing profits. While insiders do own shares, they don't own a heap, and they have been selling. We're in no rush to buy! In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Valmet Oyj. For example - Valmet Oyj has 2 warning signs we think you should be aware of.

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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 of direct interests only, but not derivative transactions or indirect interests.

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About HLSE:VALMT

Valmet Oyj

Develops and supplies process technologies, automation, and services for the pulp, paper, and energy industries in North America, South America, China, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific.

Undervalued with adequate balance sheet and pays a dividend.