Philippe Van de Walle Is The Independent Non-Executive Chairman of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LON:ERM) And They Just Picked Up 71% More Shares

Simply Wall St
January 17, 2022
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Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LON:ERM) Independent Non-Executive Chairman, Philippe Van de Walle, recently bought UK£54k worth of stock, for UK£9.00 per share. While that isn't the hugest buy, it actually boosted their shareholding by 71%, which is good to see.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Euromoney Institutional Investor

In fact, the recent purchase by Philippe Van de Walle was the biggest purchase of Euromoney Institutional Investor shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being UK£8.95). While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company's future. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.

In the last twelve months Euromoney Institutional Investor insiders were buying shares, but not selling. 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!

LSE:ERM Insider Trading Volume January 17th 2022

There are always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if that suits your style you could check each stock one by one or you could take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Does Euromoney Institutional Investor Boast High Insider Ownership?

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. From looking at our data, insiders own UK£1.8m worth of Euromoney Institutional Investor stock, about 0.2% of the company. We prefer to see high levels of insider ownership.

So What Do The Euromoney Institutional Investor Insider Transactions Indicate?

The recent insider purchases are heartening. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. We would certainly prefer see higher levels of insider ownership but analysis of the insider transactions suggests that Euromoney Institutional Investor insiders are expecting a bright future. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. You'd be interested to know, that we found 3 warning signs for Euromoney Institutional Investor and we suggest you have a look.

If you would prefer to check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity and low debt.

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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