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The Group Chief Executive & Executive Director of Informa plc (LON:INF), Stephen Carter, Just Bought 1.2% More Shares

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Potential Informa plc (LON:INF) shareholders may wish to note that the Group Chief Executive & Executive Director, Stephen Carter, recently bought UK£150k worth of stock, paying UK£6.64 for each share. While that's a very decent purchase to our minds, it was proportionally a bit modest, boosting their holding by just 1.2%.

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Informa Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by Stephen Carter was the biggest purchase of Informa shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at around the current price of UK£6.78. 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. While we always like to see insider buying, it's less meaningful if the purchases were made at much lower prices, as the opportunity they saw may have passed. The good news for Informa share holders is that insiders were buying at near the current price.

Informa insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

LSE:INF Insider Trading Volume March 17th 2023

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Insider Ownership

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. From looking at our data, insiders own UK£2.1m worth of Informa stock, about 0.02% of the company. We consider this fairly low insider ownership.

So What Do The Informa Insider Transactions Indicate?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. On this analysis the only slight negative we see is the fairly low (overall) insider ownership; their transactions suggest that they are quite positive on Informa stock. Of course, the future is what matters most. So if you are interested in Informa, 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. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.

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