Insiders of Capital & Counties Properties PLC (LON:CAPC) are probably glad they bought last year as their UK£370k investment now stands at UK£595k

Simply Wall St
August 19, 2021
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Insiders who purchased Capital & Counties Properties PLC (LON:CAPC) shares in the past 12 months are unlikely to be deeply impacted by the stock's 4.1% decline over the past week. Reason being, despite the recent loss, insiders original purchase value of UK£370k is now worth UK£595k.

Although we don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Capital & Counties Properties

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by Independent Non-Executive Director Jonathan Lane for UK£106k worth of shares, at about UK£1.06 per share. We do like to see buying, but this purchase was made at well below the current price of UK£1.69. While it does suggest insiders consider the stock undervalued at lower prices, this transaction doesn't tell us much about what they think of current prices.

In the last twelve months Capital & Counties Properties 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. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

LSE:CAPC Insider Trading Volume August 20th 2021

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Does Capital & Counties Properties Boast High Insider Ownership?

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Insiders own 0.3% of Capital & Counties Properties shares, worth about UK£4.1m, according to our data. Whilst better than nothing, we're not overly impressed by these holdings.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Capital & Counties Properties Insiders?

The fact that there have been no Capital & Counties Properties insider transactions recently certainly doesn't bother us. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. The transactions are fine but it'd be more encouraging if Capital & Counties Properties insiders bought more shares in the company. While we like knowing what's going on with the insider's ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. At Simply Wall St, we found 1 warning sign for Capital & Counties Properties that deserve your attention before buying any shares.

But note: Capital & Counties Properties may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with high ROE 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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