The Executive Deputy Chairman of Raven Property Group Limited (LON:RAV), Anton John Bilton, Just Sold 50% Of Their Holding

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 13, 2021
LSE:RAV

We wouldn't blame Raven Property Group Limited (LON:RAV) shareholders if they were a little worried about the fact that Anton John Bilton, the Executive Deputy Chairman recently netted about UK£11m selling shares at an average price of UK£0.29. That's a big disposal, and it decreased their holding size by 50%, which is notable but not too bad.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Raven Property Group

Notably, that recent sale by Anton John Bilton is the biggest insider sale of Raven Property Group shares that we've seen in the last year. So we know that an insider sold shares at around the present share price of UK£0.29. While we don't usually like to see insider selling, it's more concerning if the sales take place 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.

Over the last year, we can see that insiders have bought 215.80k shares worth UK£65k. But they sold 47.90m shares for UK£14m. In total, Raven Property Group insiders sold more than they bought over the last year. 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!

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LSE:RAV Insider Trading Volume May 13th 2021

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Does Raven Property Group Boast High 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. Raven Property Group insiders own about UK£15m worth of shares. That equates to 9.4% of the company. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Raven Property Group Tell Us?

Insiders sold stock recently, but they haven't been buying. Despite some insider buying, the longer term picture doesn't make us feel much more positive. Insider ownership isn't particularly high, so this analysis makes us cautious about the company. So we'd only buy after careful consideration. 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. To assist with this, we've discovered 1 warning sign that you should run your eye over to get a better picture of Raven Property Group.

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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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