Have Insiders Been Buying Meilleure Health International Industry Group Limited (HKG:2327) Shares This Year?

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We’ve lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. The flip side of that is that there are more than a few examples of insiders dumping stock prior to a period of weak performance. So before you buy or sell Meilleure Health International Industry Group Limited (HKG:2327), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.

Do Insider Transactions Matter?

Most investors know that it is quite permissible for company leaders, such as directors of the board, to buy and sell stock on the market. However, most countries require that the company discloses such transactions to the market.

We would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing. But logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares. As Peter Lynch said, ‘insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.’

See our latest analysis for Meilleure Health International Industry Group

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Meilleure Health International Industry Group

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Chairman Xuzhou Zhou bought HK$39m worth of shares at a price of HK$0.91 per share. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at around the current price of HK$1.11. That means they have been optimistic about the company in the past, though they may have changed their mind. We do always like to see insider buying, but it is worth noting if those purchases were made at well below today’s share price, as the discount to value may have narrowed with the rising price. The good news for Meilleure Health International Industry Group share holders is that insiders were buying at near the current price.

In the last twelve months insiders purchased 88.0m shares for HK$65m. But they sold 90000 for HK$144k. In total, Meilleure Health International Industry Group insiders bought more than they sold over the last year. They paid about HK$0.74 on average. To my mind it is good that insiders have invested their own money in the company. But we must note that the investments were made at well below today’s share price. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

SEHK:2327 Recent Insider Trading, May 3rd 2019
SEHK:2327 Recent Insider Trading, May 3rd 2019

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Meilleure Health International Industry Group Insiders Bought Stock Recently

At Meilleure Health International Industry Group,over the last quarter, we have observed quite a lot more insider buying than insider selling. In total, two insiders bought HK$53m worth of shares in that time. On the other hand, Chi Wai Chau netted HK$144k by selling. Insiders have spent more buying shares than they have selling, so on balance we think they are are probably optimistic.

Insider Ownership of Meilleure Health International Industry Group

I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Meilleure Health International Industry Group insiders own about HK$197m worth of shares. That equates to 4.2% of the company. 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 Does This Data Suggest About Meilleure Health International Industry Group Insiders?

It is good to see recent purchasing. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. Along with the high insider ownership, this analysis suggests that insiders are quite bullish about Meilleure Health International Industry Group. Nice! If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.

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