We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. 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 shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in China Boqi Environmental (Holding) Co., Ltd. (HKG:2377).
Do Insider Transactions Matter?
It is perfectly legal for company insiders, including board members, to buy and sell stock in a company. However, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.
Insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. For example, a Harvard University study found that ‘insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.’
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China Boqi Environmental (Holding) Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
Vice Chairman & CEO Zhijun Zeng made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for HK$765k worth of shares at a price of HK$1.39 each. Even though the purchase was made at a significantly lower price, we still think insider buying is a positive. The insider buying may not tell us much about how insiders feel about the current share price.
Zhijun Zeng purchased 3.06m shares over the year. The average price per share was HK$1.44. You can see the insider transactions (by 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!
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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. China Boqi Environmental (Holding) insiders own about HK$943m worth of shares (which is 53% of the company). Most shareholders would be happy to see this sort of insider ownership, since it suggests that management incentives are well aligned with other shareholders.
What Might The Insider Transactions At China Boqi Environmental (Holding) Tell Us?
The recent insider purchase is heartening. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. Once you factor in the high insider ownership, it certainly seems like insiders are positive about China Boqi Environmental (Holding). Nice! Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for China Boqi Environmental (Holding).
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