The recent 19% drop in Furniweb Holdings Limited's (HKG:8480) stock could come as a blow to insiders who purchased RM71k worth of stock at an average buy price of RM0.27 over the past 12 months. Insiders buy with the expectation to see their investments rise in value over a period of time. However, recent losses have rendered their above investment worth RM57k which is not ideal.
While we would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing, logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.
Furniweb Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
While no particular insider transaction stood out, we can still look at the overall trading.
You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!
There are always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if that suits your style you could check each stock one by one or you could take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).
Does Furniweb Holdings Boast High Insider Ownership?
Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Insiders own 11% of Furniweb Holdings shares, worth about HK$13m, according to our data. Whilst better than nothing, we're not overly impressed by these holdings.
So What Does This Data Suggest About Furniweb Holdings Insiders?
It doesn't really mean much that no insider has traded Furniweb Holdings shares in the last quarter. On a brighter note, the transactions over the last year are encouraging. Insiders do have a stake in Furniweb Holdings and their transactions don't cause us concern. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Furniweb Holdings. For example, Furniweb Holdings has 3 warning signs (and 1 which makes us a bit uncomfortable) we think you should know about.
If you would prefer to check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity 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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