It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. On the other hand, we’d be remiss not to mention that insider sales have been known to precede tough periods for a business. So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in China All Access (Holdings) Limited (HKG:633).
What Is Insider Selling?
It’s quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. However, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.
We don’t think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares. For example, a Colombia University study found that ‘insiders are more likely to engage in open market purchases of their own company’s stock when the firm is about to reveal new agreements with customers and suppliers’.
China All Access (Holdings) Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when Founder & Executive Chairman Yuen Chan sold HK$824k worth of shares at a price of HK$0.72 per share. While the sale doesn’t make us feel confident, we do note it was conducted at a price well above the current share price, which is HK$0.36. So it may not shed much light on insider confidence at current levels. The only individual insider seller over the last year was Yuen Chan.
The chart below shows insider transactions over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!
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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. I reckon it’s a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. It’s great to see that China All Access (Holdings) insiders own 42% of the company, worth about HK$292m. This kind of significant ownership by insiders does generally increase the chance that the company is run in the interest of all shareholders.
So What Does This Data Suggest About China All Access (Holdings) Insiders?
There haven’t been any insider transactions in the last three months — that doesn’t mean much. It’s heartening that insiders own plenty of stock, but we’d like to see more insider buying, since the last year of China All Access (Holdings) insider transactions don’t fill us with confidence. I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can access this interactive graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow for free .
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