Investors may wish to note that an insider of IndusInd Bank Limited, Abhijit Talatule, recently netted ₹5.1m from selling stock, receiving an average price of ₹1,029. It might not be a huge sale, but it did reduce their holding size 45%, hardly encouraging.
IndusInd Bank Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
The insider, Ramachandra Madapati, made the biggest insider sale in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for ₹57m worth of shares at a price of ₹947 each. So it's clear an insider wanted to take some cash off the table, even below the current price of ₹981. As a general rule we consider it to be discouraging when insiders are selling below the current price, because it suggests they were happy with a lower valuation. However, while insider selling is sometimes discouraging, it's only a weak signal. It is worth noting that this sale was only 36% of Ramachandra Madapati's holding.
IndusInd Bank insiders didn't buy any shares over the last year. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!
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Insider Ownership of IndusInd Bank
Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. IndusInd Bank insiders own about ₹4.1b worth of shares. That equates to 0.5% 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 Do The IndusInd Bank Insider Transactions Indicate?
Insiders sold IndusInd Bank shares recently, but they didn't buy any. Looking to the last twelve months, our data doesn't show any insider buying. But since IndusInd Bank is profitable and growing, we're not too worried by this. It is good to see high insider ownership, but the insider selling leaves us cautious. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing IndusInd Bank. Our analysis shows 5 warning signs for IndusInd Bank (1 can't be ignored!) and we strongly recommend you look at them before investing.
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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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