Read This Before Selling Kabra Extrusiontechnik Limited (NSE:KABRAEXTRU) Shares

It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So we’ll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Kabra Extrusiontechnik Limited (NSE:KABRAEXTRU).

What Is Insider Buying?

It is perfectly legal for company insiders, including board members, to buy and sell stock in a company. However, rules govern insider transactions, and certain disclosures are required.

Insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing. But logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares. For example, a Harvard University study found that ‘insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.’

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Kabra Extrusiontechnik Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Director of Strategy & Additional Director Ekta Kabra bought ₹9.8m worth of shares at a price of ₹130 per share. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. We generally consider it a positive if insiders have been buying on market, even above the current price.

Happily, we note that in the last year insiders bought 1.52m shares for a total of ₹36m. In the last twelve months there was more buying than selling by Kabra Extrusiontechnik insiders. Their average price was about ₹23.56. We don’t deny that it is nice to see insiders buying stock in the company. But we must note that the investments were made at well below today’s share price. You can see the insider transactions over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

NSEI:KABRAEXTRU Insider Trading January 5th 19
NSEI:KABRAEXTRU Insider Trading January 5th 19

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Insiders at Kabra Extrusiontechnik Have Bought Stock Recently

Over the last three months, we’ve seen a bit of insider buying at Kabra Extrusiontechnik. Insiders bought ₹1.8m worth of shares in that time. It’s great to see that insiders are only buying, not selling. However, in this case the amount invested recently is quite small.

Insider Ownership

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. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Kabra Extrusiontechnik insiders own about ₹1.0b worth of shares (which is 42% of the company). I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Kabra Extrusiontechnik Insiders?

It’s certainly positive to see the recent insider purchases. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. Once you factor in the high insider ownership, it certainly seems like insiders are positive about Kabra Extrusiontechnik. One for the watchlist, at least! I like to dive deeper into how a company has performed in the past. You can find historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

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