While it’s been a great week for Mold-Tek Technologies Limited (NSE:MOLDTECH) shareholders after stock gained 14%, they should consider it with a grain of salt. The fact that insiders chose to dispose of ₹8.8m worth of stock in the past 12 months even though prices were relatively low could be indicative of some anticipated weakness.
Although we don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.
Mold-Tek Technologies Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when the insider, Adivishnu Sundeep, sold ₹4.8m worth of shares at a price of ₹66.83 per share. So it's clear an insider wanted to take some cash off the table, even below the current price of ₹84.80. When an insider sells below the current price, it suggests that they considered that lower price to be fair. That makes us wonder what they think of the (higher) recent valuation. While insider selling is not a positive sign, we can't be sure if it does mean insiders think the shares are fully valued, so it's only a weak sign. We note that the biggest single sale was only 13% of Adivishnu Sundeep's holding.
Insiders in Mold-Tek Technologies didn't buy any shares in the last year. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) 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!
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Insider Ownership of Mold-Tek Technologies
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. Mold-Tek Technologies insiders own about ₹1.3b worth of shares (which is 52% 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.
So What Does This Data Suggest About Mold-Tek Technologies Insiders?
The fact that there have been no Mold-Tek Technologies insider transactions recently certainly doesn't bother us. It's heartening that insiders own plenty of stock, but we'd like to see more insider buying, since the last year of Mold-Tek Technologies insider transactions don't fill us with confidence. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. To assist with this, we've discovered 2 warning signs that you should run your eye over to get a better picture of Mold-Tek Technologies.
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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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