Triveni Turbine Limited's (NSE:TRITURBINE) value has fallen 7.7% in the last week, but insiders who sold ₹11m worth of stock over the last year have had less success. Given that the average selling price of ₹144 is still lower than the current share price, insiders would probably have been better off keeping their shares.
While we would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Triveni Turbine
The Executive Director, Arun Mote, made the biggest insider sale in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for ₹5.8m worth of shares at a price of ₹147 each. That means that an insider was selling shares at slightly below the current price (₹171). 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. Please do note, however, that sellers may have a variety of reasons for selling, so we don't know for sure what they think of the stock price. We note that the biggest single sale was 100% of Arun Mote's holding. The only individual insider seller over the last year was Arun Mote.
Arun Mote sold a total of 76.78k shares over the year at an average price of ₹144. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!
I will like Triveni Turbine better if I see some big insider buys. While we wait, check out this free list of growing companies with considerable, recent, insider buying.
Insider Ownership of Triveni Turbine
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. Triveni Turbine insiders own about ₹11b worth of shares (which is 19% 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.
What Might The Insider Transactions At Triveni Turbine Tell Us?
There haven't been any insider transactions in the last three months -- that doesn't mean much. It's great to see high levels of insider ownership, but looking back over the last year, we don't gain confidence from the Triveni Turbine insiders selling. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. Every company has risks, and we've spotted 2 warning signs for Triveni Turbine you should know about.
But note: Triveni Turbine may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with high ROE 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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