Have Insiders Sold L&T Technology Services Limited (NSE:LTTS) Shares Recently?

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Simply Wall St
Published
July 01, 2021
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We wouldn't blame L&T Technology Services Limited (NSE:LTTS) shareholders if they were a little worried about the fact that Keshab Panda, the Non-Executive Director recently netted about ₹58m selling shares at an average price of ₹2,880. That's a big disposal, and it decreased their holding size by 25%, which is notable but not too bad.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At L&T Technology Services

Notably, that recent sale by Keshab Panda is the biggest insider sale of L&T Technology Services shares that we've seen in the last year. That means that even when the share price was slightly below the current price of ₹2,893, an insider wanted to cash in some shares. 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. 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. This single sale was just 25% of Keshab Panda's stake.

Happily, we note that in the last year insiders paid ₹3.5m for 2.00k shares. But insiders sold 257.86k shares worth ₹573m. In total, L&T Technology Services insiders sold more than they bought over the last year. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

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NSEI:LTTS Insider Trading Volume July 2nd 2021

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Does L&T Technology Services Boast High Insider Ownership?

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. L&T Technology Services insiders own about ₹2.1b worth of shares. That equates to 0.7% of the company. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At L&T Technology Services Tell Us?

Insiders haven't bought L&T Technology Services stock in the last three months, but there was some selling. Zooming out, the longer term picture doesn't give us much comfort. It is good to see high insider ownership, but the insider selling leaves us cautious. So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. For example - L&T Technology Services has 2 warning signs we think you should be aware of.

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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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