We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. The flip side of that is that there are more than a few examples of insiders dumping stock prior to a period of weak performance. So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited (NSE:CHAMBLFERT).
Do Insider Transactions Matter?
Most investors know that it is quite permissible for company leaders, such as directors of the board, to buy and sell stock on the market. However, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.
We would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing. 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.’
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals
In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when Non-Executive Director Chandra Nopany sold ₹44m worth of shares at a price of ₹152 per share. So what is clear is that an insider saw fit to sell at around the current price of ₹141. They might be selling for a variety of reasons, but it’s hard to argue this is a bullish sign. We usually pause to reflect on the potential that a stock has a high valuation, if insiders have been selling at around the current price.
Over the last year, we note insiders sold 987.50k shares worth ₹156m. In total, Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals insiders sold more than they bought over the last year. They sold for an average price of about ₹158. It’s not ideal to see that insiders have sold at around the current price. But we don’t put too much weight on the insider selling, since sellers could have personal reasons. You can see the insider transactions 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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Does Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Boast High Insider Ownership?
Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Insiders own 6.3% of Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals shares, worth about ₹51m. Overall, this level of ownership isn’t that impressive, but it’s certainly better than nothing!
So What Does This Data Suggest About Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Insiders?
There haven’t been any insider transactions in the last three months — that doesn’t mean much. We don’t take much encouragement from the transactions by Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals insiders. We also note that, as far as we can see, insider ownership is fairly low, compared to other companies. Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals.
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