It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. 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 we’ll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in 8K Miles Software Services Limited (NSE:8KMILES).
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.
We don’t think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing. For example, a Columbia University study found that ‘insiders are more likely to engage in open market purchases of their own company’s stock when the firm is about to reveal new agreements with customers and suppliers’.
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8K Miles Software Services Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when Founder Rama Ramani sold ₹510m worth of shares at a price of ₹747 per share. While the sale doesn’t make us feel confident, we do note it was conducted at a price well above the current share price, which is ₹159. So it may not tell us anything about how insiders feel about the current share price. Rama Ramani was the only individual insider to sell shares in the last twelve months.
You can see the insider transactions (by 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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Does 8K Miles Software Services Boast High 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. I reckon it’s a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. 8K Miles Software Services insiders own about ₹2.4b worth of shares (which is 60% of the company). This kind of significant ownership by insiders does generally increase the chance that the company is run in the interest of all shareholders.
What Might The Insider Transactions At 8K Miles Software Services Tell Us?
The fact that there have been no 8K Miles Software Services insider transactions recently certainly doesn’t bother us. It’s great to see high levels of insider ownership, but looking back at the last year, we don’t gain confidence from the 8K Miles Software Services insiders selling. To put this in context, take a look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .
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