Anyone interested in InterGlobe Aviation Limited (NSE:INDIGO) should probably be aware that a company insider, Ashim Mittra, recently divested ₹9.1m worth of shares in the company, at an average price of ₹1,817 each. On the bright side, that sale was only 9.5% of their holding, so we doubt it's very meaningful, on its own.
InterGlobe Aviation Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
The Chief Aircraft Acquisition & Financing Officer, Riyaz Peer Mohamed, made the biggest insider sale in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for ₹457m worth of shares at a price of ₹1,747 each. So it's clear an insider wanted to take some cash off the table, even below the current price of ₹1,790. We generally consider it a negative if insiders have been selling, especially if they did so below the current price, because it implies that they considered a lower price to be reasonable. 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 15% of Riyaz Peer Mohamed's holding.
InterGlobe Aviation insiders didn't buy any shares over the last year. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, 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 InterGlobe Aviation
For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. InterGlobe Aviation insiders own 24% of the company, currently worth about ₹163b based on the recent share price. I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.
So What Does This Data Suggest About InterGlobe Aviation Insiders?
Insiders sold InterGlobe Aviation shares recently, but they didn't buy any. And there weren't any purchases to give us comfort, over the last year. The company boasts high insider ownership, but we're a little hesitant, given the history of share sales. 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. To that end, you should learn about the 2 warning signs we've spotted with InterGlobe Aviation (including 1 which shouldn't be ignored).
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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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