Need To Know: MEP Infrastructure Developers Limited (NSE:MEP) Insiders Have Been Buying Shares

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 MEP Infrastructure Developers Limited (NSE:MEP).

What Is Insider Buying?

It’s quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. 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 Harvard University study found that ‘insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.’

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MEP Infrastructure Developers Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by Non-Independent Non-Executive Director Sudha Mhaiskar for ₹53m worth of shares, at about ₹50.89 per share. So it’s clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being ₹34.85). It’s very possible they regret the purchase, but it’s more likely they are bullish about the company. To us, it’s very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares is very important. Generally speaking, it catches our eye when insiders have purchased shares at above current prices, as it suggests they believed the shares were worth buying, even at a higher price.

Over the last year, we can see that insiders have bought 1.8m shares worth ₹86m. While MEP Infrastructure Developers insiders bought shares last year, they didn’t sell. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

NSEI:MEP Recent Insider Trading, May 23rd 2019
NSEI:MEP Recent Insider Trading, May 23rd 2019

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Insider Ownership of MEP Infrastructure Developers

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. I reckon it’s a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Insiders own 34% of MEP Infrastructure Developers shares, worth about ₹2.1b. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.

What Might The Insider Transactions At MEP Infrastructure Developers Tell Us?

It doesn’t really mean much that no insider has traded MEP Infrastructure Developers shares in the last quarter. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. Judging from their transactions, and high insider ownership, MEP Infrastructure Developers insiders feel good about the company’s future. Of course, the future is what matters most. So if you are interested in MEP Infrastructure Developers, you should check out this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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