Independent & Non-Executive Director Raminder Gujral Just Bought Shares In Adani Power Limited (NSE:ADANIPOWER)

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Simply Wall St
Published
March 08, 2020

Even if it's not a huge purchase, we think it was good to see that Raminder Gujral, the Independent & Non-Executive Director of Adani Power Limited (NSE:ADANIPOWER) recently shelled out ₹2.3m to buy stock, at ₹46.86 per share. That purchase might not be huge but it did increase their holding by 11%.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Adani Power

In fact, the recent purchase by Raminder Gujral was the biggest purchase of Adani Power shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that even when the share price was higher than ₹44.10 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares is very important. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.

In the last twelve months Adani Power insiders were buying shares, but not selling. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

NSEI:ADANIPOWER Recent Insider Trading, March 9th 2020

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Does Adani Power Boast High Insider Ownership?

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. It appears that Adani Power insiders own 0.4% of the company, worth about ₹746m. 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 Adani Power Tell Us?

The recent insider purchases are heartening. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. But we don't feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Adani Power insiders are well aligned, and quite possibly think the share price is too low. One for the watchlist, at least! So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. In terms of investment risks, we've identified 2 warning signs with Adani Power and understanding these should be part of your investment process.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

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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