We note that a Gujarat State Petronet Limited (NSE:GSPL) insider, Devendra Agarwal, recently sold ₹4.8m worth of stock for ₹221 per share. That might not be a huge sum but it was 100% of their personal holding, so we find it a little discouraging.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Gujarat State Petronet
In fact, the recent sale by Devendra Agarwal was the biggest sale of Gujarat State Petronet shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that an insider was selling shares at around the current price of ₹211. We generally don't like to see insider selling, but the lower the sale price, the more it concerns us. Given that the sale took place at around current prices, it makes us a little cautious but is hardly a major concern.
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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Does Gujarat State Petronet Boast High Insider Ownership?
For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. From what we can see in our data, insiders own only about ₹5.1m worth of Gujarat State Petronet shares. But they may have an indirect interest through a corporate structure that we haven't picked up on. We might be missing something but that seems like very low insider ownership.
So What Do The Gujarat State Petronet Insider Transactions Indicate?
An insider sold stock recently, but they haven't been buying. And even if we look at the last year, we didn't see any purchases. When you combine this with the relatively low insider ownership, we are very cautious about the stock. So we'd only buy after very careful consideration. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Gujarat State Petronet. At Simply Wall St, we've found that Gujarat State Petronet has 2 warning signs (1 is potentially serious!) that deserve your attention before going any further with your analysis.
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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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