Do Institutions Own Shares In Terna – Rete Elettrica Nazionale Società per Azioni (BIT:TRN)?

The big shareholder groups in Terna – Rete Elettrica Nazionale Società per Azioni (BIT:TRN) have power over the company. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it’s not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

With a market capitalization of €11b, Terna – Rete Elettrica Nazionale Società per Azioni is rather large. We’d expect to see institutional investors on the register. Companies of this size are usually well known to retail investors, too. Our analysis of the ownership of the company, below, shows that institutions own shares in the company. We can zoom in on the different ownership groups, to learn more about TRN.

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BIT:TRN Ownership Summary, March 5th 2019
BIT:TRN Ownership Summary, March 5th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Terna – Rete Elettrica Nazionale Società per Azioni?

Many institutions measure their performance against an index that approximates the local market. So they usually pay more attention to companies that are included in major indices.

As you can see, institutional investors own 20% of Terna – Rete Elettrica Nazionale Società per Azioni. This can indicate that the company has a certain degree of credibility in the investment community. However, it is best to be wary of relying on the supposed validation that comes with institutional investors. They too, get it wrong sometimes. If multiple institutions change their view on a stock at the same time, you could see the share price drop fast. It’s therefore worth looking at Terna – Rete Elettrica Nazionale Società per Azioni’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

BIT:TRN Income Statement, March 5th 2019
BIT:TRN Income Statement, March 5th 2019

Terna – Rete Elettrica Nazionale Società per Azioni is not owned by hedge funds. There are a reasonable number of analysts covering the stock, so it might be useful to find out their aggregate view on the future.

Insider Ownership Of Terna – Rete Elettrica Nazionale Società per Azioni

The definition of company insiders can be subjective, and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. Company management run the business, but the CEO will answer to the board, even if he or she is a member of it.

Insider ownership is positive when it signals leadership are thinking like the true owners of the company. However, high insider ownership can also give immense power to a small group within the company. This can be negative in some circumstances.

Our data cannot confirm that board members are holding shares personally. Not all jurisdictions have the same rules around disclosing insider ownership, and it is possible we have missed something, here. So you can click here learn more about the CEO.

General Public Ownership

The general public — mostly retail investors — own 50% of Terna – Rete Elettrica Nazionale Società per Azioni . With this size of ownership, retail investors can collectively play a role in decisions that affect shareholder returns, such as dividend policies and the appointment of directors. They can also exercise the power to decline an acquisition or merger that may not improve profitability.

Next Steps:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important.

I always like to check for a history of revenue growth. You can too, by accessing this free chart of historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.

NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the last twelve months, which refer to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month the financial statement is dated. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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