We wouldn't blame Heineken N.V. (AMS:HEIA) shareholders if they were a little worried about the fact that Jean-Francois M. Van Boxmeer, a company insider, recently netted about €964k selling shares at an average price of €96.43. However, it's crucial to note that they remain very much invested in the stock and that sale only reduced their holding by 4.2%.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Heineken
In fact, the recent sale by Jean-Francois M. Van Boxmeer was the biggest sale of Heineken 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 €95.24. 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!
If you like to buy stocks that insiders are buying, rather than selling, then you might just love this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).
Insider Ownership of Heineken
I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with insiders. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Heineken insiders own about €50m worth of shares. That equates to 0.09% of the company. 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 Heineken Tell Us?
An insider hasn't bought Heineken stock in the last three months, but there was some selling. Looking to the last twelve months, our data doesn't show any insider buying. On the plus side, Heineken makes money, and is growing profits. Insider ownership isn't particularly high, so this analysis makes us cautious about the company. We'd practice some caution before buying! 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 assist with this, we've discovered 2 warning signs that you should run your eye over to get a better picture of Heineken.
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