Some BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. (AMS:BESI) shareholders may be a little concerned to see that the Chairman of Management Board & CEO, Richard Blickman, recently sold a substantial €7.2m worth of stock at a price of €72.02 per share. However, it's crucial to note that they remain very much invested in the stock and that sale only reduced their holding by 5.9%.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At BE Semiconductor Industries
In fact, the recent sale by Richard Blickman was the biggest sale of BE Semiconductor Industries shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that an insider was selling shares at slightly below the current price (€74.78). We generally consider it a negative if insiders have been selling, especially if they did so below the current price, because it implies that they considered a lower price to be reasonable. However, while insider selling is sometimes discouraging, it's only a weak signal. This single sale was just 5.9% of Richard Blickman's stake.
Richard Blickman divested 300.00k shares over the last 12 months at an average price of €67.14. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!
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Insider Ownership of BE Semiconductor Industries
For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. BE Semiconductor Industries insiders own 2.3% of the company, currently worth about €128m based on the recent share price. I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.
So What Do The BE Semiconductor Industries Insider Transactions Indicate?
An insider sold BE Semiconductor Industries shares recently, but they didn't buy any. And even if we look at the last year, we didn't see any purchases. On the plus side, BE Semiconductor Industries makes money, and is growing profits. While insiders do own a lot of shares in the company (which is good), our analysis of their transactions doesn't make us feel confident about the company. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing BE Semiconductor Industries. For example - BE Semiconductor Industries has 3 warning signs we think you should be aware of.
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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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