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Insider Buying: The B2Holding ASA (OB:B2H) Chief Executive Officer Just Bought 2.2% More Shares

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Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the B2Holding ASA (OB:B2H) Chief Executive Officer, Erik Johnsen, recently bought kr373k worth of stock, for kr7.45 per share. However, it only increased their shares held by 2.2%, and it wasn't a huge purchase by absolute value, either.

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B2Holding Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider sale was by the insider, Endre Solvin-Witzø, for kr1.3m worth of shares, at about kr8.97 per share. While we don't usually like to see insider selling, it's more concerning if the sales take place at a lower price. The silver lining is that this sell-down took place above the latest price (kr7.33). So it may not shed much light on insider confidence at current levels. Endre Solvin-Witzø was the only individual insider to sell over the last year.

In the last twelve months insiders purchased 175.00k shares for kr1.5m. But they sold 150.00k shares for kr1.3m. Overall, B2Holding insiders were net buyers during the last year. 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!

OB:B2H Insider Trading Volume March 17th 2023

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Insider Ownership Of B2Holding

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. From looking at our data, insiders own kr24m worth of B2Holding stock, about 0.8% of the company. We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. We consider this fairly low insider ownership.

So What Do The B2Holding Insider Transactions Indicate?

It is good to see the recent insider purchase. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of B2Holding we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing B2Holding. While conducting our analysis, we found that B2Holding has 3 warning signs and it would be unwise to ignore them.

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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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