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Who Has Been Buying B2Holding ASA (OB:B2H) Shares?

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We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So before you buy or sell B2Holding ASA (OB:B2H), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.

Do Insider Transactions Matter?

It's quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. However, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.

We don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. For example, a Columbia University study found that 'insiders are more likely to engage in open market purchases of their own company’s stock when the firm is about to reveal new agreements with customers and suppliers'.

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B2Holding Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by Board Member Trond Andreassen for kr760k worth of shares, at about kr6.08 per share. We do like to see buying, but this purchase was made at well below the current price of kr7.67. Because it occurred at a lower valuation, it doesn't tell us much about whether insiders might find today's price attractive.

Happily, we note that in the last year insiders paid kr3.9m for 704.00k shares. On the other hand they divested 122.00k shares, for kr562k. In total, B2Holding insiders bought more than they sold over the last year. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

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OB:B2H Insider Trading Volume February 9th 2021

There are always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if that suits your style you could check each stock one by one or you could take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Does B2Holding Boast High Insider Ownership?

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 kr41m worth of B2Holding stock, about 1.3% of the company. We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. We prefer to see high levels of insider ownership.

What Might The Insider Transactions At B2Holding Tell Us?

It doesn't really mean much that no insider has traded B2Holding shares in the last quarter. On a brighter note, the transactions over the last year are encouraging. Insiders own shares in B2Holding and we see no evidence to suggest they are worried about the future. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing B2Holding. In terms of investment risks, we've identified 1 warning sign with B2Holding and understanding this should be part of your investment process.

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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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