It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. The flip side of that is that there are more than a few examples of insiders dumping stock prior to a period of weak performance. So before you buy or sell Panoro Energy ASA (OB:PEN), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.
What Is Insider Selling?
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 would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing. But it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing. 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’.
Panoro Energy Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
There wasn’t any very large single transaction over the last year, but we can still observe some trading.
Panoro Energy insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn’t sell any. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!
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Insider Ownership of Panoro Energy
Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Our data indicates that Panoro Energy insiders own about kr75m worth of shares (which is 11% of the company). However, it’s possible that insiders might have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. Overall, this level of ownership isn’t that impressive, but it’s certainly better than nothing!
So What Do The Panoro Energy Insider Transactions Indicate?
The fact that there have been no Panoro Energy insider transactions recently certainly doesn’t bother us. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. Overall we don’t see anything to make us think Panoro Energy insiders are doubting the company, and they do own shares. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it’s also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. To that end, you should learn about the 5 warning signs we’ve spotted with Panoro Energy (including 1 which shouldn’t be ignored).
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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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