Did PJSC LUKOIL (MCX:LKOH) Insiders Buy Up More Shares?

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Simply Wall St
Published
October 26, 2020
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It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. On the other hand, we'd be remiss not to mention that insider sales have been known to precede tough periods for a business. So before you buy or sell PJSC LUKOIL (MCX:LKOH), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.

What Is Insider Buying?

It is perfectly legal for company insiders, including board members, to buy and sell stock in a company. However, rules govern insider transactions, and certain disclosures are required.

Insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. As Peter Lynch said, 'insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise'.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At PJSC LUKOIL

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by CEO, President Vagit Alekperov for ₽950m worth of shares, at about ₽4,750 per share. That means that even when the share price was higher than ₽4,325 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.

PJSC LUKOIL insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

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MISX:LKOH Insider Trading Volume October 26th 2020

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Insider Ownership

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. It's great to see that PJSC LUKOIL insiders own 43% of the company, worth about ₽1.2t. Most shareholders would be happy to see this sort of insider ownership, since it suggests that management incentives are well aligned with other shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At PJSC LUKOIL Tell Us?

It doesn't really mean much that no insider has traded PJSC LUKOIL shares in the last quarter. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. Judging from their transactions, and high insider ownership, PJSC LUKOIL insiders feel good about the company's future. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing PJSC LUKOIL. For example - PJSC LUKOIL has 3 warning signs we think you should be aware of.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

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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