Anyone interested in Ambea AB (publ) (STO:AMBEA) should probably be aware that the Division Manager of Vardaga, Ulla Tansen, recently divested kr2.3m worth of shares in the company, at an average price of kr57.62 each. However, the silver lining is that the sale only reduced their total holding by 9.6%, so we're hesitant to read anything much into it, on its own.
Ambea Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
The CEO & President, Fredrik Gren, made the biggest insider sale in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for kr29m worth of shares at a price of kr71.93 each. We generally don't like to see insider selling, but the lower the sale price, the more it concerns us. The silver lining is that this sell-down took place above the latest price (kr56.20). So it may not shed much light on insider confidence at current levels.
Over the last year we saw more insider selling of Ambea shares, than buying. 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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Does Ambea Boast High Insider Ownership?
Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Ambea insiders own about kr107m worth of shares. That equates to 2.0% of the company. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.
So What Does This Data Suggest About Ambea Insiders?
An insider sold stock recently, but they haven't been buying. Despite some insider buying, the longer term picture doesn't make us feel much more positive. On the plus side, Ambea makes money, and is growing profits. The company boasts high insider ownership, but we're a little hesitant, given the history of share sales. While we like knowing what's going on with the insider's ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. At Simply Wall St, we found 2 warning signs for Ambea that deserve your attention before buying any shares.
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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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