Head of Sustainability Karina Antin Just Bought A Handful Of Shares In K2A Knaust & Andersson Fastigheter AB (publ) (STO:K2A B)

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 08, 2022
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Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the K2A Knaust & Andersson Fastigheter AB (publ) (STO:K2A B) Head of Sustainability, Karina Antin, recently bought kr105k worth of stock, for kr34.89 per share. Nevertheless, it only increased their shareholding by a minuscule percentage, and it wasn't a massive purchase by absolute value, either.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At K2A Knaust & Andersson Fastigheter

The Independent Director, Ludwig Holmgren, made the biggest insider sale in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for kr15m worth of shares at a price of kr61.50 each. While insider selling is a negative, to us, it is more negative if the shares are sold at a lower price. The silver lining is that this sell-down took place above the latest price (kr32.10). So it may not shed much light on insider confidence at current levels. The only individual insider seller over the last year was Ludwig Holmgren.

Happily, we note that in the last year insiders paid kr182k for 4.50k shares. But they sold 250.00k shares for kr15m. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. 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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OM:K2A B Insider Trading Volume May 8th 2022

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Does K2A Knaust & Andersson Fastigheter 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. K2A Knaust & Andersson Fastigheter insiders own 49% of the company, currently worth about kr1.3b based on the recent share price. I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At K2A Knaust & Andersson Fastigheter Tell Us?

It is good to see recent purchasing. However, the longer term transactions are not so encouraging. Overall, we'd prefer see a more sustained buying from directors, but with a significant insider holding and more recent purchases, K2A Knaust & Andersson Fastigheter insiders are reasonably well aligned, and optimistic for the future. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing K2A Knaust & Andersson Fastigheter. Case in point: We've spotted 4 warning signs for K2A Knaust & Andersson Fastigheter you should be aware of, and 2 of these make us uncomfortable.

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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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