Need To Know: Nyfosa AB (publ) (STO:NYF) Insiders Have Been Buying Shares

We’ve lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. 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 shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Nyfosa AB (publ) (STO:NYF).

What Is Insider Selling?

It is perfectly legal for company insiders, including board members, to buy and sell stock in a company. However, most countries require that the company discloses such transactions to the market.

We would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing. 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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Nyfosa Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

insider Jens Engwall made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for kr17m worth of shares at a price of kr42.05 each. Even though the purchase was made at a significantly lower price than the recent price (kr65.00), we still think insider buying is a positive. While it does suggest insiders consider the stock undervalued at lower prices, this transaction doesn’t tell us much about what they think of current prices.

In the last twelve months Nyfosa insiders were buying shares, but not selling. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by 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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OM:NYF Recent Insider Trading, November 8th 2019
OM:NYF Recent Insider Trading, November 8th 2019

Nyfosa Insiders Bought Stock Recently

Over the last three months, we’ve seen a bit of insider buying at Nyfosa. Board Member Per Lindblad shelled out kr186k for shares in that time. It’s great to see that insiders are only buying, not selling. But the amount invested in the last three months isn’t enough for us too put much weight on it, as a single factor.

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. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Insiders own 4.2% of Nyfosa shares, worth about kr461m. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Nyfosa Tell Us?

It is good to see the recent insider purchase. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. Along with the high insider ownership, this analysis suggests that insiders are quite bullish about Nyfosa. Looks promising! Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Nyfosa.

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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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