The Chairman of the Board of Thunderful Group AB (STO:THUNDR), Mats Lonnqvist, Just Bought 15% More Shares

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Simply Wall St
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February 24, 2022
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Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the Thunderful Group AB (STO:THUNDR) Chairman of the Board, Mats Lonnqvist, recently bought kr822k worth of stock, for kr41.08 per share. While we're hesitant to get too excited about a purchase of that size, we do note it increased their holding by a solid 15%.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Thunderful Group

The Chief Executive Officer Brjann Sigurgeirsson made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for kr3.2m worth of shares at a price of kr63.00 each. That means that even when the share price was higher than kr42.50 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company's future. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock if insiders have bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price.

While Thunderful Group insiders bought shares during the last year, they didn't sell. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

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OM:THUNDR Insider Trading Volume February 24th 2022

There are always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if that suits your style you could check each stock one by one or you could take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Does Thunderful Group Boast High Insider Ownership?

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Insiders own 16% of Thunderful Group shares, worth about kr485m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Thunderful Group Insiders?

It is good to see the recent insider purchase. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Thunderful Group insiders are well aligned, and quite possibly think the share price is too low. Nice! 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. For example, Thunderful Group has 3 warning signs (and 1 which is concerning) we think you should know about.

But note: Thunderful Group may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.

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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