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We’ve lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So we’ll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in First Sponsor Group Limited (SGX:ADN).
Do Insider Transactions Matter?
It is perfectly legal for company insiders, including board members, to buy and sell stock in a company. However, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.
Insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing. But it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing. 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.’
First Sponsor Group Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
Non-Executive Chairman Han Ho made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for S$132k worth of shares at a price of S$1.32 each. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price. It’s very possible they regret the purchase, but it’s more likely they are bullish about the company. We generally consider it a positive if insiders have been buying on market, even above the current price.
In the last twelve months insiders paid S$311k for 240.00k shares purchased. In total, First Sponsor Group insiders bought more than they sold over the last year. Their average price was about S$1.29. I’d consider this a positive as it suggests insiders see value at around the current price, which is S$1.27. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!
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Does First Sponsor Group Boast High Insider Ownership?
I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with insiders. I reckon it’s a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Insiders own 3.1% of First Sponsor Group shares, worth about S$26m. 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 Do The First Sponsor Group Insider Transactions Indicate?
It doesn’t really mean much that no insider has traded First Sponsor Group shares in the last quarter. On a brighter note, the transactions over the last year are encouraging. Overall we don’t see anything to make us think First Sponsor Group insiders are doubting the company, and they do own shares. Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for First Sponsor Group.
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