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 we’ll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Cache Logistics Trust (SGX:K2LU).
What Is Insider Buying?
It’s quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. However, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.
We don’t think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. 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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Cache Logistics Trust Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Chairman of the Board at ARA Trust Management (Cache) Limited How Teck Lim bought S$74k worth of shares at a price of S$0.74 per share. That means that even when the share price was higher than S$0.73 (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. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. It is encouraging to see an insider paid above the current price for shares, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels. How Teck Lim was the only individual insider to buy shares in the last twelve months.
How Teck Lim bought a total of 200k shares over the year at an average price of S$0.74. The chart below shows insider transactions (by 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!
Cache Logistics Trust is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.
Does Cache Logistics Trust Boast High 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. Our data suggests Cache Logistics Trust insiders own 0.3% of the company, worth about S$2.7m. I generally like to see higher levels of ownership.
So What Do The Cache Logistics Trust Insider Transactions Indicate?
It doesn’t really mean much that no insider has traded Cache Logistics Trust shares in the last quarter. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. While we have no worries about the insider transactions, we’d be more comfortable if they owned more Cache Logistics Trust stock. If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.
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