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Trade Alert: The CEO & Executive Director of Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd. Of Mapletree Logistics Trust (SGX:M44U), Kiat Ng, Has Just Spent S$191k Buying 73% More Shares

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Investors who take an interest in Mapletree Logistics Trust (SGX:M44U) should definitely note that the CEO & Executive Director of Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd., Kiat Ng, recently paid S$1.91 per share to buy S$191k worth of the stock. We reckon that's a good sign, especially since the purchase boosted their holding by 73%.

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Mapletree Logistics Trust Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by Kiat Ng was the biggest purchase of Mapletree Logistics Trust shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, at around the current price, which is S$1.96. 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. If someone buys shares at well below current prices, it's a good sign on balance, but keep in mind they may no longer see value. In this case we're pleased to report that the insider bought shares at close to current prices. The only individual insider to buy over the last year was Kiat Ng.

You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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SGX:M44U Insider Trading Volume December 20th 2020

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Insider Ownership of Mapletree Logistics Trust

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. Our data suggests Mapletree Logistics Trust insiders own 0.02% of the company, worth about S$1.5m. I generally like to see higher levels of ownership.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Mapletree Logistics Trust Insiders?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. While the overall levels of insider ownership are below what we'd like to see, the history of transactions imply that Mapletree Logistics Trust 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 Mapletree Logistics Trust. To that end, you should learn about the 4 warning signs we've spotted with Mapletree Logistics Trust (including 1 which can't be ignored).

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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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