James White Is The Executive VP & COO of Independent Bank Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBTX) And They Just Sold 39% Of Their Shares

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 12, 2022
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Anyone interested in Independent Bank Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IBTX) should probably be aware that the Executive VP & COO, James White, recently divested US$376k worth of shares in the company, at an average price of US$70.06 each. That sale was 39% of their holding, so it does make us raise an eyebrow.

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Independent Bank Group Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider sale was by the Lead Independent Director, G. Smith, for US$1.4m worth of shares, at about US$77.23 per share. We generally don't like to see insider selling, but the lower the sale price, the more it concerns us. The silver lining is that this sell-down took place above the latest price (US$69.06). So it may not shed much light on insider confidence at current levels.

Independent Bank Group insiders didn't buy any shares over the last year. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

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NasdaqGS:IBTX Insider Trading Volume May 12th 2022

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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. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. It's great to see that Independent Bank Group insiders own 14% of the company, worth about US$404m. Most shareholders would be happy to see this sort of insider ownership, since it suggests that management incentives are well aligned with other shareholders.

So What Do The Independent Bank Group Insider Transactions Indicate?

Insiders sold stock recently, but they haven't been buying. Looking to the last twelve months, our data doesn't show any insider buying. While insiders do own a lot of shares in the company (which is good), our analysis of their transactions doesn't make us feel confident about the company. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Independent Bank Group. In terms of investment risks, we've identified 2 warning signs with Independent Bank Group and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

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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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