In spite of Enovix Corporation's recent pullback, insiders still gained about US$128k after buying earlier this year.

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Simply Wall St
Published
January 10, 2022
NasdaqGS:ENVX
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Insiders who purchased Enovix Corporation (NASDAQ:ENVX) shares in the past 12 months are unlikely to be deeply impacted by the stock's 27% decline over the past week. After accounting for the recent loss, the US$367k worth of shares they purchased is now worth US$495k, suggesting a good return on their investment.

While insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.

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Enovix Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by Chief Financial Officer Steffen Pietzke for US$295k worth of shares, at about US$14.75 per share. Although we like to see insider buying, we note that this large purchase was at significantly below the recent price of US$19.78. While it does suggest insiders consider the stock undervalued at lower prices, this transaction doesn't tell us much about what they think of current prices.

In the last twelve months Enovix insiders were buying shares, but not selling. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart 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:ENVX Insider Trading Volume January 10th 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 Enovix Boast High Insider Ownership?

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Enovix insiders own 20% of the company, currently worth about US$574m based on the recent share price. Most shareholders would be happy to see this sort of insider ownership, since it suggests that management incentives are well aligned with other shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Enovix Tell Us?

The fact that there have been no Enovix insider transactions recently certainly doesn't bother us. On a brighter note, the transactions over the last year are encouraging. It would be great to see more insider buying, but overall it seems like Enovix insiders are reasonably well aligned (owning significant chunk of the company's shares) and optimistic for the future. So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. Our analysis shows 3 warning signs for Enovix (1 is a bit unpleasant!) and we strongly recommend you look at these before investing.

If you would prefer to check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity 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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