This Insider Has Just Sold Shares In Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO)

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Simply Wall St
Published
November 16, 2021
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We note that the Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO) VP, CFO, Christopher Wampler, recently sold US$76k worth of stock for US$50.97 per share. On the bright side, that's just a small sale and only reduced their holding by 7.1%.

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Ducommun Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent sale by VP, CFO Christopher Wampler was not their only sale of Ducommun shares this year. Earlier in the year, they fetched US$54.77 per share in a -US$131k sale. While we don't usually like to see insider selling, it's more concerning if the sales take place at a lower price. It's of some comfort that this sale was conducted at a price well above the current share price, which is US$48.84. So it is hard to draw any strong conclusion from it.

Ducommun insiders didn't buy any shares over the last year. 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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NYSE:DCO Insider Trading Volume November 17th 2021

I will like Ducommun better if I see some big insider buys. While we wait, check out this free list of growing companies with considerable, recent, insider buying.

Insider Ownership

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Insiders own 8.7% of Ducommun shares, worth about US$51m. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Ducommun Tell Us?

Insiders sold stock recently, but they haven't been buying. Looking to the last twelve months, our data doesn't show any insider buying. On the plus side, Ducommun makes money, and is growing profits. While insiders do own shares, they don't own a heap, and they have been selling. We'd practice some caution before buying! So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. For instance, we've identified 2 warning signs for Ducommun (1 can't be ignored) you should be aware of.

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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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