This Insider Has Just Sold Shares In Capri Holdings Limited (NYSE:CPRI)

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Simply Wall St
Published
June 02, 2021
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We'd be surprised if Capri Holdings Limited (NYSE:CPRI) shareholders haven't noticed that the Senior VP of Global Operations and Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Daniel Purefoy, recently sold US$201k worth of stock at US$56.97 per share. The eyebrow raising move amounted to a reduction of 20% in their holding.

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Capri Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent sale by Daniel Purefoy is the biggest insider sale of Capri Holdings shares that we've seen in the last year. That means that an insider was selling shares at around the current price of US$54.52. While insider selling is a negative, to us, it is more negative if the shares are sold at a lower price. We note that this sale took place at around the current price, so it isn't a major concern, though it's hardly a good sign.

Daniel Purefoy sold a total of 7.11k shares over the year at an average price of US$42.38. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

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NYSE:CPRI Insider Trading Volume June 3rd 2021

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Does Capri Holdings 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. Capri Holdings insiders own 2.3% of the company, currently worth about US$186m based on the recent share price. I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Capri Holdings Insiders?

An insider sold Capri Holdings shares recently, but they didn't buy any. And even if we look at the last year, we didn't see any purchases. The company boasts high insider ownership, but we're a little hesitant, given the history of share sales. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Capri Holdings. To help with this, we've discovered 2 warning signs (1 is a bit unpleasant!) that you ought to be aware of before buying any shares in Capri Holdings.

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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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