The President of Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN), William Way, Just Bought 14.895093% More Shares

Potential Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) shareholders may wish to note that the President, William Way, recently bought US$191k worth of stock, paying US$1.91 for each share. That’s a very decent purchase to our minds and it grew their holding by a solid 14.9%.

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Southwestern Energy Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by William Way was the biggest purchase of Southwestern Energy shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. So it’s clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being US$1.90). 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. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock if insiders have bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price.

Happily, we note that in the last year insiders paid US$239k for 125k shares. But they sold 10850 for US$64k. Overall, Southwestern Energy insiders were net buyers last year. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

NYSE:SWN Recent Insider Trading, August 12th 2019
NYSE:SWN Recent Insider Trading, August 12th 2019

Insider Ownership of Southwestern Energy

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. Insiders own 0.5% of Southwestern Energy shares, worth about US$5.4m, according to our data. Overall, this level of ownership isn’t that impressive, but it’s certainly better than nothing!

So What Do The Southwestern Energy Insider Transactions Indicate?

It is good to see recent purchasing. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. On this analysis the only slight negative we see is the fairly low (overall) insider ownership; their transactions suggest that they are quite positive on Southwestern Energy stock. If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.

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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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