Have Insiders Sold Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) Shares Recently?

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Simply Wall St
Published
March 14, 2021
NYSE:TSN

Investors may wish to note that an insider of Tyson Foods, Inc., Jason Nichol, recently netted US$82k from selling stock, receiving an average price of US$74.00. It might not be a huge sale, but it did reduce their holding size 19%, hardly encouraging.

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Tyson Foods Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider sale was by the insider, Chad Martin, for US$192k worth of shares, at about US$63.08 per share. That means that even when the share price was below the current price of US$75.51, an insider wanted to cash in some shares. We generally consider it a negative if insiders have been selling, especially if they did so below the current price, because it implies that they considered a lower price to be reasonable. Please do note, however, that sellers may have a variety of reasons for selling, so we don't know for sure what they think of the stock price. This single sale was just 12% of Chad Martin's stake.

Insiders in Tyson Foods didn't buy any shares in 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:TSN Insider Trading Volume March 15th 2021

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Insider Ownership

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. It's great to see that Tyson Foods insiders own 1.4% of the company, worth about US$390m. I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Tyson Foods Tell Us?

An insider hasn't bought Tyson Foods stock in the last three months, but there was some selling. Looking to the last twelve months, our data doesn't show any insider buying. But since Tyson Foods is profitable and growing, we're not too worried by this. The company boasts high insider ownership, but we're a little hesitant, given the history of share sales. While we like knowing what's going on with the insider's ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. In terms of investment risks, we've identified 3 warning signs with Tyson Foods and understanding these 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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