Who Has Been Buying MYOS RENS Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MYOS) Shares?

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It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So we’ll take a look at whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in MYOS RENS Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MYOS).

Do Insider Transactions Matter?

It’s quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. However, rules govern insider transactions, and certain disclosures are required.

Insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing. But it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing. For example, a Harvard University study found that ‘insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.’

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MYOS RENS Technology Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

CEO & Director Joseph Mannello made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for US$275k worth of shares at a price of US$1.24 each. Even though the purchase was made at a significantly lower price, we still think insider buying is a positive. The insider buying may not tell us much about how insiders feel about the current share price.

Happily, we note that in the last year insiders bought 302.42k shares for a total of US$375k. In the last twelve months there was more buying than selling by MYOS RENS Technology insiders. The average buy price was around US$1.24. We don’t deny that it is nice to see insiders buying stock in the company. However, you should keep in mind that they bought when the share price was meaningfully below today’s levels. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

NASDAQCM:MYOS Insider Trading February 15th 19
NASDAQCM:MYOS Insider Trading February 15th 19

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Insider Ownership

I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with insiders. I reckon it’s a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. It appears that MYOS RENS Technology insiders own 23% of the company, worth about US$3.1m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it’s enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About MYOS RENS Technology Insiders?

It doesn’t really mean much that no insider has traded MYOS RENS Technology shares in the last quarter. On a brighter note, the transactions over the last year are encouraging. Insiders own shares in MYOS RENS Technology and we see no evidence to suggest they are worried about the future. Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for MYOS RENS Technology.

But note: MYOS RENS Technology may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.

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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.