Potential BellRing Brands, Inc. (NYSE:BRBR) shareholders may wish to note that the Executive Chairman, Robert Vitale, recently bought US$300k worth of stock, paying US$29.10 for each share. However, it only increased shareholding by a small percentage, and it wasn't a huge purchase by absolute value, either.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At BellRing Brands
In fact, the recent purchase by Robert Vitale was the biggest purchase of BellRing Brands shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at around the current price of US$30.17. That means they have been optimistic about the company in the past, though they may have changed their mind. If someone buys shares at well below current prices, it's a good sign on balance, but keep in mind they may no longer see value. Happily, the BellRing Brands insiders decided to buy shares at close to current prices.
BellRing Brands insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. 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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Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Based on our data, BellRing Brands insiders have about 0.03% of the stock, worth approximately US$1.0m. We prefer to see high levels of insider ownership.
So What Does This Data Suggest About BellRing Brands Insiders?
It is good to see recent purchasing. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. While the overall levels of insider ownership are below what we'd like to see, the history of transactions imply that BellRing Brands insiders are reasonably well aligned, and optimistic for the future. 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. For instance, we've identified 3 warning signs for BellRing Brands (1 shouldn'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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