The Co-Founder of Hippo Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HIPO), Assaf Wand, Just Bought A Few More Shares

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Simply Wall St
Published
November 25, 2021
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Potential Hippo Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HIPO) shareholders may wish to note that the Co-Founder, Assaf Wand, recently bought US$151k worth of stock, paying US$3.70 for each share. Although the purchase is not a big one, by either a percentage standpoint or absolute value, it can be seen as a good sign.

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Hippo Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

The Independent Director Noah Knauf made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for US$731k worth of shares at a price of US$4.37 each. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being US$3.80). 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. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.

Hippo Holdings 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. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

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NYSE:HIPO Insider Trading Volume November 25th 2021

Hippo Holdings is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.

Insider Ownership of Hippo Holdings

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. Hippo Holdings insiders own about US$166m worth of shares (which is 7.8% of the company). Most shareholders would be happy to see this sort of insider ownership, since it suggests that management incentives are well aligned with other shareholders.

So What Do The Hippo Holdings Insider Transactions Indicate?

The recent insider purchases are heartening. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. But we don't feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. Once you factor in the high insider ownership, it certainly seems like insiders are positive about Hippo Holdings. Nice! So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. At Simply Wall St, we found 2 warning signs for Hippo Holdings that deserve your attention before buying any shares.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

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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