Have Insiders Been Buying Cidara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CDTX) Shares?

It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. On the other hand, we’d be remiss not to mention that insider sales have been known to precede tough periods for a business. So before you buy or sell Cidara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CDTX), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.

Do Insider Transactions Matter?

It is perfectly legal for company insiders, including board members, to buy and sell stock in a company. However, rules govern insider transactions, including certain disclosures.

We don’t think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares. For example, a Colombia University study found that ‘insiders are more likely to engage in open market purchases of their own company’s stock when the firm is about to reveal new agreements with customers and suppliers’.

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Cidara Therapeutics Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when CEO, President Jeffrey Stein bought US$1.0m worth of shares at a price of US$4.70 per share. So it’s clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price. It’s very possible they regret the purchase, but it’s more likely they are bullish about the company. It’s not at all bad to see insiders buy shares at or above current prices. The only inside buyer over the last year was Jeffrey Stein.

The chart below shows insider transactions over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

NasdaqGM:CDTX Insider Trading December 5th 18
NasdaqGM:CDTX Insider Trading December 5th 18

I will like Cidara Therapeutics better if I see some big insider buys. While we wait, check out this free list of growing companies with considerable, recent, insider buying.

Insider Ownership

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. From what we can tell, insiders own US$2.3m worth of Cidara Therapeutics stock, about 2.3% of the company. We consider this fairly low insider ownership.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Cidara Therapeutics Tell Us?

It doesn’t really mean much that no insider has traded Cidara Therapeutics shares in the last quarter. On a brighter note, the transactions over the last year are encouraging. We’d like to see bigger individual holdings. However, we don’t see anything to make us think Cidara Therapeutics insiders are doubting the company. Of course, the future is what matters most. So if you are interested in Cidara Therapeutics, you should check out this free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

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