Independent Director John Danhakl Just Bought A Handful Of Shares In IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:IQV)

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Simply Wall St
Published
December 30, 2020

IQVIA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:IQV) shareholders (or potential shareholders) will be happy to see that the Independent Director, John Danhakl, recently bought a whopping US$11m worth of stock, at a price of US$177. There's no denying a buy of that magnitude suggests conviction in a brighter future, although we do note that proportionally it only increased their holding by -244%.

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IQVIA Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent purchase by John Danhakl is the biggest insider purchase of IQVIA Holdings shares that we've seen in the last year. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being US$175). It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares is very important. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock if insiders have bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price.

Happily, we note that in the last year insiders paid US$13m for 73.45k shares. On the other hand they divested 58.26k shares, for US$10m. In total, IQVIA Holdings insiders bought more than they sold over 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!

NYSE:IQV Insider Trading Volume December 30th 2020

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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. IQVIA Holdings insiders own about US$237m worth of shares (which is 0.7% of the company). This kind of significant ownership by insiders does generally increase the chance that the company is run in the interest of all shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About IQVIA Holdings Insiders?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest IQVIA Holdings insiders are well aligned, and quite possibly think the share price is too low. One for the watchlist, at least! In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing IQVIA Holdings. Case in point: We've spotted 1 warning sign for IQVIA Holdings 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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