This Insider Has Just Sold Shares In Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN)

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Simply Wall St
Published
March 19, 2021
NYSE:BDN

We'd be surprised if Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) shareholders haven't noticed that the Executive VP of Life Science & Regional Managing Director – PA Region, H. DeVuono, recently sold US$311k worth of stock at US$13.70 per share. However, the silver lining is that the sale only reduced their total holding by 8.9%, so we're hesitant to read anything much into it, on its own.

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Brandywine Realty Trust Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent sale by H. DeVuono is the biggest insider sale of Brandywine Realty Trust shares that we've seen in the last year. That means that an insider was selling shares at around the current price of US$13.58. While we don't usually like to see insider selling, it's more concerning if the sales take place at a lower price. Given that the sale took place at around current prices, it makes us a little cautious but is hardly a major concern.

In the last year Brandywine Realty Trust insiders didn't buy any company stock. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

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NYSE:BDN Insider Trading Volume March 19th 2021

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Insider Ownership

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Brandywine Realty Trust insiders own about US$40m worth of shares. That equates to 1.7% of the company. 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 Brandywine Realty Trust Insiders?

An insider sold stock recently, but they haven't been buying. And even if we look at the last year, we didn't see any purchases. But it is good to see that Brandywine Realty Trust is growing earnings. Insider ownership isn't particularly high, so this analysis makes us cautious about the company. So we'd only buy after careful consideration. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Brandywine Realty Trust. At Simply Wall St, we've found that Brandywine Realty Trust has 4 warning signs (2 are concerning!) that deserve your attention before going any further with your analysis.

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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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