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Don't Ignore The Fact That This Insider Just Sold Some Shares In Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY)

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We'd be surprised if Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) shareholders haven't noticed that the Executive VP, Marilyn Wasser, recently sold US$293k worth of stock at US$13.99 per share. That sale was 11% of their holding, so it does make us raise an eyebrow.

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Realogy Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent sale by Marilyn Wasser is the biggest insider sale of Realogy Holdings shares that we've seen in the last year. So we know that an insider sold shares at around the present share price of US$13.41. While insider selling is a negative, to us, it is more negative if the shares are sold 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.

Over the last year, we can see that insiders have bought 50.57k shares worth US$436k. But insiders sold 20.92k shares worth US$293k. In the last twelve months there was more buying than selling by Realogy Holdings insiders. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. 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:RLGY Insider Trading Volume December 14th 2020

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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. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Realogy Holdings insiders own about US$25m worth of shares. That equates to 1.6% of the company. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Realogy Holdings Insiders?

An insider sold Realogy Holdings shares recently, but they didn't buy any. In contrast, they appear keener if you look at the last twelve months. We like that insiders own a fair amount of the company. So we're not overly bothered by recent selling. 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 Realogy Holdings (1 is significant) 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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