Anyone interested in Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE:RLGY) should probably be aware that the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Tanya Reu-Narvaez, recently divested US$106k worth of shares in the company, at an average price of US$15.13 each. The eyebrow raising move amounted to a reduction of 16% in their holding.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Realogy Holdings
Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider sale was by the Executive VP, Marilyn Wasser, for US$293k worth of shares, at about US$13.99 per share. That means that an insider was selling shares at around the current price of US$13.09. While insider selling is a negative, to us, it is more negative if the shares are sold at a lower price. In this case, the big sale took place at around the current price, so it's not too bad (but it's still not a positive).
Over the last year, we can see that insiders have bought 19.00k shares worth US$167k. But insiders sold 27.92k shares worth US$399k. In total, Realogy Holdings insiders sold more than they bought over the last year. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!
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Does Realogy Holdings Boast High Insider Ownership?
For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Insiders own 2.0% of Realogy Holdings shares, worth about US$30m. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.
So What Do The Realogy Holdings Insider Transactions Indicate?
Insiders sold Realogy Holdings shares recently, but they didn't buy any. Zooming out, the longer term picture doesn't give us much comfort. Insiders own shares, but we're still pretty cautious, given the history of sales. We're in no rush to buy! In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Realogy Holdings. Be aware that Realogy Holdings is showing 3 warning signs in our investment analysis, and 1 of those is a bit unpleasant...
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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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