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The Chief Marketing Officer of, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTS), Houman Akhavan, Just Sold 57% Of Their Holding

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Some, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTS) shareholders may be a little concerned to see that the Chief Marketing Officer, Houman Akhavan, recently sold a substantial US$1.6m worth of stock at a price of US$5.27 per share. That diminished their holding by a very significant 57%, which arguably implies a strong desire to reallocate capital.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At

In fact, the recent sale by Houman Akhavan was the biggest sale of shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that even when the share price was below the current price of US$5.42, an insider wanted to cash in some shares. When an insider sells below the current price, it suggests that they considered that lower price to be fair. That makes us wonder what they think of the (higher) recent valuation. Please do note, however, that sellers may have a variety of reasons for selling, so we don't know for sure what they think of the stock price. This single sale was 57% of Houman Akhavan's stake.

In the last twelve months insiders purchased 204.00k shares for US$1.1m. On the other hand they divested 310.08k shares, for US$1.7m. All up, insiders sold more shares in 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. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

NasdaqGS:PRTS Insider Trading Volume March 19th 2023

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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. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. insiders own about US$25m worth of shares. That equates to 8.3% 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.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Tell Us?

Unfortunately, there has been more insider selling of stock, than buying, in the last three months. 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'd practice some caution before buying! In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Case in point: We've spotted 2 warning signs for 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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  • Trading at 72.3% below our estimate of its fair value

  • Earnings are forecast to grow 50.51% per year


  • Shareholders have been diluted in the past year

  • Significant insider selling over the past 3 months

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