Insiders probably made the right decision selling US$24m worth of shares earlier this year as Torrid Holdings Inc.'s (NYSE:CURV)) stock dips by 6.7%.

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Simply Wall St
Published
February 23, 2022
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Insiders seem to have made the most of their holdings by selling US$24m worth of Torrid Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CURV) stock at an average sell price of US$19.64 during the past year. The company's market worth decreased by US$68m over the past week after the stock price dropped 6.7%, although insiders were able to minimize their losses

Although we don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.

Check out our latest analysis for Torrid Holdings

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Torrid Holdings

In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when the Director, Lisa Harper, sold US$14m worth of shares at a price of US$19.64 per share. While insider selling is a negative, to us, it is more negative if the shares are sold at a lower price. The good news is that this large sale was at well above current price of US$8.68. So it may not shed much light on insider confidence at current levels.

Torrid Holdings insiders didn't buy any shares 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!

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NYSE:CURV Insider Trading Volume February 23rd 2022

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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 9.1% of Torrid Holdings shares, worth about US$87m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Torrid Holdings Tell Us?

The fact that there have been no Torrid Holdings insider transactions recently certainly doesn't bother us. Our analysis of Torrid Holdings insider transactions leaves us cautious. But it's good to see that insiders own shares in the company. So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. For instance, we've identified 3 warning signs for Torrid Holdings (2 are a bit unpleasant) you should be aware of.

But note: Torrid Holdings may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.

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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