The Independent Director of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT), M. Strandjord, Just Bought 2.1% More Shares

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Simply Wall St
Published
November 29, 2021
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Potential Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT) shareholders may wish to note that the Independent Director, M. Strandjord, recently bought US$108k worth of stock, paying US$108 for each share. Although the purchase only increased their holding by 2.1%, it is still a solid purchase in our view.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Euronet Worldwide

Notably, that recent purchase by Independent Director M. Strandjord was not the only time they bought Euronet Worldwide shares this year. Earlier in the year, they paid US$147 per share in a US$171k purchase. That means that even when the share price was higher than US$106 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company's future. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock when an insider has bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price. The only individual insider to buy over the last year was M. Strandjord.

M. Strandjord bought 2.17k shares over the last 12 months at an average price of US$129. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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NasdaqGS:EEFT Insider Trading Volume November 30th 2021

There are always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if that suits your style you could check each stock one by one or you could take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Does Euronet Worldwide Boast High Insider Ownership?

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Euronet Worldwide insiders own 4.6% of the company, currently worth about US$261m based on the recent share price. I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Euronet Worldwide Insiders?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. Along with the high insider ownership, this analysis suggests that insiders are quite bullish about Euronet Worldwide. That's what I like to see! So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. Case in point: We've spotted 1 warning sign for Euronet Worldwide 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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