Some T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ:TMUS) shareholders may be a little concerned to see that the Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Matthew Staneff, recently sold a substantial US$6.3m worth of stock at a price of US$140 per share. That sale reduced their total holding by 42% which is hardly insignificant, but far from the worst we've seen.
T-Mobile US Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Director Raul Claure bought US$515m worth of shares at a price of US$103 per share. Although we like to see insider buying, we note that this large purchase was at significantly below the recent price of US$136. While it does suggest insiders consider the stock undervalued at lower prices, this transaction doesn't tell us much about what they think of current prices.
Happily, we note that in the last year insiders paid US$551m for 5.35m shares. But insiders sold 94.50k shares worth US$12m. Overall, T-Mobile US insiders were net buyers during the last year. 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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Insider Ownership of T-Mobile US
Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. T-Mobile US insiders own about US$1.7b worth of shares (which is 1.0% of the company). 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 T-Mobile US Insiders?
An insider hasn't bought T-Mobile US stock in the last three months, but there was some selling. But we take heart from prior transactions. And insider ownership remains quite considerable. So we're not too bothered by recent selling. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing T-Mobile US. To that end, you should learn about the 3 warning signs we've spotted with T-Mobile US (including 1 which can't be ignored).
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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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