Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULH) shareholders (or potential shareholders) will be happy to see that the Chairman, Matthew Moroun, recently bought a whopping US$29m worth of stock, at a price of US$19.45. Not only is that a big swing, but it increased their holding size by 11%, which is definitely great to see.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Universal Logistics Holdings
Notably, that recent purchase by Matthew Moroun is the biggest insider purchase of Universal Logistics Holdings shares that we've seen in the last year. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at around the current price of US$21.41. 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. While we always like to see insider buying, it's less meaningful if the purchases were made at much lower prices, as the opportunity they saw may have passed. The good news for Universal Logistics Holdings share holders is that an insider was buying at near the current price. Matthew Moroun was the only individual insider to buy during the last year.
The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!
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Does Universal Logistics Holdings Boast High Insider Ownership?
I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. It's great to see that Universal Logistics Holdings insiders own 73% of the company, worth about US$420m. 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 Do The Universal Logistics Holdings Insider Transactions Indicate?
It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. Along with the high insider ownership, this analysis suggests that insiders are quite bullish about Universal Logistics Holdings. That's what I like to see! In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Universal Logistics Holdings. In terms of investment risks, we've identified 1 warning sign with Universal Logistics Holdings and understanding it should be part of your investment process.
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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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What are the risks and opportunities for Universal Logistics Holdings?
Price-To-Earnings ratio (6.2x) is below the US market (14.9x)
Earnings are forecast to grow 2.1% per year
Earnings grew by 105.2% over the past year
Has a high level of debt
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