Anyone interested in Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES) should probably be aware that the Independent Trustee, Frederica Williams, recently divested US$169k worth of shares in the company, at an average price of US$90.84 each. However, the silver lining is that the sale only reduced their total holding by 8.4%, so we're hesitant to read anything much into it, on its own.
Eversource Energy Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when the Executive VP & General Counsel, Gregory Butler, sold US$986k worth of shares at a price of US$82.16 per share. That means that even when the share price was below the current price of US$89.13, an insider wanted to cash in some shares. As a general rule we consider it to be discouraging when insiders are selling below the current price, because it suggests they were happy with a lower valuation. While insider selling is not a positive sign, we can't be sure if it does mean insiders think the shares are fully valued, so it's only a weak sign. We note that the biggest single sale was only 14% of Gregory Butler's holding.
Eversource Energy insiders didn't buy any shares over the last year. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!
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Insider Ownership of Eversource Energy
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 appears that Eversource Energy insiders own 0.3% of the company, worth about US$82m. 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 Eversource Energy Tell Us?
Insiders sold stock recently, but they haven't been buying. And even if we look at the last year, we didn't see any purchases. On the plus side, Eversource Energy makes money, and is growing profits. Insider ownership isn't particularly high, so this analysis makes us cautious about the company. We're in no rush to buy! In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Eversource Energy. To that end, you should learn about the 3 warning signs we've spotted with Eversource Energy (including 1 which is concerning).
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