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Chief Innovation Officer & Director Curtis Doman Just Bought 23% More Shares In PROG Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRG)

PROG Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRG) shareholders (or potential shareholders) will be happy to see that the Chief Innovation Officer & Director, Curtis Doman, recently bought a whopping US$963k worth of stock, at a price of US$19.25. Not only is that a big swing, but it increased their holding size by 23%, which is definitely great to see.

View our latest analysis for PROG Holdings

PROG Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by Curtis Doman was the biggest purchase of PROG Holdings shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, at around the current price, which is US$20.20. Of course they may have changed their mind. But this suggests they are optimistic. If someone buys shares at well below current prices, it's a good sign on balance, but keep in mind they may no longer see value. Happily, the PROG Holdings insiders decided to buy shares at close to current prices.

In the last twelve months PROG Holdings insiders were buying shares, but not selling. 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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PROG Holdings is not the only stock that insiders are buying. For those who like to find winning investments this free list of growing companies with recent insider purchasing, could be just the ticket.

Does PROG 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. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Insiders own 1.4% of PROG Holdings shares, worth about US$14m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

So What Do The PROG Holdings Insider Transactions Indicate?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchases. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest PROG Holdings insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing PROG Holdings. Case in point: We've spotted 3 warning signs for PROG Holdings you should be aware of.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

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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