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Great news for Bega Cheese Limited (ASX:BGA): Insiders acquired stock in large numbers last year

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Usually, when one insider buys stock, it might not be a monumental event. But when multiple insiders are buying like they did in the case of Bega Cheese Limited (ASX:BGA), that sends out a positive message to the company's shareholders.

While insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, we do think it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing.

See our latest analysis for Bega Cheese

Bega Cheese Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

There wasn't any very large single transaction over the last year, but we can still observe some trading.

Bega Cheese insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. 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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Bega Cheese 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.

Insiders at Bega Cheese Have Bought Stock Recently

Over the last three months, we've seen significant insider buying at Bega Cheese. In total, insiders bought AU$96k worth of shares in that time, and we didn't record any sales whatsoever. That shows some optimism about the company's future.

Does Bega Cheese Boast High Insider Ownership?

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. Bega Cheese insiders own about AU$48m worth of shares. That equates to 3.0% of the company. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Bega Cheese Insiders?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchases. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of Bega Cheese we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. Every company has risks, and we've spotted 2 warning signs for Bega Cheese you should know about.

But note: Bega Cheese may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.

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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