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Insiders who purchased JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) stock last year recover some losses which currently stand at US$25k

Insiders who bought US$100k worth of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) stock in the last year recovered part of their losses as the stock rose by 6.5% last week. However, the purchase is proving to be an expensive wager as insiders are yet to get ahead of their losses which currently stand at US$25k since the time of purchase.

While insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.

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JPMorgan Chase Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

The Independent Director Mellody Hobson made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for US$100k worth of shares at a price of US$150 each. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of US$113. It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock when an insider has bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price. Mellody Hobson was the only individual insider to buy shares in the last twelve months.

You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

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JPMorgan Chase 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 JPMorgan Chase Boast High Insider Ownership?

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. JPMorgan Chase insiders own 0.8% of the company, currently worth about US$2.7b based on the recent share price. 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 JPMorgan Chase Insiders?

The fact that there have been no JPMorgan Chase insider transactions recently certainly doesn't bother us. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. Judging from their transactions, and high insider ownership, JPMorgan Chase insiders feel good about the company's future. Therefore, you should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for JPMorgan Chase.

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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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