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Insiders of Safestore Holdings plc (LON:SAFE) received good value on their investment after their UK£998k purchase jumped UK£144k in value

Last week, Safestore Holdings plc (LON:SAFE) insiders, who had purchased shares in the previous 12 months were rewarded handsomely. The shares increased by 6.6% last week, resulting in a UK£126m increase in the company's market worth. As a result, the stock they originally bought for UK£998k is now worth UK£1.1m.

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.

See our latest analysis for Safestore Holdings

Safestore Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when CEO & Director Frederic Vecchioli bought UK£993k worth of shares at a price of UK£8.39 per share. We do like to see buying, but this purchase was made at well below the current price of UK£9.61. While it does suggest insiders consider the stock undervalued at lower prices, this transaction doesn't tell us much about what they think of current prices.

In the last twelve months Safestore Holdings insiders were buying shares, but not selling. 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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There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.

Insiders At Safestore Holdings Have Bought Stock Recently

Over the last three months, we've seen significant insider buying at Safestore Holdings. Specifically, CEO & Director Frederic Vecchioli bought UK£993k worth of shares in that time, and we didn't record any sales whatsoever. This makes one think the business has some good points.

Insider Ownership

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Safestore Holdings insiders own about UK£25m worth of shares. That equates to 1.2% 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 Do The Safestore 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. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Safestore Holdings insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. 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. You'd be interested to know, that we found 2 warning signs for Safestore Holdings and we suggest you have a look.

But note: Safestore Holdings 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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