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One Colonial Coal International Corp. (CVE:CAD) insider upped their stake by 23% in the previous year

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Viewing insider transactions for Colonial Coal International Corp.'s (CVE:CAD ) over the last year, we see that insiders were net buyers. This means that a larger number of shares were purchased by insiders in relation to shares sold.

Although we don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, we do think it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing.

Check out our latest analysis for Colonial Coal International

Colonial Coal International Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when insider David Emri bought CA$2.1m worth of shares at a price of CA$0.86 per share. Although we like to see insider buying, we note that this large purchase was at significantly below the recent price of CA$2.08. 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.

David Emri bought a total of 2.78m shares over the year at an average price of CA$0.84. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. 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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Colonial Coal International is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.

Insider Ownership of Colonial Coal International

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. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. It appears that Colonial Coal International insiders own 23% of the company, worth about CA$95m. 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 Colonial Coal International Insiders?

There haven't been any insider transactions in the last three months -- that doesn't mean much. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. Insiders do have a stake in Colonial Coal International and their transactions don't cause us concern. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. Case in point: We've spotted 3 warning signs for Colonial Coal International you should be aware of, and 2 of these shouldn't be ignored.

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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