It is usually uneventful when a single insider buys stock. However, When quite a few insiders buy shares, as it happened in D4t4 Solutions Plc's (LON:D4T4) case, it's fantastic news for shareholders.
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.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At D4t4 Solutions
In fact, the recent purchase by Ashoni Mehta was the biggest purchase of D4t4 Solutions shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that even when the share price was higher than UK£3.75 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company's future. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.
In the last twelve months D4t4 Solutions insiders were buying shares, but not selling. 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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Insiders at D4t4 Solutions Have Bought Stock Recently
Over the last quarter, D4t4 Solutions insiders have spent a meaningful amount on shares. Specifically, CFO & Director Ashoni Mehta bought UK£115k worth of shares in that time, and we didn't record any sales whatsoever. This is a positive in our book as it implies some confidence.
Insider Ownership of D4t4 Solutions
Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. It appears that D4t4 Solutions insiders own 5.1% of the company, worth about UK£7.6m. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.
What Might The Insider Transactions At D4t4 Solutions Tell Us?
The recent insider purchase is heartening. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. We would certainly prefer see higher levels of insider ownership but analysis of the insider transactions suggests that D4t4 Solutions insiders are expecting 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. While conducting our analysis, we found that D4t4 Solutions has 1 warning sign and it would be unwise to ignore this.
But note: D4t4 Solutions 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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