individual investors who own 46% along with institutions invested in Resolute Mining Limited (ASX:RSG) saw increase in their holdings value last week

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To get a sense of who is truly in control of Resolute Mining Limited (ASX:RSG), it is important to understand the ownership structure of the business. With 46% stake, individual investors possess the maximum shares in the company. In other words, the group stands to gain the most (or lose the most) from their investment into the company.

While individual investors were the group that reaped the most benefits after last week’s 20% price gain, institutions also received a 42% cut.

In the chart below, we zoom in on the different ownership groups of Resolute Mining.

Check out our latest analysis for Resolute Mining

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What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Resolute Mining?

Institutional investors commonly compare their own returns to the returns of a commonly followed index. So they generally do consider buying larger companies that are included in the relevant benchmark index.

As you can see, institutional investors have a fair amount of stake in Resolute Mining. This suggests some credibility amongst professional investors. But we can’t rely on that fact alone since institutions make bad investments sometimes, just like everyone does. If multiple institutions change their view on a stock at the same time, you could see the share price drop fast. It’s therefore worth looking at Resolute Mining’s earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

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It looks like hedge funds own 8.8% of Resolute Mining shares. That’s interesting, because hedge funds can be quite active and activist. Many look for medium term catalysts that will drive the share price higher. Our data shows that Condire Management, LP is the largest shareholder with 8.8% of shares outstanding. Baker Steel Capital Managers LLP is the second largest shareholder owning 6.8% of common stock, and Van Eck Associates Corporation holds about 5.3% of the company stock.

Looking at the shareholder registry, we can see that 50% of the ownership is controlled by the top 20 shareholders, meaning that no single shareholder has a majority interest in the ownership.

While studying institutional ownership for a company can add value to your research, it is also a good practice to research analyst recommendations to get a deeper understand of a stock’s expected performance. There are a reasonable number of analysts covering the stock, so it might be useful to find out their aggregate view on the future.

Insider Ownership Of Resolute Mining

While the precise definition of an insider can be subjective, almost everyone considers board members to be insiders. Management ultimately answers to the board. However, it is not uncommon for managers to be executive board members, especially if they are a founder or the CEO.

I generally consider insider ownership to be a good thing. However, on some occasions it makes it more difficult for other shareholders to hold the board accountable for decisions.

Our information suggests that Resolute Mining Limited insiders own under 1% of the company. However, it’s possible that insiders might have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. It seems the board members have no more than AU$162k worth of shares in the AU$628m company. Many investors in smaller companies prefer to see the board more heavily invested. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.

General Public Ownership

With a 46% ownership, the general public, mostly comprising of individual investors, have some degree of sway over Resolute Mining. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Next Steps:

While it is well worth considering the different groups that own a company, there are other factors that are even more important. Take risks for example – Resolute Mining has 2 warning signs (and 1 which is potentially serious) we think you should know about.

If you would prefer discover what analysts are predicting in terms of future growth, do not miss this free report on analyst forecasts.

NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the last twelve months, which refer to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month the financial statement is dated. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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