Multiple insiders secured a larger position in Genesis Land Development Corp. (TSE:GDC) shares over the last 12 months. This is reassuring as this suggests that insiders have increased optimism about the company’s prospects.
While insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, we do think it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Genesis Land Development
The Independent Director Mark Mitchell made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for CA$840k worth of shares at a price of CA$2.80 each. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of CA$2.07. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. 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 Genesis Land Development 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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Does Genesis Land Development Boast High 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. Insiders own 20% of Genesis Land Development shares, worth about CA$24m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it’s enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.
What Might The Insider Transactions At Genesis Land Development Tell Us?
There haven’t been any insider transactions in the last three months — that doesn’t mean much. On a brighter note, the transactions over the last year are encouraging. Insiders do have a stake in Genesis Land Development 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. When we did our research, we found 3 warning signs for Genesis Land Development (2 are significant!) that we believe deserve your full attention.
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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