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David Keyte Is The Independent Lead Director of Antero Midstream Corporation (NYSE:AM) And They Just Picked Up 14% More Shares

Investors who take an interest in Antero Midstream Corporation (NYSE:AM) should definitely note that the Independent Lead Director, David Keyte, recently paid US$10.01 per share to buy US$100k worth of the stock. That's a very solid buy in our book, and increased their holding by a noteworthy 14%.

See our latest analysis for Antero Midstream

Antero Midstream Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by CFO, VP of Finance & Treasurer Brendan Krueger for US$105k worth of shares, at about US$10.54 per share. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of US$10.00. 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. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock if insiders have bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price.

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Antero Midstream insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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Antero Midstream is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.

Does Antero Midstream Boast High Insider Ownership?

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. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Antero Midstream insiders own about US$112m worth of shares (which is 2.3% of the company). I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Antero Midstream Insiders?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. Once you factor in the high insider ownership, it certainly seems like insiders are positive about Antero Midstream. One for the watchlist, at least! While we like knowing what's going on with the insider's ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. While conducting our analysis, we found that Antero Midstream has 2 warning signs and it would be unwise to ignore them.

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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This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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