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The Independent Lead Director of Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN), Thomas Rabaut, Just Bought 9.9% More Shares

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Potential Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ALSN) shareholders may wish to note that the Independent Lead Director, Thomas Rabaut, recently bought US$200k worth of stock, paying US$36.59 for each share. Although the purchase only increased their holding by 9.9%, it is still a solid purchase in our view.

View our latest analysis for Allison Transmission Holdings

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Allison Transmission Holdings

Notably, that recent purchase by Thomas Rabaut is the biggest insider purchase of Allison Transmission Holdings shares that we've seen in the last year. That implies that an insider found the current price of US$36.94 per share to be enticing. 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. We do always like to see insider buying, but it is worth noting if those purchases were made at well below today's share price, as the discount to value may have narrowed with the rising price. In this case we're pleased to report that the insider bought shares at close to current prices. Thomas Rabaut was the only individual insider to buy during the last year.

The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

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There are always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if that suits your style you could check each stock one by one or you could take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Does Allison Transmission Holdings Boast High Insider Ownership?

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Insiders own 0.9% of Allison Transmission Holdings shares, worth about US$34m. 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 Allison Transmission Holdings Insiders?

It is good to see the recent insider purchase. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Allison Transmission Holdings insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. At Simply Wall St, we found 1 warning sign for Allison Transmission Holdings that deserve your attention before buying any shares.

If you would prefer to check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity 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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