From what we can see, insiders were net buyers in Pacific Edge Limited's (NZSE:PEB ) during the past 12 months. That is, insiders acquired the stock in greater numbers than they sold it.
While we would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Pacific Edge
While there weren't any large insider transactions in the last twelve months, it's still worth looking at the trading.
You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. 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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Insider Ownership of Pacific Edge
Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. It appears that Pacific Edge insiders own 6.7% of the company, worth about NZ$48m. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.
So What Does This Data Suggest About Pacific Edge Insiders?
It doesn't really mean much that no insider has traded Pacific Edge shares in the last quarter. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. Insiders own shares in Pacific Edge and we see no evidence to suggest they are worried about the 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. At Simply Wall St, we've found that Pacific Edge has 4 warning signs (1 is a bit concerning!) that deserve your attention before going any further with your analysis.
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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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