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Trade Alert: Neil Gagnon At SecureWorks Corp. (NASDAQ:SCWX), Has Just Spent US$484k Buying 9.3% More Shares

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Potential SecureWorks Corp. (NASDAQ:SCWX) shareholders may wish to note that insider Neil Gagnon recently bought US$484k worth of stock, paying US$11.18 for each share. While that's a very decent purchase to our minds, it was proportionally a bit modest, boosting their holding by just 9.3%.

See our latest analysis for SecureWorks

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At SecureWorks

Notably, that recent purchase by Neil Gagnon is the biggest insider purchase of SecureWorks shares that we've seen in the last year. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of US$10.93. It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. Generally speaking, it catches our eye when insiders have purchased shares at above current prices, as it suggests they believed the shares were worth buying, even at a higher price.

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

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Insider Ownership

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company 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. SecureWorks insiders own about US$29m worth of shares. That equates to 3.2% of the company. 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 SecureWorks Insiders?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. But on the other hand, the company made a loss during the last year, which makes us a little cautious. Insiders likely see value in SecureWorks shares, given these transactions (along with notable insider ownership of the company). So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. For instance, we've identified 3 warning signs for SecureWorks (1 shouldn't be ignored) you should be aware of.

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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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