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Bullish insiders bet CA$4.7m on The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSE:CWL)

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Quite a few insiders have dramatically grown their holdings in The Caldwell Partners International Inc. (TSE:CWL) over the past 12 months. An insider's optimism about the company's prospects is a positive sign.

Although we don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether.

Check out our latest analysis for Caldwell Partners International

Caldwell Partners International Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

The Director David Windley made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for CA$1.6m worth of shares at a price of CA$0.91 each. Although we like to see insider buying, we note that this large purchase was at significantly below the recent price of CA$2.09. Because it occurred at a lower valuation, it doesn't tell us much about whether insiders might find today's price attractive.

While Caldwell Partners International insiders bought shares during the last year, they didn't sell. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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

Does Caldwell Partners International 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. It appears that Caldwell Partners International insiders own 37% of the company, worth about CA$20m. 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 Caldwell Partners International Tell Us?

It doesn't really mean much that no insider has traded Caldwell Partners International shares in the last quarter. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. Overall we don't see anything to make us think Caldwell Partners International insiders are doubting the company, and they do own shares. 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. You'd be interested to know, that we found 4 warning signs for Caldwell Partners International and we suggest you have a look.

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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