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David Elliott Just Bought 9.6% More Shares In Element 29 Resources Inc. (CVE:ECU)

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Investors who take an interest in Element 29 Resources Inc. (CVE:ECU) should definitely note that insider David Elliott recently paid CA$0.60 per share to buy CA$219k worth of the stock. Although the purchase only increased their holding by 9.6%, it is still a solid purchase in our view.

Check out our latest analysis for Element 29 Resources

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Element 29 Resources

In fact, the recent purchase by David Elliott was the biggest purchase of Element 29 Resources shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that even when the share price was higher than CA$0.59 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. 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 always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.

In the last twelve months Element 29 Resources insiders were buying shares, but not selling. The average buy price was around CA$0.36. We don't deny that it is nice to see insiders buying stock in the company. However, you should keep in mind that they bought when the share price was meaningfully below today's levels. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart 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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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 Element 29 Resources 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. Our data indicates that Element 29 Resources insiders own about CA$6.7m worth of shares (which is 14% of the company). But they may have an indirect interest through a corporate structure that we haven't picked up on. Overall, this level of ownership isn't that impressive, but it's certainly better than nothing!

What Might The Insider Transactions At Element 29 Resources Tell Us?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. But on the other hand, the company made a loss during the last year, which makes us a little cautious. We would certainly prefer see higher levels of insider ownership but analysis of the insider transactions suggests that Element 29 Resources insiders are expecting a bright future. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Element 29 Resources. Our analysis shows 3 warning signs for Element 29 Resources (1 shouldn't be ignored!) and we strongly recommend you look at these before investing.

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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