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A Direct Line Insurance Group plc (LON:DLG) insider increased their holdings by 165% last year

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Viewing insider transactions for Direct Line Insurance Group plc's (LON:DLG ) over the last year, we see that insiders were net buyers. This means that a larger number of shares were purchased by insiders in relation to shares sold.

While insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.

View our latest analysis for Direct Line Insurance Group

Direct Line Insurance Group Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Independent Non-Executive Chairman Danuta Gray bought UK£51k worth of shares at a price of UK£3.12 per share. That means that even when the share price was higher than UK£2.54 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares. It is encouraging to see an insider paid above the current price for shares, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels. Danuta Gray 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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Direct Line Insurance Group is not the only stock that insiders are buying. For those who like to find winning investments this free list of growing companies with recent insider purchasing, could be just the ticket.

Insider Ownership of Direct Line Insurance Group

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Based on our data, Direct Line Insurance Group insiders have about 0.09% of the stock, worth approximately UK£3.0m. I generally like to see higher levels of ownership.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Direct Line Insurance Group Tell Us?

The fact that there have been no Direct Line Insurance Group insider transactions recently certainly doesn't bother us. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. The transactions are fine but it'd be more encouraging if Direct Line Insurance Group insiders bought more shares in the company. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Direct Line Insurance Group. Case in point: We've spotted 1 warning sign for Direct Line Insurance Group you should be aware of.

But note: Direct Line Insurance Group may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with high ROE 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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