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Executive Chairman Ross Anderson Just Bought 66% More Shares In Murray Cod Australia Limited (ASX:MCA)

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Murray Cod Australia Limited (ASX:MCA) shareholders (or potential shareholders) will be happy to see that the Executive Chairman, Ross Anderson, recently bought a whopping AU$3.3m worth of stock, at a price of AU$0.37. That increased their holding by a full 66%, which arguably implies the sort of confidence required for a shy sweet-natured nerd to ask the most popular kid in the school to go out on a date.

View our latest analysis for Murray Cod Australia

Murray Cod Australia Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by Ross Anderson was the biggest purchase of Murray Cod Australia 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 AU$0.36 (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. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. Generally speaking, it catches our eye when an insider has purchased shares at above current prices, as it suggests they believed the shares were worth buying, even at a higher price. Ross Anderson 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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There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.

Insider Ownership of Murray Cod Australia

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Murray Cod Australia insiders own about AU$70m worth of shares. That equates to 33% of the company. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

So What Do The Murray Cod Australia Insider Transactions Indicate?

It is good to see the recent insider purchase. 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. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of Murray Cod Australia we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. While conducting our analysis, we found that Murray Cod Australia has 1 warning sign and it would be unwise to ignore it.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

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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