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Graphene 3D Lab Inc. (CVE:GGG) Insiders Increased Their Holdings

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It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So before you buy or sell Graphene 3D Lab Inc. (CVE:GGG), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.

What Is Insider Buying?

It's quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. However, most countries require that the company discloses such transactions to the market.

We don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. But it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing. For example, a Harvard University study found that 'insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year.'

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Graphene 3D Lab

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when President Daniel Stolyarov bought CA$120k worth of shares at a price of CA$0.06 per share. We do like to see buying, but this purchase was made at well below the current price of CA$0.075. Because the shares were purchased at a lower price, this particular buy doesn't tell us much about how insiders feel about the current share price.

Over the last year, we can see that insiders have bought 2.2m shares worth CA$139k. But insiders sold 1.5m shares worth CA$129k. In the last twelve months there was more buying than selling by Graphene 3D Lab insiders. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

TSXV:GGG Recent Insider Trading, June 27th 2019

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Have Graphene 3D Lab Insiders Traded Recently?

There was some insider buying at Graphene 3D Lab over the last quarter. Daniel Stolyarov bought US$8.3k worth of shares in that time. It's good to see the insider buying, as well as the lack of recent sellers. But in this case the amount purchased means the recent transaction may not be very meaningful on its own.

Insider Ownership of Graphene 3D Lab

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. Insiders own 19% of Graphene 3D Lab shares, worth about CA$1.1m. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.

So What Do The Graphene 3D Lab Insider Transactions Indicate?

We note a that there has been a bit of insider buying recently (but no selling). Overall the buying isn't worth writing home about. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. Insiders own shares in Graphene 3D Lab and we see no evidence to suggest they are worried about the future. To put this in context, take a look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body.

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