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Insider Buying: James Carlsen Just Spent US$76k On Custom Truck One Source, Inc. (NYSE:CTOS) Shares

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Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that James Carlsen, who is a company insider, recently bought US$76k worth of stock, for US$7.62 per share. While we're hesitant to get too excited about a purchase of that size, we do note it increased their holding by a solid 31%.

View our latest analysis for Custom Truck One Source

Custom Truck One Source Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

The Independent Director Mark Ein made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for US$5.0m worth of shares at a price of US$5.00 each. We do like to see buying, but this purchase was made at well below the current price of US$8.10. 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.

While Custom Truck One Source insiders bought shares during the last year, they didn't sell. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, 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 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

I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with 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. Custom Truck One Source insiders own about US$78m worth of shares. That equates to 3.9% 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 Does This Data Suggest About Custom Truck One Source Insiders?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. But we don't feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. Insiders likely see value in Custom Truck One Source shares, given these transactions (along with notable insider ownership of the company). While we like knowing what's going on with the insider's ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. Be aware that Custom Truck One Source is showing 2 warning signs in our investment analysis, and 1 of those is a bit unpleasant...

Of course Custom Truck One Source may not be the best stock to buy. So you may wish to see this free collection of high quality 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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