Insiders who bought CA$911k worth of Rokmaster Resources Corp.'s (CVE:RKR) stock at an average buy price of CA$0.23 over the last year may be disappointed by the recent 12% decrease in the stock. Insiders purchase with the hope of seeing their investments increase in value over time. However, due to recent losses, their initial investment is now only worth CA$431k, which is not great.
Although we don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, we do think it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Rokmaster Resources
Earlier in the year, President John Mirko paid CA$0.25 per share in a CA$150k purchase. That means that even when the share price was higher than CA$0.11 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. 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 Rokmaster Resources insiders were buying shares, but not selling. 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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Insiders At Rokmaster Resources Have Bought Stock Recently
It's good to see that Rokmaster Resources insiders have made notable investments in the company's shares. Overall, two insiders shelled out CA$319k for shares in the company -- and none sold. This makes one think the business has some good points.
For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. From our data, it seems that Rokmaster Resources insiders own 14% of the company, worth about CA$2.0m. We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. We do generally prefer see higher levels of insider ownership.
What Might The Insider Transactions At Rokmaster Resources Tell Us?
The recent insider purchases are heartening. 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. On this analysis the only slight negative we see is the fairly low (overall) insider ownership; their transactions suggest that they are quite positive on Rokmaster Resources stock. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. Case in point: We've spotted 5 warning signs for Rokmaster Resources you should be aware of, and 3 of them can't be ignored.
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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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