We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Firan Technology Group Corporation (TSE:FTG).
What Is Insider Selling?
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 would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing. But logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares. As Peter Lynch said, 'insiders might sell their shares for any number of reasons, but they buy them for only one: they think the price will rise.
Firan Technology Group Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by President Bradley Bourne for CA$68k worth of shares, at about CA$3.20 per share. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at around the current price of CA$3.73. While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company's future. If someone buys shares at well below current prices, it's a good sign on balance, but keep in mind they may no longer see value. In this case we're pleased to report that the insider purchases were made at close to current prices. We note that Bradley Bourne was both the biggest buyer and the biggest seller.
Happily, we note that in the last year insiders paid CA$205k for 68300 shares. But they sold 6900 for CA$24k. Overall, Firan Technology Group insiders were net buyers last year. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by 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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Have Firan Technology Group Insiders Traded Recently?
The last three months saw some Firan Technology Group insider selling. insider Peter Dimopoulos sold just CA$7.9k worth of shares in that time. It's not great to see insider selling, nor the lack of recent buyers. But the volume sold is so low that it really doesn't bother us.
Insider Ownership of Firan Technology Group
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. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Our data suggests Firan Technology Group insiders own 4.5% of the company, worth about CA$3.8m. However, it's possible that insiders might have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. I generally like to see higher levels of ownership.
So What Does This Data Suggest About Firan Technology Group Insiders?
Our data shows a little more insider selling, but no insider buying, in the last three months. But the sales were small, so we're not concerned. On a brighter note, the transactions over the last year are encouraging. While we have no worries about the insider transactions, we'd be more comfortable if they owned more Firan Technology Group stock. Therefore, you should should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Firan Technology Group.
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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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