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A Oscar Health, Inc. (NYSE:OSCR) insider increased their holdings by 337,059% last year

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Viewing insider transactions for Oscar Health, Inc.'s (NYSE:OSCR ) over the last year, we see that insiders were net buyers. This means that a larger number of shares were purchased by insiders in relation to shares sold.

While we would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether.

See our latest analysis for Oscar Health

Oscar Health Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

The Co-Founder Mario Schlosser made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for US$1.0m worth of shares at a price of US$17.53 each. That means that even when the share price was higher than US$7.29 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. 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. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock when an insider has bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price. The only individual insider to buy over the last year was Mario Schlosser.

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 always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if that suits your style you could check each stock one by one or you could take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Insider Ownership of Oscar Health

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. It appears that Oscar Health insiders own 1.6% of the company, worth about US$24m. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

So What Do The Oscar Health Insider Transactions Indicate?

It doesn't really mean much that no insider has traded Oscar Health shares in the last quarter. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. Insiders own shares in Oscar Health and we see no evidence to suggest they are worried about the 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. Case in point: We've spotted 3 warning signs for Oscar Health you should be aware of.

But note: Oscar Health may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.

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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