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Trade Alert: The Co-Founder Of mCloud Technologies Corp. (CVE:MCLD), Russel McMeekin, Has Just Spent CA$84k Buying A Few More Shares

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Even if it's not a huge purchase, we think it was good to see that Russel McMeekin, the Co-Founder of mCloud Technologies Corp. (CVE:MCLD) recently shelled out CA$84k to buy stock, at CA$4.13 per share. Although the purchase is not a big one, by either a percentage standpoint or absolute value, it can be seen as a good sign.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At mCloud Technologies

In fact, the recent purchase by Russel McMeekin was the biggest purchase of mCloud Technologies shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that even when the share price was higher than CA$4.09 (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. Generally speaking, it catches our eye when insiders have purchased shares at above current prices, as it suggests they believed the shares were worth buying, even at a higher price.

While mCloud Technologies insiders bought shares during the last year, they didn't sell. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

TSXV:MCLD Recent Insider Trading May 31st 2020

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 mCloud Technologies

Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. From our data, it seems that mCloud Technologies insiders own 8.2% of the company, worth about CA$6.9m. We do generally prefer see higher levels of insider ownership.

What Might The Insider Transactions At mCloud Technologies Tell Us?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchases. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. However, we note that the company didn't make a profit over the last twelve months, which makes us cautious. We would certainly prefer see higher levels of insider ownership but analysis of the insider transactions suggests that mCloud Technologies insiders are expecting a bright future. So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. Case in point: We've spotted 3 warning signs for mCloud Technologies you should be aware of, and 1 of these is significant.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting 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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