We've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So before you buy or sell MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services Limited (NSE:MITCON), you may well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling.
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, rules govern insider transactions, and certain disclosures are required.
We don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. 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.'
MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
While there weren't any large insider transactions in the last twelve months, it's still worth looking at the trading.
In the last twelve months insiders paid ₹5.3m for 106k shares purchased. MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. 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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MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services Insiders Bought Stock Recently
Over the last quarter, MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services insiders have spent a meaningful amount on shares. Not only was there no selling that we can see, but they collectively bought ₹5.3m worth of shares. That shows some optimism about the company's future.
Insider Ownership of MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services
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 indicates that MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services insiders own about ₹81m worth of shares (which is 13% of the company). We do note, however, it is possible insiders have an indirect interest through a private company or other corporate structure. Overall, this level of ownership isn't that impressive, but it's certainly better than nothing!
What Might The Insider Transactions At MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services Tell Us?
The recent insider purchases are heartening. 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. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest MITCON Consultancy & Engineering Services insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. To put this in context, take a look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow .
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