A Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) insider increased their holdings by 79% last year

Viewing insider transactions for Federal Realty Investment Trust's (NYSE:FRT ) 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.

Although we don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.

See our latest analysis for Federal Realty Investment Trust

Federal Realty Investment Trust Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

The Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board David Faeder 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$95.87 each. Even though the purchase was made at a significantly lower price than the recent price (US$109), we still think insider buying is a positive. While it does suggest insiders consider the stock undervalued at lower prices, this transaction doesn't tell us much about what they think of current prices.

You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

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Insider Ownership Of Federal Realty Investment Trust

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. Insiders own 1.0% of Federal Realty Investment Trust shares, worth about US$88m. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.

So What Do The Federal Realty Investment Trust Insider Transactions Indicate?

There haven't been any insider transactions in the last three months -- that doesn't mean much. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. Overall we don't see anything to make us think Federal Realty Investment Trust insiders are doubting the company, and they do own shares. While we like knowing what's going on with the insider's ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. To help with this, we've discovered 3 warning signs (1 is significant!) that you ought to be aware of before buying any shares in Federal Realty Investment Trust.

But note: Federal Realty Investment Trust 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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