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It is not uncommon to see companies perform well in the years after insiders buy shares. 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 Innovative Tyres & Tubes Limited (NSE:INNOVATIVE).
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 would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing. But equally, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether. 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.'
Innovative Tyres & Tubes Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
There wasn't any very large single transaction over the last year, but we can still observe some trading.
Nitinbhai Mankad ditched 281k shares over the year. The average price per share was ₹25.44. You can see the insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!
I will like Innovative Tyres & Tubes better if I see some big insider buys. While we wait, check out this free list of growing companies with considerable, recent, insider buying.
Insider Ownership of Innovative Tyres & Tubes
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. Innovative Tyres & Tubes insiders own about ₹201m worth of shares (which is 54% of the company). This kind of significant ownership by insiders does generally increase the chance that the company is run in the interest of all shareholders.
So What Does This Data Suggest About Innovative Tyres & Tubes Insiders?
An insider hasn't bought Innovative Tyres & Tubes stock in the last three months, but there was some selling. And even if we look to the last year, we didn't see any purchases. It is good to see high insider ownership, but the insider selling leaves us cautious. 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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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body.
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