The of Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NAVB), John Scott, Just Bought 11% More Shares

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Investors who take an interest in Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSEMKT:NAVB) should definitely note that insider John Scott recently paid US$0.90 per share to buy US$500k worth of the stock. That's a very decent purchase to our minds and it grew their holding by a solid 11%.

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Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by insider John Scott was not their only acquisition of Navidea Biopharmaceuticals shares this year. They previously made an even bigger purchase of US$3.0m worth of shares at a price of US$0.75 per share. Even though the purchase was made at a significantly lower price than the recent price (US$1.05), we still think insider buying is a positive. Because it occurred at a lower valuation, it doesn't tell us much about whether insiders might find today's price attractive.

In the last twelve months Navidea Biopharmaceuticals insiders were buying shares, but not selling. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

AMEX:NAVB Recent Insider Trading, December 14th 2019
AMEX:NAVB Recent Insider Trading, December 14th 2019

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Insider Ownership of Navidea Biopharmaceuticals

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. Insiders own 36% of Navidea Biopharmaceuticals shares, worth about US$7.4m. 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 Does This Data Suggest About Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Insiders?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. And the longer term insider transactions also give 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 Navidea Biopharmaceuticals insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.

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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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