From what we can see, insiders were net buyers in Venture Corporation Limited (SGX:V03 ) in the last 12 months. In other words, insiders bought more shares than they sold them.
While insider trading isn’t the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, logic dictates that you should pay attention to whether insiders are buying or selling stocks.
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The last 12 months of insider trading at Venture
In the past twelve months, the largest single insider purchase was when Executive Chairman Ngit Liong Wong purchased S$3.7 million worth of shares at S$18.73 per share. This means that an insider was happy to buy shares above the current price of S$17.10. Their perspective may have changed since then, but it at least shows that they were feeling optimistic at the time. We always take careful note of the price paid by insiders when buying stocks. Generally speaking, it catches our attention when an insider has bought stocks at prices higher than the current price, as it suggests that they thought the stock was worth buying, even at a higher price. Ngit Liong Wong was the only individual insider to buy shares in the last twelve months.
The chart below shows insider trading (by companies and individuals) over the past year. If you want to know exactly who sold, how much and when, just click on the chart below!
There are always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if it suits your style you can check each stock one by one or you can take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders bought them).
Many investors like to check how much a company is owned by insiders. I think it’s a good sign if insiders have a significant number of shares in the company. Venture capital insiders own 8.4% of the company, which is currently worth around S$418 million based on the recent share price. Most shareholders would be happy to see this type of insider ownership, as it suggests that management’s incentives are well aligned with those of other shareholders.
What could insider trading at Venture tell us?
There have been no insider trades in the last three months – that’s not saying much. But insiders have shown more appetite for the stock over the past year. With strong insider ownership and encouraging transactions, it seems Venture insiders think the company has some merit. While we like to know what’s going on with insider ownership and trading, we also make sure to consider the risks a stock faces before making any investment decisions. For example – Venture a 1 warning sign we think you should know.
Sure, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a look at this free list of interesting companies.
For the purposes of this article, insiders are persons who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently record open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.
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