Last week, IG Design Group plc (LON:IGR) insiders, who had purchased shares in the previous 12 months were rewarded handsomely. The shares increased by 11% last week, resulting in a UK£13m increase in the company's market worth. As a result, the stock they originally bought for US$176k is now worth US$290k.
While we would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing, logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.
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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At IG Design Group
The Founder & Non-Executive Deputy Chairman Anders Hedlund made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for UK£59k worth of shares at a price of UK£0.79 each. Although we like to see insider buying, we note that this large purchase was at significantly below the recent price of UK£1.27. 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.
While IG Design Group insiders bought shares during the last year, they didn't sell. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!
There are always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if that suits your style you could check each stock one by one or you could take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).
Insiders At IG Design Group Have Bought Stock Recently
Over the last quarter, IG Design Group insiders have spent a meaningful amount on shares. Overall, five insiders shelled out UK£176k for shares in the company -- and none sold. This makes one think the business has some good points.
Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. IG Design Group insiders own about UK£28m worth of shares. That equates to 23% of the company. 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 IG Design Group Insider Transactions Indicate?
It is good to see recent purchasing. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. But on the other hand, the company made a loss during the last year, which makes us a little cautious. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of IG Design Group we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. At Simply Wall St, we found 2 warning signs for IG Design Group that deserve your attention before buying any shares.
But note: IG Design Group 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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