Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the Beijer Alma AB (publ) (STO:BEIA B) President & CEO, Henrik Perbeck, recently bought kr214k worth of stock, for kr142 per share. While we're hesitant to get too excited about a purchase of that size, we do note it increased their holding by a solid 16%.
Beijer Alma Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
In fact, the recent purchase by Henrik Perbeck was the biggest purchase of Beijer Alma shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of kr138. While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company's future. To us, it's very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares is very important. Generally speaking, it catches our eye when insiders have purchased shares at above current prices, as it suggests they believed the shares were worth buying, even at a higher price.
In the last twelve months Beijer Alma 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!
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Does Beijer Alma Boast High Insider Ownership?
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. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Beijer Alma insiders own about kr935m worth of shares. That equates to 11% 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 Does This Data Suggest About Beijer Alma Insiders?
It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchases. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. Once you factor in the high insider ownership, it certainly seems like insiders are positive about Beijer Alma. Looks promising! 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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