Looking at Lucapa Diamond Company Limited's (ASX:LOM ) insider transactions over the last year, we can see that insiders were net buyers. That is, there were more number of shares purchased by insiders than there were sold.
While insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.
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Lucapa Diamond Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
The Non-Executive Director Ross Stanley made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for AU$1m worth of shares at a price of AU$0.075 each. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of AU$0.046. 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. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. It is encouraging to see an insider paid above the current price for shares, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels. The only individual insider to buy over the last year was Ross Stanley.
You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!
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Insider Ownership Of Lucapa Diamond
For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Insiders own 8.9% of Lucapa Diamond shares, worth about AU$5.8m, according to our data. However, it's possible that insiders might have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. Overall, this level of ownership isn't that impressive, but it's certainly better than nothing!
So What Do The Lucapa Diamond Insider Transactions Indicate?
The fact that there have been no Lucapa Diamond insider transactions recently certainly doesn't bother us. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. We'd like to see bigger individual holdings. However, we don't see anything to make us think Lucapa Diamond insiders are doubting the company. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. Be aware that Lucapa Diamond is showing 3 warning signs in our investment analysis, and 1 of those is significant...
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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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