Despite the fact that China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings Co. Limited (HKG:570) stock rose 9.4% last week, insiders who sold CN¥585m worth of stock in the previous 12 months are likely to be better off. Selling at an average price of CN¥5.57, which is higher than the current price might have been the right call as holding on to stock would have meant their investment would be worth less now than it was at the time of sale.
Although we don’t think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, we do think it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing.
China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when the insider, Xiaochun Wang, sold HK$585m worth of shares at a price of HK$5.57 per share. While insider selling is a negative, to us, it is more negative if the shares are sold at a lower price. The good news is that this large sale was at well above current price of HK$3.73. So it may not shed much light on insider confidence at current levels. Xiaochun Wang was the only individual insider to sell shares in the last twelve months.
You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!
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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. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings insiders own about HK$615m worth of shares. That equals 3.3% of the company. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it’s enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.
So What Does This Data Suggest About China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings Insiders?
The fact that there have been no China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings insider transactions recently certainly doesn’t bother us. It’s heartening that insiders own plenty of stock, but we’d like to see more insider buying, since the last year of China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings insider transactions don’t fill us with confidence. 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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