Bullish insiders at NanoXplore Inc. (TSE:GRA) loaded up on CA$1.1m of stock earlier this year

Usually, when one insider buys stock, it might not be a monumental event. But when multiple insiders are buying like they did in the case of NanoXplore Inc. (TSE:GRA), that sends out a positive message to the company’s shareholders.

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.

See our latest analysis for NanoXplore

NanoXplore Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In the last twelve months, the biggest single purchase by an insider was when Founder Soroush Nazarpour bought CA$303k worth of shares at a price of CA$6.05 per share. So it’s clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being CA$3.62). It’s very possible they regret the purchase, but it’s more likely they are bullish about the company. In our view, the price an insider pays 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.

While NanoXplore insiders bought shares during the last year, they didn’t sell. Their average price was about CA$4.67. I’d consider this a positive as it suggests insiders see value at around the current price. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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NanoXplore is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.

Does NanoXplore Boast High Insider Ownership?

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. I reckon it’s a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. NanoXplore insiders own about CA$50m worth of shares. That equates to 8.3% 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.

What Might The Insider Transactions At NanoXplore Tell Us?

There haven’t been any insider transactions in the last three months — that doesn’t mean much. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. Insiders do have a stake in NanoXplore and their transactions don’t cause us concern. While we like knowing what’s going on with the insider’s ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. When we did our research, we found 2 warning signs for NanoXplore (1 shouldn’t be ignored!) that we believe deserve your full attention.

Of course NanoXplore may not be the best stock to buy. So you may wish to see this free collection of high quality companies.

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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