Insiders who sold kr33m worth of Green Landscaping Group AB (publ) (STO:GREEN) stock last year were handsomely rewarded
Despite the fact that Green Landscaping Group AB (publ) (STO:GREEN) stock rose 15% last week, insiders who sold kr33m worth of stock in the previous 12 months are likely to be better off. Selling at an average price of kr79. 32, which is higher than the current price, may have been the best move for these insiders because their investment would have been worth less now than when they sold.
While insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, we do think it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing.
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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Green Landscaping Group
Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider sale was by the Chief Executive Officer, Johan Nordstrom, for kr16m worth of shares, at about kr80.90 per share. We generally don’t like to see insider selling, but the lower the sale price, the more it concerns us. It’s of some comfort that this sale was conducted at a price well above the current share price, which is kr64.40. So it may not tell us anything about how insiders feel about the current share price.
Over the last year, we can see that insiders have bought 8.30k shares worth kr644k. But insiders sold 418.85k shares worth kr33m. Over the last year we saw more insider selling of Green Landscaping Group shares than buying. 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!
OM:GREEN Insider Trading Volume October 6th 2022
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Does Green Landscaping Group 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. Green Landscaping Group insiders own about kr1.0b worth of shares. That equates to 29% of the company. We’ve certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.
So What Does This Data Suggest About Green Landscaping Group Insiders?
It doesn’t really mean much that no insider has traded Green Landscaping Group shares in the last quarter. While we feel good about high insider ownership of Green Landscaping Group, we can’t say the same about the selling of shares. 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. At Simply Wall St, we’ve found that Green Landscaping Group has 2 warning signs (1 doesn’t sit too well with us!) that deserve your attention before going any further with your analysis.
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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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