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Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:GO) insiders sold US$5.6m worth of stock, possibly signalling a downtrend

Simply Wall St ·  {{timeTz}}

Over the past year, many Grocery Outlet Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:GO) insiders sold a significant stake in the company which may have piqued investors' interest. Knowing whether insiders are buying is usually more helpful when evaluating insider transactions, as insider selling can have various explanations. However, when multiple insiders sell stock over a specific duration, shareholders should take notice as that could possibly be a red flag.

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.

View our latest analysis for Grocery Outlet Holding

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Grocery Outlet Holding

The Vice Chairman, S. Read, made the biggest insider sale in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for US$4.8m worth of shares at a price of US$38.03 each. That means that an insider was selling shares at slightly below the current price (US$42.37). We generally consider it a negative if insiders have been selling, especially if they did so below the current price, because it implies that they considered a lower price to be reasonable. However, while insider selling is sometimes discouraging, it's only a weak signal. This single sale was just 5.4% of S. Read's stake.

Insiders in Grocery Outlet Holding didn't buy any shares in the last year. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

insider-trading-volumeNasdaqGS:GO Insider Trading Volume August 3rd 2022

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Grocery Outlet Holding Insiders Are Selling The Stock

Over the last three months, we've seen significant insider selling at Grocery Outlet Holding. Specifically, Vice Chairman S. Read ditched US$4.8m worth of shares in that time, and we didn't record any purchases whatsoever. This may suggest that some insiders think that the shares are not cheap.

Does Grocery Outlet Holding Boast High Insider Ownership?

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Grocery Outlet Holding insiders own about US$254m worth of shares (which is 6.2% of the company). I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Grocery Outlet Holding Insiders?

An insider sold Grocery Outlet Holding shares recently, but they didn't buy any. And even if we look at the last year, we didn't see any purchases. The company boasts high insider ownership, but we're a little hesitant, given the history of share sales. So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. Case in point: We've spotted 2 warning signs for Grocery Outlet Holding you should be aware of.

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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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