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Have Mewah International Insiders Been Selling Stock? \

Simply Wall St ·  05/25/2023 06:27

Some Mewah International Inc. (SGX:MV4) shareholders may be a little concerned to see that insider Seng Cheo recently sold a substantial S$8.3m worth of stock at a price of S$0.42 per share. That's a big disposal, and it decreased their holding size by 15%, which is notable but not too bad.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Mewah International

In fact, the recent sale by Seng Cheo was the biggest sale of Mewah International shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. We generally don't like to see insider selling, but the lower the sale price, the more it concerns us. The silver lining is that this sell-down took place above the latest price (S$0.30). So it is hard to draw any strong conclusion from it.

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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SGX:MV4 Insider Trading Volume May 24th 2023

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Insider Ownership Of Mewah International

Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Mewah International insiders own about S$101m worth of shares. That equates to 22% 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.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Mewah International Tell Us?

An insider sold Mewah International shares recently, but they didn't buy any. Zooming out, the longer term picture doesn't give us much comfort. But since Mewah International is profitable and growing, we're not too worried by this. 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. Be aware that Mewah International is showing 4 warning signs in our investment analysis, and 2 of those are concerning...

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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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