We wouldn't blame Yantai North Andre Juice Co.,Ltd. (HKG:2218) shareholders if they were a little worried about the fact that An Wang, the Executive Chairman of the Board recently netted about HK$6.0m selling shares at an average price of HK$7.00. However, that sale only accounted for 7.9% of their holding, so arguably it doesn't say much about their conviction.
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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Yantai North Andre JuiceLtd
The insider, Meng Wang, made the biggest insider sale in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for HK$33m worth of shares at a price of HK$6.60 each. That means that even when the share price was below the current price of HK$7.08, an insider wanted to cash in some shares. 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. We note that the biggest single sale was only 29% of Meng Wang's holding.
Yantai North Andre JuiceLtd insiders didn't buy any shares over the last year. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!
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Insider Ownership Of Yantai North Andre JuiceLtd
For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Yantai North Andre JuiceLtd insiders own about HK$2.8b worth of shares (which is 42% of the company). Most shareholders would be happy to see this sort of insider ownership, since it suggests that management incentives are well aligned with other shareholders.
So What Does This Data Suggest About Yantai North Andre JuiceLtd Insiders?
Insiders sold Yantai North Andre JuiceLtd 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. 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. For example - Yantai North Andre JuiceLtd has 1 warning sign we think 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 of direct interests only, but not derivative transactions or indirect interests.
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