Viewing insider transactions for The Bank of East Asia, Limited's (HKG:23 ) over the last year, we see that insiders were net sellers. This means that a larger number of shares were sold by insiders in relation to shares purchased.
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.
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Bank of East Asia Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider sale was by the Non-Executive Director, Kwok-Sze Li, for HK$4.0m worth of shares, at about HK$11.80 per share. While we don't usually like to see insider selling, it's more concerning if the sales take place at a lower price. The good news is that this large sale was at well above current price of HK$9.54. So it may not tell us anything about how insiders feel about the current share price. Kwok-Sze Li was the only individual insider to sell shares in the last twelve months.
You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!
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Does Bank of East Asia Boast High Insider Ownership?
For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company 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. It's great to see that Bank of East Asia insiders own 7.5% of the company, worth about HK$1.9b. This kind of significant ownership by insiders does generally increase the chance that the company is run in the interest of all shareholders.
So What Does This Data Suggest About Bank of East Asia Insiders?
There haven't been any insider transactions in the last three months -- that doesn't mean much. It's heartening that insiders own plenty of stock, but we'd like to see more insider buying, since the last year of Bank of East Asia insider transactions don't fill us with confidence. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Bank of East Asia. For example - Bank of East Asia 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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