Some Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) shareholders may be a little concerned to see that insider Jonathan Dolgen recently sold a substantial US$4.0m worth of stock at a price of US$125 per share. That’s a big disposal, and it decreased their holding size by 44%, which is notable but not too bad.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Expedia Group
Notably, that recent sale by Jonathan Dolgen is the biggest insider sale of Expedia Group shares that we’ve seen in the last year. 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 US$145. So it may not shed much light on insider confidence at current levels.
You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, 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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Does Expedia Group Boast High Insider Ownership?
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. Expedia Group insiders own about US$909m worth of shares (which is 4.1% 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.
What Might The Insider Transactions At Expedia Group Tell Us?
An insider sold Expedia Group 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. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it’s beneficial to identify the risks facing Expedia Group. To assist with this, we’ve discovered 2 warning signs that you should run your eye over to get a better picture of Expedia Group.
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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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