We’d be surprised if Orminex Limited (ASX:ONX) shareholders haven’t noticed that an insider, Daryl Henthorn, recently sold AU$435k worth of stock at AU$0.029 per share. The eyebrow raising move amounted to a reduction of 39% in their holding.
Orminex Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
In fact, the recent sale by Daryl Henthorn was the biggest sale of Orminex shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that even when the share price was below the current price of AU$0.033, an insider wanted to cash in some shares. When an insider sells below the current price, it suggests that they considered that lower price to be fair. That makes us wonder what they think of the (higher) recent valuation. While insider selling is not a positive sign, we can’t be sure if it does mean insiders think the shares are fully valued, so it’s only a weak sign. We note that the biggest single sale was only 39%of Daryl Henthorn’s holding.
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 Orminex Boast High Insider Ownership?
For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. I reckon it’s a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. It appears that Orminex insiders own 36% of the company, worth about AU$6.5m. 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 Orminex Tell Us?
An insider sold stock recently, but they haven’t been buying. Zooming out, the longer term picture doesn’t give us much comfort. Insider ownership isn’t particularly high, so this analysis makes us cautious about the company. We’d practice some caution before buying! 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 instance, we’ve identified 5 warning signs for Orminex (2 are concerning) 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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