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Founder Matthew Hudson Just Bought A Handful Of Shares In MJ Hudson Group plc (LON:MJH)

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Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the MJ Hudson Group plc (LON:MJH) Founder, Matthew Hudson, recently bought UK£49k worth of stock, for UK£0.47 per share. Nevertheless, it only increased their shareholding by a minuscule percentage, and it wasn't a massive purchase by absolute value, either.

View our latest analysis for MJ Hudson Group

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At MJ Hudson Group

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider sale was by the Chief Operating Officer, Odi Lahav, for UK£84k worth of shares, at about UK£0.56 per share. We generally don't like to see insider selling, but the lower the sale price, the more it concerns us. The good news is that this large sale was at well above current price of UK£0.45. So it may not tell us anything about how insiders feel about the current share price. Odi Lahav was the only individual insider to sell shares in the last twelve months.

Over the last year, we can see that insiders have bought 474.75k shares worth UK£227k. But insiders sold 150.00k shares worth UK£84k. In the last twelve months there was more buying than selling by MJ Hudson Group insiders. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

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MJ Hudson Group is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.

Insider Ownership of MJ Hudson Group

I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with 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 appears that MJ Hudson Group insiders own 40% of the company, worth about UK£30m. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.

What Might The Insider Transactions At MJ Hudson Group Tell Us?

Insider purchases may have been minimal, in the last three months, but there was no selling at all. The net investment is not enough to encourage us much. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. Insiders own shares in MJ Hudson Group and we see no evidence to suggest they are worried about the future. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. Every company has risks, and we've spotted 2 warning signs for MJ Hudson Group (of which 1 doesn't sit too well with us!) you should know about.

But note: MJ Hudson Group may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.

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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