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Independent Director of Remitly Global Nigel Morris Buys 17% More Shares

Remitly Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:RELY) shareholders (or potential shareholders) will be happy to see that the Independent Director, Nigel Morris, recently bought a whopping US$4.8m worth of stock, at a price of US$19.27. Aside from being a solid chunk in its own right, the deft move also saw their holding increase by some 17%.

Check out our latest analysis for Remitly Global

Remitly Global Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent purchase by Nigel Morris is the biggest insider purchase of Remitly Global shares that we've seen in the last year. That implies that an insider found the current price of US$20.78 per share to be enticing. That means they have been optimistic about the company in the past, though they may have changed their mind. If someone buys shares at well below current prices, it's a good sign on balance, but keep in mind they may no longer see value. In this case we're pleased to report that the insider bought shares at close to current prices. Nigel Morris was the only individual insider to buy shares in the last twelve months.

Nigel Morris bought a total of 300.00k shares over the year at an average price of US$19.36. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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There are plenty of other companies that have insiders buying up shares. You probably do not want to miss this free list of growing companies that insiders are buying.

Insider Ownership

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. It's great to see that Remitly Global insiders own 6.7% of the company, worth about US$245m. I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Remitly Global Tell Us?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. But we don't feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. Along with the high insider ownership, this analysis suggests that insiders are quite bullish about Remitly Global. One for the watchlist, at least! So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. Case in point: We've spotted 3 warning signs for Remitly Global you should be aware of.

Of course, you might find a fantastic investment by looking elsewhere. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies.

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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