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The Independent Non-Executive Director of Rumble Resources Limited (ASX:RTR), Matthew Banks, Just Bought 6.3% More Shares

Simply Wall St
·4-min read

Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the Rumble Resources Limited (ASX:RTR) Independent Non-Executive Director, Matthew Banks, recently bought AU$84k worth of stock, for AU$0.084 per share. Although the purchase is not a big one, increasing their shareholding by only 6.3%, it can be interpreted as a good sign.

See our latest analysis for Rumble Resources

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Rumble Resources

insider Stephen Copulos made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for AU$334k worth of shares at a price of AU$0.12 each. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of AU$0.088. While their view may have changed since the purchase was made, this does at least suggest they have had confidence in the company's future. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. It is generally more encouraging if they paid above the current price, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels.

Rumble Resources insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. They paid about AU$0.081 on average. It's great to see insiders putting their own cash into the company's stock, albeit at below the recent share price. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

ASX:RTR Recent Insider Trading May 26th 2020
ASX:RTR Recent Insider Trading May 26th 2020

There are always plenty of stocks that insiders are buying. So if that suits your style you could check each stock one by one or you could take a look at this free list of companies. (Hint: insiders have been buying them).

Does Rumble Resources Boast High Insider Ownership?

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Insiders own 14% of Rumble Resources shares, worth about AU$5.6m, according to our data. But they may have an indirect interest through a corporate structure that we haven't picked up on. Whilst better than nothing, we're not overly impressed by these holdings.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Rumble Resources Insiders?

The recent insider purchases are heartening. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. However, we note that the company didn't make a profit over the last twelve months, which makes us cautious. While the overall levels of insider ownership are below what we'd like to see, the history of transactions imply that Rumble Resources insiders are reasonably well aligned, and optimistic for 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. Be aware that Rumble Resources is showing 6 warning signs in our investment analysis, and 3 of those are concerning...

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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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