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Uscom Limited (ASX:UCM) shareholders (or potential shareholders) will be happy to see that the Founder, Robert Phillips, recently bought a whopping AU$1.1m worth of stock, at a price of AU$0.11. Not only is that a big swing, but it increased their holding size by 30%, which is definitely great to see.
The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Uscom
Notably, that recent purchase by Robert Phillips is the biggest insider purchase of Uscom shares that we've seen in the last year. That implies that an insider found the current price of AU$0.11 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 purchases were made at close to current prices.
Uscom insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!
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.
Does Uscom Boast High Insider Ownership?
For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Uscom insiders own 46% of the company, currently worth about AU$9.9m based on the recent share price. Most shareholders would be happy to see this sort of insider ownership, since it suggests that management incentives are well aligned with other shareholders.
So What Does This Data Suggest About Uscom Insiders?
The recent insider purchase is heartening. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. But on the other hand, the company made a loss during the last year, which makes us a little cautious. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Uscom insiders are well aligned, and quite possibly think the share price is too low. Looks promising! In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Uscom. For example - Uscom has 4 warning signs we think you should be aware of.
Of course Uscom may not be the best stock to buy. So you may wish to see this free collection of high quality 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, but not derivative transactions.
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