Australia markets closed
  • ALL ORDS

    7,543.60
    +7.50 (+0.10%)
     
  • ASX 200

    7,241.20
    +16.00 (+0.22%)
     
  • AUD/USD

    0.7004
    -0.0090 (-1.27%)
     
  • OIL

    66.22
    -0.28 (-0.42%)
     
  • GOLD

    1,782.10
    +21.40 (+1.22%)
     
  • BTC-AUD

    70,940.09
    +3,195.52 (+4.72%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,367.14
    -74.62 (-5.18%)
     
  • AUD/EUR

    0.6187
    -0.0087 (-1.39%)
     
  • AUD/NZD

    1.0371
    -0.0028 (-0.27%)
     
  • NZX 50

    12,676.50
    +6.26 (+0.05%)
     
  • NASDAQ

    15,712.04
    -278.72 (-1.74%)
     
  • FTSE

    7,122.32
    -6.89 (-0.10%)
     
  • Dow Jones

    34,580.08
    -59.71 (-0.17%)
     
  • DAX

    15,169.98
    -93.13 (-0.61%)
     
  • Hang Seng

    23,766.69
    -22.24 (-0.09%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    28,029.57
    +276.20 (+1.00%)
     

Have Insiders Been Buying BankFinancial Corporation (NASDAQ:BFIN) Shares?

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·3-min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

We've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. Unfortunately, there are also plenty of examples of share prices declining precipitously after insiders have sold shares. So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in BankFinancial Corporation (NASDAQ:BFIN).

What Is Insider Selling?

It's quite normal to see company insiders, such as board members, trading in company stock, from time to time. However, such insiders must disclose their trading activities, and not trade on inside information.

We would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing. But logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares. For example, a Harvard University study found that 'insider purchases earn abnormal returns of more than 6% per year'.

See our latest analysis for BankFinancial

BankFinancial Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

The Independent Director Glen Wherfel made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for US$217k worth of shares at a price of US$8.70 each. Although we like to see insider buying, we note that this large purchase was at significantly below the recent price of US$11.39. While it does suggest insiders consider the stock undervalued at lower prices, this transaction doesn't tell us much about what they think of current prices.

BankFinancial 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!

insider-trading-volume
insider-trading-volume

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).

BankFinancial Insiders Bought Stock Recently

We saw some BankFinancial insider buying shares in the last three months. Independent Director Debra Zukonik purchased US$40k worth of shares in that period. We like it when there are only buyers, and no sellers. But the amount invested in the last three months isn't enough for us too put much weight on it, as a single factor.

Insider Ownership of BankFinancial

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company 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. Insiders own 5.1% of BankFinancial shares, worth about US$8.4m, according to our data. We do generally prefer see higher levels of insider ownership.

So What Do The BankFinancial Insider Transactions Indicate?

We note a that there has been a bit of insider buying recently (but no selling). Overall the buying isn't worth writing home about. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. The transactions are fine but it'd be more encouraging if BankFinancial insiders bought more shares in the company. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing BankFinancial. At Simply Wall St, we found 2 warning signs for BankFinancial that deserve your attention before buying any shares.

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, but not derivative transactions.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

Have feedback on this article? Concerned about the content? Get in touch with us directly. Alternatively, email editorial-team (at) simplywallst.com.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting