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The MD & Director of Abacus Property Group (ASX:ABP), Steven Sewell, Just Bought 49% More Shares

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Potential Abacus Property Group (ASX:ABP) shareholders may wish to note that the MD & Director, Steven Sewell, recently bought AU$409k worth of stock, paying AU$3.56 for each share. That's a very decent purchase to our minds and it grew their holding by a solid 49%.

Check out our latest analysis for Abacus Property Group

Abacus Property Group Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by Steven Sewell was the biggest purchase of Abacus Property Group shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. So it's clear an insider wanted to buy, at around the current price, which is AU$3.67. Of course they may have changed their mind. But this suggests they are optimistic. We do always like to see insider buying, but it is worth noting if those purchases were made at well below today's share price, as the discount to value may have narrowed with the rising price. The good news for Abacus Property Group share holders is that insiders were buying at near the current price.

In the last twelve months Abacus Property Group insiders were buying shares, but not selling. 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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Abacus Property Group is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.

Does Abacus Property Group Boast High Insider Ownership?

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. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Our data suggests Abacus Property Group insiders own 0.1% of the company, worth about AU$3.5m. However, it's possible that insiders might have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. We consider this fairly low insider ownership.

So What Do The Abacus Property Group Insider Transactions Indicate?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. On this analysis the only slight negative we see is the fairly low (overall) insider ownership; their transactions suggest that they are quite positive on Abacus Property Group stock. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. To help with this, we've discovered 3 warning signs (1 is concerning!) that you ought to be aware of before buying any shares in Abacus Property Group.

But note: Abacus Property 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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