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Murray Cod Australia Limited (ASX:MCA) insiders placed bullish bets worth AU$8.8m in the last 12 months

In the last year, multiple insiders have substantially increased their holdings of Murray Cod Australia Limited (ASX:MCA) stock, indicating that insiders' optimism about the company's prospects has increased.

While insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether.

View our latest analysis for Murray Cod Australia

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Murray Cod Australia

In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when the MD & Executive Director, Matthew Ryan, sold AU$5.0m worth of shares at a price of AU$0.33 per share. While insider selling is a negative, to us, it is more negative if the shares are sold at a lower price. It's of some comfort that this sale was conducted at a price well above the current share price, which is AU$0.17. So it may not tell us anything about how insiders feel about the current share price.

In the last twelve months insiders purchased 25.97m shares for AU$8.8m. But they sold 19.54m shares for AU$5.4m. In the last twelve months there was more buying than selling by Murray Cod Australia insiders. 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.

Does Murray Cod Australia 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. Murray Cod Australia insiders own 41% of the company, currently worth about AU$55m based on the recent share price. I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

So What Do The Murray Cod Australia Insider Transactions Indicate?

It doesn't really mean much that no insider has traded Murray Cod Australia shares in the last quarter. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. It would be great to see more insider buying, but overall it seems like Murray Cod Australia insiders are reasonably well aligned (owning significant chunk of the company's shares) and optimistic for the future. 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. To assist with this, we've discovered 3 warning signs that you should run your eye over to get a better picture of Murray Cod Australia.

Of course Murray Cod Australia 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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