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Trade Alert: The Non-Executive Director Of Catalyst Metals Limited (ASX:CYL), Robin Campbell Scrimgeour, Has Just Spent AU$51k Buying A Few More Shares

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Even if it's not a huge purchase, we think it was good to see that Robin Campbell Scrimgeour, the Non-Executive Director of Catalyst Metals Limited (ASX:CYL) recently shelled out AU$51k to buy stock, at AU$1.96 per share. Although the purchase is not a big one, by either a percentage standpoint or absolute value, it can be seen as a good sign.

View our latest analysis for Catalyst Metals

Catalyst Metals Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

In fact, the recent purchase by Robin Campbell Scrimgeour was the biggest purchase of Catalyst Metals shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That implies that an insider found the current price of AU$2.07 per share to be enticing. 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. While we always like to see insider buying, it's less meaningful if the purchases were made at much lower prices, as the opportunity they saw may have passed. Happily, the Catalyst Metals insiders decided to buy shares at close to current prices.

While Catalyst Metals insiders bought shares during the last year, they didn't sell. 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!

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Catalyst Metals is not the only stock that insiders are buying. For those who like to find winning investments this free list of growing companies with recent insider purchasing, could be just the ticket.

Does Catalyst Metals Boast High Insider Ownership?

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. It appears that Catalyst Metals insiders own 13% of the company, worth about AU$27m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Catalyst Metals Insiders?

It is good to see recent purchasing. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. However, we note that the company didn't make a profit over the last twelve months, which makes us cautious. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Catalyst Metals insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. 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. Every company has risks, and we've spotted 2 warning signs for Catalyst Metals (of which 1 shouldn't be ignored!) you should know about.

If you would prefer to check out another company -- one with potentially superior financials -- then do not miss this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity 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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