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Trade Alert: Quentin Flannery At Health and Plant Protein Group Limited (ASX:HPP), Has Just Spent AU$52k Buying A Small Number of Shares

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Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that Quentin Flannery, who is a company insider, recently bought AU$52k worth of stock, for AU$0.26 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.

See our latest analysis for Health and Plant Protein Group

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Health and Plant Protein Group

In fact, the recent purchase by Quentin Flannery was the biggest purchase of Health and Plant Protein Group shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that even when the share price was higher than AU$0.24 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. It's very possible they regret the purchase, but it's more likely they are bullish about the company. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. It is encouraging to see an insider paid above the current price for shares, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels. Quentin Flannery was the only individual insider to buy shares in the last twelve months.

The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

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Health and Plant Protein Group 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.

Insider Ownership of Health and Plant Protein Group

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Health and Plant Protein Group insiders own about AU$6.5m worth of shares. That equates to 22% of the company. We've certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Health and Plant Protein Group Insiders?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. But we don't feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. Given that insiders also own a fair bit of Health and Plant Protein Group we think they are probably pretty confident of a bright future. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. Case in point: We've spotted 3 warning signs for Health and Plant Protein Group you should be aware of.

But note: Health and Plant Protein 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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