Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the TNR Gold Corp. (CVE:TNR) Executive Chairman, Kirill Klip, recently bought CA$50k worth of stock, for CA$0.05 per share. Although the purchase is not a big one, increasing their shareholding by only 3.0%, it can be interpreted as a good sign.
TNR Gold Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
In fact, the recent purchase by Executive Chairman Kirill Klip was not their only acquisition of TNR Gold shares this year. They previously made an even bigger purchase of CA$102k worth of shares at a price of CA$0.03 per share. We do like to see buying, but this purchase was made at well below the current price of CA$0.065. Because it occurred at a lower valuation, it doesn't tell us much about whether insiders might find today's price attractive.
In the last twelve months TNR Gold insiders were buying shares, but not selling. Their average price was about CA$0.036. To my mind it is good that insiders have invested their own money in the company. However, you should keep in mind that they bought when the share price was meaningfully below today's levels. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. 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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Insider Ownership of TNR Gold
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. TNR Gold insiders own about CA$5.0m worth of shares (which is 45% of the company). Most shareholders would be happy to see this sort of insider ownership, since it suggests that management incentives are well aligned with other shareholders.
What Might The Insider Transactions At TNR Gold Tell Us?
It is good to see recent purchasing. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. But on the other hand, the company made a loss during the last year, which makes us a little cautious. Along with the high insider ownership, this analysis suggests that insiders are quite bullish about TNR Gold. Nice! In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing TNR Gold. Case in point: We've spotted 3 warning signs for TNR Gold you should be aware of, and 1 of them is a bit concerning.
But note: TNR Gold 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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