Instructure Holdings Insiders Sold US$4.4m Of Shares Suggesting Hesitancy
Instructure Holdings, Inc.
The fact that multiple Instructure Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:INST) insiders offloaded a considerable amount of shares over the past year could have raised some eyebrows amongst investors. When analyzing insider transactions, it is usually more valuable to know whether insiders are buying versus knowing if they are selling, as the latter sends an ambiguous message. However, if numerous insiders are selling, shareholders should investigate more.
Although we don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, we do think it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing.
Instructure Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when the CEO & Director, Stephen Daly, sold US$1.3m worth of shares at a price of US$25.76 per share. So what is clear is that an insider saw fit to sell at around the current price of US$24.25. While insider selling is a negative, to us, it is more negative if the shares are sold at a lower price. Given that the sale took place at around current prices, it makes us a little cautious but is hardly a major concern.
In the last year Instructure Holdings insiders didn't buy any company stock. 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 Instructure Holdings
Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Instructure Holdings insiders own about US$89m worth of shares. That equates to 2.5% of the company. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.
What Might The Insider Transactions At Instructure Holdings Tell Us?
The fact that there have been no Instructure Holdings insider transactions recently certainly doesn't bother us. Our analysis of Instructure Holdings insider transactions leaves us cautious. But we do like the fact that insiders own a fair chunk of the company. 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 1 warning sign that you should run your eye over to get a better picture of Instructure Holdings.
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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 of direct interests only, but not derivative transactions or indirect interests.
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