Pharmaxis Ltd (ASX:PXS) insider upped their holding by 71% earlier this year - Yahoo Finance - Financial Daily News Site

Pharmaxis Ltd (ASX:PXS) insider upped their holding by 71% earlier this year – Yahoo Finance

From what we can see, insiders were net buyers in Pharmaxis Ltd’s (ASX:PXS ) during the past 12 months. That is, insiders acquired the stock in greater numbers than they sold it.

Although we don’t think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether.

Check out our latest analysis for Pharmaxis

The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Pharmaxis

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by Independent Chairman of the Board Malcolm McComas for AU$113k worth of shares, at about AU$0.11 per share. So it’s clear an insider wanted to buy, even at a higher price than the current share price (being AU$0.084). 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. Generally speaking, it catches our eye when an insider has purchased shares at above current prices, as it suggests they believed the shares were worth buying, even at a higher price. Malcolm McComas was the only individual insider to buy during the last year.

You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, 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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Pharmaxis is not the only stock insiders are buying. So take a peek at this free list of growing companies with insider buying.

Insider Ownership

I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with insiders. I reckon it’s a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. From our data, it seems that Pharmaxis insiders own 6.5% of the company, worth about AU$3.0m. However, it’s possible that insiders might have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. We do generally prefer see higher levels of insider ownership.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Pharmaxis Insiders?

There haven’t been any insider transactions in the last three months — that doesn’t mean much. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. We’d like to see bigger individual holdings. However, we don’t see anything to make us think Pharmaxis insiders are doubting the company. So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it’s also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. To that end, you should learn about the 4 warning signs we’ve spotted with Pharmaxis (including 2 which are potentially serious).

Of course Pharmaxis 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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