One Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ:GLDD) insider upped their stake by 1.2% in the previous year
Viewing insider transactions for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation's (NASDAQ:GLDD ) over the last year, we see that insiders were net buyers. This means that a larger number of shares were purchased by insiders in relation to shares sold.
While we would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing, logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.
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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by CEO, President & Director Lasse Petterson for US$97k worth of shares, at about US$9.65 per share. That means that even when the share price was higher than US$6.90 (the recent price), an insider wanted to purchase shares. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. We always take careful note of the price insiders pay when purchasing shares. As a general rule, we feel more positive about a stock when an insider has bought shares at above current prices, because that suggests they viewed the stock as good value, even at a higher price. Lasse Petterson was the only individual insider to buy during the last year.
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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For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. It appears that Great Lakes Dredge & Dock insiders own 2.2% of the company, worth about US$10m. 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 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Insiders?
There haven't been any insider transactions in the last three months -- that doesn't mean much. However, our analysis of transactions over the last year is heartening. Insiders do have a stake in Great Lakes Dredge & Dock and their transactions don't cause us concern. 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 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock you should be aware of, and 2 of these are concerning.
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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, but not derivative transactions.
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