Viewing insider transactions for Cushman & Wakefield plc’s (NYSE:CWK ) over the last year, we see that insiders were net sellers. This means that a larger number of shares were sold by insiders in relation to shares purchased.
While insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, we do think it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing.
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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Cushman & Wakefield
Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider sale was by the Executive VP of Strategic Planning & Chief Investment Officer, Nathaniel Robinson, for US$268k worth of shares, at about US$17.58 per share. While we don’t usually like to see insider selling, it’s more concerning if the sales take place at a lower price. The good news is that this large sale was at well above current price of US$11.05. So it may not tell us anything about how insiders feel about the current share price. Nathaniel Robinson was the only individual insider to sell 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!
NYSE:CWK Insider Trading Volume November 22nd 2022
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Insider Ownership Of Cushman & Wakefield
Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Cushman & Wakefield insiders own about US$25m worth of shares. That equates to 1.0% of the company. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it’s enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.
So What Do The Cushman & Wakefield Insider Transactions Indicate?
It doesn’t really mean much that no insider has traded Cushman & Wakefield shares in the last quarter. Still, the insider transactions at Cushman & Wakefield in the last 12 months are not very heartening. But we do like the fact that insiders own a fair chunk of the company. While we like knowing what’s going on with the insider’s ownership and transactions, we make sure to also consider what risks are facing a stock before making any investment decision. To help with this, we’ve discovered 2 warning signs (1 can’t be ignored!) that you ought to be aware of before buying any shares in Cushman & Wakefield.
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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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