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Latest director's on-market share Sales
|FOLKESTONE EDUCATION TRUST (FET)||Victor Cottren||17 Nov 17||-175,000||$2.870||$502,250|
|MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (MVP)||Allan McCallum||16 Nov 17||-120,000||$7.010||$841,200|
|COOPER ENERGY LIMITED (COE)||Hector Gordon||15 Nov 17||-632,000||$0.317||$200,129|
|BEACH ENERGY LIMITED (BPT)||Jim McKerlie||14 Nov 17||-100,000||$1.130||$113,000|
|RCR TOMLINSON LIMITED (RCR)||Paul Dalgleish||13 Nov 17||-2,300,000||$4.400||$10,120,000|
|IMDEX LIMITED (IMD)||Anthony Wooles||13 Nov 17||-318,183||$0.958||$304,660|
|RHIPE LIMITED (RHP)||Dawn Edmonds||13 Nov 17||-300,000||$0.800||$240,000|
|MAINSTREAM GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED (MAI)||Byram Johnston||10 Nov 17||-500,000||$0.515||$257,500|
|MAGELLAN FINANCIAL GROUP LIMITED (MFG)||Paul Lewis||09 Nov 17||-135,897||$25.730||$3,496,630|
|PIONEER CREDIT LIMITED (PNC)||Keith Roy John||09 Nov 17||-1,500,000||$2.850||$4,275,000|
|TREASURY WINE ESTATES LIMITED (TWE)||Mike Clarke||08 Nov 17||-90,000||$15.680||$1,411,200|
|NIB HOLDINGS LIMITED (NHF)||Mark Fitzgibbon||07 Nov 17||-200,000||$6.486||$1,297,228|
|LIVEHIRE LIMITED (LVH)||Geoffrey Morgan||07 Nov 17||-381,706||$0.961||$366,816|
|SIHAYO GOLD LIMITED (SIH)||Misha Collins||06 Nov 17||-8,000,000||$0.014||$113,360|
|CSR LIMITED (CSR)||Rob Sindel||03 Nov 17||-200,000||$4.610||$922,000|
|NICK SCALI LIMITED (NCK)||John Ingram||03 Nov 17||-60,399||$7.020||$424,001|
|CSR LIMITED (CSR)||Jeremy Sutcliffe||02 Nov 17||-58,694||$4.540||$266,447|
|BLUESCOPE STEEL LIMITED (BSL)||Paul O'Malley||26 Oct 17||-632,936||$13.000||$8,228,168|
|SEEK LIMITED (SEK)||Colin Carter||26 Oct 17||-15,000||$18.140||$272,100|
|MAGELLAN FINANCIAL GROUP LIMITED (MFG)||Paul Lewis||25 Oct 17||-43,490||$25.078||$1,090,631|
Our website shows:
the last 20 transactions reported through ASX (as above). Very small transactions are ignored.
the last five on-market share dealings by directors on a company-by-company basis. (find these by searching on the company)
Directors buying - what does it mean?
A director buying is probably a better indicator of a potential rise in value than a sale is of a potential fall in value. It is hard to imagine a director buying a significant parcel of shares on-market in the knowledge that they may lose value. Rather, they think the stock is undervalued and they expect it to go up. The bigger the purchase, the better the indication, and more so if it adds to an already large holding.
Directors selling - not so critical
A sale should not necessarily be cause for alarm as there are any number of good reasons for a director to sell. They may wish to diversify their holdings, buy their spouse a car, pay off a mortgage or purchase a home.
Having said that, we are wary when an individual director, or a number of directors, are selling down over a period of time. That may be an indication of a potential fall in value. Sales by directors where key executives are departing the company are another thing to watch for. We also often see a greater number of director sales when a stock looks expensive.
How to respond to the buying and selling
On balance it is preferable to see a director buying rather than selling shares on-market.
But there is no hard evidence (to our knowledge) that suggests you should blindly follow directors' share transactions. Watch for patterns. Look at the circumstances. Does the stock look cheap and may that be the reason for a buy. Conversely are directors selling a bit more often when a stock appears to be expensive?
We carry these transactions for the purpose of serving as a guide to buying or selling your own shares. But remember there are other very significant indicators such as a good record of earnings, solid balance sheet, company prospects, competent management etc, etc.
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