we do not blame Moyashi Farmers Market Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:SFM) shareholders were a little concerned about the fact that Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary Brandon Lombardi recently sold about US$595,000 in shares at an average price of US$33.78. That sale reduced their total holdings by 49% of his.
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Sprouts Farmers Market insider trading over the past year
CEO and Director Jack Sinclair has run the largest insider sale in the last 12 months. His single transaction was $32.69 per share and he was $2.1 million worth of shares. This meant that the insider was selling the shares below the current price ($32.86). We generally view it negatively when insiders are selling, especially if they are selling at a price lower than the current price. However, we don’t know what the seller thinks of the stock price because they sell for different reasons. It is worth noting that this sale was only his 28% stake in Jack Sinclair.
Overall, Sprout Farmers Market Insiders sold more than they bought last year. The chart below shows insider trading (by company and individual) over the past year. Clicking on the chart will show you all individual deals, such as stock, individual, and date.
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Does Sprout Farmers Market boast high insider ownership?
I like to look at how many shares an insider owns in a company to inform my view of how well insiders and insiders match up. Usually, the higher the insider’s ownership, the more likely the insider has an incentive to build the company over the long term. A Sprouts Farmers Market insider appears to own his 0.5% of the company, worth about $17 million. This level of insider ownership is good, but not particularly outstanding. It certainly suggests a reasonable degree of adjustment.
So what does insider trading on the Sprout Farmers Market tell us?
Insiders have recently sold shares, but they haven’t bought them. Despite some insider purchases, the long-term outlook doesn’t make us feel so positive. Insiders own shares. But we’re still pretty cautious given the history of sales. We want to know what’s going on with insider ownership and trading, but we also try to consider the risks facing the stock before making any investment decision.Found in Simply Wall Street 1 warning sign at Sprout Farmers Market Be careful before buying stocks.
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For the purposes of this article, an insider is an individual who reports a transaction to the relevant regulatory body. Currently, we consider open market transactions and private disposals, but not derivative transactions.
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