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Andre Andonian Spends S$505k On AEM Holdings Stock

Potential AEM Holdings Ltd. (SGX:AWX) shareholders may wish to note that the Independent Non-Executive Director, Andre Andonian, recently bought S$505k worth of stock, paying S$1.87 for each share. However, it only increased shareholding by a small percentage, and it wasn't a huge purchase by absolute value, either.

View our latest analysis for AEM Holdings

AEM Holdings Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

Notably, that recent purchase by Andre Andonian is the biggest insider purchase of AEM Holdings shares that we've seen in the last year. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at around the current price of S$1.88. Of course they may have changed their mind. But this suggests they are optimistic. If someone buys shares at well below current prices, it's a good sign on balance, but keep in mind they may no longer see value. The good news for AEM Holdings share holders is that an insider was buying at near the current price. Andre Andonian was the only individual insider to buy shares in the last twelve months.

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You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart 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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Does AEM Holdings Boast High Insider Ownership?

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. It appears that AEM Holdings insiders own 7.1% of the company, worth about S$42m. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.

What Might The Insider Transactions At AEM Holdings Tell Us?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. However, we note that the company didn't make a profit over the last twelve months, which makes us cautious. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest AEM Holdings insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. So while it's helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it's also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. In terms of investment risks, we've identified 1 warning sign with AEM Holdings and understanding this should be part of your investment process.

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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 of direct interests only, but not derivative transactions or indirect interests.

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