Insiders were net sellers of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation's (NYSE:BAH ) stock during the past year. That is, insiders sold more stock than they bought.
Although we don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, we do think it is perfectly logical to keep tabs on what insiders are doing.
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when the Independent Director, Gretchen McClain, sold US$175k worth of shares at a price of US$87.55 per share. That means that an insider was selling shares at around the current price of US$83.00. While insider selling is a negative, to us, it is more negative if the shares are sold at a lower price. We note that this sale took place at around the current price, so it isn't a major concern, though it's hardly a good sign. The only individual insider seller over the last year was Gretchen McClain.
The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!
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Insider Ownership of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding
Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding insiders own 2.1% of the company, currently worth about US$234m based on the recent share price. This kind of significant ownership by insiders does generally increase the chance that the company is run in the interest of all shareholders.
What Might The Insider Transactions At Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Tell Us?
There haven't been any insider transactions in the last three months -- that doesn't mean much. It's heartening that insiders own plenty of stock, but we'd like to see more insider buying, since the last year of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding insider transactions don't fill us with confidence. 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 assist with this, we've discovered 2 warning signs that you should run your eye over to get a better picture of Booz Allen Hamilton Holding.
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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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