CEO and Executive Director of West China Cement Jianshun Cao sells 100% of the shares

We would be surprised if West China Cement Limited (HKG:2233) Shareholders failed to notice that CEO and Executive Director Jianshun Cao recently sold HK$1.3 million worth of shares at HK$1.09 per share. In particular, we note that the sale amounted to a 100% reduction in their position size, which doesn’t exactly inspire confidence.

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The last twelve months of insider transactions at West China Cement

Notably, the recent sale by Jianshun Cao is the largest insider sale of West China Cement shares we have seen in the past year. So it’s clear that an insider saw fit to sell at the current price of HK$1.03. While insider selling is negative, it is even more negative for us if the shares are sold at a lower price. In this case, the big sell-off occurred around the current price, so that’s not too bad (but still not a positive result).

Below you will see a visual representation of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last twelve months. If you click on the chart you can see all the individual transactions, including the stock price, the individual and the date!

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SEHK:2233 Insider trading volume April 21, 2024

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Insider ownership

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are owned by company insiders. We usually like to see quite high levels of insider ownership. Our data shows that insiders only own around HK$2.9m worth of West China Cement shares. This level of insider ownership is remarkably low and not very encouraging.

What can the insider transactions at West China Cement tell us?

An insider recently sold shares of West China Cement, but did not buy any. And even looking at the past year, we haven’t seen any purchases. Considering that most companies have higher levels of insider ownership, we’re a little wary. So we would only buy after very careful consideration. While we like to know what’s going on with insider ownership and transactions, we make sure we also consider what risks a stock faces before making an investment decision. To help with this, we have discovered 4 warning signs that you should take a closer look at it to get a better idea of ​​West China Cement.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are those individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. Currently, we only consider open market transactions and private dispositions involving direct interests, but not derivative transactions or indirect interests.

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