Oracle Corporation (NYSE.ORCL), insiders increased their holding by 27% earlier this years

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Insiders were net purchasers of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL Stock during the last year. Insiders also bought more stock than what they sold.

Although we wouldn’t suggest that investors base their decisions on the actions of directors, logic dictates that you should be aware of whether insiders are selling or buying shares.

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Oracle’s Insider Transactions for the 12 Months Since January

Charles Moorman, Independent Director, made the largest insider purchase within the past 12 months. The transaction involved US$1.3 million worth of shares, at a cost of US$84.57 per share. It is clear that an insider wanted the shares, even at a lower price than the current share prices (which are US$80.50 each). Their view may have changed over time, but this shows that they still believe in the company’s future. We pay close attention to what insiders pay for shares. We generally feel more positive about stocks when insiders have bought shares at higher prices than current prices. This indicates that they consider the stock to be a good investment, even if it is expensive. Charles Moorman was only one of the insiders to have bought shares over the past twelve months.

Below is a chart that shows the insider transactions made by individuals and companies over the past year. You can click the graph below to find out who, what, when and for how much.

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Oracle isn’t the only stock-insider who is buying. Take a look at this. No cost list of growing companies with insider buying.

Oracle Insider Ownership

You can also look at the shares that the shareholders own to gauge the alignment of the leaders and the other shareholders. High insider ownership can make company leaders more attentive to shareholder interests. It is great to see that Oracle insiders hold 43% of the company’s value, which amounts to approximately US$93b. This type of substantial ownership by insiders can increase the chances that the company is managed in the interests of all shareholders.

What does this data tell us about Oracle Insiders?

In the past three months, there haven’t been any transactions involving insiders. This doesn’t necessarily mean that much. Positively, the transactions of the last year are encouraging. Oracle insiders have good feelings about the company’s prospects judging by their transactions and high insider ownership. This is why insider transactions are useful in helping us to build a thesis on the stock. However, it’s important to understand the risks facing this company. This is what we found. 2 warning signs for Oracle We recommend that you take a look at it.

Take note! Oracle may not be the most desirable stock to invest in. Have a look at these No cost list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.

This article will define insiders as individuals who report their transactions the appropriate regulatory body. We account for both open market transactions as well as private dispositions. However, we do not include derivative transactions.

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