In the past year, insiders have sold $2.0 million worth of Quanterix Corporation (NASDAQ:QTRX) at an average price of $40.58 per share, giving them the most for their money. The company’s market valuation shrank $123 million after the stock price fell 17% over the past week, but insiders were spared painful losses.
While we don’t believe shareholders should simply follow insider trades, logic dictates that you pay attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.
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Quanterix insider trades over the past year
In the past twelve months, the largest single insider sale occurred when Executive Chairman E. Hrusovsky sold US$214,000 worth of stock at US$59.34 per share. While we generally don’t like to see insider selling, it’s more of a concern if the selling takes place at a lower price. The good news is that this major selloff took place well above the current price of US$16.19. It is therefore difficult to draw a firm conclusion.
Last year, Quanterix insiders did not buy any shares of the company. You can see a visual representation of insider trading (by companies and individuals) over the past 12 months, below. If you want to know exactly who sold, how much and when, just click on the chart below!
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Quanterix insiders sell the shares
The last quarter saw significant insider selling of Quanterix stock. Specifically, insiders gave up US$128,000 worth of shares at that time, and we didn’t record any buys. This may suggest that some insiders think stocks aren’t cheap.
Does Quanterix boast of high insider ownership?
Many investors like to check how much a company is owned by insiders. I think it’s a good sign if insiders have a significant number of shares in the company. Quanterix insiders appear to own 7.2% of the company, worth around $43 million. This level of insider ownership is good, but just short of being particularly noteworthy. This certainly suggests a reasonable degree of alignment.
So what does this data suggest about Quanterix insiders?
Insiders recently sold Quanterix shares, but did not buy any. Looking at the last twelve months, our data shows no insider buying. Insiders hold shares, but we remain quite cautious, given the history of sales. We are in no rush to buy! So these insider trades can help us build a thesis on the stock, but it’s also helpful to know the risks this company faces. Every business has risks, and we’ve spotted 3 warning signs for Quanterix you should know.
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For the purposes of this article, insiders are persons who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently record open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.
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