Insiders who bought Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE:TUP) stock lover the last 12 months are probably not as affected by last week’s 35% loss. After accounting for the recent loss, the US$2.4m worth of shares they purchased is now worth US$2.7m, suggesting a good return on their investment.
Although we don’t think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.
However if you’d rather see where the opportunities and risks are within TUP’s industry, you can check out our analysis on the US Consumer Durables industry.
Tupperware Brands Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by Executive Vice Chairman Richard Goudis for US$1.0m worth of shares, at about US$6.07 per share. We do like to see buying, but this purchase was made at well below the current price of US$7.36. Because the shares were purchased at a lower price, this particular buy doesn’t tell us much about how insiders feel about the current share price.
In the last twelve months insiders purchased 371.50k shares for US$2.4m. On the other hand they divested 10.50k shares, for US$202k. In the last twelve months there was more buying than selling by Tupperware Brands insiders. 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!
Tupperware Brands is not the only stock that insiders are buying. For those who like to find winning investments this free list of growing companies with recent insider purchasing, could be just the ticket.
Insiders At Tupperware Brands Have Bought Stock Recently
Over the last quarter, Tupperware Brands insiders have spent a meaningful amount on shares. In total, insiders bought US$2.2m worth of shares in that time, and we didn’t record any sales whatsoever. This could be interpreted as suggesting a positive outlook.
Insider Ownership Of Tupperware Brands
Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. It appears that Tupperware Brands insiders own 7.1% of the company, worth about US$23m. 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 Tupperware Brands Tell Us?
It is good to see recent purchasing. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Tupperware Brands insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it’s beneficial to identify the risks facing Tupperware Brands. For example, Tupperware Brands has 2 warning signs (and 1 which is potentially serious) we think you should know about.
But note: Tupperware Brands may not be the best stock to buy. So take a peek at this free list of interesting companies with high ROE and low debt.
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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