Chairman of the Board Howard Lutnick Just Bought 4.1% More Shares In Newmark Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NMRK)
Newmark Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NMRK) shareholders (or potential shareholders) will be happy to see that the Chairman of the Board, Howard Lutnick, recently bought a whopping US$3.0m worth of stock, at a price of US$10.83. There’s no denying a buy of that magnitude suggests conviction in a brighter future, although we do note that proportionally it only increased their holding by 4.1%.
Newmark Group Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
Notably, that recent purchase by Chairman of the Board Howard Lutnick was not the only time they bought Newmark Group shares this year. Earlier in the year, they paid US$17.36 per share in a US$4.8m purchase. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of US$11.29. Their view may have changed since then, but at least it shows they felt optimistic at the time. To us, it’s very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares. It is encouraging to see an insider paid above the current price for shares, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels. Howard Lutnick was the only individual insider to buy during the last year.
Howard Lutnick bought 780.50k shares over the last 12 months at an average price of US$14.76. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!
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Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. It’s great to see that Newmark Group insiders own 5.4% of the company, worth about US$127m. Most shareholders would be happy to see this sort of insider ownership, since it suggests that management incentives are well aligned with other shareholders.
So What Do The Newmark Group Insider Transactions Indicate?
It is good to see the recent insider purchase. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. Along with the high insider ownership, this analysis suggests that insiders are quite bullish about Newmark Group. Nice! 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. When we did our research, we found 4 warning signs for Newmark Group (3 can’t be ignored!) that we believe deserve your full attention.
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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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