Insiders may reconsider their $2.5 million investment in Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED) after the company loses $23 million in value – Yahoo Finance | Team Cansler

The last 14% come in Barnes & Noble Education, Inc (NYSE:BNED) could come as a blow to insiders, who bought $2.5 million worth of shares over the past 12 months at an average purchase price of $5.86. That’s not good, as insiders invest based on the expectation that their money will appreciate in value over time. However, due to recent losses, their original investment is now down to $1.1 million.

While we believe shareholders should not simply track insider transactions, we believe it makes perfect sense to keep tabs on insider activity.

Check out our latest analysis for Barnes & Noble Education

Barnes & Noble Education insider transactions over the past year

Insider Zachary Levenick made the largest insider buy in 12 months. This single transaction involved $586,000 in shares at a price of $7.09 each. This means that even if the stock price was above $2.65 (current price), an insider wanted to buy shares. It is very likely that they will regret the purchase, but they are more likely to be optimistic about the company. In our view, the price an insider pays for shares is very important. It’s generally more encouraging if you’ve paid above the current price, as it indicates you’ve seen value, even at higher levels.

Insiders bought 433,040,000 shares for $2.5 million in the last 12 months. But insiders sold 4,000 shares worth $30,000. In the last 12 months, Barnes & Noble Education Insiders have bought more than they have sold. They paid an average of about $5.86. These transactions suggest that insiders viewed the current price as attractive. Below is a visual representation of insider transactions (both corporate and individual) over the past 12 months. If you click on the chart you will see all the individual transactions including the stock price, the individual and the date!

Insider Trading Volume

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Does Barnes & Noble Education have high insider ownership?

I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company to support my opinion on how well they match insiders. Typically, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivized to build the company over the long term. Insiders own 22% of shares in Barnes & Noble Education, which is valued at about $31 million. We’ve certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to indicate an alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.

So what do Barnes & Noble Education’s insider transactions reveal?

The fact that there have been no recent Barnes & Noble Education insider transactions certainly doesn’t bother us. But insiders have shown more appetite for the stock over the past year. Insiders are involved in Barnes & Noble Education and we are not concerned about their transactions. In addition to knowing about ongoing insider transactions, it is beneficial to identify the risks Barnes & Noble Education faces. For example, Barnes & Noble Education 2 warning signs (and 1 that can’t be ignored) that we think you should know about.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are individuals who report their transactions to the relevant regulator. We currently account for open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivatives transactions.

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