Thomas Gayner is the independent director of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE:GHC) and they just acquired 1.9% more shares

While it might not be a big deal, we thought it was good to see that the Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC) Independent director Thomas Gayner recently purchased $56,000 worth of shares, at a price of $556 per share. However, this only increased their holdings by 1.9%, and it was not a huge buy in absolute terms either.

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Graham Holdings Insider Trading Over the Last Year

In the past twelve months, the largest single insider sale occurred when Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer Marcel Snyman sold US$77,000 worth of stock at US$605 per share. . So what is clear is that an insider saw fit to sell around the current price of US$553. Although insider selling is negative, for us it is even more negative if the stock is sold at a lower price. We note that this sale took place around the current price, so it is not a major concern, although it is hardly a good sign. Marcel Snyman was the only individual insider to sell shares in the last twelve months.

In the past twelve months, insiders have purchased 280.00 shares for US$161,000. On the other hand, they sold 128.00 shares, for US$77,000. Overall, Graham Holdings insiders have been net buyers over the past year. You can see a visual representation of insider trading (by companies and individuals) over the past 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you will be able to see the precise detail of each insider trade!


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Does Graham Holdings boast of high insider ownership?

Many investors like to check how much a company is owned by insiders. We generally like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. It’s great to see that insiders at Graham Holdings own 16% of the company, worth around $420 million. I like to see this level of insider ownership because it increases the chances that management is thinking about the best interests of shareholders.

What could insider trading at Graham Holdings tell us?

Good to see the recent insider buying. And longer-term insider trading also gives us confidence. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest that Graham Holdings insiders are well aligned and most likely think the stock price is too low. One for the watchlist, at least! So, while it is useful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it is also useful to know the risks that a particular company faces. Every business has risks, and we’ve spotted 2 warning signs for Graham Holdings 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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