Bullish insiders bet US$6.5m on Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)

Multiple insiders secured a larger position in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) shares over the last 12 months. This is reassuring as this suggests that insiders have increased optimism about the company’s prospects.

While we would never suggest that investors should base their decisions solely on what the directors of a company have been doing, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Intel

The Independent Director James Goetz made the biggest insider purchase in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for US$995k worth of shares at a price of US$49.76 each. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of US$28.07. It’s very possible they regret the purchase, but it’s more likely they are bullish about the company. To us, it’s very important to consider the price insiders pay for shares. Generally speaking, it catches our eye when insiders have purchased shares at above current prices, as it suggests they believed the shares were worth buying, even at a higher price.

In the last twelve months Intel insiders were buying shares, but not selling. The chart below shows insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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Intel 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.

Intel Insiders Bought Stock Recently

It’s good to see that Intel insiders have made notable investments in the company’s shares. Specifically, CEO & Director Patrick Gelsinger bought US$501k worth of shares in that time, and we didn’t record any sales whatsoever. This makes one think the business has some good points.

Does Intel Boast High Insider Ownership?

Another way to test the alignment between the leaders of a company and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Insiders own 0.05% of Intel shares, worth about US$58m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it’s enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Intel Tell Us?

The recent insider purchase is heartening. And the longer term insider transactions also give us confidence. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Intel insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. So while it’s helpful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it’s also helpful to know the risks that a particular company is facing. For example, Intel has 2 warning signs (and 1 which shouldn’t be ignored) we think you should know about.

But note: Intel 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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