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Whilst it may not be a huge deal, we thought it was good to see that the Asia Cannabis Corp. (CSE:ASIA) Independent Director, Johannes Kingma, recently bought CA$136k worth of stock, for CA$0.065 per share. That purchase might not be huge but it did increase their holding by 18%.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Asia Cannabis

In fact, the recent purchase by Johannes Kingma was the biggest purchase of Asia Cannabis shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that an insider was happy to buy shares at above the current price of CA$0.06. 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 is very important. It is encouraging to see an insider paid above the current price for shares, as it suggests they saw value, even at higher levels. The only individual insider to buy over the last year was Johannes Kingma.

Johannes Kingma bought 3.10m shares over the last 12 months at an average price of CA$0.058. The chart below shows insider transactions (by individuals) over the last year. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!

CNSX:ASIA Recent Insider Trading, March 13th 2020
CNSX:ASIA Recent Insider Trading, March 13th 2020

Asia Cannabis 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.

Does Asia Cannabis Boast High Insider Ownership?

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. I reckon it’s a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. It’s great to see that Asia Cannabis insiders own 47% of the company, worth about CA$1.0m. 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 Does This Data Suggest About Asia Cannabis Insiders?

It’s certainly positive to see the recent insider purchase. And an analysis of the transactions over the last year also gives us confidence. But we don’t feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. Once you factor in the high insider ownership, it certainly seems like insiders are positive about Asia Cannabis. That’s what I like to see! 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. Our analysis shows 4 warning signs for Asia Cannabis (1 shouldn’t be ignored!) and we strongly recommend you look at these before investing.

If you would prefer to check out another company — one with potentially superior financials — then do not miss this free list of interesting companies, that have HIGH return on equity 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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