Independent Lead Director Susan Davis Sold A Bunch Of Shares In Quanex Building Products

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We'd be surprised if Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX) shareholders haven't noticed that the Independent Lead Director, Susan Davis, recently sold US$304k worth of stock at US$30.76 per share. Equally important, that sale actually reduced their holding by a full 100% which hardly makes us feel bullish about the stock.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Quanex Building Products

In fact, the recent sale by Susan Davis was the biggest sale of Quanex Building Products shares made by an insider individual in the last twelve months, according to our records. That means that an insider was selling shares at around the current price of US$30.57. We generally don't like to see insider selling, but the lower the sale price, the more it concerns us. In this case, the big sale took place at around the current price, so it's not too bad (but it's still not a positive).

You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. If you click on the chart, you can see all the individual transactions, including the share price, individual, and the date!

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NYSE:NX Insider Trading Volume December 30th 2023

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Insider Ownership Of Quanex Building Products

I like to look at how many shares insiders own in a company, to help inform my view of how aligned they are with insiders. A high insider ownership often makes company leadership more mindful of shareholder interests. Insiders own 1.4% of Quanex Building Products shares, worth about US$14m. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

So What Does This Data Suggest About Quanex Building Products Insiders?

An insider sold Quanex Building Products shares recently, but they didn't buy any. And there weren't any purchases to give us comfort, over the last year. While insiders do own shares, they don't own a heap, and they have been selling. We'd practice some caution before buying! So these insider transactions can help us build a thesis about the stock, but it's also worthwhile knowing the risks facing this company. For example - Quanex Building Products has 1 warning sign we think you should be aware of.

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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 of direct interests only, but not derivative transactions or indirect interests.

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