Joby Aviation Insiders Sold US$1.7m Of Shares Suggesting Hesitancy

Joby Aviation, Inc. Common Stock +1.30% Pre

Joby Aviation, Inc. Common Stock

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In the last year, many Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY) insiders sold a substantial stake in the company which may have sparked shareholders' attention. When analyzing insider transactions, it is usually more valuable to know whether insiders are buying versus knowing if they are selling, as the latter sends an ambiguous message. However, when multiple insiders sell stock over a specific duration, shareholders should take notice as that could possibly be a red flag.

Although we don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions, logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.

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Joby Aviation Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

The Founder, JoeBen Bevirt, made the biggest insider sale in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for US$515k worth of shares at a price of US$3.69 each. So it's clear an insider wanted to take some cash off the table, even below the current price of US$6.65. When an insider sells below the current price, it suggests that they considered that lower price to be fair. That makes us wonder what they think of the (higher) recent valuation. While insider selling is not a positive sign, we can't be sure if it does mean insiders think the shares are fully valued, so it's only a weak sign. We note that the biggest single sale was only 0.1% of JoeBen Bevirt's holding.

In the last year Joby Aviation insiders didn't buy any company stock. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart below. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much, and when, simply click on the graph below!

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NYSE:JOBY Insider Trading Volume December 30th 2023

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Joby Aviation Insiders Are Selling The Stock

Over the last three months, we've seen significant insider selling at Joby Aviation. Specifically, insiders ditched US$165k worth of shares in that time, and we didn't record any purchases whatsoever. In light of this it's hard to argue that all the insiders think that the shares are a bargain.

Insider Ownership Of Joby Aviation

Looking at the total insider shareholdings in a company can help to inform your view of whether they are well aligned with common shareholders. I reckon it's a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Joby Aviation insiders own 23% of the company, currently worth about US$1.1b based on the recent share price. 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 Joby Aviation Insiders?

Insiders haven't bought Joby Aviation stock in the last three months, but there was some selling. And there weren't any purchases to give us comfort, over the last year. It is good to see high insider ownership, but the insider selling leaves us cautious. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it's beneficial to identify the risks facing Joby Aviation. Every company has risks, and we've spotted 4 warning signs for Joby Aviation (of which 2 are potentially serious!) you should know about.

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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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