We note that the Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) Executive VP & CFO, Thomas Wirth, recently sold US$69k worth of stock for US$13.77 per share. On the bright side, that’s just a small sale and only reduced their holding by 2.1%.
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Brandywine Realty Trust Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
The Executive VP of Life Science & Regional Managing Director – PA Region, H. DeVuono, made the biggest insider sale in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for US$311k worth of shares at a price of US$13.70 each. That means that even when the share price was below the current price of US$14.16, an insider wanted to cash in some shares. As a general rule we consider it to be discouraging when insiders are selling below the current price, because it suggests they were happy with a lower 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. This single sale was just 8.9% of H. DeVuono’s stake.
Insiders in Brandywine Realty Trust didn’t buy any shares in the last year. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, below. By clicking on the graph below, you can see the precise details of each insider transaction!
NYSE:BDN Insider Trading Volume November 7th 2021
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Does Brandywine Realty Trust Boast High Insider Ownership?
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. I reckon it’s a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. Insiders own 1.6% of Brandywine Realty Trust shares, worth about US$39m. We’ve certainly seen higher levels of insider ownership elsewhere, but these holdings are enough to suggest alignment between insiders and the other shareholders.
So What Do The Brandywine Realty Trust Insider Transactions Indicate?
An insider sold stock recently, but they haven’t been buying. And even if we look at the last year, we didn’t see any purchases. Insiders own shares, but we’re still pretty cautious, given the history of sales. So we’d only buy after careful consideration. In addition to knowing about insider transactions going on, it’s beneficial to identify the risks facing Brandywine Realty Trust. For instance, we’ve identified 4 warning signs for Brandywine Realty Trust (1 is potentially serious) 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, but not derivative transactions.
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