Insiders at Colonial Coal International Corp. (CVE:CAD) profited after buying shares worth C$2.1 million last year, current gains stand at C$2.3 million

Insiders who bought Colonial Coal International Corp. (CVE:CAD) over the past 12 months might not pay attention to the stock’s recent 12% drop. After taking into account the recent loss, the C$2.1 million of shares they bought are now worth C$4.5 million, suggesting a good return on their investment.

While insider trading isn’t the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider trading altogether.

Check out our latest analysis for Colonial Coal International

Colonial Coal International insider trading over the past year

Insider David Emri made the biggest insider buy in the last 12 months. This single transaction was for 2.1 million Canadian dollars of shares at a price of 0.86 Canadian dollars each. While we like to see insider buying, we note that this big buy was significantly below the recent price of CA$1.79. Because it occurred at a lower valuation, that tells us little about whether insiders might find today’s price attractive.

The chart below shows insider trading (by companies and individuals) over the past year. By clicking on the graph below, you will be able to see the precise detail of each insider trade!

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Does Colonial Coal International brag about being owned by insiders?

Examining the total insider holdings in a company can help you know if they are well aligned with common shareholders. We generally like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. It appears that Colonial Coal International insiders own 23% of the company, worth approximately C$73 million. This level of insider ownership is good, but just short of being particularly noteworthy. This certainly suggests a reasonable degree of alignment.

What could insider trading at Colonial Coal International tell us?

There have been no insider trades in the last three months – that’s not saying much. On a more positive note, last year’s transactions are encouraging. Insiders hold stock in Colonial Coal International and we see no evidence to suggest they are worried about the future. So, while it is useful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it is also useful to know the risks that a particular company faces. In terms of investment risks, we have identified 2 warning signs with Colonial Coal International and understanding them should be part of your investment process.

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For the purposes of this article, insiders are persons who report their transactions to the relevant regulatory body. We currently record open market transactions and private dispositions, but not derivative transactions.

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