Many Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) insiders ditched their stock over the past year, which may be of interest to the company’s shareholders. Knowing whether insiders are buying is usually more helpful when evaluating insider transactions, as insider selling can have various explanations. 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, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether.
Live Nation Entertainment Insider Transactions Over The Last Year
In the last twelve months, the biggest single sale by an insider was when the Executive VP, Michael Rowles, sold US$3.3m worth of shares at a price of US$91.66 per share. While we don’t usually like to see insider selling, it’s more concerning if the sales take place at a lower price. The silver lining is that this sell-down took place above the latest price (US$80.20). So it may not shed much light on insider confidence at current levels.
Insiders in Live Nation Entertainment didn’t buy any shares in the last year. 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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Does Live Nation Entertainment Boast High Insider Ownership?
For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. We usually like to see fairly high levels of insider ownership. Live Nation Entertainment insiders own about US$370m worth of shares (which is 2.1% of the company). I like to see this level of insider ownership, because it increases the chances that management are thinking about the best interests of shareholders.
So What Does This Data Suggest About Live Nation Entertainment Insiders?
There haven’t been any insider transactions in the last three months — that doesn’t mean much. It’s great to see high levels of insider ownership, but looking back over the last year, we don’t gain confidence from the Live Nation Entertainment insiders selling. 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. You’d be interested to know, that we found 1 warning sign for Live Nation Entertainment and we suggest you have a look.
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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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