Bullish Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ:TNDM) investors are yet to receive a pay off on their US$511k bet

Insiders who bought US$511k worth of Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:TNDM) stock at an average buy price of US$73.00 over the last year may be disappointed by the recent 5.4% decrease in the stock. This is not good as insiders invest based on expectations that their money will appreciate over time. However, as a result of recent losses, their original investment is now worth only US$287k.

While insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, logic dictates you should pay some attention to whether insiders are buying or selling shares.

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Tandem Diabetes Care Insider Transactions Over The Last Year

The Executive VP & COO, David Berger, made the biggest insider sale in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for US$201k worth of shares at a price of US$65.00 each. While insider selling is a negative, to us, it is more negative if the shares are sold at a lower price. The silver lining is that this sell-down took place above the latest price (US$40.95). So it may not tell us anything about how insiders feel about the current share price.

Happily, we note that in the last year insiders paid US$511k for 7.00k shares. But they sold 3.50k shares for US$244k. In the last twelve months there was more buying than selling by Tandem Diabetes Care insiders. You can see the insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last year depicted in the chart 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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Does Tandem Diabetes Care Boast High Insider Ownership?

For a common shareholder, it is worth checking how many shares are held by company insiders. I reckon it’s a good sign if insiders own a significant number of shares in the company. It appears that Tandem Diabetes Care insiders own 0.5% of the company, worth about US$14m. This level of insider ownership is good but just short of being particularly stand-out. It certainly does suggest a reasonable degree of alignment.

What Might The Insider Transactions At Tandem Diabetes Care Tell Us?

There haven’t been any insider transactions in the last three months — that doesn’t mean much. But insiders have shown more of an appetite for the stock, over the last year. Overall we don’t see anything to make us think Tandem Diabetes Care insiders are doubting the company, and they do own shares. Therefore, you should definitely take a look at this FREE report showing analyst forecasts for Tandem Diabetes Care.

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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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