Insiders rewarded with a US$561k addition on top of their US$5.3m purchase as The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) hits US$110b

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) insiders who purchased shares in the last 12 months were richly rewarded last week. The stock climbed by 7.7% resulting in a US$7.9b addition to the company’s market value. As a result, their original purchase of US$5.3m worth of stock is now worth US$5.9m.

While insider transactions are not the most important thing when it comes to long-term investing, we would consider it foolish to ignore insider transactions altogether.

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The Last 12 Months Of Insider Transactions At Boeing

Over the last year, we can see that the biggest insider purchase was by President David Calhoun for US$4.0m worth of shares, at about US$160 per share. Even though the purchase was made at a significantly lower price than the recent price (US$185), we still think insider buying is a positive. Because it occurred at a lower valuation, it doesn't tell us much about whether insiders might find today's price attractive.

Boeing insiders may have bought shares in the last year, but they didn't sell any. You can see a visual depiction of insider transactions (by companies and individuals) over the last 12 months, 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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Insiders At Boeing Have Bought Stock Recently

Over the last quarter, Boeing insiders have spent a meaningful amount on shares. Overall, two insiders shelled out US$4.2m for shares in the company -- and none sold. That shows some optimism about the company's future.

Does Boeing Boast High Insider Ownership?

Many investors like to check how much of a company is owned by insiders. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will be incentivised to build the company for the long term. Boeing insiders own about US$67m worth of shares. That equates to 0.06% of the company. While this is a strong but not outstanding level of insider ownership, it's enough to indicate some alignment between management and smaller shareholders.

So What Do The Boeing Insider Transactions Indicate?

It's certainly positive to see the recent insider purchases. We also take confidence from the longer term picture of insider transactions. But we don't feel the same about the fact the company is making losses. When combined with notable insider ownership, these factors suggest Boeing insiders are well aligned, and that they may think the share price is too low. 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. At Simply Wall St, we found 1 warning sign for Boeing that deserve your attention before buying any shares.

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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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