In this article, I will feature one services sector stock that has seen intensive insider buying during the last 30 days. Intensive insider buying can be defined by the following three criteria:
- The stock is purchased by three or more insiders within one month.
- The stock is sold by no insiders in the month of intensive purchasing.
- At least two purchasers increase their holdings by more than 10%.
Chegg (NYSE:CHGG) operates student-first connected learning platform that empowers students to take control of their education to save time, save money and get smarter.
Insider buying during the last 30 days
Here is a table of Chegg's insider-trading activity during the last 30 days by insider.
|Name||Title||Trade Date||Shares Purchased||Current Ownership||Increase In Shares|
|Robert Chesnut||SVP||Nov 22||13,000||125,098 shares||+11.6%|
|Barry McCarthy||Director||Nov 13-20||41,800||96,441 shares||+76.5%|
|Daniel Rosensweig||CEO||Nov 14-18||6,000||629,082 shares||+1.0%|
|Andrew Brown||CFO||Nov 14||5,000||161,061 shares||+3.2%|
|Ted Schlein||Director||Nov 14-15||20,000||240,743 shares||+9.1%|
There have been 85,800 shares purchased by insiders during the last 30 days.
Chegg reported the pro forma first nine months financial results with the following highlights:
|Net loss||$50.4 million|
|Net tangible book value||$2.48 per share|
The costs for college textbooks continues to escalate, rising 812% since 1978, outpacing the rise in medical care and college tuition up 575% and 559%, respectively.
This trend should help Chegg's revenue growth.
Chegg has the second-highest P/S ratio among these four companies.
Here is a table of these competitors' insider-trading activities this year.
|Company||Insider buying / shares||Insider selling / shares|
Amazon has also seen intensive insider selling during the last 30 days.
There have been five different insiders buying Chegg and there have not been any insiders selling Chegg during the last 30 days. Two of these five insiders increased their holdings by more than 10%.
Chegg had its IPO priced at $12.50 and the stock started trading on November 13. The insiders purchased their shares on November 13 to 22 at a price range of $7.61 to $12.50. I have a cautiously bullish bias for the stock currently based on the intensive insider buying.