Recent insider trends for TIM Participacoes S.A. (NYSE:TSU) have caught the attention of investors. Patters in insider activity can help analysts formulate an outlook for a stock. In the case of TSU, the data has a lot to say about how the stock might perform going forward.
Institutions own 15.61% of TIM Participacoes S.A. (TSU)’s shares. The total value of these holdings, in millions, is $1,595. Among active positions in the latest quarter, 52 holders increased their positions by a total of 8.21 million shares, 59 holders decreased the positions by a total of 12.7 million shares, and 18 holders held their positions. This works out to a net decrease in ownership of 4.49 million shares, and suggests that institutions are feeling bearish about the stock.
Among new and sold out positions, 17 holders initiated new positions by a total of 647547 shares and 22 holders exited their positions by a total of 972646 shares. This nets out to a decrease of 325099 shares and is another bearish sign for TSU.
Insider ownership increased by a total of 0 shares, which suggests that TSU’s key executives are feeling more optimistic about the outlook for the stock. The data from the past twelve months tells a similar story: and ownership increased by a net of 0 shares.
Comparing the number of shares sold short over time is a method analysts often use to get a reading on investor sentiment. TIM Participacoes S.A. (NYSE:TSU)’s short interest is 1.36 million shares, or 0.84% of the float. This represents an increase of 313% in the number of shares being shorted compared to the previous reading, and implies that investors felt more pessimistic about the stock during the past two weeks.
Ownership trends and trading patterns can be useful tools for predicting a stock’s performance, but it’s also important to consider the technicals in order to form a more comprehensive view. A composite of 13 technical indicators that includes measures such as moving averages and momentum oscillators suggests that TSU is a Strong buy, which implies that TSU is expected to outperform the market based on prior trading patterns.
Institutional ownership trends suggest that the stock is cheap and the insider trading data indicates that insiders are bullish. Technical indicators (also) suggest that TIM Participacoes S.A. (NYSE:TSU) is undervalued.