Recent insider trends for Denison Mines Corp. (NYSE:DNN) have caught the attention of investors. Analysts study insider data to get a sense of sense of what key shareholders think about the outlook for a particular stock. In the case of DNN, the data has some interesting implications for where the stock might be headed.
Institutions own 08.68% of Denison Mines Corp. (DNN)’s shares. The total value of these holdings, in millions, is $24. Among active positions in the latest quarter, 18 holders increased their positions by a total of 9.52 million shares, 19 holders decreased the positions by a total of 5.37 million shares, and 29 holders held their positions. This works out to a net increase in ownership of 4.16 million shares, and suggests that institutions are feeling bullish about the stock.
Among new and sold out positions, 3 holders initiated new positions by a total of 2.24 million shares and 6 holders exited their positions by a total of 5.16 million shares. This nets out to a decrease of 2.92 million shares and is another bearish sign for DNN.
Insider ownership increased by a total of 0 shares, which suggests that DNN’s key executives are feeling more optimistic about the outlook for the stock. The data from the past twelve months tells a similar story: ownership increased by a net of 0 shares.
The analysis of insider buying and selling trends can be extended to the aggregate level. Short interest, which represents the number of a stock’s shares currently being shorted, captures what the market as a whole feels about a stock. Denison Mines Corp. (NYSE:DNN)’s short interest is 8.1 million shares, or % of the float. This represents an increase of 1% 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.
Supplementing insider data with technical indicators can help an investor form a more complete view on the outlook for a stock. A composite of 13 technical indicators that includes measures such as moving averages and momentum oscillators suggests that DNN is a Weak buy, which implies that DNN 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 Denison Mines Corp. (NYSE:DNN) is undervalued.