Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: XHR) Senior Vice President Taylor Kessel just sold 100% of its stake
Anyone interested in Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: XHR) should probably know that Senior Vice President Taylor Kessel recently sold US $ 217,000 of shares in the company, at an average price of US $ 19.63 each. Equally important, this sale actually reduced their stake by 100%, which hardly makes us bullish on the action.
Insider Transactions of Xenia Hotels & Resorts in the Last Year
In the past twelve months, the largest single sale by an insider was when Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer Joseph Johnson sold US $ 707,000 of shares at a price of $ 19.09 US per share. This means that even when the share price was slightly lower than the current price of US $ 19.41, an insider wanted to cash in some shares. We generally consider it negative if insiders have sold, especially if they have sold below the current price, as this implies that they consider a lower price to be reasonable. While insider selling is not a positive sign, we cannot be sure if this means that insiders think stocks are fully valued, so it is only a weak sign. This one-time sale represented 100% of Joseph Johnson’s stake.
Insiders of Xenia Hotels & Resorts have not bought any shares in the past year. The chart below shows insider trading (by companies and individuals) over the past year. If you want to know exactly who sold, for how much and when, just click on the graph below!
NYSE: XHR Insider Trading Volume May 30, 2021
I will like Xenia Hotels & Resorts better if I see big insider buys. While we wait watch this free list of growing companies with recent and significant insider buying.
Another way to test the alignment between a company’s executives and other shareholders is to look at how many shares they own. Usually, the higher the insider ownership, the more likely it is that insiders will have an incentive to build the business for the long term. Insiders own 0.6% of the shares of Xenia Hotels & Resorts, worth around US $ 13 million. This level of insider ownership is good, but just nowhere near remarkable. It certainly suggests a reasonable degree of alignment.
So what does this data suggest about Xenia Hotels & Resorts insiders?
Insiders haven’t bought Xenia Hotels & Resorts shares in the past three months, but there have been sales. And even though we look at last year, we haven’t seen any purchases. Although insiders own stocks, they don’t own a single stock and they sell. So we would only buy after careful consideration. So, while it is useful to know what insiders are doing in terms of buying or selling, it is also useful to know the risks that a particular company faces. Our analysis shows 2 warning signs for Xenia Hotels & Resorts (1 is a bit worrying!) And we strongly recommend that you review them before investing.
Of course, you might find a fantastic investment looking elsewhere. So take a look at this free list of interesting companies.
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