Could Insider Buying Signal that Akamai Technologies Inc Is Undervalued?

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Feb 01, 2023
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The latest data from GuruFocus shows that CEO N/A bought 572 shares of Akamai Technologies Inc (AKAM) on 2023-01-31. 0C000009B7.png

When insiders buy shares of their company’s stock, it can often be a positive sign. It could signal that insiders are turning bullish on the future of their company. Insiders know far more about their company than the general public does, so it is worth paying attention to their trades. With this in mind, let’s take a look at this insider buy to see if Akamai Technologies Inc deserves the attention of investors.

F Leighton’s trades

Over the past year, F Leighton has purchased 0 shares in total.

This means that F Leighton has been buying their company’s stock over the long term. This could be a positive sign for the stock’s future.

Insider trends

Some investors may wonder whether one insider’s buys are that important. Are other insiders buying the stock as well, or are other insiders selling?

The insider transaction history for Akamai Technologies Inc shows than there have been 15 insiders buys in total over the past year. Meanwhile, there have been 19 insider sells over the same timeframe.

Although F Leighton has been buying shares recently, it seems that most of their peers are selling. However, insiders sell for many reasons. Maybe they need the cash, or maybe they are trying to lower their taxes. High insider selling could be a bad sign or a neutral sign, depending on the reason for the sales.


Shares of Akamai Technologies Inc were trading for $88.22 apice on the day of F Leighton’s recent buy. This gives the stock a market cap of $13871.917 Millions.

The price-earnings ratio is 28.28, which is higher than the industry median of 26.31 and lower than the company’s historical median price-earnings ratio.

With a price of $88.22 and a GuruFocus Value $124.21, Akamai Technologies Inc has a price-to-GF-Value ratio of 0.71. This means the stock is Modestly Undervalued based on its GF Value.

Please note, the numbers and facts quoted are as of the writing of this article and may not factor in the latest trading data or company announcements.

When GuruFocus covers insider information, we only track open market or the private purchase and sale of common stock with the transaction code of P or S. Therefore, all the transactions mentioned in this article are only the ones with transaction code of P or S.

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  • Triple Buys: Companies that both Gurus and Insiders are buying, and Company is buying back.

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