Pioneer Power Solutions Board Member Awarded $58K Worth of Stock Options

Yossi Cohn, Board Member at Pioneer Power Solutions PPSI, reported a large acquisition of company stock options on May 18, according to a new SEC filing.

What Happened: A Form 4 filing from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday showed that Cohn, Board Member at Pioneer Power Solutions, a company in the Industrials sector, was just awarded stock options worth 10,000 shares of PPSI. The options give Cohn the right to buy the company's stock at $5.25 per share.

Pioneer Power Solutions shares are trading up 3.88% at $5.86 at the time of this writing on Friday morning. Since the current price is $5.86, this makes Cohn's 10,000 shares worth $58,587.

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Why Insider Transactions Are Important

Insider transactions shouldn't be used primarily to make an investing decision, however an insider transaction can be an important factor in the investing decision.

In legal terms, an "insider" refers to any shareholder who owns at least 10% of a company. This can include executives in the c-suite and large hedge funds. These insiders are required to let the public know of their transactions via a Form 4 filing, which must be filed within two business days of the transaction.

When a company insider makes a new purchase, that is an indication that they expect the stock to rise.

Insider sells, on the other hand, can be made for a variety of reasons, and may not necessarily mean that the seller thinks the stock will go down.

Transaction Codes To Focus On

Investors prefer focusing on transactions that take place in the open market, indicated in Table I of the Form 4 filing. A P in Box 3 indicates a purchase, while S indicates a sale. Transaction code C indicates the conversion of an option, and transaction code A indicates the insider may have been forced to sell shares in order to receive compensation that had been promised upon being hired by the company.

Check Out The Full List Of Pioneer Power Solutions's Insider Trades.

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