A look at the shareholders of Rubis (EPA: RUI) can tell us which group is more powerful. Generally speaking, as a business grows, institutions increase their participation. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. We also tend to see a decrease in the number of insiders in companies that were previously state-owned.
Ruby has a market cap of 2.5 billion euros, so we would expect some institutional investors to take notice of the stock. Our analysis of company ownership, below, shows that institutional investors bought the company. We can zoom in on the different property groups, to find out more about Rubis.
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What does institutional ownership tell us about Rubis?
Many institutions measure their performance against an index that approximates the local market. Thus, they generally pay more attention to companies that are included in the major indices.
As you can see, institutional investors have a significant share of Rubies. This suggests some credibility among professional investors. But we cannot rely on this fact alone because institutions sometimes make bad investments, like everyone else. If several institutions change their mind about a stock at the same time, you could see the stock price drop quickly. So it’s worth looking at the Ruby earnings history below. Of course, the future is what really matters.
Hedge funds don’t have a lot of shares in Ruby. Our data shows that Tweedy, Browne Company LLC is the largest shareholder with 5.0% of the shares outstanding. With 5.0% and 4.1% of the shares outstanding respectively, Wellington Management Group LLP and BlackRock, Inc. are the second and third shareholders.
Our studies suggest that the top 25 shareholders collectively control less than half of the company’s shares, which means that the company’s shares are widely disseminated and there is no dominant shareholder.
Institutional ownership research is a good way to assess and filter the expected performance of a stock. The same can be achieved by studying the feelings of analysts. Many analysts cover the stock, so it can be interesting to see what they are forecasting as well.
Ruby Insider Ownership
The definition of business insiders can be subjective and vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing at least board members. The management of the company is accountable to the board of directors and the board must represent the interests of the shareholders. Notably, sometimes senior executives themselves sit on the board.
Insider ownership is positive when it indicates that executives think like the real owners of the company. However, strong insider ownership can also confer immense power on a small group within the company. This can be negative in some circumstances.
Our most recent data indicates that insiders own less than 1% Ruby. However, it is possible that insiders will have an indirect interest through a more complex structure. It’s a big company, so even a small proportional interest can create alignment between the board and shareholders. In this case, the insiders own 7.0 million euros in shares. Arguably recent purchases and sales are equally important to consider. You can click here to see if any Insiders have bought or sold.
General public property
The general public, including individual investors, own 59% of Rubis. With this amount of ownership, retail investors can collectively play a role in decisions that affect shareholder returns, such as dividend policies and the appointment of directors. They can also exercise the power to vote on acquisitions or mergers that may not improve profitability.
I find it very interesting to see who exactly owns a company. But to really understand better, we have to take other information into account as well. Know that Rubis displays 1 warning sign in our investment analysis , you must know…
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NB: The figures in this article are calculated from data for the last twelve months, which refer to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month of date of the financial statement. This may not be consistent with the figures in the annual report for the entire year.
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