Are Insiders Purchasing Their Own Shares of TransAtlantic Petroleum, Ltd. (:TAT)?

According to the latest SEC filings, insiders at TransAtlantic Petroleum, Ltd. (:TAT) have increased their position in the stock by 55.84% over the past 6 months.  Insiders now own 1.30% of total outstanding shares. 

University of Michigan professor and noted insider trading researcher discovered that when insiders bought shares of their own companies, the stocks outperformed the total market by 8.9% over the next 12-month period.  When they sold shares, the stock underperformed 5.4%.

TECHNICAL INDICATORS

TransAtlantic Petroleum, Ltd. (:TAT) stands -17.94% away from its 50-day simple moving average and also -5.05% away from the 200-day average.  Recently, the equity stands -32.74% away from the 52-week high and 60.26% from the 52-week low.  The RSI (Relative Strength Index), an indicator that shows price strength by comparing upward and downward close-to-close movements is 32.83.

ANALYST RECOMMENDATIONS

Wall Street analysts on the sell-side covering shares of TransAtlantic Petroleum, Ltd. (:TAT) have a mean recommendation of 3.00 on the shares.  This is based on a numerical chart where each stock recommendation (Buy,Sell,Hold) is translated into a numerical equivalent.  A low number indicates a Buy and a higher number a Sell.  In terms of where analysts see the stock headed, they have a consensus price target of $1.89  on the shares.

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