Are Insiders Stocking Up on Their Own Shares? Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE:DAR) Update

Company insiders at Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE:DAR) have increased their position in the stock by 0.04% over the past 6 months.  Insiders now own 1.36% of total outstanding shares, according to the latest filings with the SEC.

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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%.

Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE:DAR) stands 0.18% away from its 50-day simple moving average and also 6.49% away from the 200-day average.  Recently, the equity stands -8.04% away from the 52-week high and 25.79% 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 56.11.

Wall Street analysts on the sell-side covering shares of Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE:DAR) have a mean recommendation of 1.90 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 $24.38  on the shares.

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