Insider Trading Report: Selecta Biosciences (SELB)

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  • Timothy Springer, a director and major owner at Selecta Biosciences (SELB), recently bought 3,185,394 shares of the company. That trade came to over $5.4 million. The buy increased his total holdings to just over 16.05 million shares.

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  • Another director made a 50,000 share buy at the start of October as well. There have been some insider sales in the past year, but they have been dwarfed by insider buys. Insiders own 17 percent of all shares of the immunogenetics company.

    Shares of the biotech company are up 48 percent in the past year, although shares are trading on the low end of their 52-week range. The biotech company is in the clinical stage for therapeutic enzymes.

    Action to take: In spite of some small insider sales, the massive buys from an investor who already owns over 10 percent of the company are a strong sign that shares are undervalued and apt to head higher. Shares are a buy in the $2 range for traders looking for an interesting biotech play outside the Covid vaccine race dominating the industry.

    While the company is too small to have many options available, the March 2021 $2.50 calls, trading with a bid/ask spread around $0.55, are near-the-money and could provide triple-digit returns should shares rally back to their 52-week high near $4.

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