The most notable directors trade over $100,000 in the last fortnight was a $4 million trade by Yaniv Meydan from Openpay (ASX:OPY).

Meydan, who is based in Israel and whose family vehicle is one of Openpay’s largest shareholders, chipped in to a $37.5 million capital raising intended to underpin Openpay’s international expansions.

While the deal was first announced at the end of March shareholders had to sign off on the purchase earlier this month at the company’s AGM.

Managing director and CEO Michael Eidel chipped in too, buying just over $200,000.

Code Company Director Change Date Volume $ What
PSQ Pacific Smiles Group Mark Bloom Buy 14 May 38,000 $100,700 On market
BKG Booktopia Tony Nash Sell 14 May 1,557,002 $4,172,765 On market
BKG Booktopia Wayne Baskin Sell 14 May 442,978 $1,187,181 On market
SLK SeaLink Travel Neil Smith Sell 11 May 4,438,602 $43,498,300 Off market
SLK SeaLink Travel Christopher Smerdon Sell 11 May 700,000 $6,860,000 Off market
SLK SeaLink Travel Terry Dodd Sell 11 May 400,000 $3,920,000 Off market
SLK SeaLink Travel Jeffrey Ellison Sell 11 May 700,000 $6,860,000 Off market
SLK SeaLink Travel Lance Hockridge Buy 14 May 17,500 $176,400 On market
NVX Novonix Robert Natter Buy 11 May 431,034 $1,249,999 Placement
NVX Novonix Robert Cooper Buy 11 May 68,966 $200,001 Placement
AMA AMA Group Paul Ruiz Buy 17 May 271,739 $123,696 On market
AMA AMA Group Simon Moore Buy 12 May 250,000 $121,875 On market
HYM Hyperion Metals Todd Hannigan Buy 17 May 664,078 $655,339 On market
FPL Fremont Petroleum Samuel Jarvis Buy 18 May 30,000,000 $120,000 Off market
HNG HGL Alexander Beard Buy 17 May 9,725,000 $1,945,000 Placement
TYR Tyro Payments David Fite Sell 18 May 300,769 $1,501,324 On market
MND Monadelphous Group Dietmar Voss Buy 19 May 30,058 $299,323 On market
JDR Jadar Resources Navinderjeet Singh Buy 20 May 5,042,293 $151,227 On market
SHH Shree Minerals Davide Bosio Buy 24 May 10,000,000 $120,000 Placement
STA Strandline Resources Peter Watson Buy 18 May 686,775 $135,163 On market
WMX Wiluna Mining Corporation Milan Jerkovic Buy 24 May 310,841 $310,841 Rights Issue
ATS Australis Oil and Gas Graham Dowland Buy 21 May 2,300,000 $115,000 Placement
ATS Australis Oil and Gas Ian Lusted Buy 21 May 2,400,000 $120,000 Placement
ATS Australis Oil and Gas Jonathan Stewart Buy 21 May 8,000,000 $400,000 Placement
OPY Openpay Yaniv Meydan Buy 18 May 1,970,444 $4,000,001 Placement
OPY Openpay Michael Eidel Buy 18 May 98,523 $200,002 Placement
CG1 Carbon Revolution James Douglas Buy 21 May 125,000 $200,000 Rights Issue
IMU Imugene Charles Walker Sell 21 May 3,500,000 $1,236,500 On market
MAY Melbana Energy Andrew Purcell Sell 28 May 148,975,180 $2,681,553 Off market
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$1m+ trades

One other big buyer was Alexander Beard from investment company HGL (ASX:HNG) who bought nearly $2 million as part of a placement, nearly doubling his stake to 11 per cent of the company.

Another was Robert Natter of battery tech stock Novonix (ASX:NVX), who bought over $1.2 million in a placement. His colleague Robert Cooper chipped in too, buying $200,000.

However most other big traders were sellers.

Transport operator and tourism operator Sealink Travel Group (ASX:SLK) completed a $61 million off-market block trade to new institutional holders in a move the company said would increase liquidity and free float in the stock.

$43.4 million of this belonged indirectly to Neil Smith, $6.86 million to Christopher Smerdon, $3.92 million to Terry Dodd and $6.86 million to Jeffrey Ellison.

Meanwhile, their colleague Lance Hockridge bought $176,400 in shares on market.

A company that engaged in a similar move was Booktopia (ASX:BKG) – Tony Nash parted with $4.1 million in shares and Wayne Baskin parted with $1.19 million.

Tyro Payments (ASX:TYR) David Fite sold on his own, parting with $1.5 million in shares in a move that took place after exercising options in the company.


$100k-$1m trades

Most trades in this group were buys and a few of them were in groups.

Australis Oil and Gas (ASX:ATS) conducted a placement which three directors chipped into. Graham Dowland bought $115,000, Ian Lusted bought $120,000 and Jonathan Stewart bought $400,000.

Paul Ruiz and Simon Moore bought $250,000 between them in AMA Group (ASX:AMA) shares on market.

Back to oil stocks and Fremont Petroleum (ASX:FPL) director Samuel Jarvis bought $120,000 off market.

His company surged last week with news it had sold 13,000 barrels of oil in six weeks, half the time it took to sell the previous 13,000 (the whole March quarter).

There were a handful of trades from the resources sector, the biggest of which came from Todd Hannigan of Hyperion Metals (ASX:HYM) – not to be confused with ASX-focused fundie Hyperion Asset Management.

He purchased just over $650,000 in the company which has a titanium, zircon, rare earths and silica project in Tennessee.

Hyperion company is hoping to be one of the companies riding the green energy wave.

Titanium is an important element for wind and geothermal energy and Hyperion’s project is just 15km from one of the world’s largest pigment plants.