6 ASX 200 directors buying up their company shares in the past week

Are insiders hopeful of the future for these ASX 200 stocks?

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The February earnings season saw plenty of ups and downs, as well as some insider buying among these S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) shares.

They've each seen directors trading in their company's stocks over the last week.

So, which ASX 200 directors were buying, and how much were they snapping up? Let's take a look.

6 ASX 200 directors buying their company shares

Insider buying is often taken as a sign those working behind the scenes at an ASX 200 company are bullish on its share price's future.

Thus, a barrage of director trades in Dexus Property Group (ASX: DXS) stock might have pricked the ears of market watchers. Particularly the $216,794 trade made by director Paula Dwyer, who snapped up 25,000 shares last Wednesday.

And Dwyer's wasn't the only insider to buy. Directors Elana Rubin and Rhoda Phillippo forked out $50,052 and $21,357 respectively for parcels of 5,813 shares and 2,500 shares over the course of the week.

AGL Energy Limited (ASX: AGL) has also seen recent insider buying, with director John Pollaers buying 10,000 shares for around $6.92 apiece.

Over at ASX 200 financials giant AMP Ltd (ASX: AMP), director Michael Sammells was on a share-buying spree. He snapped up 50,000 stocks in the company for around $1.09 apiece – sneaking in before it traded ex-dividend.

Meanwhile, Ansell Limited (ASX: ANN) director Debra Goodin bought 486 shares in the personal protective equipment manufacturer for a total of $12,959.34.

Director of hauling company Aurizon Holdings Limited (ASX: AZJ), Lyell Strambi, also got in on the insider buying action over the last week. He bought 5,952 shares for $3.36 each – a total of approximately $20,000.

And finally, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd (ASX: BEN) director David Foster bought 1,021 shares in the regional bank for $9.79 apiece – forking out $9,996 for the additional parcel.

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