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|gregmorg: My Dear Ian,
My apologies! Really I should have remembered better as well-- but that's age for you! It is TO who has the age dubious honour.
I wish you well on your retirement.I never thought we would ever see the day when the Allocate share price made these giddy heights .Hopefully onward to even better things in due course but within a lesser timescale. By the way is L Drummond any Family connection with R?|
|the shuffle man: From todays SEC announcement
The key positive
contributors to performance in the period were Allocate, Vintage and Pinewood,
which rose 4%, 11% and 2% respectively. Allocate released final results ahead
of expectations and forecasts were upgraded. Although this has been a
successful investment so far for the SEC, we believe that the considerable
progress made over the past two years has failed to be fully reflected in its
share price. Since May, we have increased our holding by about 45%. Vintage's
movement was a result of the strong performance in its highly diversified
private equity portfolios.|
|gregmorg: Looks like a good set of final figures with an encouraging statement. Be interested to see the semi official "analysts forecasts" for the current year.
Only grouse I ever have, although it applies to almost every acquisitive company, is when advisers consider it almost mandatory to include in the official acquisitive documents the statement that "in terms of eps the acquisition will be enhancing in the first year". However then there seems to be a drag on earnings in the second year!It's just a general grouse.
Pity about the share price but it is a bear market however short-or long!|
|gregmorg: Not that it matters but I don't actually think this is an all time high for the share price!
That may surprise most investors but it was floated on the full market as MSW(before changing its name to Manpower etc) in the mid 1990's. The price then that I recall was something like 97p. However it was a painful experience and a real disaster. Fortunately it was recued and more than once but it survived. One executive and one non exec survive from that horrible period. Anyway it's a completely different animal now and one that has become quite pleasing with maybe even more pleasure to come. Purely a trip down memory lane!|
|mudbath: jakleeds and littleweed,
I continue to take a strong interest in ALL despite the thread debate currently being muted.
How things change.WSI also used to be moribund in both share price and comment;yet there is now a detectable note of momentum in both.
Your own input would again be most welcome,anytime.
|bostonborn: Brilliant contract win announced this morning; and this time some published value to the contract; I would expect the share price to move up considerably this morning, if any body notices the news, which is probably unlikely, as the company remains generally under the radar.|
|gregmorg: Many thanks for the steer to the site. A nice confident presentation by the looks of it and that usually sends an investor message. Nothing inside came out but in this modern world that isn't allowed.Body language usually does that! Last slide re Edisons's share price view (ie 100p) may well be right (that would be reassuring!) but how independant actually is Edison. Not that it matters- as proof will be in the company's trading performance, as always.|
|jeanesy: Share price continues a steady downward move. Are we near to these being a buy or is bad news around the corner?|
|robward: Hi Greg
I'm not concerned about some institutions lowering their holdings mainly because the share price has been rising whilst they have been off-loading which suggests to me that there is another institution or perhaps a another software company building a position. The raising tax charge masks the excellent operational performance of the business with profits growing at over 25% a year and set to continue. I think the concern over potential cut-backs in the NHS is overdone because Allocate actually help Trusts manage their resources more efficently. We are due a 3rd Quarter Update very shortly.
Rob Ward (Shareholder for over 6 years !!)|
|jakleeds: Thanks mrmerkin, I like this bit:
Numis says, in a note, in response to the 'positive' trading update it is making small upgrades to its full year 2010 estimates for Allocate, although it sees scope for considerable further outperformance.
The broker says, to put the full year 2009 performance in context, pretax profit is seen at 40 percent ahead of its forecast of just 18 month ago.
Numis says it does not believe that Allocate's growth potential is adequately reflected in its share price.|
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