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Ashtead Group Share Chat (AHT)

Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Ashtead Grp. LSE:AHT London Ordinary Share GB0000536739 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -26.50p -3.21% 798.50p 799.00p 800.00p 835.00p 795.00p 834.00p 3,401,755 16:35:14
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 1,837.6 473.8 60.5 13.2 4,019.20

Ashtead Group Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
10/2/2016
20:19
:) Thanks Clarky & Ian for the article about shorts Rang the company and they were also perplexed why they've seeming attracted more of the fall than general (down apprx -25% this year now!). Noted short interest but had no idea why they had been particularly targetted...Mentioned their US "competitors" news but as we know Ashstead have been handily beating them for years so this seems a lazy comparison...Said they stood by the 9th Dec statement & no comms to the contrary have been made. Seems fundamentals are still sound here then. Seems general market jitters and shorting are the culprets here...Hope their next staement scorches a few after this levels of sell down on what seems like lazy guesswork. Regards, Source.
source
10/2/2016
17:10
2flatpack I've been out all afternoon, so just seen your earlier posts re 'shorts' - thanks. Will be interesting to watch how this develops given today's fall.
ianwwwhite
10/2/2016
16:39
Source, Ashtead grew 24fold since the crash. The wider market hasn't. When the market sneezes we catch a cold. Not flu tho so no worries
clarky5150
10/2/2016
16:31
Thanks Topicel - but today is yet another day when Ashtead is doing a lot worse than the general market while other companies (many of which have bounced healthily)... Agree this could be value entry point here given the high divergence in its fundamentals and shareprice, but the relative difference is disconcerting. Regards, Source.
source
10/2/2016
16:21
In 100 % plus a small bet. Cannot believe this price 800. Going to hide my head under the covers until March. I agree with clarky when it turns it will go quickly. Cheers
2flatpack
10/2/2016
15:55
Good day Source First support zone is 800. If that fails the next is the Weekly SMA 200 currently at 759. When it comes to buying it's each to his own but you want evidence that the fall is complete. If the share price establishes a base ie. goes sideways it MAY indicate the fall is over. Better is a higher high followed by a higher low. I doubt that there is a fundamental problem with AHT. The fall is widespread resulting from concern at various global events.
bracke
10/2/2016
15:46
It's how far the shooters can push down until buying pressure forces them to close that's the problem. I am surprised to see us 3% down on a blue day. I think when it does go North it will do quite quickly. I'm also hoping we don't see another bad red day this week or who knows where we might settle.
clarky5150
10/2/2016
15:44
Source, as I opined yesterday, the company has said nothing to contradict the guidance given in the last quarterly update. Hence, without question, nothing material has changed and you should have no fears on that score. Macro picture, Yellen's rather dovish comments today etc. notwithstanding, would seem to be the problem here, as elsewhere. A good update on 1st March should see this rebound significantly as they are still paying a dividend whereas many others are cutting. I would not be surprised if Ashtead increase theirs! So, IMHO, no need to reach for the sauce, source! Topicel
topicel
10/2/2016
14:59
Maybe due another of your poems Bracke! It seems to be reaching close to its 200 day weekly SMA as you predicted as worst case! Wow...Is it time to buy now? :) Just hope nothing fundamental is actually wrong & I am not overly relying on their recent very positive trading statements. Regards, Source.
source
10/2/2016
11:03
Ian Checked on the FCA site . The current 5.26% is correct. To check the Jan, figure would take a lot of work . Cheers
2flatpack
10/2/2016
10:35
ian Total disclosed shorts01.01.16 3.24 % It began to rise 14.01.16. cheers hTTp://shorttracker.co.uk/company/GB0000536739/all
2flatpack
10/2/2016
10:07
DiscoDave4 Fair comment, the maths does appear wrong. Nevertheless, the determined plunge in price does give the feeling that it has been accentuated by aggressive shorting. 2flatpack, do you by any chance have the information from short tracker to determine the percentage increase/decrease in shorts and volume since the beginning of the year? It looks like the total percentage shorts have risen from 3.24% at the beginning of January 16 to 5.26% if the graph on Short Tracker is correct?
ianwwwhite
10/2/2016
09:32
IanRead that earlier but didn't seem correct, £43m is only about 1% (based on market cap) whereas shorts are about 5% (as per 2flats earlier post).DD
discodave4
10/2/2016
09:23
Thought a 1% change in the exchange rate £/$ was worth £5m extra profit.Exchange rate has gone in our favour, from $1.53 (from memory) to $1.45, so about 5% = +£25m extra annualised profit.DD
discodave4
10/2/2016
09:16
Yes saw that with Arm - with such a high PE its always been quite volatile. Not quick enough to ride the lurching there! Back to Ashstead though (& Bovis) - Reality check = FTSE is now at the same level as it was back in 2010! -- The Economy(s) is certainly not as bad as it was back then... Regards, Source.
source
10/2/2016
09:16
Apparently AHT has been a target for short sellers: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-3439691/Short-sellers-bet-3bn-against-UK-s-biggest-names-bid-exploit-financial-markets-turmoil.html
ianwwwhite
10/2/2016
09:11
Disclosed shorters doth buying and selling. From Short interest tracker:- . Adelphi Capital LLP 0.70% ↑ 0.10% 2016-02-03 Alyeska Investment Group 0.60% ↑ 0.10% 2016-01-29 Blue Ridge Capital, L.L.C 0.92% ↑ 0.12% 2016-02-01 CPMG, Inc 1.42% ↑ 0.04% 2016-01-28 Coatue Management, L.L.C 1.11% ↑ 0.09% 2015-10-02 Maverick Capital, Ltd 0.51% ↓ -0.23% 2016-02-02 Total 5.26% cheers
2flatpack
10/2/2016
09:04
Source Have a look at ARM. Good results.SP down about %5. although they do have a PE of 50 cheers
2flatpack
10/2/2016
08:36
This seems a lot of manipulating! :)Would you believe It's down 21% since mid January! Wow. I draw quite a bit of comfort from their very recent trading statement though. Really worth a read. Suggests the recent drops aren't in touch with fundamentals (or reality! :)Regards,Source.
source
10/2/2016
08:31
Probably shorters selling to push price down as low as possible before buying back in time for Q3 statement. Or maybe im just too cynical and theres no such thing as stock market manipulation ;)
dealer1972
10/2/2016
08:28
Yes and yes, IMHO source. Topicel
topicel
10/2/2016
08:12
Could dollars weakness be a reason for the silly falls here? While this would weaken its earnings per share it seems out of proportion.Regards,Source.
source
09/2/2016
15:46
May your palm be crossed with silver. Looking at the chart above and given to-days price action 900 would appear to be a more realistic target.
bracke
09/2/2016
15:42
Merci beaucoup mon EG. I made my palm reading analysis earlier today so, for what it's worth, I take solace in your 965p gap, even if it is possibly too much to expect as a retrace. But by the quarterly update... Topicel
topicel
09/2/2016
15:32
Good day Topicel Ref Intraday Price Action If you are trading intraday such price action is important. If you are a 'buy and hold' investor their importance is a lot less. 'Buy & Holders' are likely to be interested intraday when the share price is approaching an important s/r zone or similar zone ie. trend break, Daily SMA 200, etc otherwise it is just 'noise'. As for the gaps - their filling or not filling is part of the price action from which conclusions can be drawn.
bracke
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