Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Ashtead Group 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
  +12.00p +0.76% 1,587.00p 1,586.00p 1,588.00p 1,589.00p 1,547.00p 1,568.00p 1,899,385 16:29:55
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 3,186.8 765.1 100.5 15.8 7,922.71

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28/6/2017
09:20
Ashtead Group Daily Update: Ashtead Group is listed in the Support Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker AHT. The last closing price for Ashtead Group was 1,575p.
Ashtead Group has a 4 week average price of 1,547p and a 12 week average price of 1,476p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,764p while the 1 year low share price is currently 1,017p.
There are currently 499,225,712 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 1,374,054 shares. The market capitalisation of Ashtead Group is £7,922,712,049.44.
25/5/2017
14:20
ianwwwhite: Hi bracke, Just come back from a fabulous morning on the golf course, practising for tomorrows competition on what must be one of the best hot sunny days of the summer. Life is good, and the golf slowly improving! Thanks for your comments regarding AHT price movements, it seems we lack sustained support at present. Perhaps the Quarter 4 and year-end results on 13 June 2017 will improve confidence and provide direction, and the current fluctuations might indicate some investor positioning manoeuvres? Pure speculation, I must admit! Glad to see your recent purchase has remained 'in the money'!
17/5/2017
17:39
ianwwwhite: Hi bracke ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IF Trump goes Pence takes over. Pence may continue with the infrastructure plans but drop some of the outlandish ones eg. The Wall. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I wouldn't expect the Trump issue to be settled anytime soon. There is a view that the Republicans might wait until after next year's midterm elections before throwing him under the bus. In the meantime we may be left with a largely ineffective President, unable to convert rhetoric into action without support in both houses. The question is, how much is AHT reliant upon the much vaunted Trump agenda.... not so much was the view expressed in the AHT AGM. However a much expected wider market correction may well impact prices overall. Once the froth has been blown off the share price, we should get a better idea of the real prospects for the company (IMHO). I'm still a long term holder, tin hat at the ready!
03/4/2017
15:26
ianwwwhite: Hi bracke, Well at least I know you read my posts! Thanks for the link, I believe I am right in saying that 'residential' was deemed not to impact AHTs performance in the past, although I stand to be corrected. I won't venture an opinion on AHT price, I keep ending up with 500 word essays as punishment! .
03/4/2017
14:54
ianwwwhite: DD4 No offence, but would you kindly expand on your comments in terms of what constitutes "real value" here. You keep posting the same but aren't supporting your views. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Real Value = Fair market value minus current share price Where fair market value is the price that a buyer would expect to pay to purchase an asset. If you look back for example over the last two years, Ashtead’s price has tended to overshoot or undershoot what a buyer might consider a reasonable price. When such pricing anomalies occur, so does an opportunity. For example in the last two years these are some approximate prices: 2015 Price points: Jan 1150, Aug 890, Dec 1120 I bought Jul @ 938, subsequently sold at a reasonable profit. 2016 Price points: Jan 1120, Mar 782, Dec 1570 I bought Jan @ 900, and Mar @ 822, subsequently sold at a reasonable profit. The trick is work out what you consider ‘fair value’ and this can be a mixture of fundamental analysis, market sentiment, geopolitical events and perish the thought, gut instinct. A little basic technical analysis can help with timing, hence my interest in bracke’s work. Finally you have asked if I hold, and the answer is yes as core holding in my portfolio. This I do not trade, hence I have two dogs in the fight, my core holding, and the odd speculative, short term purchase. I imagine some of the other AHT aficionados are groaning at the sight of another lengthy post from me, so I suggest that we now close this topic, and for my part I propose to keep my own counsel, and not post anything further which might disturb the harmony of the AHT board. I hope this helps. .
28/3/2017
10:09
fenners66: I made some money from PET, I bet the share price both ways at the same time when the Iraq project was coming to a conclusion, share price was going up or down so if it did I could not lose. That however was not investing.
06/3/2017
13:33
ianwwwhite: Hi bracke ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Re Post 53422: “Perhaps you should be asking the question why those who have held 'throughout' have done so. Other than because of lethargy. ie. Fundamentals, TA, etc.” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I promised to respond to your question from my own experience, other long term holders may have other explanations! * Long term holder? Over the 20 years which I have held AHT there have been 20 buys, and 15 sells, so your assumed ‘lethargy̵7; on our part I would prefer to call ‘masterly inaction’ when it has occurred! My AHT holding has always been part of a larger structured portfolio which includes such diverse investments as Cash Deposits, NSCs, Unit Trusts & OEICs and a few direct company share-holdings which together make up my own ‘Optimal Portfolio’. All 35 AHT transactions have been designed to maximise profits but maintain the risk profile of the portfolio. Within these constraints I have bought in times of weakness and sold to lock in profits and reduce risk when necessary. * Why AHT?: Belief in company’s business model, their markets, the strong management team, and the desire to ‘run your winners, don’t sell good companies’. It seems to me that major instances of AHT price falls, although unsettling, have been attributable in the main to ‘black swan’ factors, economic downturns or accounting fraud which do not necessarily invalidate the business proposition. * Fundamental or Technical Analysis? Both! My longer term AHT hold strategy has been driven by Fundamentals, but short term buys and sells have been aided by my shallow understanding of TA, supplemented by your own valuable contributions, and on occasion the equally valuable contributions of fingers xxd. Thanks to you both! * Finally given the ‘kimono fully open’ nature of my explanation, a word of warning to the unwary reader, none of the above is intended as advice, DYOR! Ian
07/12/2016
11:01
3rd eye: AHT Ashtead...... hxxp://www.directorstalkinterviews.com/ashtead-group-plc-13-5-potential-upside-indicated-barclays-capital/412718079 Ashtead Group plc 13.5% Potential Upside Indicated by Barclays Capital Posted by: Amilia Stone 7th December 2016 Ashtead Group plc using EPIC/TICKER code LON:AHT has had its stock rating noted as ‘Retains’; with the recommendation being set at ‘OVERWEIGHT217; this morning by analysts at Barclays Capital. Ashtead Group plc are listed in the Industrials sector within UK Main Market. Barclays Capital have set a target price of 1774 GBX on its stock. This would imply the analyst believes there is now a potential upside of 13.5% from today’s opening price of 1563 GBX. Over the last 30 and 90 trading days the company share price has increased 331 points and increased 288 points respectively. Ashtead Group plc LON:AHT has a 50 day moving average of 1,375.95 GBX and a 200 day moving average of 1,130.21 GBX. The 52 week high share price is 1592 GBX while the year low stock price is currently 749 GBX. There are currently 499,225,714 shares in issue with the average daily volume traded being 2,451,398. Market capitalisation for LON:AHT is £7,852,820,481 GBP. Ashtead Group plc is an equipment rental company. The Company rents a range of construction and industrial equipment across a range of applications to a diverse customer base. The Company’s segments include Sunbelt and A-Plant. The Company operates in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.
06/12/2016
17:50
ianwwwhite: clarky5150 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I think every one of the buy recommends is showing a share price target below the current share price so we may get a slightly less positive view in the coming weeks.. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I think that it is more probable that the 'buy recommendations' are lagging behind the latest results, and following today's AHT analysts presentation, (recommended viewing!) it should follow that the analysts views will be updated and brought into line with the share price action. (Of course, apart from those of Miss E.R. analyst of D.B., who has consistently been a contrarian it seems!) The outlook is definitely positive in my view! (DYOR)
04/12/2015
13:35
gordo58: from bloomberg: Employment in November was spurred by the biggest increase in construction hiring since January 2014. got to help Aht share price hasn't it??
13/6/2014
18:20
ianwwwhite: bracke, Re 49527 I can but agree. I blame myself, it seems every time we arrange a Mars Bar challenge, the AHT share price plummets just before the critical determination date. Taking into account the feelings and fortunes Of all AHT holders I think it only fair that I refrain from organising any more such competitions. I am therefore open to offers for the AHT competition franchise. In the meantime, can anyone spare the price of a cuppa, guv?
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