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
  -6.00p -0.32% 1,879.00p 1,874.00p 1,875.00p 1,901.00p 1,873.00p 1,889.00p 1,601,249 16:35:28
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 3,186.8 765.1 100.5 18.7 9,380.45

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21/10/2017
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 1,885p.
Ashtead Group has a 4 week average price of 1,744p and a 12 week average price of 1,542p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,921p while the 1 year low share price is currently 1,202p.
There are currently 499,225,712 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 1,332,205 shares. The market capitalisation of Ashtead Group is £9,380,451,128.48.
19/10/2017
09:24
fenners66: I hardly ever give an opinion on share price moves - is it going up down etc, but I do give opinion on the RNS's and what they are trying to say. So many gamblers are only interested (for their own ends of course) on the hearing this is going up or this is going down BS. But warn them about real news and when the share price falls its shoot the messenger time. However its the silent majority that read the info, that I'm speaking to, the gamblers are too far gone.
19/10/2017
09:23
ianwwwhite: Good morning DD, It does seem like AHT has been reinvigorated, although it's worth mentioning that 12 months ago AHT price was around 1315, so a rise of 45% within that period can't be bad IMHO. I am guessing that you have retained some of your AHT holding, and are enjoying the ride? I sold 12% of my holding recently at 18.49, so reducing risk does come at a price. :-)
19/10/2017
09:06
fenners66: I just had a spat with some on the Interserve BB. I had them on my watchlist for some time as a yield share - then they started out saying things were not as good etc...... On Monday Sky News leaked that a consortium of lenders had called in EY - so I suggested that was a reason for the share price fall - which received a response from the longs that that was normal......(as if!) I reiterated the point that it was not normal and I took it as bad news just last night. Today there is an RNS saying margins have collapsed and they were on course to breach banking covenants. Share price in free fall. You just cannot help some people arguing as if they were experts that its normal to be expensively investigated by the lenders that can see your cash flow !
12/9/2017
10:38
fenners66: That says I'm not losing it ! They should correct the headline % gain. Talking of gains - AHT highest gainer for non-small caps today. Keep it up AHT on my calcs this years earnings may grow by 30p . Multiply that by say 13x what does that do for the share price - yes I know some of that is already factored in .
02/8/2017
09:55
fenners66: Ok for what its worth:- Lets say they bought CRS on a similar multiple to the current AHT share price. That makes the $275m something like 2.6% of AHT Using that assumption they should be buying 2.6% of turnover - About £82m of turnover Interestingly if I use the AHT accounts turnover by employee and multiply by 400 ( the number we have from the acquisition news ) that would give us a turnover of around £93m. I think this actually re-enforces the lower assumption as the smaller standalone business probably has a higher relative admin staff number. Pre-tax profit is about 24% so £82m x 24% = c£20m We trade on a multiple of say 16.3 at the moment so that's worth £321m and we used cash of £211 to get it. I anticipate once they have been integrated there will be savings and efficiencies and a profit increase. It may well need more cash to improve the life of the plant ( if you are selling a business you sweat the assets and generate cash and profit at the expense of capex for a few years to make it look good). There may even have been a negative impact with their customers if they had to put up with old plant. Overall though bolt on profitable acquisitions are probably a good way of diverting cash to build the share price long term.
20/7/2017
08:11
fenners66: GAP UP ! oh dear that's a shame we know what Bracke is going to tell us about that. I was wondering about the recent share price moves and that announcement of Canadian business purchase. You may remember that before the purchase of Nations Rent the share price was flying , then dropped like a stone then the Rights Issue to buy NR was announced. Recently we have been falling again after on track results etc and then pre/post the announcement of this (large) bolt on we shoot up. Is this just reaction to the news ? Or did the institutions get wind of a large acquisition and assume a rights issue was in the wind? RI does not materialise and the market goes back up to await the next opportunity?
17/7/2017
14:45
ianwwwhite: Good afternoon bracke, My earlier comment was made in a light-hearted vein, I am sorry if it has touched a raw nerve. Nevertheless, as you have posed the questions, I am happy to share my views: At any one time it seems self-evident that the AHT share price is the product of a number of key factors: • The company’s results, previous trading and financial performance • The company’s barriers to competition, other competitors, and future market and trading prospects • Investment Analysts recommendations (including those using TA) • Shareholders and prospective purchasers propensity to buy/sell/hold/short shares In addition in the wider market the follow factors seem important: • General market trends • Speed of migration from equipment ownership to renting • Economic cycle • Currency fluctuations (particularly $/£) • Countries attempts to manage their economies e.g. Janet Yellen (rates/expansion/contraction) • Factors like the ‘Trump’ effect In the period from March to June we have had some significant other developments: • Q3 and Q4 results, and record profits for the year ending 30th Apr • Positive free cash flow for the first time in the last five years of 319 mil • Dividend increased again • Five positive Brokers estimates in the range 1650-2000p • Short Tracker indicates shorts above 0.5% stable at 1.14%, lowest since 2015 It seems that all these factors will have played a part in maintaining the AHT share price, (I am sure you can think of others), and of course last but not least there is also the share price movements caused by speculators who form a valuable part of the market although their activities may often create a divergence between market price and the company’s perceived intrinsic value. Did fundamentals play a part in the prices changes you mention – they certainly did in my view. Finally in trying to understand the markets, I am very much drawn to Robert Rheas’s Ripples, Waves and Tides analogy described in The Dow Theory. It makes pefect sense to me!
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.
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??
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