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|Re Palo Alto story - this relates to a different Civica company which I believe has no links to Civica plc.
"Civica Software is a division of the Pixelpushers Group and is located in Newport Beach, California."|
|Not a good December:
Dec 5 (FT extract)
Shares in Civica hit a record low after the public sector software provider warned of a "cautious" outlook at its local government unit, its largest business.
The shares dropped 16¾p on Tuesday to 159¼p, a far cry from the summer when the company was close to agreeing a 300p a share deal with Alchemy Partners, the private equity group.
Wariness over sales in the local government division was compounded by full-year figures showing softening demand for new back office systems, which held back organic growth to just 1 per cent.
The shares were also hit after full-year figures missed analysts' expectations.
The group was also hit by the loss of a contract to supply services to the NHS IT project.
Simon Downing, chief executive, said Civica was considering further acquisitions of up to £50m ($103m) to boost scale.
"..The fact that the Civica software was incompatible with Google's "crawlers" certainly should have been determined by the city prior to signing any contracts..."
From a discussion at Palo Alto, California http://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=&t=2840|
|The Management sold to make way for the bid???
I did not even bother responding to that - it was such a naive (and that is being very kind) comment to make. The salient point is that the bid did not proceed.
Now 30% below the level Directors sold at - fantastic timing boys!!|
|Sir Josephs Mate
Now trading at 20% below the price the directors sold at.
Yes - LOL !!|
|Well what to make of news today of bid being dropped ? Looks good value at 215p if trading in line as they say. Mark down a bit too much ?|
All the directors were doing was clearing the way for a bid!!
Youre all too suspicious!!! LOL!!|
sir josephs mate
|The fact that the CEO and FD do not hold a single share hardly inspires confidence. Very brave to hold these untill we see results IMO.
A poor trading update to come IMO, but as always DYOR.|
|I would have exited based on the directors action too I suspect.
But initial concerns don't seem to have clarified.
There has been an OK trading statement, post these sales.
And a suggestion that they may move to the official list.
The directors sold towards the end of the tax year.
Could they have had tax loses elsewhere ?
Are skeletons going to have get a dusting off for them to go official ?
This all seems rather contradictory - any suggestions ?|
|Good call, I did not realise you shorted shares CR.
And its not the fact that they sold a shed load of shares, they sold the whole lot.
Both the FD and CEO are not holding a single share, this.is worth repeating.
And as they better than anyone else know the business, why should anyone else hold.|
|I shorted late yesterday - directors lobbing loads of shares, Seymour Pierce downgrading the stock today too.
It's just a matter of when does the profit warning arrive imo - with a decent space between it and the directoror selling or indecently close to it?
Chart has fallen over - 230p looks nailed on, 200p possible imo
|sold as well. better out than in.|
|What is the betting that we have a profit warning or an unexpected downturn in trading within a few months. Which neither the FD or CEO had the slightest inkling of when they both just decided to sell their entire holdings on the same day. I am sure if this happens it will be purely an unhappy coincidence,
all IMO, DYOR as usual.|
|I dont like these share sales. The CEO and FD selling their entire holding.
Having been a supporter of Civiva in the past, I would now be very careful here. Far safer to sell untill we see the next set of results IMO.|
|Civica, the computer services group that supplies 89 per cent of UK councils, faded 4¼p to 270p after its chief executive and finance director sold their entire holdings to raise about £670,000 each. Simon Downing, chief executive, disposed of 246,229 shares at 272p apiece. Michael Stoddard dumped 247,678 issues at the same price.|
|Is this one going to breakout of its narrow trading range?|
|Comment - Expect significant news very soon, another company purchase I am sure......... Great results so far|
|Agreed. Don't know what is behind this as I haven't done the research.
As they say, just let the runners run and sell the ones you have made losses on (q. a few really).
Also worth looking at: Schroders and INP. Also into SEG but haven't performed so may ditch before jan trading statement.|
|New 12 month and all time high, looking very positive.|
|On the verge of a significant chart breakout, looking interesting.|
|What the heck. still no comment??|