|Good to know Aishah, I think you are correct and that the market generally has not yet worked out that Eck are starting to look cheap on a 2 year forward view, on the basis that prices should usually move in advance then this stock should start to look interesting to many investors quite soon.|
|Have been adding whilst there is stock about. Recent news here is extremely encouraging. The highly respected newsletter Techinvest added 18,firstname.lastname@example.org to their Trader Portfolio last month. dyor|
|Excellent to see that the Finance Director has increased his shareholding by over 500,000 shares, shows a big vote of confidence in prospects !|
|Good Question Capt Bligh, wish I knew the answer, there has clearly been a seller around for some time now, I was hoping this recent contract news was going to see them cleaned out. I suspect Eck are going to start looking cheap on a forward PE basis as all these recent contracts materialise into 2018 and 2019 profit forecasts|
|Is the Hargreaves H. holding thats being reduced a strategic position by them as managers or selling by individual clients ... any ideas?|
|Every few months i get a call from a fraudster firm in New York asking if i would sell my shares in ECK as they have a buyer trying to take over ECK quietly. The price they will pay? is in the pounds. After i gave my usual wind up responce they tell me they know where i live. Great fun stringing them along!|
|Everything is going in the right direction and as expected.
They said moving from one payment model to another will have short term neg effects and long term benefits.... they were right.
This is a med/long term hold and a xBagger :o)
sit and wait for the big £|
greg the grinch
|This is brilliant news - Glad I kept faith with the comapny through the 1H setback when I managed to add at an attractive price.
However, it is too late in the year (ends next week) to have measurable effect on the final results which I do not expected to be very good. This could make the ratings, p/e etc., at today's share price look rather racey. Still, a good one to tuck away and a likely candidate for a bid.|
|This big contract news should wake up the share price.
The opportunity for Eckoh's patented secure payment products in the largest contact centre market in the world is substantial and today's $3.7 million contract is our largest ever. With a limited number of competitors and a product portfolio with a breadth and flexibility that they cannot match, we are convinced that Eckoh can become the natural choice for contact centre security. The strong progress we have made in the US this year is clear, both in terms of the value of the contracts and the quality of those future earnings, and underscores our ability to capture the scale of the opportunity and to deliver significant growth over the coming years."|
|Happy Wednesday to all shareholders !|
|Time goes fast though. Too fast for my liking|
|reallyrich you and me too.|
|Talking of takeovers surprised this not been taken out yet.
Waited 15 years for this|
|We have had a number of takeovers so not surprising if some of those directors are selling to realize some cash... they have bills to pay.|
greg the grinch
|Might be an end of financial year thing, somebody crystallising a profit or a loss|
|Over recent months there seems to have been a persistent seller in size, that is to say selling 25,000 or larger lots per trade, most small investors deals in smaller size than this which makes me think it is a larger investor selling out.
Hopefully the recent high volumes, both the week just gone, and a week or two previously, with no significant price movement suggest that the large seller may have finally been cleared out, or soon will be.
I am watching for the price to rise on small size trades which would suggest that the market makers would know there is no more stock available from that large seller who has been cleared.|
|Thursday and Friday saw approx 2000000 shares traded over several deals at 37p. The average daily number traded is 250000. Now this has ended the share price has been moved up to 37.75p. Has anybody any ideas as to why all these trades?|
|Yes and thanks, I also note their holding has now crept above 15.1%. Kestrel have been long time holders of ECK on behalf of clients. Almost, I think as long as I have....! I regard them adding as a prompt for me to consider buying more, as previously its a promising sign. ECK's been flat lining for quite some time now since slipping from its highs of last summer. Its about time it moved up tick or two.|
|Re today's RNS, Kestrel seem to have confidence.|
|Hmm, we need another injection of good news.
Surely something must be happening in the US by now?|
|Ahh.. not an UK reg rns so did not turn up on my monitor:
Eckoh PLC Eckoh and K2C add Secure Payments over Live Chat
08 February 2017
8 February 2017
Eckoh and K2C add Secure Payments over Live Chat
Eckoh becomes the World's First Level 1 PCI DSS Service Provider to offer
Secure Payment Solutions across all Card-Not-Present Channels
Eckoh plc (AIM:ECK), the global provider of secure payment products and customer contact solutions, announces that it has added the capability to take a secure payment directly via live web chat ("Live Chat"). This new capability extends Eckoh's impressive payments portfolio and means that Eckoh is the world's first Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards ("PCI DSS") Level 1 service provider to be able to offer secure payment solutions across the full spectrum of phone, web, mobile app, SMS and now Live Chat.
This innovation follows on from Eckoh's acquisition of Klick2Contact EU Limited ("K2C") in July 2016. The successful integration of K2C's portfolio into Eckoh's solution suite now allows merchants to take secure payments across the full range of card-not-present channels.
Card-not-present fraud is the fastest growing form of credit card fraud globally. Data from Financial Fraud Action UK shows a 17% rise in 2015 to nearly GBP400m. The ability for online buyers to authorise secure payments via Live Chat is a substantial advancement on outdated and insecure practices such as taking payment via email, or in plain text via messaging apps, as well as being more convenient.
Live Chat is an increasingly popular channel of customer support as it allows consumers immediate access to information about products and services whilst they are browsing a website. The addition of secure payment functionality enhances the value of the channel substantially, as the consumer can now place an order within the chat session rather than having to be re-directed to another channel to complete their purchase. Together, Live Chat and the ability to take secure payments allows Eckoh's clients to enhance their customer engagement and security.
Explaining this new payment process, Graham Pollard, Managing Director, Klick2Contact, said:
"Live Chat is very popular with our clients and their customers, because it provides instant online assistance, and the ability to take a secure payment is a compelling enhancement of this channel. As with our other secure payment products, Eckoh and K2C have made this process completely seamless to the customer and their sensitive card data is never exposed to the chat agent or our client's IT environment, helping them to be compliant and reducing the risk of fraud."
Nik Philpot, Chief Executive Officer Eckoh plc, commented:
"By combining Eckoh's secure payment capability with K2C's Live Chat, Eckoh has created a new, flexible and scalable way to take secure, hassle-free, PCI compliant online payments. The solution has benefits for consumers and retailers alike and it will enhance our ability to cross-sell between the Eckoh and K2C customer bases. We are delighted to be able to launch this new joint initiative so soon after the K2C acquisition and to have extended our integrated portfolio of card-not-present secure payment solutions."
For more information, please contact:
Nik Philpot, Chief Executive Officer Tel: 01442 458 300
Graham Pollard, Managing Director K2C
Giles Sanderson, Stephanie Watson Tel: 020 7466 5000
N+1 Singer (Nomad & Joint Broker)
Shaun Dobson, Lauren Kettle Tel: 020 7496 3000
Berenberg (Joint Broker)
Ben Wright, Chris Bowman, Amritha Murali Tel: 020 3207 7800
About Eckoh plc
Eckoh is a global provider of secure payment products and customer contact solutions, supporting an international client base from its offices in the UK and US.
Our secure payments products, which include the patented CallGuard, can be hosted in the Cloud or deployed on the client's site and remove sensitive personal and payment data from contact centres and IT environments. The products offer merchants a simple and effective way to reduce the risk of fraud, secure sensitive data and become compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards ("PCI DSS") and wider data security regulations. Eckoh has been a PCI DSS Level One accredited Service Provider since 2010, processing over $1bn in card payments annually.
Eckoh's customer contact solutions enable enquiries and transactions to be performed on whatever device the customer chooses, allowing organisations to increase efficiency, lower operational costs and provide a true Omni-channel experience. We also assist organisations in transforming the way that they engage with their customers by providing support and transition services as they implement our innovative customer contact solutions.
Our large portfolio of clients come from a broad range of vertical markets and includes government departments, telecoms providers, retailers, utility providers and financial services organisations. More information at www.eckoh.com.
About PCI DSS compliance
PCI DSS is the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and this is a worldwide standard that was set up to help businesses process card payments securely and reduce card fraud. The way it does this is through tight controls surrounding the storage, transmission and processing of cardholder data that businesses handle. PCI DSS is intended to protect sensitive cardholder data. For more information please see:
This information is provided by RNS
The company news service from the London Stock Exchange
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
February 08, 2017 02:00 ET (07:00 GMT)|
greg the grinch
|Where is this announcement?|
greg the grinch
|Today's announcement details the payment via live chat, A world 1st for Eckoh !|
|partnered with worldpay is also good news|
greg the grinch