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|Third, and quite possibly given the lack of interest in a potential FTSE 250 IPO my last post on this thread, though I doubt it.
I would like to think that the massive new build housing projects in various regions of the UK, all of which will involve Forterra on a large minority basis in terms of supplying bricks, blocks & several other construction items might entice serious investors as well as traders.
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Forterra plc Admission to the London Stock Exchange
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26 April 2016
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26 April 2016
Admission to the London Stock Exchange
Further to its announcement on 21 April 2016 relating to the initial public offering of its ordinary shares (the "Offer"), Forterra plc is pleased to announce that its entire ordinary share capital of 200,000,000 ordinary shares ("Ordinary Shares") has today been admitted to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange plc's main market for listed securities under the ticker "FORT" (ISIN: GB00BYYW3C20).
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|The UK's second largest brick maker, Forterra - floated on the LSE main market 26th April 2016. With a market cap (£350M+) sufficient to hoist the company towards the FTSE 250 in due course, performance & price uplift permitting.
Interesting times for brick makers. Politicians (of all hue), journalists, construction analysts and especially Joe Public would all agree on one simple fact -: demand for new housing in our cramped little country far outstrips supply.
The supply/demand ratio is unlikely to change anytime soon, however logic suggests that over time it needs to change quite dramatically, and with the ongoing impact of immigration, a great deal more housing will be needed.
A third or more of UK new build housing developers use Forterra's unique style of bricks during construction.
In investment / stock market terms there is unlikely to be any such thing as a 'no brainer'.
However I bought in a few days after the IPO, and see this as a medium to long term jobbie. Looking at recent trades, many of the sells are so small (and so similar) they're likely to be employees & pensioners belonging to the company cashing in on free shares, or internally issued equity.
There is currently no indication of income/dividend forecast, when the board publish this I'll edit this post to include it, along with starting yield at the IPO price.
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