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|Jefferies: no reason to question Halma
Safety technology company Halma (HLMA) may have experienced a bump in the road last year but it is still a core holding for Jefferies.
Analyst Andy Douglas reiterated his ‘buy’ recommendation and target price of £10.85 on the stock following a ‘reassuringly solid’ pre-close trading statement. The shares were lifted 5.8%, or 55p, to £10.15 on Thursday.
‘Halma has given the market the reassuring trading update that the market was looking for,’ he said. ‘The bump in the road at the half year was a modest irritation, in our view, and we didn’t see that as a reason to question the group, its qualities, its strategy and its outlook.’
He added that Halma is a ‘very strong, well-managed business that has many impressive qualities and we see it as a core holding that we want exposure to through the cycle’.
|24th march JP Morgan Caz neutral tp 925p up from 910p|
|Currently HLMA is my largest holding. The last 10 months have been pretty dire. Today was a good day.|
|23rd march Numis buy tp 1200p|
|Well received :-)
not by Liberum though....
reiterate 'sell' , target 825p|
........Elsewhere, mid-cap engineer Halma enjoyed its best day in 15 months, bouncing 37p higher to 963p, on the back of rating upgrade. Barclays lifted its rating to “overweight” from “equal weight” as it admires the company’s “consistent, long-term record”.
|"IN THE KNOW: Halma Shares Trading At Attractive Valuation - Barclays"|
|bought in today quality business
free stock charts from uk.advfn.com|
|From sharecast today:"Halma also declined as Liberum downgraded the stock to 'sell' from 'hold'.The brokerage said the company's first-half results were solid and that defensive market exposure and well-respected management remain attributes."However, acquisitions are becoming harder to move the needle. Moreover, we expect multiple contraction as deflation has come to an end."DD|
|A great surprise to see halma drop on results,
|Think so.Had thought they may have issued a beat expectations today given the tailwind from sterling and euro........perhaps they still will by year end?, still on my watch list.Good luck if already in.DD|
|And me too..... the deficit ( £94m ) could be eliminated with just over 1 years worth of profits and recognised with an increase in the contributions being made. That is reviewed every 3 years. I suppose that as the deficit is an effective doubling of the liability, this is the cause for concern and hence marked down.|
|Pension deficit?, the only negative I could see (only had a quick look).DD|
|Well, the results looked pretty good to me...... Mr Market thinks otherwise.|
|2017 PE of 24.|
|Perceived as a safe stock perhaps? Markets have a real appetite for risk at this point in time Imo post elections hence the sell off in gold and other 'safe' stocks. All imo but it usually drifts a bit going into results which it then picks up again there after..|
|Don't understand the fall here. 22 Nov Half Year Results|
|Spamming everywhere but your handle says it all, iwilllosemyshirt|
|REDS, remarkable recovery story not yet well known. Trading update 5th September.
REDS provides software applications for smart buildings and counts pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline and real estate player Meyer Bergman among its customers.
Constant flow of new contracts with large multinationals.
They got recently a 12 million contract with UBS which represented 50% of REDS' market capital! UBS have 700 more branches needing possibly the same service.
New CEO Mark Braund very positive and invested his own money along with the financial director. Mark is a specialist in turning around struggling companies. He has already done it with REDS in less than a year.
|Another great week for Halma as the pound weakened which answered the question I raised in 268.
Can it go much further seems unlikely but I thought that when the share price was 870p.|
|Over £2m worth of shares changed hands in the auction at 5p above the closing price. This company has aroused a certain interest.|
Re 265 Worth Every Penny----- Article in the I.C exactly a year ago.
Quality doesn't come cheap,but Harriet Russell has identified five shares that easily live up to their punchy price-tags.
I have updated the share prices.
BT 444p now 407p
Next 7475p now 5280p
Victrex 2086p now 1420p
Whitbread 5060p now 3913p
Halma 772p now 940p
Plenty to ponder on these numbers. The FTSE was 6710 when this article was published.
So the question is can Halma continue to beat the Market and also outperform some well run companies. For example Prudential.|