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|urchin1: Can some one sum up what we are getting per HTD share? ( Is it $8.50 per share?)|
|the bull: Sorry to hear that. Thankfully I have had more success with HTD. I first noticed the share price slide from over £1 to 13p so I bought several thousand and after the governent announded the bank of england would offer them a loan facility the price doubled enabling me to get out with a quicj profit. The share price then after hitting 23p sunk to 1p I remember. I bought a load at 2p and then put in an offer for a load at half a penny and was sucessful. They then converted to $1.50 so I have done well but still feel I am being ripped off big time by the management|
|the bull: lets hope this can be stalled indefinately, now that the animal rights lot are being sorted out quicker, this in itself should help business improve. Also I see another UK company getting some bad press at the weekend with poor care of animals, maybe some more working winging its way to the improved site at Huntingdon.
Andrew Baker knows he is onto a good thing, pity the other directors are just rolling over on this. A share price of $30+ and now they think we will be happy with $8.50|
|trough: THE BULL: If you consider the stress over the last decade or so from certain quarters ( If you are a long term holder you will understand this comment) Then to sell us loyal shareholders down the river like this is a disgrace. Fair value is circa $20. The conditions attached to the proposed deal prevent other parties from biding.
The reduction in share price from circa $30 at the end of last year looked organised. The latest Quartely report paints the bleakest picture possible.
Can only hope the class action works in our favour.
It is possible that HTD are playing poker in the hope HMG will step in to bring the Org back to the UK
|mark hollick: I understand why the housing market has 'popped', it couldn't sustain itself at that level due to first time buyers being squeezed out of the opportunity to get on the ladder, but the stock market's different, isn't it?
A company making 'x' amount of profit, when it's shares devalue, still makes the same profit, I think?
As when myself and Ripper were manipulating HTD, the share price meant nothing to the core business itself, it only mattered to people trading in the shares.
I'll shut up now.
|the bull: Share price at year high = $16.24, very nice, thanks to Shac, I gottem at $1.50|
|thecatswhiskers: cor dear rabbit
gotta be quick off the mark to catch your posts these days .. puts the royal mail to shame !!
think advfn share price would improve dramatically if they went into yhe removals business
|the bull: anyone follow the share price anymore then|
|the bull: see the share price has been crashing from its $18 highs, anyone know the reason, are you guys still holding?|
|kozel: Rupert >>sorry if my last paragraph sounded rather confusing.
As opposed to buying & selling actual shares in a company, CFDs are an agreement between 2 parties, the client & the provider. Instead of buying & holding a particular share, you buy a 'contract' which reflects the market price of the underlying share. So in other words, you never phsycally own the shares, you are just dealing on which direction the share price will go.
CFD's are 'geared', so you only pay an initial deposit which can be as little as 2% of the total value of the contract (although usually around 10%). In other words, say you want to buy 2,500 shares in company 'a' which are 861p per share. This would normally cost you £21,525.00, which you may not have spare, but you're pretty certain the share price is going to go up. With a CFD you only have to put up 10%, so you pay £2,152.50 plus commisssion (0.15% for every time you open or close a trade).
3 days later, company 'a' shares have gone up to 892p (sell price). So, 2,500 shares x 892p = £22,300.00. Take the original cost of the shares (which you only put up 10% of) from this: 22,300 - 21,525 = £775.00 profit, minus commission of £65.74 (total) & a daily financing charge (@ LIBOR interest rate) of £9.72, leaves you with £699.54 profit.
This is a 32.5% return on your original investment of £2,152.50. Whereas if you had actually bought the shares & paid the full £21,525.00, you would have effectively only made a 3.25% return in 3 days.
Because you are not taking posession of the shares, you don't have to pay stamp duty, and you can also make money out of a falling market &/or company's share price because you are dealing in which direction you think the price is going.
You can trade CFDs on equities, currencies, commodities, indices & sectors. Its a similar principal to spreadbetting.
Hope this helps.
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