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IQE LSE:IQE London Ordinary Share GB0009619924 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -3.00p -2.40% 122.00p 122.00p 122.10p 125.40p 121.20p 125.10p 3,808,424 11:44:15
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Technology Hardware & Equipment 132.7 19.0 2.9 42.5 920.80

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23/1/2018
08:20
IQE Daily Update: IQE is listed in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker IQE. The last closing price for IQE was 125p.
IQE has a 4 week average price of 120.30p and a 12 week average price of 120.30p.
The 1 year high share price is 181.50p while the 1 year low share price is currently 37.50p.
There are currently 754,756,394 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 11,815,725 shares. The market capitalisation of IQE is £923,821,826.26.
21/1/2018
15:42
regasclockwork: Some weeks back I plonked a post on here from monty1965 [iiiBB]. It was well received on here and iii. Although DS told monty he was talking rubbish, the former reluctantly withdrew his remarks and the hatchet is now buried. Monty1965 is a real gentleman and very forgiving as you will see from the following recent post of his. A punter over on iii was interested [as were many others] in knowing what had happened to Sweeney and Monty as neither had posted for quite some time. I think you will enjoy Monty's very informative reply. I think this chap really knows his stuff. Get a crate of light ale on deck, strap yourselves in and prepare for a long and interesting read. Read on - take it away Monty!: I'm very flattered to even be missed, let alone mentioned. Re Dave Sweeney, I believe, though I didn't see it, he suffered a bereavement and posted before New Year that as a result he wouldn't be posting for a while. Re myself, it's Christmas, it's New Year, where do you think I've been??? I've been here all the time, reading the odd post, choosing not to read a bunch of others which I know will be absolute BS and a waste of my time. My job isn't and never has been to post on the bulletin board everyday, like most people I have other things I do. Moreover and most importantly after the Interim Management Statement the company has said everything about the ongoing state of the business and their likely expectations, what do I have to add??? We've already seen the management raise £95m at 140p for 10% of the company. In theory there are 10% more shares in issue and here we are, about 10% lower than on issuance. The fact that the shares went up into the 170's, I never saw them at 180p by the way, not saying they didn't officially touch that level, is of no consequence to me as a long term investor, indeed I'm much more interested by the opportunity the shares offer after the retreat. I've been a consistent buyer at these levels and luckily I currently have one of my other holdings subject to an agreed cash takeover, which will free up £60,000. As of right now I can think of nothing more I'd like to buy than 45,000 or 50,000 more shares in IQE so it's hardly a disaster they've come back a bit, if indeed they stay around here once the takeover proceeds have been received I'll be feeling quite chipper. But let's just consider a few other matters for a minute: 1) tech at the top end i.e. the FAANGS etc have had an incredible year BUT you just need to look at for example the reaction to the Facebook announcement late last week, marked the shares down 4.5% on the day I believe, so at best after all considerations, while not necessarily in a bear market (and why would it be? Technological advancement is the future of/underlies much of the economic growth prospects ongoing) it's obvious that tech stocks, both at the top end and of course further down the scale e.g. IQE are taking a breather - IMHO I don't think it will go on too long and see it as mainly a rotational thing 2) you may have noticed Apple's announcement re Intel chip flaws and security concerns, I don't think this has been exactly bullish for either Apple, tech, or anything related 3) re the specifics of IQE and its rating, of course it had a fantastic run and got a bit stretched perhaps and those who sold in the 160's/170's have been [short term] well rewarded. I didn't as I'm just happy to pick off shares in my target holdings. Everyone has their own style. I buy and hold with a 3-5 year investment horizon. Why would I be anything other than wholly satisfied with the company's performance and their recent update in their IMS??? I recognise short term, and of course it's easier with the benefit of hindsight, that their high rating short term made them vulnerable to retrace back towards 140p i.e. the issue price. The fact they've gone beyond that could well be because of the change in short term sentiment towards tech shares. 4) on the basis, short term at least, that there's an information vacuum between the IMS and the results announcement, and considering all the other points above (the shares had gone up, short term sentiment has turned for tech stocks in general as they pause for breath, the chip security issue hasn't helped that at all) then it's hardly surprising the shares have re-traced a bit. I have no idea if that will continue, I've bought shares at 110p the day they really had a panic, I bought some at 160p one one of my less advised days, so what?? I like the company, I want to own shares in the company. That's not a statement on what's happening over the next half hour, half week or even half a year! REMEMBER, THE COMPANY RUNS ITS BUSINESS BUT NOT ITS SHAREPRICE. That's set by traders and investors. Why does anyone feel that if I put out a bullish post, and I am very bullish of the company, that it has one iota's drop of difference on the company share price. It doesn't. And if it does, the effect would be for nano-minutes!! Dear me. I was a successful (I'd like to think) investment manager for 15 years. A fund I managed for 8 years was rated AA by S&P Fund Research. Maybe I don't understand IQE as a business like many more tech minded people understand it. Maybe I don't understand shares and investing in stock markets as well as I used to having been out of the market as a professional for a few years now with better things to do (although it's one of the most privileged jobs in the world, looking after people's money and accepting their trust to create asset growth for them), but what I do see in IQE is everything I'd ever want to see in a business I'd like to invest in. I've said many times, this is not about 2017 or 2018 earnings. It's about where earnings are expected to be in 2020 and 2021 once we get to 2019 and start looking forward. This is a train leaving a station, not one that's half way down the track. The difference is, if Johnny Cash wants to post every detail of every trade he's done, that's his choice, good luck to him, why do I have to reply??? If WS wants to post his usual piffle, drivel and general loose attempts to wind up others - his de-ramps or whatever he calls them, how can I stop him?? I've just learned to ignore his posts and to seriously question his intentions, which I find for the most part malicious. I think I summed him up recently - the phrase I used was "his tainted milk", I hope it raised a few smiles. I'm not trying to argue for a higher or lower share price, the share price will set itself. What I will say is I'm still very bullish about the company. I believe that there's every reason the share price will be considerably higher than its current level and the previous all time high, 178, 179, 180p or whatever it was... What all investors have to understand, and traders are by their nature impatient beasts, is that the real world of running companies, working with customers and winning contracts, building new factories and capacity, making and selling products, earning profits takes time, it's not a second by second thing unlike the flash of blue or red over the same company's share price as it goes up and down. Investment is also a term that operates on many levels. Those who provided the £95m were genuinely INVESTING in the company i.e. providing fresh capital. The rest of us, as shareholders and owners, probably would happily have done so but it would have taken quite a long time to put the deal together, we weren't needed, so we merely continue as investors in the broader meaning i.e. we own the asset (the shares) to grow our wealth. If I really have something to add, I genuinely will try my best to express my opinion. I hope this helps but meantime while flattered by your concern, I really feel you shouldn't overly worry about my absence. Mr Sweeney understands technological developments better than most, but really the important people are the company's management and board of directors. We employ them to lead, direct and manage the company. From what I've seen so far, I've been pretty pleased over all with their accomplishments and with where they've positioned the company going forward. Anyhow, if I could tick STRONG BUY, I would do so. Is that a ramp enough?? I suspect it will have about as much effect of the share price as it should have whether I put STRONG BUY or SELL i.e. zero. Happy New Year everyone! Best wishes as ever monty1965
18/1/2018
10:03
thecrunk: I am over the Sweenoid topic its closed that was yesterday. I did place a caveat on all my statements that I still beleive in the company. Moving forward positive comment today in Investomania: "IQE has disappointed in the last month, with its share price declining by 15%. However, this may be due to some profit taking, since the investment outlook for the business still seems to be positive in my eyes. The company’s capital raising means it may be able to access further growth opportunities, while a PEG of 0.9 suggests the IQE share price may have a large margin of safety." hxxps://investomania.co.uk/2018/01/5-growth-stocks-i-need-buy-today-prudential-plc-unilever-plc-iqe-plc-astrazeneca-plc-just-eat-plc/
02/1/2018
12:34
regasclockwork: I came across this post a week or so back from chessmaster when he first introduced himself to this BB back in September[IQE 126p]. He certainly talks a lot of sense here. It is basically about the last Edison report. Well worth a repeat. Read on: chessmaster1030 Sep '17 - 10:08 - 7308 of 10608 0 3 0 Hi all. I'm holding iqe, and am in no doubt that the share price on a medium and long term horizon is heading north. However, after reading the edison report after the recent results, i have some questions about the share price, and what its correct level should realistically be. Edison noted that, at 131p, the share price had ALREADY factored in significant Upgrades. They were basing that on estimated fy18 figures. Taking a p/e of 16.8 as a sector average, share price of 131p gives an eps of 8.1p, which was towards the upper end of their best-case scenarios. Now i know the p/e for a growth company like iqe could acceptably be around the 30 mark. So, assuming p/e of 30, and a slightly more conservative eps of 6p, the share price would be around 180p... But that would be for fy18. I've seen it speculated on here that the share price could hit 180-200p by christmas this year, so my questions are 1) on what evidence / assumptions is that speculation based? 2) if it does reach that figure, is it fair to assume that the share price is roughly a year ahead of itself (and so, i imagine, likely to then drop off)? 3) is my interpretation of the edison report too simplistic? I know they take a cautious tone, but they do offer scenarios in which the company exceeds expectations as well, which is where the eps of 8.1p is considered. -End- The share price did soar to 181.5p 7-weeks later following that very conservative report,so could it hit that price again 7-weeks from now? You never can tell, but I somehow doubt it.
22/12/2017
10:00
fuji99: My advice to long term holders is this: Leave the gloomers talk to themselves and the share price will take care of itself. Next year at this period we shall re-check all together IQE share price and I will keep this reminder for posterity. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
20/12/2017
16:52
bocase: Published at 4.12pm for City am This tiny Welsh manufacturer which is probably supplying Apple's iPhone components has seen its shares fall despite strong results Share Lucy White I cover private equity, asset management and financial regulation for City A.M. [..] Show more CHINA-US-SKOREA-TELECOMMUNICATION-WIRELESS-OPPO Some of IQE's products are used for facial recognition in smartphones (Source: Getty) A tiny Welsh company listed on London's junior market is set to smash trading expectations, as it said in an update this morning that revenues would be no less than £150m for 2017. But shares had contrarily dipped at the time of writing, by more than eight per cent, despite the strong results and analyst upgrades. Oliver Knott, an analyst at N+1 Singer, suggested this may be a consequence of investors cashing in pre-Christmas after a year which has seen IQE's share price rise more than 300 per cent. Equally, they may have been disappointed that they had not seen further upgrades from brokers. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads Read more: IQE share price slips as profit dips, but analysts are still confident on suggestions it's supplying Apple's iPhone 8 IQE, which makes semiconductor "wafers" for use in smartphone chips, has experienced a take-off in sales as it has developed relationships with Apple and a number of other smartphone manufacturers (though these companies have never been named by IQE). It burst into the public eye earlier this year as its share price rocketed, on rumours it would be making components for Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone X. The business especially noted the performance of its photonics business today, and the vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) technology which is used in smartphones for features such as facial identification. "I'm very pleased to confirm that IQE is on track to achieve record financial results in 2017," said Drew Nelson, the firm's chief executive. "The adoption of VCSELs in the mass market has been a key revenue driver in the year. IQE has built a strong and sustainable lead in this complex materials technology." Read more: Apple's iPhone X demand is sending share prices of IQE, Dialog Semiconductor, Foxconn and more suppliers soaring The photonics business has in fact doubled its revenues over the year, with IQE adding that it owns intellectual property in the area and has several "multi-year supply contracts". Meanwhile the infra-red branch, which has traditionally focused on "see in the dark" technology but is increasingly working to develop products for the mass market, saw a steady growth of around 10 per cent. IQE also noted that the US President Trump's tax changes, if enacted, would "have a positive long term financial benefit" for the company which has operations in the US.
20/12/2017
12:08
bocase: Article below from Investomania published this morning Does IQE plc have more investment potential than Micro Focus International plc, Pearson plc and Talktalk Telecom Group PLC after trading update? CAN IQE PLC (LON:IQE) (IQE.L) OUTPERFORM MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL PLC (LON:MCRO) (MCRO.L), PEARSON PLC (LON:PSON) (PSON.L) AND TALKTALK TELECOM GROUP PLC (LON:TALK) (TALK.L)? December 20, 2017 Robert Stephens General Shares 0 IQE IQE IQE plc (LON:IQE) (IQE.L) has released a pre-close trading update for the full year ending 31 December 2017. The company expects revenue to be ahead of market expectations and to be not less than £150 million for the year. Wafer sales are on track to deliver double-digit growth in 2017 and continue to diversify. The company’s three primary markets continue to perform relatively well. In Photonics, double-digit growth has been delivered over the past few years. This has largely been driven by new product development and pilot production for a wide range of applications. It is on track to double growth in 2017 versus 2016. IQE’s InfaRed business continues to enjoy global leadership in the supply of advanced antimonide wafer products. It is set to increase sales by 10% versus last year. Wireless sales are expected to be flat on last year. Pre-tax profit is due to be ahead of expectations due in part to an expansion of wafer margins in 2017. The margin expansion is after an upfront investment in overheads to establish a new foundry which will begin operations in 2018. Progress with the new foundry is on track. In the last year the IQE share price has gained 309%. That’s a better performance than other TMT stocks such as Micro Focus International plc (LON:MCRO) (MCRO.L), Pearson plc (LON:PSON) (PSON.L) and Talktalk Telecom Group PLC (LON:TALK) (TALK.L). Micro Focus is up 15%, Pearson is down 12% and Talktalk has dropped 14% during the same one year time period. In my view, IQE has investment potential. Its shares are relatively volatile and it has gained significantly in the last year. However, it seems to have a strong business model and could continue to perform relatively well in the long run. Within a tech sector that I’m bullish about, I feel the company has an appealing risk to reward ratio for the long run.
05/12/2017
10:19
shavian: Pshlevin, don't be daft. Any idea that the combined weight of PI investment and opinion on this board can manipulate the IQE share price is now past history ( with all due respect to DS and co). IQE went 'mainstream' in July and is no longer a hobby share. We are merely onlookers.This morning's setback was all about ignorant city traders misreading directors' sensible financial planning (moving shares to their SIPPs) for lack of confidence. Giving us another nice top up opportunity in the process. That's all.
22/11/2017
11:48
hammerd2: Right. I will keep this as monosyllabic as possible for the hard of thinking. Mid July the IQE share price (share price) was around 80-85p. The level of notifiable short positions was around 1%. Today the share price is around 175p (2x). Level of short positions is around 6.6% (6x). Exactly what negative effect do you people think that increasing levels of short positions is having on the IQE share price ? On the evidence to hand we should all be advocating far MORE shorting of IQE shares. Indeed, on the current rates, if we can get up to 40% then by rights the share price would be at least 350p ! Now, as many don't seem to understand what they are typing, please try sitting on your fingers when thinking about “shorters̶1; every time the share price drops by 2 pence. It is both incredibly boring and uninformed.
28/10/2017
19:33
someuwin: Good piece in The Times Today talking about Amazon (along with Google & Microsoft). How many times over the years have so called experts said these stocks were overvalued and too high based on conventional metrics, without accepting that this time it really IS different and the stocks just keep going up. Same as IQE, some peeps think it's overvalued just because its a multiple of where it was, without understanding the underlying story which in many ways is only just getting going. Talking specifically about Amazon ($43bn sales in the 3rd Quarter alone), Amazingly, Bezos suggests that AWS will eventually become bigger than its ecommerce operations! For those who don't know, AWS is Amazon Web Services its cloud computing business (data centres etc) which many other companies subscribe to. So the third biggest retailer on the planet is saying that data storage and transmission is set to be a bigger earner than selling actual things! This, of course is where IQE come in with their Photonics products which are central to high speed optical data transmission devices used throughout the whole infrastructure. The Times: "Profit doesn't really matter right now because whatever Amazon makes in the next few years, it will plough back into the business." i.e $billions to be spent upgrading and increasng the speed and size of their data traffic facilities. Then there's Microsoft Azure data services. And Google Cloud. And facebook etc etc. Data usage can only keep going up from here. And so will the IQE share price for the foreseeable future. imo. Amazon: Google: Microsoft:
29/9/2017
12:41
richardc77: The more I look at IQE and the market they are providing for, the more I like it over the next 12-24 months. I’m not convinced it will get back to sub 110p but if it does then I’m happy to buy more again. I have plenty of income earners and a few speculative punts in my portfolio but nothing that has the potential for less risk and high returns like IQE. If the shorts make some money on IQE in the short term, that’s great, we all want to make money. However they will have no bearing on where IQE share price will be in the future should they “execute”;.
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