Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Laura Ashley LSE:ALY London Ordinary Share GB0000533728 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 10.50p 10.50p 11.00p 10.50p 10.50p 10.50p 19,001 08:26:41
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 400.9 23.9 2.3 4.5 76.56

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11/1/201213:37Laura Ashley @ 20p - 7.5% yield Ј38m cash, Ј140m mkt cap183
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04/4/201108:31laura ashley perhaps opportunity to get out13

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Laura Ashley Daily Update: Laura Ashley is listed in the General Retailers sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker ALY. The last closing price for Laura Ashley was 10.50p.
Laura Ashley has a 4 week average price of 9.75p and a 12 week average price of 9p.
The 1 year high share price is 23p while the 1 year low share price is currently 9p.
There are currently 729,160,368 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 264,699 shares. The market capitalisation of Laura Ashley is £76,561,838.64.
kazoom: At the risk over coming over all "chartist", if you look at the chart above, you'll that in the last 12 months the share price has fallen by about 13p (15p as of a few days ago) in a broadly linear fashion, with some wobbles above and some below. It's clear of the last couple of weeks we had a wobble down below the line, some of this has been recovered over the last couple of days so that the price is now broadly on, or perhaps still slightly below, the line. Whilst this could be a bottom, it is very premature to conclude yet that it is significant. I very much doubt that there is some significant news that the last couple of days share price moves presage. Just noise IMHO.
marktyson: Does anyone know anything about why this has bounced rather sharply? With the absence of any share price altering news it would be interesting to know what chartists reckon from the last couple of days action.
fenners66: With the growing middle class in the far east I believe there may well be hope for the co. If it markets properly there could be genuine growth to come over there. However having found out how it is owned and run I suspect there will be one gainer in the end and he is the major shareholder. It would seem logical that he allows the share price to dwindle pending taking it private and who can stop him? The removal of cash from the balance sheet was pre-meditated. The question posed before of whether the deal was unconnected to the directors - implied not explicit - still remains for me, we all know what the answer should be....
whiskeyinthejar: Yes that's my understanding - he controls about 60%. It's not a coincidence IMO that MUI and Laura Ashley are both into hotels and office buildings. Interestingly, though MUI share price did quite well over speculation about his divorce. IIRC. The feeling there I think was that the outcome could be that the value locked up in some of his badly performing assets could be realised (sold) as a result of the divorce. Similarly if he was to sell some of his stake in LA that then I guess that might be good for LA depending on how he did it.
whiskeyinthejar: Im not trying to short or buy in lower. I just think I can learn from stocks even when I dont hold. In fact its often the best way. The office block isnt my main concern. Peng knows property (it's one of main businesses of his MUI group) and so Ive a fair idea he will soon make a profit selling the building. The elephant in room IMO is Peng himself, who as majority shareholder can do as he pleases with little explanation. I think it's obvious he doesn't care about the share price. I suspect that's hes happy to see the share price go down as if he wants he can bid to buy remaining shares at any time. The costs of listing on AIM are significant for small companies so win win for him. iirc the shops don't perform that well, perhaps they should be dumped, but the online business and the hotel is generating significant cash. Shareholders can fight him over what he would decide to offer, but I think if he made an offer at 12p today it'd go through.
rcturner2: The FTSE was up 5% in May alone, in a rising market all you have to find is alpha shares, what is the obsession with dodgy companies and terrible share price charts?
srpactive: Yes share price not so nice I agree, although I have been buying some more whilst down here. It is a strange industry this if the share price was 30p investors would be more confident and would be happy to buy, but at 15p the opposite. dyor
valhamos: "1p dividend on 17p share price is very good actually." And it will look even better if the share price falls to 10p! The dividend was one of the attractions here and the recent communications from this company does not convey the impression that they know what they are doing in terms of getting a grip on loss of profitability.
jimmywilson612: I disagree Carcosa - I think it matches the funamentals and shows how tough retail is at the moment. If you simply compare the PE to other retailers: ALY: PE 10 MKS: PE 9 BON: PE 6.8 NXT: PE 11 SCS: PE 11 Therefore I dont see if necessarily as a decline in ALY share price, but a decline in the over view of the retail sector.
srpactive: imho the way aly share price is being kept at this level with all the good and takeover retail news leads me to think a bid will come sooner rather than latter. For example the share price for charting purposes etc is showing 25p, when the bid is 26p and the offer 26.5p. dyor regards active
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