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|deanforester: 4/7 for me. We have been in Oxford for the weekend, back home this afternoon.
I was up +0.320% on the day (FTSE100 +0.169%), Up 0.60% on the week (FTSE100 +0.96%) and up +9.76% YTD (FTSE100 +9.59% and HIX +13.65%).
Best rises: AZN +2.17%, ULVR +1.70% and NG. +1.418%.
Worst falls: LLOY -1.52%, BP. -0.85% and BA. -0.74%.
Now for today: I'm down -0.402% on the day (FTSE100 -0.603%).
Worst falls: BT.A -2.38%, VOD -1.86% and RDSB -1.85%.
Best rises: MARS +2.26%, SSE +2.12% and UU. +1.45%.
I've given up on trying to understand share price movements. I suspect that machines have more efect than humans or news.
+5°C this morning in Oxford with a clear blue sky and the odd contrail looking like a comet. +8°C on the way home. My gardening man has cut our hedge while we were away. It looks much better now. That's it done for another year.
|shadowside: Mr P,
What is your reaction to CRX offer? Seems a tad miserly at first sight but no way of knowing how much share price rise over last year has been driven by insider knowledge of likely deal. Tempted to sell but looks a very solid bid so may hold on for the full 160p. Always the chance someone else will get involved.|
|aleman: I sold half of my ZMNO. The growing cashpile was always reassuring but talk of using it for an acquisition always made me a bit nervous. Now we see the share price has settled roughly at the cash value - but what is the outlook? Overpaying for a growing but unprofitable acquisition out of desperation? And is the company still profitable or not without that? It just is not clear. The warning might as well be written in Martian for what it passes on to shareholders. Do they know?|
|aleman: The DX. share price was not exactly reflecting the fact that the CMA thinks they might have been making too much money! It's hard to believe we've just had a trading update there that said in line - so the proimised final 1.5p dividend looks safe. And this morning, CNCT say their parcels business revenue is up 10%. (Not exactly the same market but it seems to be slightly counter to scaremongering that some parcels businesses are struggling.) I have to admit that DX. situation has low visibility due to fairly high fixed cossts but that means the only worthwhile information is the inline trading update.|
|skinny: Bad luck with the water MrP - at least it happened at this time of year, so should dry out more quickly.
My WTG are now worth @£175.
The KCOM results seemed positive to me and the share price is inevitably down!|
|blueliner: Morning, I was -0.05% on Fri, useful contributions from PEW +3.8% [justifying end Feb top up], CSN +2.0% and BOO +2.1%.
Worst value fallers : MCS -6.0% [dragged down by fall in housebuilding sector] and TCN -6.5% which could have been worse after Thurs rise.
Over the week BEZ -5.5% was the worst faller as I increased my holding, probably to soon. The NG. share price has reached the £10 milestone.
BOO +11.6%, chart breaking out, won't do an ASOS imho, but rating might be ahead of events, could take perhaps a breather, prelims 26th April.
Folio YTD +0.63%.
The Japanese Smaller Co Fund referred to before [Funds Network] continues to confound, now up +34.4% since Feb.
In his latest 30 day forecast, our local weather forecaster warns of late frosts and hail for farmers & growers, finest days seems to be around now for a time.|
|aleman: Shadowside - I can't see the attraction of the LPA. Valued at £16m, yet profit was only £250k or so when the property sale is removed. That's about 2p of earnings versus a 140p share price. Operating cashflow was better, at £700k with the property sale removed but that still only got a 1.7p dividend for a historic yield of around 1.2% becasue all the cashflow and more was eaten up ny working capital. The balance sheet is not strained but could be with slow payment on big lumpy orders. Much fuss is being made of new orders but profits on the old ones were poor. This is a jam tomorrow company with a history of letting the jam fall on the floor but lots of jam in the price. NAV less intangibles is around £6.8m which should act as a floor but historic cashflow mulitples justify little more than that. I would not value it over £8m until it proves it can do something to make its lumpy business more even, repeatable and profitable. It might get there but I wouldn't want to be waiting for that with the price at twice what I think it is worth on last year's numbers. I'd go to bed each night worrying about it halving and the dividend yield doesn't make it worth holding. I would have sold out before it reached its current heights.
Is there something I'm missing - hidden property assets coming up for sale or the like?|
|deanforester: I'm down -2.937% on the day today (FTSE100 -3.458%).
Worst falls: INDV -7.51%, BLT -7.37% and RDSB -6.72%.
Only one rose: TATE +0.93%. Smallest falls: REX -1.55% and PFL -1.57%.
I see that RDSB confirmed that they will at least maintain their dividend in the next 12 months. Didn't help the share price. I have two XD tomorrow - CPG and SSE. I expect that we shall get a bounce after this big fall.
-8°C here this morning, with a clear sky. I tried wearing two pairs of gloves this morning, but it didn't help keep my fingers warm. Hands in pockets seems to be a better method. It rose to about freezing point and is now back to -3°C, which is what it was when I drove home last night after 9pm.
Incidentally, TSCO is my only share not to have fallen on the year to date. It's up nearly 2%, from 149.5p to 152.4p. Make of that what you will.
|aleman: Probably 5 factors. Banks, oil, miners, techstocks and share prices. Banks and financials used to dominate the FTSE100. They got clobbered in the last recession and have never really recovered. That left the FTSE overweight in oils/energy which have been clobbered in the last couple of years with brent crude getting hit a bit harder then WTI recently. THen we have had miners become a large sector of the FTSE100 in the last 10-15 years with the arrival of or mergers involving BHP, Antofagasta, BHP and Fresnillo and they've all been clobbered this year. Then there is the tech difference. FTSE does not have much tech but the Dow has Apple, Cisco, Intel, IBM, Micorsoft. Share prices may seem an odd inclusion but most people do not realise that the Dow is a cintenitious index becasue it isweighted by the share price rather than the company's market cap. It's very a very odd index because it was one of the first and they stuck with its naive method. Why should one compaany get twice the weight of another if it is the same size but its shares list at twice the price because it has half as many?
So, I think there are plenty of reasons for the FTSE100 not to follow the Dow. I hope this helps.
Already feels different from yesterday. Much windier (30 gusting to 60mph) , no brightness and feels very much like rain. Still very mild, though.|
|investoree: Blueliner did you notice the 3% stake taken in HAYT yesterday by Oryx International Growth Fund. Normally when an institutional stake is first taken or increased it is accompanied by an increase in the companies share price not a drop. I am a strong believer in this company long term (irrespective of the current low oil price)and again increased my holding (probably the last top up for a while as this has now become the largest holding in my portfolio at 115,000 shares). I looked at the annual reports for Oryx and they seem to be a well run company which gives me some confidence going forward.|
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