Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Speedy Hire LSE:SDY London Ordinary Share GB0000163088 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.25p -0.45% 55.75p 54.50p 56.00p 56.00p 54.75p 56.00p 6,310,059 16:35:06
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 369.4 14.4 2.2 25.1 291.95

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Speedy Hire Daily Update: Speedy Hire is listed in the Support Services sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SDY. The last closing price for Speedy Hire was 56p.
Speedy Hire has a 4 week average price of 51.50p and a 12 week average price of 50p.
The 1 year high share price is 60p while the 1 year low share price is currently 42p.
There are currently 523,674,555 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 392,683 shares. The market capitalisation of Speedy Hire is £291,948,564.41.
rounder2: ToscaFund are far more likely to continue to try to push down the share price of HSS ( of which they now own approaching 28%)than they are SDY . The lower the price ( and market cap ) of HSS the stronger they feel their case will become to try to " steer " SDY into some kind of Purchase / Merger . Just my opinion .
davr0s: Market doesn't currently see it that way - share price lost all momentum this year that was shown at end of 2016. I'm out today on support break
davr0s: Level2 - ie the order book. I use it when considering buying/selling a share as you can often tell when a share price is about to surge or drop
rumbers2: A positive and insightful article in City AM this morning which I think reveals Russell Down's animosity towards ToscaFund: Speedy Hire’s share price shot up 15 per cent this morning after the lender of tools and construction equipment reported increasing revenues and profits – an improvement the company said came “in spite” of a high-profile attack from an activist investor. Shares were up more than 15 per cent to 42.5p, their highest level since January, this morning, and analysts also appeared to be impressed. Liberum said the profit-before-tax figure was 31 per cent ahead of expectations, while N+1 Singer upgraded its forecast for the firm. The latter part of the six-month period saw Speedy Hire come under public attack from activist investor Toscafund, which forced shareholder votes on the suitability of Speedy’s chairman and the appointment of a new board member. Investors voted to let Jan Astrand, who is now non-executive chairman, remain, but agreed that David Shearer should be appointed to the board. Russell Down, who started as chief executive of Speedy in July last year, told City A.M. the company’s improvements this year came “in spite” of Toscafund. “I think all the changes that you see today were put in place a year ago,” he said. “We said at the start of the process with Tosca that the recovery was well underway, and that [the Toscafund intervention] really only happened in August. “And almost these results are in spite of what happened with Tosca, rather than because of what happened with Tosca. Because it was a distraction for the business during that particular point in time.” He added: “I wouldn’t say it was hugely disruptive, but clearly we’ve got 3,000 employees in the UK who are reading about what’s happening in the press. And it did take a lot of my time to manage that.” Down said the company has not experienced any ill effects from the UK’s Brexit vote and feels that with infrastructure projects like HS2 and Crossrail 2 coming up, there will be more opportunities for growth.
rumbers2: From today's Telegraph: Jan Astrand, chairman of tool rental firm Speedy Hire is brave. By refusing to heed calls from top shareholder Toscafund to stand down, Astrand is daring to go up against Martin Hughes, the fund’s fearsome boss, who presumably didn’t get the nickname “The Rottweiler” for being cuddly. Hughes insists the 69-year-old has presided over a mess and thumbed his nose at corporate governance standards, but Astrand is boldly standing firm. I expect Hughes, a veteran of boardroom dust-ups, to amass enough support for his proposals and to dispatch Astrand with canine-like speed.> I understand Hughes now has the backing of Schroders who own 10% of the shares. With known support now running at over 30% it will only take another two of the big institutional shareholders to jump aboard to secure a majority here. I think these changes will be good for both the business and the share price and I am hopeful fellow private investors like myself will vote accordingly.
rumbers2: Rebellion is in the air. This short report from City AM but there is a longer story in the FT which I cannot access. SPEEDY HIRE RAISES HACKLES OF ROTTWEILLER One of Speedy Hire’s largest shareholders will call for an extraordinary general meeting this morning due to frustrations around its performance and management. The building equipment supplier’s share price has fallen sharply over the last couple of years due to a series of profit warnings. Toscafund, which has a near 20 per cent stake in Speedy Hire, will make the call for the EGM in order to oust the firm’s executive chairman Jan Astrand. Martin Hughes founder of Toscafund has been given the name of 'the Rottweiler' in the City for his aggressive investing practices. Hughes is understood to be pushing for David Shearer, a chartered accountant and former chair of the housebuilder Crest Nicholson to take over.
thomasthetank1: Read Panmure Gordon & Co's note on SPEEDY HIRE PLC (SDY), out this morning, by visiting hxxps:// "Speedy Hire had a challenging FY16. As previously flagged, sales have been impacted by the ill-advised strategies of the previous management team. However, the problems are being addressed, with greater focus and cost discipline being re-introduced. Q4 sales were up sequentially from Q3, providing some comfort that the problems are being fixed. We suspect the new management team will increasingly be put under pressure to consider M&A opportunities, providing further support for the share price..."
smithie6: ..not holding..but Sad to say that at 80-90% of uk listed cos It looks like dirs. get rich if share price rises While they loose almost nothing if share price crashes And many appear clueless Needs to be changed But wont since City and bods are dodgy....
andrewbaker: Gutted! I've been a holder for several years, and sold half when price doubled, so was in for free; and I should have done it again, as the price had doubled again from my average buying price, but I didn't. So, I'm still 52.5% up, but took my eye off the ball, and paid the price. The only obvious sign, unless one anally examines every holding every day, was a flat share price chart over the past six months. In hindsight, that should have made a sell consideration purely on the basis that a top had been reached that was providing much stronger resistance than the bottom support. Hindsight a wonderful thing, lol. :( The likelihood is that the drop has been overdone, so a small price recovery should happen as bargain hunters sniff and some buy; and maybe there may be a bid at a decent premium, though that is purely speculative. They are in the right business area for economic recovery, so trading should be alright going forward, especially if they are properly tackling supply, administrative, and logistical issues; so I'm not going to rush to sell, but I will be quicker in future to take profits on smaller companies, and also to get out when a share price meanders for no known good reason. We live and learn.
technocat: According to today's Daily Mail SDY share price rose 'amid whispers that a bid in the short term could be a fair bet'. 'Rumours did the rounds that a cash-rich private equity firm had approached one of Speedy's major name a price for its stake with the intention of then using it as a launch-pad for a full-scale offer' Could all be pie in the sky but it will be interesting what happens to the share price on Monday, be more than happy if it chases back up to 62
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