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|Not convinced spooky, it just seems to be you RebelChatRoom lads buying :-)|
|I wonder if we hear some contract news soon, they have been creeping higher for a few days now.|
|Good to see Ian Martin buying more shares last week whilst I was on hols. He's now bought another £37,000 or so of shares this month at around the current price.
Let's hope the mid-April results contain an outlook which confirms his optimism.|
|Pavey Ark, thanks for pointing that out. Another RNS missed by ADVFN notification which is getting a common problem now, and I had forgottEn to enter it on to LSE|
|I'm as much at fault as anyone and I haven't even looked in here for a while but surprised that there was no comment on the recent directors purchase.
This purchase is 14 days after the last one and even closer to the closed period.
Regardless of closed period or not there's nothing quite as soothing as directors buying with their own cash.|
|Depends who you were speaking with. If a bookkeeper or suchlike then they might not be fully aware of the rules. And many directors are also unaware of the precise rules - and don't have the common sense to always consult advisers.
I'm pretty sure you were misled. Contact them again if you're bothered.|
|hmmmm. Its not making sense. They clearly told me they were in a closed period, as I disputed with them that that in itself would not prevent a Director speaking to me.
Again its not based on fact but a couple of CEO's have told me it is the NOMAD's responsibility to advise the Co when to enter and exit closed periods.|
|Actually PJ1, I was interested and had a Google, and it seems that the rules have changed since July last year - the closed period is now only 30 days before publication of interims and finals. I'd be grateful if someone could confirm that's now the case.
Whatever the case, TST were most definitely not in a closed period after the trading update. Unless they were pursuing another transaction, such as being close to finalising an acquisition. In which case they certainly wouldn't have told you they were in a closed period :o))|
|rivaldo-I phoned them after the profit warning and was clearly told they were in a closed period. So there must be something else?|
|Good to see the Chairman buying another £30,000 or so of shares at these levels.
PJ1, TST are only in a closed period from mid-February, i.e 2 months before the mid-April prelims date. The rule is either 2 months before that date or the period from the year end to the prelims date if that period is 2 months or less.|
|I thought they would be in a Closed period until Results?|
|Chairman buys 35/-|
|I see that Ian Martin has been buying too:
"Touchstar plc ("Touchstar" or the "Company"), specialists in real time data capture and mobile computing solutions for the retail, logistics and transportation sector announces that it has been informed that on 27 January 2017 Ian Martin, Chairman of the Company, purchased 25,000 shares at 80.6 pence per share and on 30 January 2017 he purchased a further 10,000 shares at 84.5 pence per share.
Following these purchases Mr Martin and his wife hold 310,250 shares in the Company representing approximately 4.9 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital."|
|Thanks Rivaldo. Bought a few more this morning on the strength of the WH Ireland note. GLA.|
|Quite a turn up for the books! I'd expected a slow decline until Results|
|No worries. Certainly interesting and although TST still has to deliver, I'm guessing that 2017 could pave the way for some positive momentum.Ian Martin has agreed to a catch up on results day so I'll pen something then.Current rating looks cheap enough and if this year does mark a turning point, then the shares would surely trot back up to levels achieved a couple of months back.|
|Interesting - WH Ireland this morning have upgraded to Buy and increased their target price to 119p (from 101p) following a recent visit to the company.
They forecast historic 6.6p EPS for 2016 and 12.6p EPS for this year.
Thanks for the note mate.|
|PJ 1, you are forgiven ; so stay put.|
|Me and my big mouth. Please ban me from the thread!|
|RNS - Thomas Charlton continues to buy and is now above 6%, with almost 380,000 shares:
|I expected a much bigger hit than materialised here, which possibly reinforces that indeed the contracts have been delayed into 2017 rather than possibly 'lost', which should theoretically give a possible ahead in Q1?
Shame the Co is not more communicative.|
|let us hope for some good contract announcements soon or, conceivably, a return to the scene of Trak8m or some other interested party.
This has been a disappointing share to own these last 6 or 7 years and I did think that the rise to 115p before Christmas (over 7p in the old BVM form) might herald better times. As it is, yet more patience is obviously required.|
|Glad to see Paulypilot's positive sentiments above, which are similar to my thoughts posted earlier.
WH Ireland had some interesting things to say in their update note. They retain their 12.6p EPS forecast for this year (2017) and state:
"Prior to Christmas, we spent the day at the Manchester HQ and three things jumped out: 1) the main areas of the business (onboard retail, transport/ logistics and security/ access control) are working in a much more integrated fashion and this is reflected in a rebranding all under the Touchstar name; 2) the developers have been busy working on next generation products providing truly fully integrated solutions (including back office integration, ie owning more of the pie); and 3) this is a business moving decisively towards an SaaS model with the introduction of cloudbased software solutions with contracted revenues of up to five years in duration"
"Valuation and recommendation
The H2 undershoot appears to have been driven by factors which should not be expected to recur in 2017. Arguably, if anything, the New Year should start strongly given order deferral from H2 2016 whilst the bad debt at Access Control looks like plain bad luck, being the first in the company’s long and extensive history. There will naturally be disappointment this morning but even applying a cautious 8x P/E to our 2017 forecasts suggests fair value of 101p per share, our new target price".|
|Well i'm glad I got out for a small profit in the long run. Held on here for a few years but it has been going nowhere for a long time.|
|Why gamble on horse dung
When there is plenty of nice ones around|