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|I've been around a few costa coffee cafes over the last few years and what seems surprising is the difference in trading activity, some with queues out the door, staff doing a fantastic job compared with others sometimes larger, grubby looking, under staffed and devoid of customers. I walked out of a one last week without ordering.|
|Don't give them that much credit I always thought those so called analytical 'experts' just plucked a figure out of a hat (just which hat depends on their investment status) ;-)|
|Makes you wonder how 4500p was dreamt up, sell off the restaurants and some M&A ?|
|not sure about that, I can see a golden cross forming from a double bottom on the long term chart...|
|Serious downtrend on the go at the moment.|
|Canaccord 4500p target, reiteration.|
|I think the fall in LFL room rates will rise Easter/through this summer due to a high influx of foreign tourists.|
|Well consumers are feeling the pinch with essential bills like utilities and petrol going up, there will be less spare money to spend in pubs, restaurants and coffee shops. That along with business rates and minimum wage increase, on the plus side the weak pound will help tourism and folk here having their holiday in the UK.|
|RTN gave an early warning here.|
|I suspect what has spooked the market is that if you look at the difference between the 39-week figures and the last 13 weeks, growth has tailed off, markedly so in Restaurants.|
|maybe, doesn't take too much to rock the boat with this market!
my perception is that the market may have been expecting something more than on track to meet expectations but in my view it's a positive trading statement and the share price should bounce back pretty quickly barring any nasty political economic shocks|
|Seems it was this bit they didn't like
"Restaurants delivered total sales growth for the 39 weeks of 0.5% with like for like sales down 0.2%, slightly ahead of a soft pub restaurant market outside the M25."
and analysts expected better overall growth apparently.
Looked OK to me - I topped up|
|Why the plunge - mystified|
|Is there something I've missed in that trading statement? :-~|
Good total sales growth of 8.6% for the third quarter
On track to deliver full year results in line with expectations|
|...back in here ahead of Thursday as I'm expecting a positive trading update. I'd still like to know if Alison Brittain ever bought the shares as promised when she took over - see header! Not seen any RNS's indicating that she did.|
|Press Date: 3:08 pm, 22 Jan 2017 / Digital Look
LONDON (Sharecast) - (ShareCast News) - Buy shares in Whitbread, suggests the Sunday Times' Inside the City column on the back of the potential tourism boost from the weak pound and a cost cutting drive. Data in recent months has confirmed that hotels in London, where the FTSE 100 group has dozens of its Premier Inns, have done particularly well post the Brexit vote.
Meanwhile chief executive Alison Brittain, who joined at the end of 2015 with a reputation for good cost cutting from her days as boss of Lloyds retail arm, announced her plan to slash £150m of costs through its supply chain, labour management and procurement divisions. Ahead of its quarterly trading update on Thursday, the shares "look cheap".|
|It's time shareholders got a better deal at Premier Inn.
Straight discount on accommodation would be a good idea.|
|Must be growing room demand then? Tourists with cheap sterling in their pockets?|
|Premier Inn Room Prices sky rocketing.
Just Booked a room for same hotel, similar time of booking, for same Mid March long weekend as last year, and cost is 25% UP|
|Hopefully it's a breakout.|
|well done to those who have held on, but check out the long term chart above - could still be a descending triangle although certainly looking much more positive of late
...or if you look at the chart another way it could be ascending from a double bottom - that's charts for you!|
|Nobody got anything to say after such a fantastic start to 2017; share price wise anyway!|