Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Aj Bell Plc LSE:AJB London Ordinary Share GB00BFZNLB60 ORD GBP0.000125
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -22.50 -4.97% 430.50 1,512,943 16:35:22
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
429.00 429.50 461.50 418.50 461.50
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Financial 104.90 37.70 7.51 57.3 1,766
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
18:09:45 O 242 430.522 GBX

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2020-12-04 18:09:52430.522421,041.86O
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2020-12-04 17:37:13437.355,82225,462.46O
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Aj Bell Daily Update: Aj Bell Plc is listed in the General Financial sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker AJB. The last closing price for Aj Bell was 453p.
Aj Bell Plc has a 4 week average price of 391.50p and a 12 week average price of 391.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 463p while the 1 year low share price is currently 229p.
There are currently 410,168,330 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 1,691,063 shares. The market capitalisation of Aj Bell Plc is £1,765,774,660.65.
sphere25: "On 9 November 2020, two significant announcements occurred on the same day, with ground-breaking news of a potential vaccine for COVID-19 and clarity on the outcome of the US election, which created a sharp spike in customer activity over a few hours. This caused issues across the market which unfortunately impacted our platform for a short period of time. While the total number of real-time trades placed on our D2C platform on 9 November was one of the highest on record, some of our customers, regrettably, experienced intermittent service issues during the afternoon. A full service was restored by the end of the day as our real-time monitoring and alerting capabilities triggered corrective actions over the course of the afternoon. We have carried out a detailed root-cause analysis and taken additional steps since the incident to further strengthen the resilience of our platform during times of unexpected market activity and volatility." Clearly it's not just AJB but it's striking how brokerages always put out comments like this, and then come the next period of heightened volatility, the systems fall apart having negative implications for all of us. Clearly it's a lovely market at the moment where you have shares consolidating gains after massive leaps higher or gradual trends higher as sellers get cleared at each pull back before the next legs higher. Platforms will be fine in this unstressed environment. However, the markets do look overbought on the technicals on a short term basis so at some point you'd expect them to correct. There is alot of high fives and almost euphoria out there (guilty of quoting plenty of "fireworks" at this end recently) at times and when you see the hype around cypto with ramping across so many non-financial sites, you do wonder whether it is a good time now to begin reviewing the portfolio, risk and particularly any leverage to find a more neutral/comfortable stance as oppose to piling in on overbought conditions. In the past when you have these overly bullish feelings, near term tops aren't a million miles away. One of the previous years when we had a big bullish run into year end, it was almost straight away in January that markets corrected. Applying that to AJB, in those corrections, platforms still can experience outages particularly if there is too much leverage. Although, the real test will be looking further out when there are much more extreme level moves as algos pull orders, liquidity dries up and price moves are grossly exacerbated causing emotions to stir. That will be the ultimate test of how much meaning there is to the quoted words above and how that influences investors confidence and trust in these platform providers. Talk is cheap, performance is everything.
saltaire111: Superb results. Well done AJB! Final results for the year ended 30 September 2020 AJ Bell plc ("AJ Bell" or the "Company"), one of the UK's largest investment platforms, today announces its final results for the year ended 30 September 2020. Performance overview -- Revenue up 21% to GBP126.7 million (FY19: GBP104.9 million) -- Profit before tax (PBT) up 29% to GBP48.6 million (FY19: GBP37.7 million) -- PBT margin up 2.5 percentage points to 38.4% (FY19: 35.9%) -- Balance sheet strengthened, with net assets up 27% in the year to GBP109.5 million (FY19: GBP86.1 million) -- Final dividend of 4.66 pence per share, which takes the total ordinary dividend for the year to 6.16 pence per share, an increase of 28% -- Total customers increased by a record 63,239 in the year, up 27% to 295,305 (FY19: 232,066) -- Total net inflows of GBP4.2 billion (FY19: GBP3.9 billion), driven by platform net inflows of GBP4.9 billion (FY19: GBP4.3 billion) -- Total assets under administration (AUA) up 8% during the year to GBP56.5 billion (FY19: GBP52.3 billion) compared to a 19% fall in the FTSE All-Share Index -- Customer retention rate remained high at 95.5% (FY19: 95.4%) Andy Bell, Chief Executive Officer at AJ Bell, commented: "This has been another year of strong growth, with high levels of new customers and record dealing activity driving a 29% increase in profit before tax to GBP48.6m. Our focus on providing an easy-to-use platform at a competitive price has resulted in growth in customer numbers and assets under administration of 27% and 8% respectively during a year when the FTSE All-Share Index fell by 19%. "In light of this strong financial performance, the Board recommends a final ordinary dividend of 4.66p per share, taking the total ordinary dividend for the year to 6.16p per share. This is an increase of 28% on the previous year and extends our record of increasing our ordinary dividend every year since we paid our first dividend in 2004. "The long-term growth drivers of the platform market remain strong, with customers increasingly looking for good value, online solutions and we are well positioned to benefit from those trends."
saltaire111: Another possible contender for AJB is Lloyds - now under new management.
ochs: Ha, and is this for the non-advisory direct to consumer part? Plus on balance does it look like fees are rising or dropping? (I don't hold an AJB account)
saltaire111: It depends how you value the business. If you merge it’s customer base and bring together the admin engines of two companies swimming in the same sea, you could achieve massive synergy savings. AJB’s specialisms compliment HL but I accept AJB would be a great buy for an established overseas business. Who knows, Chinese FS businesses might take a look too.
ochs: Thanks, I suspect a more likely buyer of AJB would be a big US firm like BlackRock or Vanguard, rather than HL. My suspicion is that Andy Bell wouldn't want to sell up at any price until he's grown the business for at least another 5 years - at least until he feels he can retire with a job well done. At present with a P/E of over 50 I'm not so sure they should be valued any greater than 450p though. There's a lot of growth to prove already in the current share price.
saltaire111: I am convinced AJB is undervalued even at £4.50. It is surely a takeover prospect - I’ve said for a while that it would be a complimentary fit with HL. Or one of the big American firms that wants a ready-made UK platform and higher average investor account values. Vanguard?
pottsypotts: Same here cannot deal with ajbell also halifax share dealing not working??? NOT IMPRESSED AT ALL !!!!!
ochs: So far it seems the HL share price has benefited most from the AJB update!
eaaxs06: Come on AJB, slowly, slowly, we’re getting there, to close that gap at 446p from 21/5. As soon as that’s hit, the share price could start to move ahead smartly. Good luck everyone, Sid.
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