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|Agree cbootle, but volumes and price action do tell a story.
The stock market is ruled by sentiment of either greed or fear (rational or irrational), everything else is secondary. As these 2 sentiments affect what people are willing to pay, or be willing to sell for, it does become a self fulfilling prophecy, if done by a large enough group of people.
I use a number of macro trends, sector specifics, fundamentals and technical indicators to assess and make decisions about whether to buy and sell and in which companies. Much as one would use a dashboard and not be guided by just one indicator.
ARC is a long term play for me, and in my scheme of things I am fairly heavily invested. I am delighted that we are making excellent progress and a part of me feels that we will be taken out at a good premium - the company still is very undervalued IMHO.
Good luck all :)|
|Can't help but feel terribly suspicious of charts and their interpretations. It seems like voodoo to me. But I guess there's a degree of self-fulfilment going on, if enough believe the same trend, either up or down, they will buy/sell for the same, making it come true.
But also your degree of investment makes a difference - if you've got a large holding, and the stock is illiquid, you simply can't make a large movement without affecting the market (and not in the direction you wish them to go). If you've got a modest investment, e.g. a few k, I guess you could drop in and out and have fun. Maybe that's the way to treat volatile, riskier investments with a lot of noise around them. Arcontech's the opposite of that though - a slow moving, long-term IMHO less-risky investment, and very very quiet (both in the sense of this thread and updates from the company).|
Good to see some sells and then a decent 7500 share buy moves the price back up again !
The chart may be interesting from a price-volume analysis POV...
We could have seen a hammer candle validated with a low volume today - this is a sign of strength. Always have to be careful about reading too much into one isolated signal, but I guess we may be positioned for a further new high, if my interpretation is correct.
Anna Coulling's book : A complete guide to price-volume analysis is fun to read and makes sense.....worth buying IMHO. I read it every now and then and forget how to apply it correctly and consistently.
Good luck all !
Note to Self: Can do better :)|
|although there seem to be a few sellers this morning!|
According to the company website 25.02% of the shares are not in public hands.
There are quite a few large holders with notifiable holdings - often strong holders and hence their shares may not come onto the market. According to the company website these holders with notified holdings account for another 32.41%
Then, of course, there maybe a significant number of strong holders under the 3% threshold....
So ball park figure of tightly held shares could be in the region of 70% - my guesstimate.
The share tends to move quite quickly upwards on even small trades and this appears to corroborate my theory that there are not many traders in this stock - buy and hold seems to be the norm.|
|Any ideas what percentage of shares is available to the market?|
|More buying this morning and price responding as expected :)|
|For people who may be on the sidelines and wondering whether to jump in....
We have a market cap of about £8m
Cash balance of over £2m
Conservatively managed, low capex, low staff turnover rates
Recurrent revenues with rolling over multi year contracts with the likes of Bank of England, JP Morgan, Santander, DB, Citibank etc
High barriers to entry
Very low rates of customer attrition
New software currently undergoing trials with five Tier 1 banks
Any new revenues will go largely to the bottomline
Offers a cost effective and efficient alternative to the likes of Bloomberg terminals
Dividend likely in Aug (reading between the lines from half year trading update)
Anthony Cross of Lion Trust fame is the biggest shareholder with a 13% holding
A former employee who contributes to this thread has over 3% and RNS notified interest...
FinnCap target of 70p is likely to be taken out in the next few months
Take a look at the trend on chart with higher highs, backed by good volumes
Good luck all :)|
|Good move so far today and let's see what we close at :)|
|Well the buying continues - long may it continue! a few more and you may get your 70p!!|
|Good luck Janeann - we are all guilty of making calls that are less than optimal !|
Picton is just a long slow property trust with a good dividend; has performed better than I thought recently. acso - who knows but it is in demand at present. Im in LTG but messed up my idea holding - sold out far too early!! Had a few dis and sold far too early seems very pricey now. but so is fevr!
I have done a bit of running losers and selling winners too early!|
|I have far too many ARC already - I was very greedy a lot earlier and happy that I did so.
My current big / investment positions are
...all in my UK Stock Challenge annual entry for 2017 (and the only entrant for ARC,BMK & LTG if memory serves me, so I guess I am a contrarian)
....I have been adding DIS recently and OCT earlier on - these are significantly smaller positions and more speculative IMHO at this stage.
Keeping my eye on Picton and ACSO further to your nudge - but feel that I have missed the boat with ACSO.|
|Could be anything or nothing to cause the surge - a few buys might stimulate others to buy - Interestingly COG took a leap today apparently cos of an IC tip; but was completely unexpected. Nice tho.
Do I read into your post you are still adding?|
It's the poor liquidity that will lead to the share price jump as ARC is thinly traded - not that I am being greedy ;)
I am more than happy with steady and a gradual rise that we have been seeing over the last couple of years. Solid boring outperformance in a market with high barriers to entry....just the way I like it.
Could there some imminent and positive news to explain the jump and the volumes ?|
|Funny isn't - days of calm then suddenly a jump in the share price - clearly not much free stock about. Multib - Im quite happy with a slow and gentle rise - no need for sudden jumps to 70p|
|The candlestick pattern is called a Bullish Marobozu apparently.....
"....When the trend is up, the price opens and with out a even a small down move the price trend up and closes without even a small pull back. That means the price opens at the lowest point for the time period and closes at the highest point for the time period. This produces a long white candle with out a an upper shadow and a lower shadow.
This is called White or Bullish Marubozu Candlestick. Here bulls or buyers are in control from beginning to end. This indicates a strong up trend...."
So if this candlestick interpretation is correct, then a strong share price is due to follow :)|
|Well it had to come....another cracking day with close to a new high backed by 4.5x usual daily volume.
Technically, strong candle with no wicks and backed by volume...someone may be able to shed light on this.Wonder what the buying is about ?
Not complaining at all, but get the feeling that 70p will be taken out sooner than we expect.
Good luck all :)|
You could well be right - doesn't take much to move this upwards given the poor liquidity and churn of shares.
After the Easter break probably.....|
|Due a move up after the modest buying this week.
I can only get an online quote to buy 150 shares at full price...|
|Hi Multi & all, I've been a shareholder for a few years - before consolidation, my initial purchase was in error. Had then to do research which made me surprised how low the company was valued (having screens next to, and being a competitor of the multinational)So when the share drop to its lows, I sold other stuff to buy more. My view point is, ArC competitors could buy the company out right from petty cash. My share is not for sale.|
|New share price highs + above average volume = bullish/uptrend.
Good time to average upwards !|
|A couple of buys just before the close (I think the 5k reported as a sell is a buy) will hopefully get us off to a positive start in the morning|
I think that they will come up with a 1p dividend per share (which would mean around £125K in total and around 4x dividend cover). I agree that they are very conservative and hence 1.2p/share may be pushing out the boat !
With dividend allowance/exemption now reduced to £2k / year, this is unfortunate timing, but nevertheless delighted that we are making excellent progress. I still think that with the kind of recurrent revenue stream, sticky customers, £2m in the bank, growing profitability - we remain a small but juicy takeover target.
Someone is keen taking chunks of 25k at a time :)
Good luck all !|