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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Ashtead Group Plc LSE:AHT London Ordinary Share GB0000536739 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 2,052.00p 2,045.00p 2,046.00p 2,048.00p 2,022.00p 2,036.00p 1,006,084 16:35:25
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 3,418.2 862.1 195.3 10.5 9,803.40

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18/5/2019
11:00
Thanks Ian, I was being lazy!.
discodave4
18/5/2019
07:17
Ashtead results for the year ending 30th Apr are due to be announced on 18th June. So far we have the following estimates for the final dividend: (2018 27.5p): DD. 40p Ian. 35p If you would like to join in, please copy and paste this post, after adding your own estimate. No prizes for the best guess, just the appreciation and admiration of your fellow posters!
ianwwwhite
17/5/2019
20:33
DD, Lol! You have a great weekend too! :-) .
ianwwwhite
17/5/2019
20:11
Ssssshhhh! :)Yep not too bad thanks.Anymore advances: 35p, 40p?Have a good weekend, let's hope they have ripped out the Tango mans wifi router from the big White House!.
discodave4
17/5/2019
20:04
Hi DD, Apologies for the recent posts, but my attempt to help fenners by pointing out the Aviva buyback which bracke omitted to mention, and mention of the subsequent shortfall between Aviva average buynback purchase price and current market price has prompted fenners to resurrect the old arguments about buybacks in general ..... I wish I had never bothered!!! Apart from that things are going well, the recent fall in the pound has helped a number of other investments so things are looking rosy! I trust things are going well with yourself? My guess is 35p, very much a finger in the air estimate!
ianwwwhite
17/5/2019
19:25
Hi Ian, hope all is well.Will go for 40p.DD
discodave4
17/5/2019
18:40
........... and answer there was none! Surprised? Not really.... I think it is time to move on, it's clear fenners and I will not agree on this, he will assert his right to carry on posting what he likes, irrespective of the facts, and in turn I will be happy to filter future contributors that seek to carry on this AHT buyback argument in this scatter-gun manner... It's time to turn to more important matters, Q4 results are due to be announced on 18th June, for the year ended 30th Apr 19, and although I have enjoyed a considerable appreciation in share price and return (+20% total return p.a) over the last 20 years, I am looking forward to a hike in the dividend as well - any guesses anyone?
ianwwwhite
17/5/2019
10:46
fenners, I am concerned to see that you stayed up after midnight to compose your latest reply, hopefully not for my sake. I find there is little that is relevant in this latest posting other than the first paragraph when considering the AHT buyback program specifically. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Re: ‘No the answer would be advocate change to that policy’ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With this we are in agreement, but posting on a bulletin board hoping to influence policy is never going to work. If you are objective and really want to make your views known, as a number of posters have suggested in the past, then you would achieve more success by taking a more direct route and writing to the Chief Exec. Perhaps you have already done this? Others have done it in the past and shared their response. Perhaps you could do the same? .
ianwwwhite
17/5/2019
00:38
ian - thats like saying if you don't like one of a political parties policies don't vote for them.... even if you like all of the others. No the answer would be advocate change to that policy. "Fact 2; Aviva’s misfortune does not mean all buybacks are bad, and the case cannot be made using just this one example" But it does mean you have provided a very good example of why they are. Share prices go up and down. Share prices go up on days when there is more demand than supply. Share prices go down when there is more supply than demand. If the only sizeable demand comes from a company doing a buyback and that exceeds supply, price can go up. But when that buyback ends it no longer has a material effect on the share price and very often the result of an artificial higher closing price after buyback, it stimulates supply followed by a fall. After all what criteria do investors use for buying shares ? Prospect of rising profits, rising dividends and therefore rising share price so as to make a gain or gain future dividend income - all to be weighed carefully against the opportunities elsewhere. The same criteria are not used for a buyback. For a start there are no alternative shares to compare to , the "investment" is limited to one share. The shares are most likely to be cancelled so there are no future returns to worry about. The EPS calculation (all things being equal) means a higher EPS - which often rewards directors through their bonus schemes (they think that is a no brainer). What is the point of a buyback then ? To artificially inflate the share price - but if its artificial it invariably comes down again. It removes cash from the balance sheet / adds debt. There must be stats available on what has happened to share prices post buyback - adjusting for real increases in future profits . That would tell a story.
fenners66
16/5/2019
19:41
fenners Re: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Aviva share buyback programme, acquiring 119,491,188 shares at an average price of £5.02 - Aviva share price today? 417p " So you are saying they blew at least £101m overpaying for their own stock. You make a very convincing case for not doing buybacks! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As often happens on these boards fenners, you are confusing rhetoric with reality. Fact 1: Aviva’s share price decline has resulted in a notional loss against the price the shares could have been purchased in the market yesterday of <>£101m as I pointed out Fact 2; Aviva’s misfortune does not mean all buybacks are bad, and the case cannot be made using just this one example Fact 3: In AHT’s case the figures currently indicate that the average price paid for buyback shares is less than the current market price – a notional profit, but my preference is to assess the benefits of the exercise once it has been completed in its entirety. (If you consider this data critical dyor!) Obviously, as has been said before, if you don't like the AHT buyback scheme, don't invest would seem to be the answer...
ianwwwhite
16/5/2019
19:40
Golden Cross coming up perhaps?
discodave4
16/5/2019
19:31
Thanks fenners.........for the housing starts post, not the other! :)
discodave4
16/5/2019
18:11
Good day fenners I note AV. has closed above the dashed black line I mentioned. If it decides to continue up to the top of the range hopefully the 'tariff' business will not intervene.
bracke
16/5/2019
13:32
US housing starts up
fenners66
16/5/2019
13:10
ian - thanks "share buyback programme, acquiring 119,491,188 shares at an average price of £5.02 Aviva share price today? 417p " So you are saying they blew at least £101m overpaying for their own stock. You make a very convincing case for not doing buybacks ! I wonder too how many of those that sold , later bought back knowing full well that buybacks influence on share prices are only transitory - they are just more hi-demand days that can support a price and when they stop the reverse is most often true. But if you want to support your investment by not selling , restricting supply ( simple economics of supply and demand there) and collecting higher dividends year on year , you can have both a higher income and a higher share price.
fenners66
16/5/2019
09:01
SDY's revenue is 90% from UK and Ireland, so should read across for A plant, but URI are more the barometer for AHT.Another nice sunny day by the looks of it.
discodave4
16/5/2019
08:06
Good results from Speedy yesterday with good utilisation etc.Should read over to Aht figures due in three weeks.
mjcferguson
15/5/2019
18:12
ian Helpful!!..... I was about to add something rude but Elite Gurus are noted for their calm reasoned manner so I will refrain from un EG language. I have no doubt fenners knows exactly who to blame!
bracke
15/5/2019
17:46
Hi fenners ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 18 September 2018, 09:32Source - SMW Aviva said Tuesday it had completed its share buyback programme, acquiring 119,491,188 shares at an average price of £5.02 a share, cost <>£600mill ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Aviva share price today? 417p !! It looks like the high dividend and fall in share price over an extended period is trying to tell us something... I think you will find the AHT buyback average price figures and future prospects are a lot more satisfactory, particularly if you are in it for the long term IMHO DYOR
ianwwwhite
15/5/2019
17:21
LOL But look at the relative dividend yields - one does buyback and pays a measly divi , one finishes a buyback and pays a handsome divi......
fenners66
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