Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Associated British Foods LSE:ABF London Ordinary Share GB0006731235 ORD 5 15/22P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -84.00p -2.94% 2,773.00p 2,772.00p 2,774.00p 2,864.00p 2,739.00p 2,805.00p 1,961,148 13:37:14
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Food Producers 15,357.0 1,576.0 151.6 18.3 21,953.13

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
18/1/2018
09:49
I think every company update on every share I own has seen the price drop in the last few months. Expectations are way too high. Added 10% to my holding here.
philanderer
18/1/2018
09:45
It looks like others read a different RNS to the one that I read. The one that I read was in the majority full of good positive news! Improvements in many areas of the business on improved margins and the share price goes down 3%. It's crazy.
tlobs2
17/1/2018
12:21
Poundland to open 150 new FASHION branches as it vows to rival Tompan and River Island HTTPS://www.mirror.co.uk/money/poundland-open-150-new-fashion-11864971
philanderer
17/1/2018
00:34
Market report: Investors back Primark’s US invasion Rising confidence in Primark’s plan to become a fast fashion star in the US after earning its stripes building a discount clothing empire in Europe lifted owner Associated British Foods today. The discount store has defied the decline on the UK high street with its bargain prices but its British invasion in the US has stuttered. With just eight stores in the States, Primark’s empire over the Atlantic is still in its infancy and in November it announced that it would trim the size of three of its flagship stores. City analysts at Barclays told clients, however, that Primark can build a US business the size of its 344 store-strong European empire by tapping the undeveloped fast fashion market in the States. Concerns over its faltering US expansion are “misplaced” and Primark is “well-positioned” to ruffle feathers in the American retail sector as it has done in the UK and on the Continent, it argued. The upgrade to “overweight” provided ABF with a late boost ahead of its crucial Christmas sales figures on Thursday, helping it climb 63p to £28.91. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/01/16/market-report-investors-back-primarks-us-invasion/
philanderer
14/1/2018
23:56
Primark Owner Likely to Announce Drop in Sales Despite Increasing Sales in the UK HTTPS://news.finance.co.uk/primark-owner-likely-announce-drop-sales-despite-increasing-sales-uk/
philanderer
14/1/2018
20:51
preview: Thursday E-tailing giant ASOS and inflation-proof Primark owner, Associated British Foods, are both expected to report climbing sales as its high-street peers continue to struggle. With a warehouse in the United States lined up, ASOS will soon launch its push into America, but for now UK momentum looks to have been impressive, according to Peel Hunt analyst John Stevenson. Meanwhile, shoppers hunting for cheaper deals as households tighten their belts hit figures for Debenhams and Marks & Spencer’s over Christmas but bargain chain B&M’s strong festive trading suggests Primark will continue to buck the trend of slowing sales. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/01/14/week-ahead-business-finance/
philanderer
12/1/2018
16:35
Sideways until that trading update next thursday by the look of it.
philanderer
08/1/2018
10:44
8th jan RBC sector perform tp 3100p reiterates
philanderer
07/1/2018
23:49
Good article: Penneys' American dream taking time to pay off as shares in owner ABF fall 15pc HTTPS://www.independent.ie/business/irish/penneys-american-dream-taking-time-to-pay-off-as-shares-in-owner-abf-fall-15pc-36463758.html
philanderer
04/1/2018
17:46
Will look out for it and buy some when next in a supermarket.
gateside
04/1/2018
17:40
'Associated British Foods unveils two low-sugar Jordans granolas' HTTPS://www.foodbev.com/news/associated-british-foods-unveils-two-low-sugar-jordans-granolas/
philanderer
03/1/2018
08:59
But a good bounce on the back of Next's update this morning.
philanderer
02/1/2018
16:59
Poor start to the new year.
philanderer
02/1/2018
12:23
FT Alphaville: Deutsche has a sector thing out this morning, generally keen on online. Likes AB Foods (despite it not being online) along with B&M (ditto) and Boohoo. Argument here is that Primark's cheaper than Inditex but with better potential. Generally, though, things remain tough, The main pick from all this is turning to buy on Asos. https://ftalphaville.ft.com/marketslive/2018-01-02/
philanderer
22/12/2017
20:27
"Primark fashions assault on M&S with move for ex-Zara executive" The ABF-owned retailer announced the hiring of Paula Dumont Lopez to a handful of execs this week, Sky News learns. Primark is throwing the gauntlet down to rivals Next and Marks & Spencer (M&S) by hiring a former executive from the owner of Zara to become its new womenswear chief. Sky News has learnt that the high street chain, which is part of the conglomerate Associated British Foods (ABF), has recruited Paula Dumont Lopez as its new trading director. The role, which she will take up next month, will give her oversight of the main functions of Primark's womenswear operations in all of the markets in which it operates, including the UK and US. Paul Marchant, Primark's chief executive, announced the hiring of Ms Dumont Lopez to his top management team this week, according to insiders. Ms Dumont Lopez, who began her career at Zara, which is owned by the giant Spanish retailer Inditex, more recently worked for Esprit as the head of its lifestyle division. She was due to join New Look as its chief creative officer earlier this year, but her appointment was abandoned following the resignation of the retailer's chief executive, Anders Kristiansen. Primark's appointment of Ms Dumont Lopez is a signal of its intent to continue ‎its assault on M&S and Next. Verdict, the retail research group, published a report in September forecasting that Primark would overtake Next to become the UK's second-largest clothing retailer next year, behind M&S. The crucial Christmas trading period will determine investor sentiment towards ABF, M&S and Next when updates on their performance are published next month. M&S suffered a blow last month when Jo Jenkins, its womenswear chief, resigned to become chief executive of White Stuff, a smaller chain. Next, meanwhile, has experienced an uncharacteristically turbulent year, with a slowdown in like-for-like sales growth in its high street business. Despite its stunning success, Primark is not without its sceptics, either. Analysts at RBC Capital Markets, downgraded parent ABF earlier this week on doubts about the retailer's growth potential, partly because of its weak online presence compared to rivals. An ABF spokesman declined to comment on the appointment of Ms Dumont Lopez. HTTPS://news.sky.com/story/primark-fashions-assault-on-ms-with-move-for-ex-zara-executive-11181483
philanderer
19/12/2017
20:45
Market report : ..........Elsewhere, Associated British Foods slumped as much as 3pc after RBC Capital Markets stoked concerns that its inflation-proof Primark business is lagging far behind in the sector’s shift to online. Primark has been one of the sole survivors of this year’s sales slump on the high street with its low prices protecting it from UK consumers’ incomes being squeezed by climbing inflation. While the rest of the sector attempts to keep pace with the explosive growth of online retailers Asos and Boohoo, high delivery costs impacting already low margins have delayed Primark’s expansion online. Analyst Richard Chamberlain told clients that Primark still remains one of the stronger clothing retailers given its attractive prices but its lack of brand recognition in the US will also hamper its expansion. The bearish note caused owner ABF to slide 48p to £28.14. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/12/19/market-report-shire-tops-ftse-100-takeover-speculation-reheat/
philanderer
19/12/2017
12:19
RBC downgrade note: RBC warns AB Foods that even Primark isn’t immune to tough retail environment 19 Dec 2017 The Canadian bank thinks ABF’s Primark business will struggle to grow like-for-like sales over the next year or two Associated British Food PLC’s (LON:ABF) Primark stores have managed to grow sales in recent months and years despite a weakening UK consumer environment. That resilience is what makes it “one of the stronger apparel retailers” according to Royal Bank of Canada. The mid-level bank does have concerns about how long those sales can continue to rise though, with the lack of any kind of online store and a hard-to-crack US market being its main bugbears. “We think [Primark’s] high volume densities may be becoming a constraint to LFL sales growth, it lacks a transactional online offer and we think it will take a long time for it to reach critical mass in the US, where it lacks brand recognition,” wrote analyst Richard Chamberlain. As a result, the analyst has lowered his underlying forecasts for the value clothes retailer by 3%, owing to weaker like-for-like sales assumptions which he now expects to be flat next year (versus previous estimate of +1.5%). Chamberlain has also trimmed its underlying earnings forecasts for ABF’s sugar division on the back of lower prices of the sweet stuff. All in all, he has cut his rating to ‘sector perform’ from ‘outperform217;, while his price target has fallen to £31 from £35. proactiveinvestors.co.uk
philanderer
19/12/2017
09:30
Downgraded by RBC today to 'sector perform' ..target cut from 3500p to 3100p
philanderer
19/12/2017
08:58
Chart looking pretty grim. Looking to fall 20% from its high. Suet
suetballs
13/12/2017
18:20
xd tomorrow morning for the 29.65p dividend
philanderer
12/12/2017
13:56
I took the bait and doubled up this morning :-)
tlobs2
10/12/2017
20:30
Very positive vibes coming from the announcements last Friday. I have high hopes of hitting £35 in the next six months if all else goes well :-)
tlobs2
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