Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Avast Plc LSE:AVST London Ordinary Share GB00BDD85M81 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -6.50 -1.19% 538.50 538.00 539.00 550.50 538.00 544.50 1,431,832 16:35:11
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 656.8 237.2 19.6 25.9 5,506

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Due to an increase in working from home and relative strength and size of its desktop business, the net effect has been positive for the group. Despite this short term benefit management is maintaining previous guidance for FY2020 of mid-single digit organic revenue growth. With plenty of delightful recurring revenue generating plenty of cash, the company has retained its recommendation for the payment of a final 2019 dividend of 10.3 cents per share (8.4p), equivalent to a yield of 1.8% at the current share price of 454p. Read more in our daily updates on the impact of the coronavirus on AVAST and other stocks we follow here: hxxps://
Perhaps one of the few companies that will not be affected by the virus as cyber-attacks will increase dramatically during these lock-downs everywhere in the world. AVST work being mainly on-line, activity will continue as normal with minimum disruption.
MeowDeadCatBounce - One would assume from your diatribe above that you are short this share. If so that's fine, but most of what you posted is utter bilge!
Lovely bounce off 200 day ema. Not in yet but tempted
Blackfinance. Just a little more on the history and facts about the company that seem to escape you. It had nothing to do with a minion going to his boss with 'a little earner.' They bought Jumpshot as a going concern in 2015 as they felt it was a suitable fit. Error of judgement back then or just the way things turned out. Don't forget you have the option not to have your data shared if you have their anti virus and you are really worried about your browsing history. Not an option with many other companies
It's a good business. I like their software
Unfortunately its not that simple to answer malicious lies spread about a company, largely anonymous and without evidence, when the intent is obviously to cause harm. As yet nobody has been able to disprove the CO's explanation and as far as I can see there are no charges or likely to be any brought against them for any legal wrong doing. Morally there are obviously issues about this, data collection being one of the largest growth businesses. Don't think its going to go away because Avast have decided its going to cause more trouble than it worth, less than 5% of their business. All thats happened here is one of the few good guys are out of the game. There are many innocent people and companies that have had their reputations shattered by trolls on the internet and junk journalists. You believe whatever you want to. I know this is a good company they do a far better job than any fee paying brands I have tried.
AVAST is now having a Dead Cat Bounce DCB so be aware as Trust is lost. Dont gamble on a DCB...
recovering as I expected despite the doom mongers predictions
I reckon it's worth a nibble
What price if/when Muddy Waters get stuck in? This is right up their street for an easy short.
earwacks - simple question to you then. If you believe that statement why did the CEO feel the need to address the Jumpshot outing in the first place? Why close down a nice little earner? Why dump 100's of perfectly good employees? Lastly, if you were the CEO of AVAST a while back and one of your minions came to you and said "boss, I have this cracking idea as a little side earner" bearing in mind your bread and butter product is data security would you have said to him "nice one minion, go for it"!
Dead cat ? bounce tomorrow?
From Co today: We want to reassure our users that at no time have we sold any personally identifiable information to a third party. We want to give confidence to all our users and partners that they have made the right decision to choose Avast and reassure them that their privacy is secure and their personal data safe. We have always been committed to providing our users with full control of their privacy at every turn. Our Privacy Policy provides additional clarification on what data we collect, why we require it, and how we handle it, and we have made sure to use clear and easy to understand language rather than standard legal vocabulary. Since we were the first to offer free antivirus protection to users worldwide, we made the decision to voluntarily apply compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) privacy requirements across our entire global user base – without exception. Our Consent Policy explains the steps a user can take to give or withdraw their consent at any time for our products and for trend analytics created by Jumpshot.
great so where is the report on the investigation? The one I read was from about a year ago which claimed the data was made anonymous and the data was merely a collection of data about web traffic . Really thought this was not only common practise but common knowledge. If there are serious security issues then the Banks, fraud squad and just out everyone would have jumped down on them way back. Cant believe they could be that daft or watch dogs that blind. Frankly I find it much more annoying that BT sell my number and get thousands of unsolicited phone calls which can be stopped by blocking and asking Bt not to sell your number, which apparently you have to do every year. More like every day. So I got rid of Bt altogether 15 years ago. Brilliant move. If anyone deserves to go bust they do. Looks like they are
18:03 do you think this came to light in the first place ? There was an independent investigation into their use of customer data where this was uncovered...only then did they own up to what they were doing ...their last annual report boasted about them negotiating an arrangement with jumpshot to boost their revenue..we now know what that arrangement was..
candid investor
Are you mean like Muller Lite? Just like the Church of England that invested in companies the made components for land mines and mining companies that evicted indigenous populations, or tobacco companies that murdered hundreds of thousands of people and still do. What amazes me is that people buy shares in companies and they don't know what they do. They sell digital data, they have not tried to hide that in fact they very much promoted it.If you are suggesting that AVST have been selling off passwords and security numbers or personal files I have not seen any evidence to support that and it certainly does not mention that in todays rns. They have now pulled the plug on Jumpshot others will carry on for now. If there is an outside investigation which would seem sensible to clear the companies name. If they have breached securities then they will be prosecuted. Jumping up and down and saying they deserve to be driven into bankruptcy is typical vigilante stuff and very often plain misguided. Facts first please
The data collected is so granular that clients can view the individual clicks users are making on their browsing sessions, including the time down to the millisecond. And while the collected data is never linked to a person's name, email or IP address, each user history is nevertheless assigned to an identifier called the device ID, which will persist unless the user uninstalls the Avast antivirus product.For instance, a single click can theoretically look like this:Device ID: abc123x Date: 2019/12/01 Hour Minute Second: 12:03:05 Domain: Product: Apple iPad Pro 10.5 - 2017 Model - 256GB, Rose Gold Behavior: Add to CartAt first glance, the click looks harmless. You can't pin it to an exact user. That is, unless you're, which could easily figure out which Amazon user bought an iPad Pro at 12:03:05 on Dec. 1, 2019. Suddenly, device ID: 123abcx is a known user. And whatever else Jumpshot has on 123abcx's activity-from other e-commerce purchases to Google searches-is no longer anonymous.
My statements were rhetorical...BT example and others not the same...what would be the same would be buying diet menus which actually made you fat for example recommending you eat Waterfields Cream doughnuts !! They are peddling security and selling off everything you trust them to hold for you. Have you read that they actually promote that they can get hold of data lying behind secret barriers and walls. ? Does that not alarm you ?
candid investor
Paranoia abounds. Get rid of all your credit cards if you don't want info on your purchase history sold. Get your credit history erased, Tell Bt every year, which you have to if you don't want info they hold on you sold. The horse bolted years ago on this. Can someone show me where it says the data sold is not anonymous?
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