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|Chartists may find this of interest. One gap filled but another opened.
|600 will do very nicely for those of us who aren't chartists as well :-))|
|Very encouraging jump today off 508p, especially coming off its bottom RSI. 528p also cuts through the 30ma. All good!For the Chartists amongst us we should see 600p+ in next 6-10wks.|
|Well said MS|
|Thanks Edmund, I had one kitten before I noticed....|
|XD today of course...|
|Going against the tide today as MORGAN STANLEY raises AV. target to 608.|
|From today's Chronic Investor Blog on IC website...
Five things we learnt in the results season - HTTP://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/2017/03/29/comment/chronic-investor-blog/five-things-we-learnt-in-the-results-season-ClBKEiCw7RBTIuAoYX27qN/article.html
Cash in the age of uncertainty
At the IC, we like to bang on about the importance of cash flow when assessing a company's performance. This approach is all the more important given the uncertain corporate landscape. Two examples are Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) and Aviva (AV.).
The oil major managed to improve operational cash flow by two-thirds in 2016, as income rebounded. The insurance group's business segments threw off more cash, allowing for an increase in capital returns. But this short-term income certainty should not be mistaken for long-term business sustainability. After Shell's austerity and Aviva's Friends Life synergies, both groups may have to reassure on the longer-term plan.|
|Not a well frequented thread, is it?! lol. Anyway, baby boomers are getting older; illness and financial need of other sorts amongst the old is increasing, if for no other reason than weight of numbers. How many people are aware of the Aviva Home Income Plan, which allows people to borrow for life against the equity in their home, without having to make any repayments?? And the interest rates are favourable to Aviva: 5% to 6% + even with bank base rate at an all-time low, compounding too, as no repayments are made. (A 6% interest rate doubles the debt in a 12 year period, so £100,000 borrowed requires a £200,000 repayment after that time.)
This is profitable business for Aviva, and secured on bricks and mortar. And that's without the profits from other insurance, savings and pensions business as well.
If anyone is looking for a Brexit-safe business in which to invest: AV. is certainly one. And it comes with a forecast 5% doubly covered dividend too.
Disclosure: long Aviva.|
|Yes to, paying down debt and returning more cash via bolt on acquisitions and bit extra dividend.|
|I'm staying fully invested at the moment. Hoping to ride this wave further.
Barclays: Trump Presidency May Unleash Reagan-Era Stock Boom
Donald Trump’s presidency may unleash the same kind of investor enthusiasm that drove stocks to record levels during the boom times of President Ronald Reagan, according to strategists at Barclays Capital.
|This stock deserves to be on a much higher rating. 6 quid here in short order.|
|2016 FINAL DIVIDEND ON AVIVA PLC ORDINARY SHARES AND DIVIDEND ON 83/4% CUMULATIVE IRREDEEMABLE PREFERENCE SHARES - HTTP://www.investegate.co.uk/aviva-plc--av--/rns/dividend-declaration---2016-final-and-8-3-4--pref/201703091058180133Z/
On 8 March 2017, the Directors agreed a recommendation to shareholders of a final dividend of 15.88 pence per share on Aviva ordinary shares. Subject to shareholder approval at the 2017 Annual General Meeting, the final dividend for the year ending 31 December 2016 will be paid on 17 May 2017 to shareholders on the Register of Members at the close of business on the record date of 7 April 2017.|
|On edit - repeat of above.|
|Panmure ups target from 525 to 592p.|
|>>What is there not to like?>>
How about this?
"Mark Wilson .... tells investors just exactly what their getting."|
|What is there not to like.
|- Aviva's operating profit rose by 12% to £3,010m in 2016 with operating earnings per share up 3% to 51.1p.
Operating profit and operating EPS exclude the impact of the change in the Ogden discount rate in UK general insurance, which has been classified as an exceptional item.
IFRS profit after tax fell 22% to £859m (2015: £1,097m) including the £380m after-tax charge due to the reduction in the Ogden discount rate.
Group chief executive Mark Wilson said: "Aviva's results are simple and clear cut: more operating profit, more capital, more cash, more dividend. And there is more to come.
"Aviva's financial position has been transformed and a distinctly stronger balance sheet and excess capital give Aviva more options.
"We are now actively planning a capital return to our shareholders and debt reduction in 2017 and will invest further to grow our businesses.
"The numbers speak for themselves.
"Fund management delivered a breakout year with strong positive net flows and operating profit up 30%.
"General insurance is growing, with operating profit up 17%, and in UK Digital we have doubled online registrations to five million.
"We are becoming a digital disruptor for the benefit of our customers.
"In 2016 we made strong progress on our commitments of cash flow and growth.
"Reflecting these results, we are increasing the total dividend per share by 12% to 23.3p."|
|Good to see Liz Truss not spoiling the party.|
|Let it go Alphorn!
Sold my buy from yesterday, it felt good - it's purged some of the stain of Moss. Still holding my £1.80's from nearly ten years ago though!
Great results, Wilson on R4 just now very bullish on the UK and the 45% that comes from abroad. Acknowledged hiccups with political uncertainty but was also clear that Ogden wouldn't be an impact over the longer term and seemed to think that Govt would see sense.|
|Great Results !|
|....pleased that I closed out my naked calls on Tuesday.
The results look fine........despite the poor judgement of the red ticker'. ;)|
|Ahh, so there is a chance of a special dividend then. Thanks for that little gem, speedsgh.|
|More on the mooted return of capital...
from Part 1 of Final Results:
In view of our strong Solvency II ratio, there is now capacity to deploy surplus capital. In addition to underpinning a progressive dividend, we have four priorities for capital deployment:
1. Organic growth, including capital required to support new distribution partnerships;
2. Bolt-on acquisitions that strengthen our core markets;
3. Returning capital to shareholders, via a share re-purchase program or special dividend; and
4. Paying down hybrid debt obligations.
These priorities are not mutually exclusive and we expect to pursue all of these options. Specifically, we plan to take steps to return additional capital to shareholders and reduce hybrid debt during 2017. Liquidity at the centre is £1.8 billion at the end of February 2017 (February 2016: £1.3 billion). We generally intend to maintain centre liquidity balances in excess of £1 billion.|