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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
British & American Investment Trust Plc LSE:BAF London Ordinary Share GB0000653112 ORD SHS #1
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 28.50 25.00 32.00 29.20 27.10 28.50 163 08:00:27
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 1.4 0.9 2.2 12.8 7

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
15/12/2012
17:02
That's good news - lets hope we have a change in sentiment on Geron so that BAF can unload their holding at a better price.
topvest
15/12/2012
09:32
Geron up another 6% yesterday that's a rise this week of 50% on the back of positive test results
rabain
10/12/2012
16:47
Geron up 26% today, which is great but other than that this trust appears to be defying gravity...presumably that means someone knows something I don't.
rabain
10/9/2012
19:05
Yes, ooouch - 50% down!
topvest
10/9/2012
17:58
Too late!!! http://ir.geron.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=67323&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1733274&highlight=
rabain
09/9/2012
10:21
Geron Corp. share price up quite a bit over the last few months. Lets hope they sell this stake in 12m or so if the share price really takes off. They do need to get out of this stake when the time is right in my opinion. Not yet, but if it doubles or triples from where it is now.
topvest
31/8/2011
22:52
Geron Corporation is duly proving a disaster for British & American Investment Trust (BAF). BAF today issued a statement which blames its own underperformance on poor management at Geron. Posters here flagged the situation 12 months ago. So why are BAF's own shareholders still not asking why the trust took a huge (and costly) gamble on a share which few UK investors have ever heard of ? It is not time that someone else took the helm here ?
coolen
01/9/2010
21:33
Any reason, such as trade or family link, for such a major punt on Geron ?
coolen
02/8/2010
18:20
They need this particular investment to come good really. Could be a company maker if things go well, but I would like to see them start selling this investment if the price rises significantly. Their current dividend policy and rather short term policy of buying shares ahead of dividends to keep income up is not sustainable medium term. Nevertheless, could still come good.
topvest
02/8/2010
17:37
A third on/off a holding constituting a quarter of the portfolio adds/loses about 8 per cent to the NAV by my reckoning.
mw8156
01/8/2010
20:45
Great spot ! Impact on NAV of BAF ?
coolen
31/7/2010
17:42
Yes - well spotted http://www.geron.com/investors/factsheet/pressview.aspx?id=1229
topvest
31/7/2010
14:30
some good news for Geron their largest holding; hope the trial works as they are engaged in a potentially life-restoring endeavour and Hesc therapy could then be trialled in other therapeutic areas eg autoimmune disease including type 1 and type 1.5 diabetes...
mw8156
04/7/2010
23:48
Hi topvest, Only going from memory, but I think it was the film business that generated the cash. That then took the company into investments. As the see-saw moved towards the latter, it became an investment trust. Maybe a look at the cv of the present and/or past directors might throw a light on it.
coolen
15/6/2010
21:31
Doesn't look like it. They do continue to get film royalties, but it seems a declining business. You've been looking at this one for far longer than me. Was this originally a film business, then before it became an investment trust?
topvest
13/6/2010
22:57
I looked at this company many, many moons ago when it went under its previous title of British & American Films Ltd, hence the "F" in its present stock market code of BAF. The rumour then was of undervalued media royalties tucked away in the balance sheet. Has anything along these lines ever come to light ?
coolen
22/4/2010
16:20
I have always wanted to buy this -but the spread. I hold RIT,Dunedin Inc,Scottish American,Invesco Income which are parts of the portfolio.
washbrook
13/5/2009
09:06
What irritates me as a new holder is that they keep referencing to their web-site which hasn't worked for at least 3 months!
topvest
30/4/2009
21:34
Geron Corp could be interesting if we get a recovery in the US...they are in a relatively hot sector... "The improved performance from Geron followed the election of the Obama administration in the USA in November 2008 which is greatly more supportive of the innovative embryonic stem cell technology which forms half of Geron's business. Furthermore, with the change in political climate, Geron was granted clearance in January 2009 by the US Federal Drug Administration to commence its ground-breaking and world-exclusive trials of its embryonic stem cell technology to cure spinal injuries in humans. This extremely significant event was celebrated in a full front page article in the Times newspaper and in other leading publications worldwide. "
topvest
30/4/2009
21:29
Results out - 6.6p full year dividend and discount to NAV looks reasonable value, albeit the spread is a killer.
topvest
01/2/2009
11:49
I remeber in the early 1980s you got certain investment trust stables researching fledgling stocks and splitting stakes into their stable. One stable comes to mind GARTMORE they had a lot of investment trusts then. There was a stock called Telerate.Each trust depending on the shareholding in Telerate got a big lift up in nav. Now ICAP has the product that is why Spencer's stock has done so well in the past.
washbrook
01/2/2009
11:05
Yes, "Geron Corporation is, quite simply, a cornerstone in the next generation of medical treatment.". I think Obama is pro- stem cell research and so this could do very well when we get out of the economic black hole that we are currently in.
topvest
01/2/2009
10:09
I do like this Investment Trust. I would buy the stock but the spread is enormous. The dividend has trebled since 1996 @6.4p yields 9.85% at 65p The shares are tightly held J.WOOLF owns 64.5% , Jupiter monthly income unit trust 6.7%, Lady Lever 4.6% and Unwin investments 4.6%. GERON Corporation held up well in 2008 but in 2000 it spiked to $70. http://www.todaysfinancialnews.com/us-stocks-and-markets/geron-corporation-up-36-percent-on-fda-go-ahead-7365.html
washbrook
31/1/2009
16:09
I thought I would start a thread on this independent investment trust, after buying some shares recently. It's a rather odd investment trust with a low risk managed portfolio combined with a large holding in Geron Corporation, the NASDAQ based stem cell research company. The dividend isn't covered by revenue at the moment, so there is some risk on that front. Otherwise, the portfolio looks ok. I think that Geron Corporation could be a major positive on a 1/2 year view, albeit the risk of this investment sits somewhat uncomfortably with the remainder of the portfolio. Anyone any thoughts or hold?
topvest
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