Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Debenhams LSE:DEB London Ordinary Share GB00B126KH97 ORD 0.01P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.25p +0.58% 43.25p 43.00p 43.25p 43.50p 43.25p 43.25p 651,841 16:29:08
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 2,341.7 105.8 7.0 6.2 531.03

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
20/7/2017
19:41
Prefer an hour in Debenhams rather than messing around online to buy clothes and the hassle of returning items by mail. Hope to see some recovery here and shorts closing, I think its in much less trouble than CLLN
mister md
20/7/2017
15:22
I'd go for internet shopping whilst draped on perfectly formed model thanks. Do I get to chose who?
kazoom
20/7/2017
15:01
Yield 7.8%. PER under 6. Pension deficit: nominal and likely to disappear imminently. Balance sheet: Fine. Forecasts: OK. Price action: weak. Broker recommendations: as ever in line with price action. Goldman Sachs has it as a sell, but as I wouldn't trust GS as far as I could throw an elephant, I won't be taking that into consideration. Yes, justice, on the face of it, lots of assets, volatile/unpredictable customers have caused some issues, and I suspect some brokers are not convinced by the new CEO. But this is certainly cheap on most metrics. There are people who think digital and online will render all historical human interactions obsolete within a decade. The truth is, people change habits slowly or not at all unless the incentive is strong. And there are many problems with internet buying which, for most of us, makes buying TVs, cameras, iphones, garden equipment etc online very convenient, but food and "outerwear" clothing, or anything you have a high probability of taking back, very much less so. How do you ask a friend's opinion on a new dress/coat lippie from online? And what girls prefer to eat at a computer terminal or at a desk (or on a couch) with an iphone at lunchtime while internet shopping for clothes draped on a perfectly formed model, when the sun is shining and their friends are in town?
edmundshaw
20/7/2017
14:05
Its high street competitors are trading at up to 11x their book price/NAV.
justiceforthemany
20/7/2017
14:03
DEBENHAMS OK I will help you guys out just this once. Current Price to book ratio = 0.60 Book value/Net Asset Value = 72p Current share price = 43.25p Yes this is trading at a 40% DISCOUNT to the NAV/Book price.
justiceforthemany
20/7/2017
13:39
That is because these crooks suppress any good news and illegally manipulate the share price holding it down for as long as possible until they release the clamp. FCA say they are 'aware' and 'are investigating' but don't hold your breath! Sports Direct is up 12% today - yes TWELVE percent on announcing a 60% fall in profits (due in part to bad hedging) but then they only had 3% shorts. Debenhams will NOT be announcing a fall anywhere near 60% so on that basis we should be up 20% today! Deb are up <1%. Total BS.
justiceforthemany
20/7/2017
13:29
Today's good news hasn't done us much good.
grahamite2
20/7/2017
13:26
BTW FYI Debenhams is NOT John Lewis and has NO LINKS with that rip-off retailer.
justiceforthemany
20/7/2017
13:25
Retail and clothing sales up in June hxxp://news.sky.com/story/sun-shines-for-retailers-as-sales-jump-06-in-june-10954862 SimonTemplar doom-mongerer why are you quiet? Are you crying about this good news for retailers?
justiceforthemany
20/7/2017
08:13
SPD results helping
mister md
18/7/2017
15:30
While the shorts are winning at present MA could give them all a bloody nose and burn their fingers yet. Getting to the point of being a good punt?
clocktower
18/7/2017
10:49
John Lewis weekly sales figures out... HTTP://www.johnlewispartnership.co.uk/content/cws/financials/weekly-figures/latest.html Week 24 up 4% on last year which is a slight improvement on trend but full 24 weeks trading not good enough at +1.3% Inflation figures out today at 2.6& is higher than 2% wage growth which excludes public sector. edit: JL figures seem confusing they claim fashion sales were up 1% then 4% in a different column. Needs clarifying.
simon templar qc
17/7/2017
12:49
So those 'experts' on this board - tell us what the P:B ratio is for Debenhams? What is the NAV/Book value? What is the ROCE? I think you will be surprised. Just to help you along the way I can say it is one of very few shares trading at a DISCOUNT to book value - a steep discount at that. Those speculating a dividend cut here are also bang out of order with dividend cover currently at 2.05x
justiceforthemany
16/7/2017
20:00
hTtps://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/nail-bars-and-pizzas-may-not-save-debs-d326jphz8?shareToken=78fd903ad04360a3701cd3e2a79bf9cd
aishah
16/7/2017
12:53
just my thoughts on this f.i.m. Yes all of the shorts at sometime in the future have to close (excepting liquidation) thereby create a pool of future buyers. BUT, I think people underestimate the patience of the those taking short positions and their strategy. So called "hedge funds" seek to make gains whether the markets are rising or falling and one way of doing this is "pair trading". They might (just for a hypothetical example) be short DEB and long MKS - it then doesn't matter to them whether DEB go up or down; so long as MKS performs better than DEB they are in the money. In the current state of affairs though it's entirely possible they might be short most of the retail sector and balancing this with another sector entirely (maybe banking, resources, whatever). So it really doesn't, imho, make too much sense to assume that the shorts closing create a coiled spring effect - if when the do offload it could be over a very extended period. On the other hand some people seem to forward the argument that the shorts depress the price. Well certainly at the time they are opened, the create a "sell" that obviously depresses the price somewhat, but once that is done, they are entirely passive. The finally there is the argument that the level of short interest tells you what "the smart money" thinks. There's undoubtedly some truth in this (look at Carrilion for example where there has been substantial short interest for over 2 years), but the smart money isn't always as smart as you would think (and in fact as above, the objective may not be quite what you think), I've certainly made money on shares with a significant short interest in the past. Morrisons (MRW) from 2014 is quite a good recent example where the share price has risen almost in step with the rising short interest. compare with hTtp://www.shorttracker.co.uk/company/GB0006043169/all (sorry can't seem to embed that as an image)
kazoom
16/7/2017
10:16
That doesn't make sense. If something is heavily shorted and thus oversold then it is a buying opportunity, no? It's the same but opposite for something overbought. I'm getting tempted at these levels to buy, not short!
foot in mouth
16/7/2017
08:58
Just looked at the percentage shorting and it's that high I don't see how this downtrend can end !!
bridgecottagedancer
15/7/2017
21:27
New funds are to be set up to short shopping malls in the US and it would appear the UK is to get more completive still with more US online retailers to move in the UK... HTTP://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/investing/article-4697730/Funds-let-short-failing-shops.html Retailers are already being shorted but it looks like this may get worse still. Paula Nickold's from John Lewis to send staff to Drama School to try and give store staff more confidence when dealing with customers. Retail management are getting very concerned now of bricks and mortar stores, if they don't deal the customer issues quickly they face going under. HTTP://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-4697790/John-Lewis-staff-sent-theatre-school.html
simon templar qc
14/7/2017
19:44
Thanks for the reply Simon. I don't think this will go under like BHS. I see the share price perhaps in the 20's before bottoming out. There is no compelling reason to buy at present. As you say the bears have their teeth in this and that's getting tighter. So I'll just watch for now. Dividend is unsustainable at current levels. One consolation is that fatty Newcastle utd man is taking a beating with his share holding stake.
mreasygoing
14/7/2017
19:20
Mr easy, That's a difficult one. It depends on how bad the retail environment pans out the next 12 months. Its not been shorted for fun! Look what happened to Carillion lately the most highly shorted stock and it plummeted. I appreciate its in the construction sector however Debenhams is increasing its shorts. I happen to think Debenhams is at risk now so I couldn't give a fair price. Since BHS went its been talked about a number of times more bigger players could very well hit the wall. I see better value at Marks to be honest with a safer dividend. Dividend here is unsustainable if you want my opinion. edit: Edmund It could be a like for like fall of 5% not 0.5% !!!!
simon templar qc
14/7/2017
19:20
Puzzled where the analyst predicts a like for like fall of 0.5% when total sales to date for JL (excluding Waitrose)are up 1.2% when the company has increased store space by about 4%? Easy enough to explain if you aren't comstantly looking for downside to confirma your bias; it could be several factors: the timing of the store openings, a slow customer footfall on startup, sales mix... alternatively of course it could be dodgy arithmetic by the analyst.
edmundshaw
14/7/2017
18:50
What price do you see fair value Simon ?
mreasygoing
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