Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Dignity Plc LSE:DTY London Ordinary Share GB00BRB37M78 ORD 12 48/143P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.50p +0.09% 545.50p 545.50p 547.00p 545.50p 541.00p 541.00p 514 09:42:44
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 315.6 40.5 63.0 8.7 273

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
27/6/2018
18:16
Sure no problem with balanced viewpoints, but funeralbooker / Beyond were quite open in stating they opened a large short on DTY. So "balanced has" to be challenged. The market will decide Jamie is just noise.
hatfullofsky
27/6/2018
17:42
If anecdotal evidence is your thing (it's not mine), then I must add that a couple of months ago I had direct discussions with members of Dignity - on a non-funeral related issue. It was a very pleasant experience, which very much gave me an idea of the culture and values of the business. If harder numbers are what do it for you, in the last 13 trading sessions 11 have featured net positive buys. Volumes have been quite low so the tone of the order book affects price more than supply/demand. * Despite the investigations, no broker currently has a sell rating on the stock. * Trading since the end of Q1 has remained 'strong', according to the last issued financial statement. * Plugin several depreciation values into the EPS and what you're left with is still implies significant upside potential to the stock price.
hussyo
27/6/2018
17:21
Stardog2 - I'm not James Dunn of Funeralbooker. With the independents, there are far fewer rogues than within the big chains. Did any of you see the behind the scenes filming of Co-op funeral homes back in 2012? It was appalling! The big chains (Dignity and the Co-op) use funeral 'hubs' to store the deceased. While you think that your loved one is being kept at a certain funeral home, they are usually not - they are stored in central depots and if you ask to view them, they are quickly despatched to the funeral home that you think they're resting peacefully at. This does not happen with the independents (unless they're large with many branches and have become uncaring). Where your loved one is taken to is where they'll stay until the funeral day. A final point - the funeral industry is different from most other commercial set-ups. The more you pay, the less you get in terms of care and service. Yes I do have an agenda (as someone suggested I did) I want to raise awareness of all of this to stop the vulnerable bereaved being ripped off.
jamie48
27/6/2018
17:09
Jamie's comments run true for smaller and bigger companies we contacted regarding dates etc and when you use logic, it is the case for whatever size of company.
hopeful holder
27/6/2018
14:09
Having only just recently (5 weeks) I've had to use the services of a funeral director.We asked some friends who had (2 years ago) also lost a loved one who they had used to see about the service. Price never came Into the equation for us. We went with a local company as we felt they were less corporate and cod look after us better at that time.I'm sure that if we spoken to a decent enough person at a National company, the service may have been just the same.We did not have any funeral plans and to be honest, we did not compare prices between companies. We wanted to give a decent send off.So the CMA Investigating the industry is a good thing to protect families at a time we are most vulnerable.So the personal touch was our focus not price.
hopeful holder
27/6/2018
12:34
Jamie sounds suspiciously like James Dunn boss of funeralbooker to me. Which is fine, nothing wrong with getting balanced viewpoints.
stardog2
27/6/2018
12:13
Had to use the Co-Op recently and could not have asked for a better service. Jamie48 has an agenda that sticks out a mile.
countless
26/6/2018
18:54
With Dignity you get a consistent quality experience. With the small independents there are plenty of quality, personable operators as you describe but there are also plenty of unreliable poor operations and some rogues.
stardog2
26/6/2018
18:33
Stardog2 - for quality, avoid big chains like Dignity or the Co-op! Choose a small independent where the person arranging the funeral will always be available. They will get to know you and your family thoroughly. With the big chains, you only get a call centre after 5pm and at the weekends; the funeral 'conductor' who shows up on the funeral day will probably be someone you've not met before! The big chains also book funerals to suit their own diary and available resources (manpower, transport, etc) rather than when you want it to be. They lie to you by saying certain crematorium times/dates are not available when the truth is they are already booked up with another funeral at that time. You need to get out of the mindset that the most expensive funeral home is the best. In the funeral industry, the most expensive funeral homes are impersonal, soulless and target-driven.
jamie48
26/6/2018
17:28
For the majority of us that have had to make funeral arrangements it's quality rather than getting the cheapest deal as well as using our familiar local provider that is most important. It's not like buying the cheapest insurance deal on confused.com its about doing justice to our loved ones. At the end of the day Dignity provides a quality, reliable service across the country.Jamie from funeralbooker is missing the point - for most of us we are not hunting for the cheapest deal we just want the best service.
stardog2
26/6/2018
14:32
Jacks13 - if I am a mouthpiece for anyone it is for the shocked, newly bereaved people who are too dazed and overwhelmed to question prices. thamestrader - Dignity are consistently more expensive and people use them because they don't know just how much more expensive they are. It might be a company's duty to maximise returns, but their prices constitute sheer greed. You are right - the difference is that it is at the expense of the vulnerable. A price comparison site might sort out the current lack of transparency, as well as widespread education of the public that it is OK to compare prices for a funeral and it does not mean that they will be getting any less a service by paying £1,500.00 less for the funeral (quite the opposite, they will speak to a funeral director if they telephone an independent funeral director in the evening or weekend, not a call centre that they get with Dignity or the Co-op). Clear, transparent pricing on all funeral directors' website would also help. (Not just a 'prices from...' that bears no relation to the final bill). Hopefully, the CMA investigation will raise people's awareness about how funerals do not have to be expensive to be of the best quality. If any of you financial wizards on this site have some spare money for investment - open a crematorium where Dignity currently has a monopoly and charge a reasonable price. All of the local funeral homes (bar the Dignity owned ones) would support you.
jamie48
26/6/2018
11:18
If Dignity were consistently more expensive, people would never use them. It's not like a utility where there is the 'inertia' factor, although once you start down the road with a given supplier, the bereaved may not have the energy to try other places (pricing is necessarily too complex to be covered by just a phone call). It is a company's duty to maximise returns for shareholders, by (amongst other things) increasing market share, even to the point of monopolising a local area, and getting 'pricing power'. What makes the difference here is that doing these things may be at the expense of folks who are at a very low ebb and potentially highly vulnerable. It is the governments job to ensure there is a free market where this is in the interests of the greater good. I have organised a few (too many!) funerals of late, and all were with Dignity affiliated companies. They performed admirably, and their costs were clear from the start. That is not to say I couldn't have paid less elsewhere, and having got Dignity's detailed quote I could easily have said 'thanks, I'll be in touch', and tried other places. Under the circumstances, one might not be minded to do this (I wasn't), but short of having an online auction site where you input your wishes and providers bid for your business, I'm not sure how it could be easier. (Now there's an idea!)
thamestrader
26/6/2018
09:55
You're a mouthpiece jamie. Answer the question, who are you representing?
jacks13
25/6/2018
17:53
jacks13 - I wouldn't worry about it... Peel Hunt has said the Treasury investigation will benefit DTY, which was easy enough to see from the brief. The second investigation, well, who knows? Maybe it will knock EPS; on the other hand, maybe it won't. It's a year off. What will set the tone for the stock moving forward is the August 1st update. Set that date in your diary!
hussyo
25/6/2018
09:59
jamie: So you've opened an advfn account on Thursday, since when you've posted the above three posts. Employed by funeralbooker?
jacks13
23/6/2018
19:04
jamie - Dignity will benefit from the Treasury's investigation as they have provisions to repay all deposits should they need to. It is the smaller operations who have the most to fear from that particular aspect of what's going on in the funeral industry. Dignity has in fact, and it's a well-known fact, been calling for tighter regulation. The real fear centres around any impact to their crematorium business, which is hugely lucrative, of a possible crackdown. However, I wouldn't bank on any regulation, if there is any, breaking them. It didn't happen with tobacco, gambling, doorstep lending, and it will certainly not happen here. Governments are not in the business of crippling companies or entire sectors. If you are an ethical investor then I'd wait for the reports, due in about a year, before deciding if DTY deserves your ire. I would also suggest you deepen your reading and not simply look at the titbits on offer Google page 1.
hussyo
23/6/2018
10:53
Hatfullofsky - I'm not sure why you are saying that I am ill informed, when the facts in my post were 100% true. There are two investigations (check) and Dignity is the main guilty party in both (Google 'The Reaper calls for Dignity'). Sorry if you are set to lose a shedload of money, but that is where investing in shares that exploit the bereaved gets you.
jamie48
23/6/2018
08:37
Thank you for your comments Jamie, you are clearly ill informed or more than likely a paid basher or holding a short position. Either way your comments are baseless and hold zero value and as so will be ignored as will you.
hatfullofsky
22/6/2018
14:30
There are two investigations and Dignity are nervous about both. The Competition and Markets Authority is looking into overpricing by both funeral homes and crematoriums (Dignity are the worst offenders in both) and the Treasury is looking into funeral plans (Dignity hides behind Age UK and sells their overpriced plans this way). My advice is to sell as Dignity will not be able to get away with their brutal overpricing and their monopolies on crematoriums for much longer.
jamie48
21/6/2018
11:03
Sell in May and stay away has never felt like more of a truism.
hussyo
19/6/2018
17:03
Apparently fewer people die during trade wars.
thamestrader
19/6/2018
15:10
Down 2.5% on 69k traded. Make of that what you will.
hussyo
13/6/2018
17:14
Shard, macro news does not interest me when trying to understand short term price fluctuations. Hussyo is right this is down to low volumes. Some nice buys at the end could see this bounce by the end of the week.
hatfullofsky
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