Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Diploma Plc LSE:DPLM London Ordinary Share GB0001826634 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  45.00 2.72% 1,701.00 1,687.00 1,690.00 1,705.00 1,652.00 1,652.00 168,178 16:35:22
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 485.1 72.7 47.5 35.8 1,926

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
25/3/2013
16:58
As long as the company is comfortable with its forecasts, I think this is still undervalued compared with its peers. The fact that I disagree slightly with one of Winni's acolytes gives me added confidence, although I wish, given his recent record, that he would go short ! "Cupid, draw back your bow......!!!"
bluebelle
24/3/2013
17:22
Stumbled across this on the website, didn't realise there were only 1000 holders! http://www.diplomaplc.com/content/shareholder/analysisShareholding.asp Anyone know if the IMS is Monday or Thursday? II says Monday, Proactive Investors Thursday.
alphabeta4
09/3/2013
01:44
Indeed, it's the discounted future earnings to inifinty that should make up the price not just one years figures. Having said that the market often tends to over correct both upwards and downwards, predicting the top and bottom however is like predicting the extremes of human emotion. I also sold 581p to only come back in at 603p on the retrace with my tail between my legs, was surprised just how easily went through 600p at 630p and was lucky enough to grab on the retrace (was liable to test 600p which it passed). Think 660p is possible in the short run. LOQ is posing me a similiar dilemma, has run out of proportion to the results (albeit tech so a bit different) but have kept in as think worth running winners.
alphabeta4
07/3/2013
15:15
Do earnings need to double or have, on a very simple PEG analysis, they moved on to a higher PE rating because of better growth prospects?
quantumx
06/3/2013
22:38
The issue isn't "has its earnings doubled", silverfern, it's "will?"
jeffian
06/3/2013
21:02
well I sold at 580p (I htink) as it looked over cooked but then the dollar went up so this is still good at 620p. It has doubled in little over a year- I thik that is asignal - has its earnings doubled? DYOR as they say
silverfern
06/3/2013
17:07
If that's a weakness, it certainly hasn't caused you problems on this one !
bluebelle
28/2/2013
16:29
Mine's a very similar story, although I didn't join the party until 2006. When I was reviewing my portfolio a while ago, I asked myself why I was always researching new investments but never seemed to consider adding to existing investments. I think I found it psychologically difficult to buy at higher prices than I'd already paid. Anyway, I went through them all and highlighted those which had not only done well, but still appeared cheap on fundamentals and DPLM was one into which I made significant further investments and I'm very happy I did. As I've posted here previously, I too was getting concerned that the growth was now 'in the price', but they show no signs of stopping so I'm clinging on for the ride. Mind you, my investing weakness is that I never know when to sell!
jeffian
28/2/2013
14:56
I first invested in these nearly twelve years ago. I still have my original investment and have added a small amount over the years. The record speaks for itself, my original investment is up 11X and the dividend up by a similar amount. Management are exceptionally good and the acquisition strategy is conservative and proven. On several occasions I have been tempted to sell or reduce when the valuation looks toppy, but they have a habit of coming up with great numbers reducing it again. Anyway they probably deserve a premium for their record. Will they perform as well over the next ten years, probably not but I hope so!
gco1133a
27/2/2013
11:36
With over 50% of sales in North America the weaker pound will give things a boost.
gco1133a
27/2/2013
11:32
ed/silver Some - in fact I'd probably say most ! - of my most successful investments over the years have been in shares with the quietest bbs and which also attract little comment in the general press. e.g. s from my current portfolio are OXIG, FLTR, KLR, IMI, BOY and, until recently when some idiots appeared on the thread, FENR.
bluebelle
27/2/2013
11:06
I increasingly feel that good share only get mentioned when MM and institutions want to get rid of their holdings. When you see a lot of press recommendations for DPLM that will be the time to sell. Mind you it does seem to be doing suspiciously well at the moment and I would not be surprised at a retrenchment soon.
edsullyjoe
26/2/2013
19:38
WHo buys these- I never see one broker recommendation, no real activity on this thread, no rpess, yet up it goes. Amazing
silverfern
26/2/2013
18:36
Alpha No problem - I still think (hope !) it has some way to go - depending on overall market conditions of course !
bluebelle
26/2/2013
17:59
Don't get me wrong Bluebelle like the company but considering the share was around the same pe in mid 2011 ahead of the debt ceiling debacle where it lost 30% feels not much to be had and a fair bit of risk seeing the democrats are being bludgeoned into an agressive reduction programme.
alphabeta4
26/2/2013
16:23
If you're talking forward PE, I think it's far from unreasonable. PEG still below 1 and reasonable measure of safety on all kpis IMHO : increasing dividend (well covered), strong cash generation and good eps growth to name but a few !
bluebelle
21/2/2013
18:57
With reluctance sold today, tried hard to hold on to but pe looks too pricey for now, think better opportunities elsewhere in the short run. I will be back!
alphabeta4
05/2/2013
13:52
well I have sold my holding. IF it goes up further good luck. For onw I see it as fully valued but the US is on a bull run at present so who knows
silverfern
05/2/2013
11:20
Don't ask me! I'm staring into the headlights unable to move, as usual, torn between the mantras of "run winners" and "take the money and run, you stupid b@st@rd".
jeffian
05/2/2013
11:07
what on earth is happening?
silverfern
04/2/2013
18:47
If it was, no-one noticed!
silverfern
28/1/2013
11:39
I've previously expressed some nervousness that these are looking fully-valued. I now note that both the CEO and FD sold last week. A signal?
jeffian
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