Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Ekf Diagnostics Holdings Plc LSE:EKF London Ordinary Share GB0031509804 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.75 1.71% 44.55 43.10 45.90 - 919,886 16:35:09
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Health Care Equipment & Services 81.8 21.4 3.5 12.8 203

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First time since April 2020 this firmly below 200dma. Again, Mr Market keeps sending you messages chaps and chapesses. As Paul Tudor Jones put it "...I save myself a lot of money by staying on the right side of the 200dma". HmmmPS. Sure as day mgs of the world know better than some WS legends, right? Lol.
Sounds like you try very hard to convince yourself pal and that's sad. I find your daily ramping (while ignoring the cold fact the market has stalled for a very long IN THE MIDST of the pandemic) utterly ... entertaining in nature. PS. Out of curiosity - what do you do for a living - any chance you're part of the same exact ... industry? Lol
Its worth repeating again, that an important lesson from the emergence of the Omicron variant, is the value of 'continued' genomic surveillance in providing the world with advance warning for the new variant and other mutations, and thus the need to further expand effective testing and sequencing as forming a long-term strategy in pandemic preparedness.

In light of the new variant and the fact that the virus will continue to mutate, I expect to see other diagnostic players confirming the performance of using their PCR tests in detecting Omicron (and potentially other emerging mutations).

Most PCR tests can detect the Omicron variant, but it will still require sequencing as exemplified by Thermo Fishers release this morning -

Thermo Fisher Scientific Confirms Detection of SARS-CoV-2 in Samples Containing the Omicron Variant with its TaqPath COVID-19 Tests

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Nov 29, 2021

The Omicron variant has been found to include the 69-70del mutation of the S gene, first identified as a mutation in the Alpha variant. This mutation causes a dropout of the S-gene target in results from the TaqPath test, which could indicate to clinicians and researchers a possible Omicron variant infection. Confirmation must then be performed by sequencing the sample.

"The Thermo Fisher test allowed us to detect cases that may contain the new variant by identifying samples exhibiting S-gene dropout," said Tulio de Oliveira, director of the Centre for Epidemic Response and Innovation (CERI), Stellenbosch University and UKZN, South Africa. "This early identification is very important in helping us track and understand the spread of the B.1.1.529 variant to South Africa and the world."

Which in turn exemplifies the WHO recommendation above for enhanced surveillance and sequencing efforts, not just for Omicron, but to better understand circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants.

Listen to what Mr Market tells you or what Mr Wan does? Hmmm. Wan - you're indeed quite passionate about the company but am afraid you have fallen in love with it (happens the whole time on these boards). The stock market game is a performance oriented discipline and evidence-led. Think about it :)
EKF is not a pure play on COVID-19 testing, but it seems like a bit of an overreaction in terms of the share price reaction, but time will of course tell!

To my mind this new variant situation highlights the importance of the fact that we will need to perform genomic surveillance of COVID-19 for a very, very long time, and indeed the necessity of having access to relevant samples 'at scale' to do undertake this. EKF of course provide two specimen collection options.

Given current concerns regarding the new variant, along with the fact that current SARS-CoV-2 PCR diagnostics continue to detect the new variant, it maybe that the attributes of PrimeStore MTM (and possibly ATM) that effectively inactivate RNA, mRNA and DNA pathogens (including SARS-Cov-2) for safer and faster collection, whilst preserving and stabilizing labile DNA and RNA for downstream molecular applications e.g. sequencing, could 'further' become the preferred option due to factors such as safer handling and more flexible/available transport options.

Recall that, unlike standard devices for collecting and transporting biological samples, PrimeStore® MTM begins to inactivate pathogens, proteins and enzymes immediately upon insertion, allowing the sample to be tested right away or shipped at ambient temperature to a testing facility anywhere in the world. Ambient specimen shipping for testing and sequencing would arguably suit certain climates, especially those with limited cold chain shipping options, and especially a sample collection option which enables highly sensitive molecular testing without subjecting workers to live infectious agents.

I note the following WHO release, which states

As such, countries are asked to do the following:

> enhance surveillance and sequencing efforts to better understand circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants.

> submit complete genome sequences and associated metadata to a publicly available database, such as GISAID.

>report initial cases/clusters associated with VOC infection to WHO through the IHR mechanism.

>where capacity exists and in coordination with the international community, perform field investigations and laboratory assessments to improve understanding of the potential impacts of the VOC on COVID-19 epidemiology, severity, effectiveness of public health and social measures, diagnostic methods, immune responses, antibody neutralization, or other relevant characteristics.

Classification of Omicron (B.1.1.529): SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern
26 November 2021

Another aspect that also crossed my mind was how effective the current lateral flow tests (LFT) are at detecting the variant. And perhaps the fact that British nationals arriving from the red list countries who have been in these countries within the last ten days, must quarantine at home for ten days and take PCR tests on day two and day 8, even if they already have a lateral flow test, might imply that the LFT might miss the infection. In any regard, either way two at home PCR tests is a 'requirement'! Plus, I duly note that EKF recently confirmed a new contract for supply of PrimeStore MTM to testing labs based at major UK airports.

Elsewhere, I note that walk-in Covid-19 test centres are experiencing a surge in demand for PCR testing, and in reaction to the new variant, the Gujarat govt in India mandated RT-PCR testing at airports for travellers of 11 countries.

There is much more to EKF than COVID-19 testing, but it's worthy of note that the recent purchase of ADL Health positions EKF as a single provider able to encompass all products and services from ‘sample-to-result’, which of course has not yet been reflected in any previous update or results coverage.

On another note, the dividend payment is next week, which can be very useful for number of reasons/uses!

Like I said good luck - you will need it champ lol
I do ok thanks to you and your posts :-P you only have to shout BOO! and they sell.
Who exactly has profited from a sideways share? No need to reply - it's rhetorical pal. Good luck champ.
All i see is some profit taking IMHO.
Fundamentals to me seem intact.

EKF should benefit? Love the broken record argument again. Lol

we are in the midst of a pandemic with no end in sight and yet this stock hasn't gone anywhere in 13 months. ever question yourself why?

Translation - in all likelihood all pandemic related benefits to ekf have all been discounted by late Oct 2020. Been making the same point for over a year now. Did any of you ever read markets are forward looking machines and in the business of continuously discounting the future 12-18 months out?

Seriously folks, get a grip, think critically and grow up if you want to beat the market. more importantly, do away with wishful thinking. Hope is the most expensive word in the world of money - according to Sir John Templeton of course (am sure he knew a thing or two about the proverbial long term)

P.S. MG - care to update us on the latest performance numbers or shall we extrapolate to 2025 so that you're still happy? lol

Its the "NU" African virus that has hit the markets on a lot of shares rr,easyjet for example are hit hard for obvious reasons.
Ekf should benefit in a way as i said before covid has legs in it yet!.
Maybe a new vaccine may be needed since existing looses 40% effectiveness against this new variant.

Here we go chaps,73 printing.

Plenty on here have fallen in love with wan’s never changing thesis and refuse to see cold hard facts. Today we are hearing of a new covid related variant and yet ekf still tanks. Doesn’t this merit a proper discussion on this board? This is exactly what you should discuss - are you missing something in your broken record story? Literally.

Made exact same point on Nov 9 2020 but folks were up in arms.

LISTEN to what the market is telling you!

opens 3 liter bottle of white lightning
Time to uncork the bubbly then?
EKF in the BLUE within a big sea of RED this morning !
Fair to say it's toast now?
This breakout is def toast pal. What is less certain (with you being right there) is the (potential) next breakout (if it happens of course - if so I will make sure I climb on board but not feeling super confident we will see something along those lines soon).
Don't be to sure about this break out yet. The day is still early, we have a very crafty mm here.
Another failed breakout attempt. Another message (again) from Mr Market that everything folks talk about here is ALREADY in the price. Only catalyst that may help the share price rocket is a major, major positive surprise. That's what I hope someone tells us here not replay broken records about how markets have yet to catch-up with some anonymous board members here. Good luck chaps - listen to what the market is telling you.
I also viewed this as positive news. The final part of this particular jigsaw is to appoint the new COO. I also wonder if EKF are going to publish a trading update in the near future. They have been relatively quiet of late, compared to recent years.
CFO is leaving the company just told us. Not sure why but what one can be sure about is Peter Lynch was never a big fan of such high profile departures.
Indeed wan - an impressive appointment, and noteworthy that the new CFO is described as having "strong sector experience managing both organic and acquisitive growth".
The evolution of EKF continues with todays news!

Market wisdom has only just begun to acknowledge what the new EKF era might deliver in terms of reliable growth, but perhaps understandably, it's not yet acknowledging the exciting growth that will come from the further execution of their growth strategy. In this regard, I am very confident we can expect more news.

Suffice to say, I thus look forward to EKF climbing up the AIM 100 league table in due course!

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