Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Electronic Data Processing LSE:EDP London Ordinary Share GB0003101523 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.00p +0.00% 68.50p 65.00p 72.00p 68.50p 68.50p 68.50p 0 06:33:37
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 5.0 0.2 1.3 54.8 8.64

Electronic Data Processing Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
18/10/2017
21:13
richjp, I am still out there. I too have held these in my ISA for years: a nice source of income: bought between 2001 and 2011.---Previously ,I held 13,000 shares when the dot- com bubble got into overdrive-madness. I sold 6,000 on the 15/12/99 at 178p and 7,000 on the 29/12/99 at268p , almost tripling my money in three months: a reminder of just how silly and gullible investors can be. Now,in a saner world, patience may well prove to be a virtue here!
roddiemac2
18/10/2017
19:46
probably need the money to prop up LAS
ntv
18/10/2017
15:20
Hello - is there anybody out there? I have been holding on to these for years and have done just about OK because of the divis. Today's news as well as the share price movement is encouraging, so it looks as though there might be a trade sale in the not too distant future.
richjp
20/12/2016
08:39
They either have to sell the business or expand the business by setting up operations in other countries.
this_is_me
20/12/2016
07:58
http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/electronic-data-processing-EDP/share-news/Electronic-Data-Processing-PLC-Preliminary-results/73333510
cwa1
07/12/2016
09:57
yep, FY results due this week or next I think hopefully the chumps will also include an update on the strategic review wishful thinking perhaps, but at least the ongoing stock-exchange OPD requirements mean EDP remains open to bid discussions a non-exec at Sanderson PLC has bought a few more EDP shares recently. Sanderson PLC owns 2.3% of EDP and its directors now now 0.7%.
tmfmayn
18/11/2016
13:04
about time these chumps told us what they are up to
feedthegoat
02/6/2016
11:45
It can't just me that looks at that r&d figure and thinks WTF?.
essentialinvestor
02/6/2016
11:43
I bought some this morning, having been on my watch list for a while. All the cash and the yield was just too tempting.
this_is_me
02/6/2016
07:51
Half year results out in case anyone had missed them:- http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/electronic-data-processing-EDP/share-news/Electronic-Data-Processing-PLC-Half-year-Results/71633193
cwa1
05/5/2016
15:41
NickK1, great minds -- I was just about to post about Sanderson. Its investment goes back to 2012, when it spent £131k on 292,500 shares = 45p each. Interesting the directors of Sanderson own a further 67,587 shares. The statement issued by Sanderson is an opening position disclosure prompted by the review and stock-exchange rules. If Sanderson subsequently deals in its EDP shares, it will have to issue a revised shareholding update. Anyway, I think it is bullish a sector player holds some EDP stock and might know a few potential bidders -- Sanderson may be too small to bid for EDP itself.
tmfmayn
05/5/2016
15:22
I note Sanderson are dealing in this stock.!!!
nickk1
27/4/2016
13:07
Olesen disclosed 5.51% the other day, so it has bought a few more since its previous August 2015 disclosure. Ewing Morris meanwhile disclosed 5.15%, so no change there. Update: Boyles has now disclosed 17.87%, so no change there either. So far we have the directors and their non-beneficial holdings owning 29%, the 3 value funds owning almost 29%, RBS owning 2% and two private investors owing an aggregate 5%.
tmfmayn
21/4/2016
14:08
roddiemac2, I believe these are the latest RNS holdings of the three: Boyles: http://www.investegate.co.uk/elec-data-process-/edp/holding-s--in-company/201602221230067463P/ Oleson: http://www.investegate.co.uk/elec-data-process---edp-/rns/holding-s--in-company/201508261044381343X/ Ewing Morris: http://www.investegate.co.uk/elec-data-process---edp-/rns/holding-s--in-company/201412191509443574A/ I reckon they represent 17.87%, 5.25% and 5.15% respectively. Each should be issuing an OPD soon to clarify what exactly they own now. A few OPD RNSs have already been issued, including some from who appear to be individual investors (Spencer Crookes and John Rockliff) Good point about Heller. I always thought it odd that EDP struggled to sell its properties despite Heller running London & Associated Properties and presumably knowing the ins and outs of the sector. Although looking at L&AP's performance over the years, maybe it is not that surprising. Hopefully he is keen to want out and get a good price.
tmfmayn
21/4/2016
13:58
I have decided to add following my musings yesterday. Michael Heller will be 80 in July and holds 28% of the shares, so it seems that he clearly wants to cash in. I see from the recent RNSs that there have been a few substantial purchases from people that probably have a better idea of what the company is worth than some of us. I think the company will definitely be sold. It just depends on the price. Nothing is without risk of course but I am hoping for a nice little return in a short period of time.
richjp
21/4/2016
11:49
Has anyone looked at the R&D annual spend?.
essentialinvestor
21/4/2016
11:38
TMF Mayne, They don`t show an up to date list of notifiable holders in the printed version of the accounts. can you verify that Boyles Fund, Olsen Value Fund, and T D Securities still hold 17.81%, 5.25% and 5.15% respectively ? Heller has been a director since 1965 , and non exec chairman since 1977. He is not a young man, and holding 2,571,000 ( beneficial) + 997,500 ( non beneficial), he may be failing and want out.It is not unlikely that he has been calling the shots : too old and too conservative---? He may be responsible for what appears to be lack of "adventure" I have a holding; moderately profitable due to the dividend payments over many years. I will not be adding. The company has been going nowhere.
roddiemac2
20/4/2016
14:59
richjp, I have a holding but am not buying any more because if there is no sale and the business remains independent, we are back to square one with what has been, in revenue/profit terms, a rather stagnant performer over time. I am hoping Boyles and the other two funds that hold a combined 28% of the stock will ensure a cash sale is concluded and we can all move on from this 'value' investment. With the offer-price at 75p, you need a cash bid at 82.5p for a 10% return. If no sale occurs, the bid-price may fall back to what it was pre-RNS -- 64p, down 15% from 75p.
tmfmayn
20/4/2016
14:31
Upto you, my opinion if I already hag a sizeable holding I would probably pick something else. Just my 2p's worth.
nevik2
20/4/2016
13:47
I have a holding here which has built up over the years as I have had the rather decent dividends automatically reinvested. The recent RNS makes it clear that the company may well be sold so I am wondering whether or not to have a punt and buy a few more. I doubt if they would have mentioned the possibility of a sale if they thought one could not be achieved. The spread however is very wide at 68 - 75 which is a bit of a deterrent, but even so there may be say a reasonably quick ten per cent profit in it.
richjp
20/4/2016
13:45
TMFMayn, So there is. Thank you for that.
richjp
20/4/2016
10:54
Richjp, there is another Thread on the EDP ticker that is (slightly) more active
tmfmayn
20/4/2016
10:40
Hello, is there anybody out there? I have a holding here which has built up over the years as I have had the rather decent dividends automatically reinvested. The recent RNS makes it clear that the company may well be sold so I am wondering whether or not to have a punt and buy a few more. I doubt if they would have mentioned the possibility of a sale if they thought one could not be achieved. The spread however is very wide at 68 - 75 which is a bit of a deterrent, but even so there may be say a reasonably quick ten per cent profit in it. Any thoughts?
richjp
18/4/2016
15:07
Fair points TMFMayn. I guess stripping out the costs of the board and the listing costs that there may be a premium to be had here in a public to private move.
arthur_lame_stocks
18/4/2016
14:54
A bidder may be looking at culling central costs. In particular, the board earned £400k last year. Stock-exchange charges, broker fees etc may all disappear as well. Could all make a difference on a business that reported only a £377k operating profit last year. Also, a rival software supplier was bought by a (now-ex) EDP customer the other year. So another customer buying EDP might make savings, too, to justify a premium. Well, let's see anyway.
tmfmayn
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