Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
First Derivatives LSE:FDP London Ordinary Share GB0031477770 ORD 0.5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +10.00p +0.34% 2,930.00p 2,933.00p 2,954.00p 2,972.00p 2,932.00p 2,948.00p 2,774 16:35:07
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 151.7 12.5 36.7 79.8 740.99

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19/9/2017
07:45
And here's the reason why MMs have walked the prices back up these last few days! An exciting new potential revenue stream utilising the capability of Kx. That acquisition of Kx has transformed this company!! 19 September 2017 First Derivatives plc ("FD" or the "Group") Major Machine Learning Investment in Kx Technology FD (AIM:FDP.L, ESM:FDP.I) announces a range of initiatives to put machine learning (ML) capabilities at the heart of future development for the Group's Kx technology, in direct response to increasing interest from current and potential customers. The measures announced today will accelerate delivery of pipeline opportunities in software and consulting and provide access to an increased pool of ML specialists to help increase traction in this rapidly growing area. Machine learning is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) that allows computer systems to use algorithms to adapt to enable better outcomes, based on data rather than explicit programming. Kx technology, incorporating the market-leading in memory time series database kdb+, is able to rapidly process vast quantities of data using less computing resource than competing technologies and is therefore ideally placed to enable adoption of ML across multiple industries and use cases. IDC estimates that the market for ML-related technology will increase from $12.5 billion in 2017 to more than $46 billion in 2020. The Group has already received considerable interest from existing and potential customers in areas such as Capital Markets, IIOT, Retail and Digital Marketing with a view to harnessing the power of Kx for ML purposes. The Group is in the process of recruiting a team of ML experts with extensive commercial experience of implementing AI solutions in finance and other industries and who have worked with teams including Deepmind. These ML experts will be supplemented by additional Kx senior technical resources to exploit this exciting commercial opportunity. It is expected that, as part of the development effort, interfaces will be created to enable Kx to accelerate processing and deliver real-time capabilities to ML applications developed using other technologies. The initiative will be led by Mark Sykes, a member of the Group's executive committee. To meet the expected demand for ML and AI consultancy the Group has signed an agreement with Brainpool, a specialist consultancy with 130 ML engineers working across commercial and academic institutions. These specialists have domain expertise in a variety of industries. Brainpool's consultants will receive training in the core Kx technology and will be able to work as part of Kx project teams assembled to deliver the benefits of ML to the Group's customers. Peter Bebbington, Chief Technical Officer of Brainpool, commented: "Machine learning is a key part of the drive to introduce artificial intelligence into enterprises to deliver automation, maximise efficiencies and generate value. Our agreement with FD will support the proliferation of Kx, an important enabling technology, to enable this transformation." Brian Conlon, Chief Executive Officer of Kx, commented: "The interest from current and potential customers in using Kx for machine learning reinforces our belief that our technology has a major enabling role to play in supporting the development of ML and AI technology. The measures we have announced today will allow Kx to power real-time, mission critical ML applications and support our drive to position Kx across multiple industries."
moorsie2
18/9/2017
22:12
Hope you are right Moorsie. Your predictions have been on the money so far. FDP is definitely worth £33 so perhaps the interims will justify the extra £2 on top. Having bounced nicely from recent lows it would be nice to get over £30 again so we can position ourselves for the results.
mach100
18/9/2017
15:33
Getting walked back up on very small volumes. Half year results were out on 1st November last year - so maximum 6 weeks to results. According to LinkedIn and the web they seem to be hiring record numbers of graduates so prospects and opportunities must be very good. Expect to test 35 by results time
moorsie2
05/9/2017
07:55
from 32 to 27.50..... Yet I still expect to see a new share high by end of year. Good entry point for people wanting to take a position in this company
moorsie2
30/8/2017
09:00
Half year period finishes tomorrow. I expect to see this now tick up until results time in mid October..
moorsie2
16/8/2017
08:22
Surprisingly little news from the company since results were released 3 months ago today. They should give more regular updates on contract wins etc
moorsie2
04/8/2017
16:45
it is the usual shake out of weak holders and uninformed buyers. Happens regularly. But these shares are very tightly held so when they move north they move so quickly that it difficult to get back in if you traded out..
moorsie2
04/8/2017
12:38
Fallen below 2800p and most trades centred around 2750 so will be no surprise when it falls again. Still holding all my shares and watching in case it hits £26 ask. That would be 25% undervalued in my book and a screaming buy. The company also seems to surprise to the upside on results so worth buying in in advance of the next update.
mach100
24/7/2017
17:27
180,000 sold this pm and the price ended up?
johnroger
10/7/2017
10:00
I do not expect much action here until late September - trading sideways between 28 and 30. Build up to half year results in October and managed newsflows will be the things to watch out for. Time to go on holiday and forget about these for a while :)
moorsie2
05/7/2017
11:26
Company has been making acquisitions on a 12-18 month time frame over the last few years The management team appear reluctant to hold cash reserves in the bank, and been happy to acquire new talent or groups to fold into the existing product suite The last few additions have clearly added shareholder value so why not keep up the same approach and get to 40GBP or the magic 1b [ I am a big holder so a pinch of salt may be needed with this post ]
flybyknight
04/7/2017
21:23
fly that is a strange statement to make - care to elucidate?
swiss paul
03/7/2017
14:42
Investing more on this dip me thinks It has been a while since an acquisition has been made public so expecting news on that front
flybyknight
29/6/2017
09:41
Another kx deployment, with BitCoin this time.http://www.firstderivatives.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Kdb-powers-trading-platform-for-BitMEX.pdf
algo1
22/6/2017
17:50
Great news. This must have leaked out and probably explains the recent jump
flybyknight
22/6/2017
17:35
KX and NASA join forces to build an AI platformPosted today on KX.comhttps://kx.com/2017/06/22/kx-technology-seti-institute-teams-nasa-frontier-development-lab-apply-ai-solve-space-related-challenges/
algo1
15/6/2017
15:41
I am not so sure. I have a few of these blue sky stocks on my monitor and there seems to have been a clear shift in momentum recently on pretty much all of them. I am quite happy to sit it out for a while.
the big fella
15/6/2017
14:59
Any lower than 28 and I am in for more
moorsie2
15/6/2017
14:16
I am waiting for a re- entry point somewhere near £26.
the big fella
15/6/2017
13:39
usual pattern of getting walked down on very small volumes. I expect this to be the order of things this summer before build upto interims in Oct 2017
moorsie2
05/6/2017
16:47
150k shares traded at 31.00 today! Very significant!
moorsie2
01/6/2017
12:07
The only question is - how long will it be before it comes a 1 Billion pound enterprise!?
moorsie2
31/5/2017
13:32
Each new level I ecpect it to slow down Moorsie. I bought in again at 2550p after stonking results and that seems cheap now. Any pauses seem to be temporary. £30 has been smashed and no sign of a retrace so I expect £33 is the next hurdle. I am content to run this winner as I could have sold at £20, £22, £25 £27.50, all of which would be costly in hindsight. It seems to be there is still buying interest and any lost ground is quickly recovered.
mach100
30/5/2017
21:51
Very quiet on here lads... No views from anyone!??
moorsie2
26/5/2017
11:14
20,000 at 30.50 is most certainly a buy and not a sell. Big buys still coming in here which shows that a significant buyer is in the market and has not got all the shares they want yet or hit their peak paying price.
moorsie2
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