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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
First Derivatives Plc 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
  -125.00 -5.79% 2,035.00 2,040.00 2,060.00 2,190.00 2,040.00 2,190.00 54,012 16:35:07
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Software & Computer Services 217.4 16.7 50.9 40.0 556

First Derivatives Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
04/7/2019
20:46
Well she did not hold that long did she ?
swiss paul
04/7/2019
17:35
Yeah, am I right in saying they failed to sell the amount they went out with? Sold 1.4, were offering 1.5? I might have that wrong - skim read it. If that’s right then it’s probably more significant than the other insider sales. Especially given the discount. Surprising given its been trading up from here for quite a while post results. AIM can be the canary in the mine though - usually it offers a good early indicator on a correction in the broader market... first to go down, liquidity dries up, etc
skatersav
04/7/2019
12:00
Congratulations to FD management. The greed and hubris could not be better summed up by TWWho needs TW when they collapse the stock by naked greed. BC is understandable but to announce options at the same time and sales by insiders has to be applauded for incompetence
badger36
03/7/2019
08:05
Looks like the share option issue is the last straw for some. Pigs at the trough again
badger36
02/7/2019
21:35
Well the speculation of a takeover will be finally put to bed if a large suitor does not take the lot
badger36
02/7/2019
18:30
Quite likely, and seems fair enough for him to enjoy the fruits of his labours given his health situation, which hopefully will turn out fine
mog
02/7/2019
18:04
Is this the reason for the price swings of the past few days? First Derivatives plc ("FD" or the "Group") today announces that it has been advised that Brian Conlon, Chief Executive Officer, is proposing to sell at least 1.5 million shares in the Group (the "Placing Shares"), representing approximately 5.7 per cent. of the Group's issued share capital, via an accelerated bookbuild through Goodbody Stockbrokers UC ("Goodbody") and Investec Bank plc ("Investec") (the "Placing"). The Group is not party to the Placing and will not receive any proceeds from the Placing. Mr. Conlon currently holds approximately 29.8 per cent. of the voting rights of the Group and following the Placing, assuming the Placing is fully placed, will hold approximately 24.1 per cent. of the voting rights of the Group. If the Placing proceeds, Mr. Conlon has agreed with Goodbody and Investec not to sell his remaining shares for a period of six months (subject to certain customary exceptions).
johnroger
19/6/2019
11:33
FD (AIM: FDP.L, Euronext Growth: FDP.I) announces it has completed the acquisition of the minority shareholdings in Kx Systems, in line with the terms announced on 2 July 2018. Completion of the transaction takes the Group's ownership of Kx Systems to 100% for consideration of $53.8m in cash, which has been paid from FD's available facilities. Brian Conlon, Chief Executive Officer of FD, said: "Since we acquired a controlling stake in Kx Systems in October 2014 we have invested heavily to deliver the performance advantages of our combined solutions, branded as Kx technology, to a range of end-markets. We are making exciting progress as we demonstrate our ability to transform our customers' operational performance by unlocking the value in their data. Full ownership of Kx Systems is an important milestone as we continue to commercialise our technology."
johnroger
10/6/2019
22:46
Salesforce paying $15.7bn for tableau ...the target has sales of $1.2bn. With Google snapping up Looker for $2.6bn and the rivalry hotting up with MSFT, Oracle and SAP, I expect FDP will be snapped up after they have the Kx deal wrapped up and continue to execute in the non Financial IoT verticals. The £900mn market cap looks like peanuts compared with the big US tech transactions.
craffert
07/6/2019
14:14
Not quite Angus, they borrow the shares and effectively pay a small rent for them from institutions and sell them when the price is high. When the price drops, they repurchase from the market and return to the institutions, pocketing the different between the sale and buyback price, less the rent and commissions. But simply...yes, shorters win.
dexy2
07/6/2019
11:28
Please forgive my ignorance of the subject, but my simplistic understanding is that shorters make money by scaremongering the share price down, then buying more shares when they are low, waiting for recovery once scare fear wears off before profiting. So in this case, all is going to plan, and the shorters win?
angusframpton
07/6/2019
10:39
Back over 3400, shorters very quiet!
johnroger
22/5/2019
11:31
Hello Moorsie, welcome back to the BB.Further progress on the financials and pipeline and - yes - I'm sure the suitors have not gone away... only a matter of time.
algo1
21/5/2019
15:26
Fog created by the press attack has cleared. Numbers have been delivered and the pipeline on new vertical markets is in rude health. I was also very interested to read about partnering with CGI. I have always thought this behemoth was a natural acquirer of FDP...
moorsie2
21/5/2019
14:26
Slight beat on consensus earnings. Results look good and prospects on "big data" even better.
johnroger
21/5/2019
07:59
Dividends to the NCi now described as “discretionary.”? Disclosure improving though.
skatersav
20/5/2019
16:16
Figs tomorrow. Sad news re Brian Conlon, poor chap. Hope he gets through it ok.
sspurt
18/4/2019
13:12
Eh? @Swiss Paul: So you think the actual results are going to be materially above what they have just guided? You really think that's likely? I'm going to bet they are no better than the numbers released today and that the accounts provide some juicy conundrums for us bears to pick over. All eyes on the cash flows. :)
skatersav
18/4/2019
12:54
Yes, for the story they tell, profits growth as usual will be underwhelming.
aa29
18/4/2019
12:52
Aye Sav but FDP have always underpromsed and over delivered. Keep your powder dry and focus on PTSG!! Dont forget that move is on 'what the market expects' b/w
swiss paul
18/4/2019
12:37
Revenue growth in the H2 was only about 12%. Hard to justify valuation on that growth profile. Little margin expansion as well.
skatersav
18/4/2019
12:26
I think the inline statement contained therein is a trigger signal for some to capitalise on the strong recent rise. It's probably an over-reaction but of course we might see other holders spooked out if it dips sub 3000p leading to further pain in the short-term.
mach100
18/4/2019
12:14
Some fall today. Re-state of guidance not enough for small holders who are bailing for whatever reason but not on the TW rubbish which now turn out to be the work of shorts. Sue him I say
badger36
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