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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Firstgroup Plc LSE:FGP London Ordinary Share GB0003452173 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  2.25 2.74% 84.40 84.70 84.95 84.90 80.00 80.75 2,600,167 16:35:23
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 7,754.6 -299.6 -27.0 - 1,031

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11/12/2013
15:45
Kent council is capping Freedom pass costs by 11-16 year olds from next September. Passes will cost £100 but will have £350 stored on them.
miata
11/12/2013
15:27
Funny old world, I can remember my dad's bus pass, just a bit of cardboard that he waved at the bus driver, It couldn't have been paid for by the council in any other way than a one off yearly payment to the bus companies( as no on board swipe/touch system existed. Wind forward to 2007, I'm 60( 5 years earlier than my dad), I get a freedom pass with a chip for touching the pad on entry. To start with I can only use it after 9:30 am, seems sensible to let those paying. get to work without the OAPs in the way Now I can use the tube and buses anytime, I even use the tube free to get to and from Heathrow to fly to stay with my wife's family in Hong Kong When we go away for bargain breaks, all over the country(by car) we get on double decker buses and go along the coast where I can enjoy the view, up high and no driving, no petrol expense and no expensive parking, dropped right in the center of a town(I do have to wait until 9:30 before I can get on a bus outside London, so terrible when on holiday, having to drink another cup of tea and read the paper a bit longer) I don't want it to stop, but how can it go on when the country is bankrupt? I saw the cost of an all zones weekly tube pass, next year it will be £58 a week Getting on for £3000 a year out of taxed salaries
robertfaulkner
11/12/2013
12:12
Liberum agrees with management that Sandell want a better analyst. We struggle to see how a strategy of large scale disposals creates value: Selling underperforming assets when they are cyclically depressed is unlikely to realise more value than restructuring them, and seeking an exit at a better point in the cycle, if appropriate. It is unclear to us how different owners could be confident of restructuring Greyhound and First Student more effectively than FirstGroup itself. Both businesses are leaders in their respective markets by substantial margins (both are a multiple of the size of their nearest competitors), so the synergy opportunities available to trade buyers are limited, in our view.
miata
11/12/2013
09:30
Thank you MIATA for very interesting article link. Best article I have ever read on this, but worrying to see what could happen next year. Unless I am missing something the amounts involved are peanuts compared to HS2 and the Olympics.
chub
11/12/2013
09:21
Chub, For Wales see: Http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/free-bus-travel-scheme-turmoil-6289673 Some other councils just pay on bus mileage (which is why there are a lot of buses in the middle of the day when congestion is low).
miata
11/12/2013
08:55
Shares mag has the finer details of Sandell proposal, valuation of the assets etc here http://tinyurl.com/knztnel
dell1234
11/12/2013
08:39
Does anyone have any specialist knowledge of how councils pay bus companies? I now live in Wales and have reached my bus pass. Good services, but very interesting to note just how few people actually pay. Does the bus company get a fixed amount per journey regardless of distance. If there were to be serious cut backs on bus passes it is hard to see how there would be any public transport left. It is hard to see how the poor could afford to travel at all, especially where there is no train service.
chub
11/12/2013
08:29
Price up 5p on a bad FTSE day, when I looked at RNS, Proposal from Sandal Asset Management, I thought it was a buy out (But only up 5p) Anyway just a big shareholder sticking it's nose in Market must like it, after horrible news of councils reducing bus subsides all over the counrty on bus sevices Statement re: PROPOSAL FROM SANDELL ASSET MANAGEMENT The Board of FirstGroup plc ("FirstGroup" or "the Group") notes the recent press speculation and confirms that it has received a proposal from Sandell Asset Management ("Sandell") outlining its rationale for seeking strategic changes to the Group, namely a separation of the Group and asset disposals. The Board is open to all means of enhancing long-term value and welcomes the views of the Group's shareholders. The Group has engaged with Sandell several times, reviewed their proposal in detail and believes that it is not compelling and contains a number of structural flaws and inaccuracies. The Board believes that the current multi-year programme that was set out in May, with clear objectives to improve growth and restore a profile of consistent returns and cash generation, will deliver superior value for shareholders compared to alternatives that were considered in detail earlier this year, and which remain under review. Consequently, we remain focused on the vigorous execution of our strategy. As previously indicated FirstGroup will be holding a Capital Markets Day on 23 January 2014 where we will be joined by John McFarlane, our new Chairman, as we review our programme in further detail.
robertfaulkner
06/12/2013
17:00
McF didn't muck around when he took over at Aviva after several years of poor management and decline. I wouldn't be surprised to see a few more board changes and a clearer strategy. I sold out of these six months ago and the share price hasn't really moved since. It might be time to get back in, but for me its going to have to wait till April as the ISA is used for this year.
dr biotech
06/12/2013
16:05
The market likes it
robertfaulkner
06/12/2013
16:05
From RNS above, today By Tapan Panchal LONDON--British transport company FirstGroup PLC (FGP.LN) said Friday that John McFarlane, currently chairman of Aviva PLC (AV.LN), will succeed Martin Gilbert as chairman of the company. Mr. McFarlane joins FirstGroup's board with immediate effect, and will become chairman effective Jan. 1, 2014, at which point Mr. Gilbert will retire from the board. Mr. McFarlane became chairman of Aviva in July 2012 and also serves as non-executive director of mall operator Westfield Holdings Ltd., and of London-based financial holding company Old Oak Holdings Ltd.
robertfaulkner
06/12/2013
08:39
Interest rate rises expected earlier. Correlates with decline in long-term gilts see http://uk.advfn.com/cmn/fbb/thread.php3?id=18277631
miata
05/12/2013
17:26
Any reason for the persistent slide?? The results were good and the future looks pretty stable to me. IMO this is a very good buying opportunity.
zzo
05/12/2013
16:16
Ye, when it hits 27p...Sheila told me. As far as FGP is concerned, i await at the 7p bus stop. The unmanageable debt mountain and selling of company silver is bringing it down to my entry target. Hope this helps
sanks
02/12/2013
18:14
So it might soon become time to invest in PFD ?
miata
02/12/2013
18:09
As I write I am devouring a Mr Kiplings Deep Filled Mince Pie. A marvelous feeling of contentedness and wellbeing is flooding over me.
volsung
23/11/2013
16:11
Have you given up the sheep or are they only for your detractors(or people who ride de tractors, who carry round 1 spare welly boot)
robertfaulkner
22/11/2013
08:21
From Aug the share price seems just seems to oscillate around 120p?
robertfaulkner
14/11/2013
21:00
Sanks we need you on SXX, Sirius Minerals a potash mine in N Yorkshire that is 6p I bought at 19p, I know you love it when punters lose money. We just need planning permission next year, if they don't run out of money Sheila might say, BUY I suppose you can't wish it down much from 6p Will definitely be 100p next year EDIT YOU WERE THERE IN SEPT and said 2p, You weren't far out considering it was 13p in Sept
robertfaulkner
12/11/2013
08:31
Sheila told me to hold on to me nobbler......she said the drip..drip..BANG 9p is soon cometh Hope it starts making some sense soon Sanks...OBE MBE BaHONS PHD LLB GAS SAFE
sanks
08/11/2013
09:32
Do you sense a tingle on ya bell Sanks? It's the tingle of the Saw making brass buying FGP at post rights issue Asda price ;-) Happy days :-)
sawadee3
07/11/2013
15:34
Sheila reiterated that I should wait till it hits 9p Hope it helps
sanks
07/11/2013
15:24
FGP's shareprice is still struggling to break through the resistance at 125p
winston270
06/11/2013
16:31
That's better up nearly 6% on good results
robertfaulkner
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