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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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02/4/2014
20:39
The ship has been affected by the weather. Firstgroup said operating profits for the year would be £14m lower than expected due to recent severe weather conditions, especially in the US which affected its First Student and Greyhound operations.
miata
02/4/2014
18:58
Yup, that was when merril issued a "downgrade". Is the market being manipulated in the short term, or should we all jump ship?
slaterlpj
02/4/2014
18:11
I make it down 9p in 2 days from close 31st at 146p to close today at 137p From about the 24th March it was a nice gentle rise in closing price, every day until opening yesterday
robertfaulkner
02/4/2014
17:17
Anybody using the expression "fallen by -0.32%" is worthy of being completely ignored.
jackdon
02/4/2014
16:13
More technical (rubbish?) stuff from British Bulls: FIRSTGROUP SELL Last Pattern:BEARISH ONE BLACK CROW Last Close:139.0000 Change:-6.9000 Percent change-4.73% 6 mo.Rating2★£100⇨117.8512 mo.Rating1★£100⇨126.4024 mo.Rating1★£100⇨199.47 Signal Update Our system's recommendation today is to SELL. The BEARISH ONE BLACK CROW pattern finally received a confirmation because the prices crossed the confirmation level which was at 141.7000, and our valid average selling price stands now at 141.5000. The previous BUY recommendation was issued on 3/26/2014, 6 days ago, when the stock price was 141.9500. Since then FGP.L has fallen by -0.32%. Market Outlook The market ran out of steam and the traders are now more in agreement about the bearishness. The evidence is strong enough to prompt the closing of long positions. The bearish pattern that was previously identified is finally confirmed and a SELL signal is generated. You still have time to follow the signal and then you may start checking other securities for a bullish bet.
miata
02/4/2014
10:19
Is this kind of stuff a self-fulfilling prophecy? hxxp://www.barchart.com/opinions/stocks/FGP.LS&view=detailed Long Term Indicators 60 Day Commodity Channel Index Hold Weakest 100 Day Moving Average vs Price Buy Weak Long Term Indicators Average: 67% Buy 100-Day Average Volume - 2,735,456 Overall Average: 16% Buy Price 139.000 Support 133.200 Pivot Point 140.400 Resistance 147.600
slaterlpj
02/4/2014
09:51
I agree Robert. Is that trading statement so bad? It doesn't seem so bad, not bad enough for Merril to downgrade anyway. But it could mean there's no final divi. I wouldn't be surprised if it were cancelled again, and that might well be a good thing for the share price I don't think they're likely to do another cash call. If so, I think the share price would have fallen off a cliff today. Guess we'll know more with the preliminary results due to be announced on 21 May 2014.
slaterlpj
02/4/2014
07:34
7am trading report seems OK but the market always seems to 'sell on the news'(whatever it is) the only hope, it happened yesterday I now need a 10p rise, before Ap 5th, to get my profit and sell, before tax year end. Some hope
robertfaulkner
01/4/2014
20:52
So where's Sanks? He should be here telling us all that 9p is on the way.
slaterlpj
01/4/2014
15:10
http://www.theguardian.com/business/marketforceslive/2014/apr/01/firstgroup-shares-down-merrill-downgrade FirstGroup shares jolted by Merrill downgrade Bank's analysts point to difficult outlook and prospect of a possible cash call FirstGroup has gone into reverse after a negative note on the transport group. Its shares are down 7p or nearly 5% at 138.9p after Bank of America Merrill Lynch cut its rating and price target on the train and bus group, citing poor trading and the prospect of a cash call. The bank said: We are downgrading FirstGroup shares to neutral [from buy] with a revised price objective of 150p [from 155p]. There are a number of reasons for this downgrade: 1. Tomorrow's pre-close results are likely to show a difficult fourth quarter; one where bad weather and swings in the dollar/pound exchange rate have likely pressured FirstGroup's profit and loss. 2. The risks of the Thameslink franchise award are poised to the downside; if FirstGroup wins, in our view it is likely to add little; if they lose (which we believe to be more likely), it potentially sweeps around £60mn (of restricted cash) off the cash flow statement (as First Capital Connect would end this September). This could re-awaken concerns of FirstGroup's negative free cash flow profile and, even, talk of a medium-term rights' issue risk. Despite the short-term challenges facing FirstGroup, our core arguments on FirstGroup's longer-term prospects remain positive. In particular, we have confidence on a UK bus turnaround and interest deleveraging. On the latter point, we still believe there is the significant scope to lower the company's net interest costs (around £155mn on around £1.7bn of adjusted net debt) i.e, the company has around £100mn of net profit and with a more normalised (industry average) interest expense line, FirstGroup would begin to look particularly inexpensive on an earnings basis.
slaterlpj
01/4/2014
11:24
Hope todays drop is not some people knowing what's coming tomorrow before we do!!
barlick
01/4/2014
08:05
Thanks, I was hoping for a quick 3p increase this morning, so I could sell out FGP before the April 6th tax year end, to crystallise a profit
robertfaulkner
31/3/2014
19:18
Update on wednesday
davred20
31/3/2014
15:25
No RNS yet
robertfaulkner
27/3/2014
16:56
Year end 31st March. Are we due for some kind of announcement soon?
slaterlpj
26/3/2014
16:14
I just put my limit sell up to 148.7p (from 146p) I had to buy a load in the RI so thought it was good to have reasonable exit point, having been so under water at times. Directors being paid in shares and some electing to have 40% of their pay in shares. (See RNS) All good for the SP I'll probably miss the boat to 148.2p and then watch the share price tank again
robertfaulkner
26/3/2014
11:34
Excellent long termer. I expect all buyers at the rights issue will be at 100% soon enough. 62% profit here and my largest holding by far :-) Happy days chaps :-)
sawadee3
16/3/2014
11:32
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/mar/14/first-group-great-western-dft-second-award
keifer derrin
15/3/2014
09:02
Very quiet on here? Anybody care to speculate, that the current sp, is now circa it's new base? Or is it likely to drop back when it's year end results are next announced?
slaterlpj
10/3/2014
10:10
Miata they said at the rights issue that 50mill set for dividend 2014
davred20
10/3/2014
10:05
3610, answer is eventually. The latest word on the subject was on 17th January: "Chris Surch: Oh sorry, dividend. Yes, there has been no formal meeting to assess dividend going forwards. We normally do that as part of our fourth-quarter reviews, so therefore there is no change to what we've previously indicated." [Edit added:] On 20th May 2012: "we will not be proposing a final dividend for 2012/13, nor an interim dividend for 2013/14. But we will be proposing a dividend of up to £50 million as a final dividend for 2013/14. Clearly, that depends upon performance." The previous interim dividend of 7.62p per share cost £36.7m.
miata
10/3/2014
09:10
Breaking out
square1
08/3/2014
10:36
Will/when the divi be reinstated? Is this in the share price now, or is the share price likely to increase when the announcement is made? Or conversely, decrease if the divi isn't reinstated?
slaterlpj
01/3/2014
12:55
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/shares-and-stock-tips/
tonytaxi
26/2/2014
14:04
Straightforward text-book 100% gain post RI :-) Firstgroup still remain my largest holding and i see no reason to reduce. Happy days chaps :-)
sawadee3
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