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Forterra Plc LSE:FORT London Ordinary Share GB00BYYW3C20 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  7.00 3.59% 202.00 679,736 16:35:25
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
202.50 204.00 206.00 194.60 197.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Industrial Engineering 380.00 58.20 23.80 8.5 462
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
17:42:32 O 100 196.60 GBX

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21/10/2020
09:20
Forterra Daily Update: Forterra Plc is listed in the Industrial Engineering sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker FORT. The last closing price for Forterra was 195p.
Forterra Plc has a 4 week average price of 157.60p and a 12 week average price of 144.20p.
The 1 year high share price is 376p while the 1 year low share price is currently 144.20p.
There are currently 228,647,196 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 795,794 shares. The market capitalisation of Forterra Plc is £461,867,335.92.
10/9/2020
09:09
russ1983: volumes are back to 90%, but share price is still nearly half its peak..so can see a strong recovery from here, especially if they can now get volumes back to where they were
06/8/2020
16:02
thrumptasious: Bonjour Damanko - I guess I do appear to be a little grim reaper esc, however like most posts mine are subjective and it really depends on how the recipient reads or interprets them. For example the above post is perhaps a little more positive about Ibstock than it is Forterra. Generally I think my posts albeit not to everyone taste have been quite accurate in their content and most of what I have tabled has come to fruition. I gave my humble opinion about waiting for the 1/2 year results to be published - I would say this isn't particularly bad advice. I mentioned a few months ago that I thought the share price may bottom out at this point. From therein the share price may improve (again putting a positive spin on the situation). That said I do look forward to writing more positive posts when the time arises during these unprecedented times. Nonetheless its certainly food for thought - In the meantime take care Regards T
06/7/2020
16:03
thrumptasious: It's nice to see Forterra CEO Stephen Harrison's siblings capitalising on the lower share price last Friday - they purchased their shares at a really good price. In fact it appears that most of the BOD had a dabble on the 02nd July - I don't recall seeing any RNS distributed for a number of these transactions. They probably just got in before the 1/2 year closed period approaches Stay safe everyone
02/7/2020
07:32
pugugly: PI's shafted yet again - dilutive discounted placing at 195p - 14 per cent. of Forterra's issued ordinary share capital prior to the Placing. https://www.investegate.co.uk/forterra-plc--fort-/rns/results-of-placing/202007020700037841R/ Given the recent weakness in share price looks as those in the know sold down.
12/6/2020
21:00
thrumptasious: Hi Damanko I believe the share price will bottom out following June's or the half year results (these are not factored in to the current share price). There are going to be a substantial amount of job losses in their Precast business which is being blamed in part on Covid19. This is not entirely true the Precast business made a massive mistake purchasing the Bison Precast business for £20 million. Under his leadership their MD Peter Varnsverry has transformed a once profitable business into a loss making one. 200 jobs will be lost due to incompetence, poor strategy and the loss of business......Sad times ahead for a large % of the Pre-cast teams
03/6/2020
07:46
pugugly: Significantly concealed profit warning but may already be built into the share price - Worrying (imo) read across for housebuilders in the comments on slowdown in house building - https://www.investegate.co.uk/forterra-plc--fort-/rns/trading-update/202006030700027409O/
20/3/2020
12:32
edmundshaw: Thrumptasious something of a perma-bear here for 6 months. Only stock on which he comments. He also made allegations about Forterra last year but nothing the company has said since bears them out. I'd be very wary of this poster's comments... UK Housing Shortage - Post 115 FORT Forterra Plc Author: Thrumptasious Posted on: 20 Mar 2020 12:00 Thrumptasious NPP62 - I suspect that there will be an announcement soon as Forterra like to keep the city informed. All starts week commencing 30 March. Trade UK Housing Shortage - Post 112 FORT Forterra Plc Author: Thrumptasious Posted on: 19 Mar 2020 15:05 Thrumptasious The construction industry is going to be hit hard over the next few months - It is rumoured that Forterra are closing all of their manufacturing UK Housing Shortage - Post 88 FORT Forterra Plc Author: Thrumptasious Posted on: 06 Feb 2020 07:19 Thrumptasious Thanks D - I 100% agree with you that the share price has been good over the last 6 months - Nothing personal on my part other than seeing what was UK Housing Shortage - Post 86 FORT Forterra Plc Author: Thrumptasious Posted on: 04 Feb 2020 13:32 Thrumptasious Some Key personnel are leaving the Forterra Bespoke business - I am of the opinion that purchasing the Bison business was a BIG mistake on Forterra's UK Housing Shortage - Post 85 FORT Forterra Plc Author: Thrumptasious Posted on: 23 Jan 2020 00:41 Thrumptasious Forterra masonry business is going through an extremely difficult time, mainly driven by poor outputs which in turn is affecting their ability to UK Housing Shortage - Post 76 FORT Forterra Plc Author: Thrumptasious Posted on: 22 Oct 2019 07:55 Thrumptasious The trading update is disappointing considering most other precast businesses are thriving at the moment in part due to Bison Precast inability to UK Housing Shortage - Post 71 FORT Forterra Plc Author: Thrumptasious Posted on: 12 Aug 2019 18:01 Thrumptasious Hi Damanko - I sold a large number of Sirius Minerals shares a day before the shares plummeted to single figures (I got caught out earlier this Year). UK Housing Shortage - Post 69 FORT Forterra Plc Author: Thrumptasious Posted on: 09 Aug 2019 21:24 Thrumptasious e UK Housing Shortage - Post 68 FORT Forterra Plc Author: Thrumptasious Posted on: 09 Aug 2019 21:24 Thrumptasious I personally don't think Forterra will hold onto their Precast business in the long term. Their CEO (Harrison) stated shortly after the Bison UK Housing Shortage - Post 66 FORT Forterra Plc Author: Thrumptasious Posted on: 04 Aug 2019 16:06 Thrumptasious Thanks Husbod - Forterra are in he process of making redundancies within their Precast bespoke business (Bison), they are clearly looking at cutting
11/2/2020
23:11
bogdan branislov: NPP62 - not trading is the key. I rarely hold for less than a year, often a couple of years or more. You must be doing something correct if you hold Fort. Fort is currently on a PE of 12.5. The combination of higher prices for bricks and more output could well mean a PE of 7 or 8 at this share price in a couple of years. Of course the share price will likely rise before then, but as earnings increase, if the PE rises to nearer 20 in a couple of years, based on the higher earnings we could have nearly double bagged by then. The point being that it is important not to take profits when we see, say, 50% gains here, or at the first sign of a pull back. The price will likely gain some, pull back some, gains some more and so on. Stick with it so long as there is value on offer, we should do very nicely here with patience. In investing, being right alone is never enough, you need the capacity both to be right and to sit tight, not common to find both capacities in the same person.
11/2/2020
20:37
bogdan branislov: I am a Forterra shareholder, multiple six figure. I have been following discussions here. Whenever anyone posts negatively it is usually because they are either shorting, not the case here, shorting Forterra would be insane, or an individual is trying to convince themselves that they are doing the right thing. I invest full time, my annual average returns are over 27% pa compounding since May 2009, almost 14x increase based on share price growth and divis alone. There are others in the UK with better records no doubt, but if if my performance was a golf handicap, then I would play off a minus figure. Enough about me, on to Forterra. Fort has suffered a little over the past 3 and a bit years, like many in the construction and construction materials sector. Better times now lie ahead, but watch out for the conventional land holding large house builders. They have a poor record at judging cycles and are misjudging this housing cycle which could run another decade. Their land holdings are not large enough, in most cases, once house prices in the North catch up a little, happening now, house prices won't increase much more, but land prices will. As the large builders pile in for land together the price of land will accelerate, eroding builders margins beneath them, even as their outputs continue to grow - not a problem for Fort though. Not all parts of Fort's business are firing on all cyclinders, but, brick prices are going to increase. UK brick supply is finite and yes, bricks can be brought in from Holland, but bricks don't travel well as they are physically heavy for their price, the transport price is proportionately high, once volumes from Holland begin to increase, Fort and the other UK brick makers will raise their prices. Add to that the new production facility and the outlook s strong for Fort. One of the things that has served me well as an investor is examining the balance sheet equity of a company during challenging phases, or if bump or two in the road appears. Fort's shareholder funds, also known as balance sheet equity, also known as net assets, have grown strongly every year. This company has great underlying strength, no doubt about that. The PE ratio is about half the average for the mid cap index, Fort is soon to enter the mid cap index and yet it is a far stronger business than the average mid cap, at half the average earnings ratio, how remarkable is that. Earnings growth is over prioritised. I am not saying that growth does not matter, it does, but earnings growth is less than half the story, balance sheet equity growth is more important as it reflects the shareholder funds. Earnings growth without balance sheet equity growth is a sham. Balance sheet equity growth while earnings growth is flat is still very positive. Anyway, Fort will pile on the earnings growth again shortly, in the meantime the shareholder funds have been growing very strongly. This overriding importance of balance sheet equity growth, not many investors realise that, it was Ben Graham's most important lesson and yet it is rarely discussed now. Fort is a compelling buy, no doubt about that, and an honest up front business as well, the management talks to shareholders straight, just what I like to see.
12/8/2019
17:50
damanko: Evening Thrump. Did you note the article on Sirius in yesterday's Sunday Times business section? Funds are drying up, backers appear to be either pulling out or postponing decisions on whether or not to invest. And by invest I mean putting cash in to enable the drilling project to continue. Many 'small' i.e. private investors have taken a bet on this company, I just hope (at this time) they have invested money they can afford to lose. Back on FORT topic, since flotation it's been quite a contrary share, the market may get hammered, and on that day FORT share price may well rise. And the same in reverse. As discussed previously, you don't rate Bison, I'll give things a year or three to see whether your posts on that subject bear merit. The Forterra dividend bearing in mind my buying price is more than quite acceptable, and for the medium term future I'll continue to reinvest them. As is always the case, time will tell. D.
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