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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Thorpe (f.w.) Plc LSE:TFW London Ordinary Share GB00BC9ZLX92 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  9.00 2.74% 337.00 330.00 344.00 0.00 0.00 - 56,027 16:35:23
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 110.6 19.6 13.9 24.2 392

Thorpe (f.w.) Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
17/2/2005
08:34
Tipped in "Shares" magazine this morning. Technical baloney, but might create a bit of buying interest ...
mark c graham
07/2/2005
06:41
Thanks, that's helpful.
mark c graham
06/2/2005
23:03
Mark, If you went back 40 or 50 years a large number of public companies M&S , GUS, Sears, had a split voting structure to allow the founding family to retain control. So the Ords would have 10 times more votes than the A Ords. Normally the there would be say 10 million Ords in issue and 60 million A Ords.The A shares would be much more marketable and be owned by the large institutions, and the family and friends would own the Ords. The insurance companies and Pension Funds complained to the stock exchange to put pressure on companies to enfranchise the A's , which has happened.You can still find these sructures in the USA and Europe , but they are frowned upon. So it is extemely rare to find a company with this structure today. There are only about 5 companies left in the UK. New companies would not get a quote with this sort of structure. However you have rights, All A Ords rank pari passu with Ords for Dividends and in a wind up.But Dewhurst A Ords have no votes and you are not allowed to attend the company meetings , ask questions , or vote. But inferior voting power is reflected in a cheaper price , and A shares will nearly always trade at a discount to the ords, but as you get the same div you are buying on a higher yield and lower PER.Hope this helps.The Dewhurst family owns 51% of all the Ord shares. Bench2
bench2
05/2/2005
18:40
bench2, I've had a quick look at Dewhurst, and it does look interesting. Care to expand on the A/Ord structure? What are the differences between the two share types?
mark c graham
05/2/2005
15:38
Mark, I have reduced my tfw holding in favour of dwht, not such good margins or such a broad customer spread , but pristine b/s and serious cash position.But last year's ptp may mark high water mark for the next two years but div covered 4.8x , so family management will grow div at 5-6%pa compound regardless.Sadly just been discovered by IC . Don't be put off by A/Ord structure , value will out in the end ....just look at Gibbs & Dandy and Patterson Zoch ( PZ ) A's were a very cheap way in and you got a big yield while you waited.I hope to attend the AGM on Monday so will update you next week.
bench2
29/1/2005
09:24
Cambium, I'm afraid the 16/09/04 figures in the header are my current analysis of TWF. I'm only working off published figures and I'll rework my projections once the interims come out on 17 March. I try to err on the conservative side in making these forecasts, so I would hope to see the company narrowly beat them. The main uncertainty is cash. I was too high at year-end because they have stepped up capital spending. Even if that trend is continuing, they still have more cash than they need and should be returning the excess to shareholders. I remain hopeful of some news in that regard. Mark
mark c graham
28/1/2005
09:12
Just read your header again, I would be interested in your current analysis of Thorpe and what you think the future is likely to hold. Please.
cambium
28/1/2005
09:09
But the story has just begun, only joking well done Mark.
cambium
28/1/2005
09:03
I sold just over half my holding at prices over 400p, since it was getting very close to my target price and I was also way overweight in this stock, relative to my normal level of holding. In for nothing on the remainder, and happy to hold.
mark c graham
24/1/2005
13:49
still going....
aderemi
20/1/2005
09:39
Off we go again! Up today on three buys totalling 3,500 shares. Marketmakers are shorter than ever - maximum buy size on line is 100 shares (maxiumum sell is 2,500 shares).
mark c graham
19/1/2005
13:33
Performance stats in header updated. After a long period of consolidation, this has started moving again today on the back of three buys, totalling 6,500 shares. Marketmakers apparently remain short of stock, so any sustained buying interest could get it motoring again. Unfortunately, no news flow is expected until the interims, which should appear around 18 March.
mark c graham
17/12/2004
08:46
Something is up here surely? And I don't just mean the share price. Would the family sell out for a fiver? Answers on a postcard please to....
langland
16/12/2004
17:22
A 108,000 share buy today, which is one of top five biggest trades in this share this century. Also a 10,000 share buy at 355p, which is the highest price at which this share has ever traded. I wish all my shares were like this one!
mark c graham
16/12/2004
16:02
Nice little movement. Can only buy 150 online at the moment but can sell 15,000. Very tight market-and the most I have ever seen to sell online so far. Wonder if something is up?
cwa1
25/11/2004
16:03
... or should that be quickly but surely?
mark c graham
25/11/2004
13:00
Slowly but surely ...
mark c graham
05/11/2004
15:18
That would do nicely!
mark c graham
05/11/2004
14:11
This looks ready to blast higher again.... 350/360?
langland
03/11/2004
13:53
Performance stats added to header.
mark c graham
20/10/2004
15:28
It's very gratifying, if rather mysterious. Volume is unremarkable (or at least that part reported so far is).
mark c graham
20/10/2004
15:14
This is a nice surprise in what seems to be a pretty glum day.
langland
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