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Gcp Student Living Plc LSE:DIGS London Ordinary Share GB00B8460Z43 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.60 -0.37% 163.60 163.20 163.80 164.80 162.40 163.60 120,596 11:16:20
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Real Estate Investment Trusts 47.8 48.6 11.2 14.6 744

Gcp Student Living Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
24/2/2015
09:42
It is all a box ticking exercise: everyone is running scared of being accused of allowing investors access to unsuitable investments. I believe there may be an EU angle to this - it may be connected to MiFID 2, but in any event the UK is unusual in having an active private investor sector and a lot of countries do not understand this. Indeed, the concept of "execution only" is almost incomprehensible to Europeans and so increasingly UK firms have to jump through all sorts of hoops to make sure it is absolutely clear that the investor is making his own choice and has been informed of all of the risks.
mad foetus
24/2/2015
09:38
Yes, no resemblance is there? And in your LSE list, DIGS is relatively safe compared with FAIR which is pretty wild-west. Go ahead and bluff!
jonwig
24/2/2015
09:20
Thanks for your reply, jonwig. Yeah, looking at the form, it does strike me more as a 'tick the boxes' exercise rather than any real investigation into your level of expertise. I presume the TD questionnaire delves a little deeper...? Incidentally, I found a list of all the stocks listed on the SFM, in case of interest, see the link below, list is in excel, half way down the page on rhs: http://www.londonstockexchange.com/companies-and-advisors/sfm/home/sfm.htm The examples of complex instruments they give do seem a bit at odds with some of the entities actually listed on the SFM..
wirralowl
23/2/2015
20:12
Wirral - the AJB pdf gives four products, and DIGS isn't one of them! I'd never deal in the second and fourth anyway. Maybe you could put down in Section 3 that you have knowledge of, but no intention of dealing in some of the four? Anyway, it's self-certified so I'd just go ahead and be creative! The TDDirect questionnaire is a bit different.
jonwig
23/2/2015
15:42
Just received this email from AJ Bell, regarding the holding I have in DIGS which is in my SIPP: Dear Mr ........, As you may be aware the London Stock Exchange operates a regulated market for specialised investment entities known as ‘The Specialist Fund Market’. This market is aimed at issuers who wish to target investment from institutional, professional or highly knowledgeable investors. Following a review of this market we have concluded that the companies listed in this segment should be classified as ‘Complex Financial Instruments’. You currently have a holding of GCP STUDENT LIVING PLC, which is listed on the Specialist Fund Market. To allow investment into companies listed on this market we require you to complete and return a ‘Complex Instruments Form’ to confirm that you have the relevant experience to invest in Complex Financial Instruments, according to our records you have not completed a Complex Instrument Form, we would therefore be obliged if you could complete this and return it to us as soon as possible. The form can be found by following the below link: hxxps://www.youinvest.co.uk/sites/default/files/useful-forms/AJBYI_Application_to_invest_in_complex_instruments.pdf Further information can be found on the Specialist Fund Market via the London Stock Exchange Website or by following the below link: http://www.londonstockexchange.com/companies-and-advisors/sfm/home/sfm.htm Please note that any further purchases of your current holding or any other companies listed on the Specialist Fund Market will be blocked until we have received and accepted your Complex Instrument Form. You can send a scanned copy of the form to this address for us to process. If you have any questions regarding this please reply to this message or call us on 0845 373 3479. Yours sincerely Dealing Services Team Anyone else received such a letter and had their application accepted? I find it concerning on a number of levels, not least as I hold several shares from the Specialist Fund Market (with several different brokers) and wonder what level of 'experience' the various brokers will deem acceptable, as I have no formal financial qualifications.
wirralowl
10/1/2015
09:43
The property manager of the Mansion Student Accommodation Fund is seeking to liquidate the fund after redemptions were suspended for more than a year. More: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5114ff24-966d-11e4-922f-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3OOxiXxof (This, of course, is an open-ended structure. I'd imagine Empiric, GCP and Unite will be eyeing the sale, hopefully getting a discount. A capital raise on the cards here?
jonwig
19/8/2014
15:58
It started off when the last NAV was published. Not really bothered. Rest of sector has had huge bounce recently. DIGS will follow in due course. In the meantime happy to lap up the dividends.
horndean eagle
19/8/2014
13:14
Maybe it was the effect of going ex-div on 8th August? If it was general oversupply, I don't think the UTG share price would be looking perky
spangle93
19/8/2014
12:41
You would wouldn't you! Plus unis are expanding place numbers and overseas students are flocking here. But there might be over-supply of accommodation maybe?
jonwig
19/8/2014
09:42
Bit of a capricious spell for the share price Did some initial investor come out of lock-down. You'd think given the record number of students going to Uni in October that this would be in demand?
spangle93
24/7/2014
01:13
Late RNS dividend of 1.40 pence paid on 5 September 2014 to shareholders on the register as at 8 August 2014. un-audited economic net asset value per Ordinary Share of the Company was 102.73p valuation of the Company's portfolio was GBP151.60 million. Lettings for the 2014/15 academic year are progressing well and are on target to achieve expected occupancy across the Group's portfolio.
spangle93
23/7/2014
08:03
Hi Miranda, thanks for highlighting this. Seems you have to tiptoe with care in this sector!
buffin
30/6/2014
18:27
Empiric EPIC ESP
rik shaw
30/6/2014
09:24
Empire Student Props first day of trading 101p-102p.
chester
22/5/2014
14:08
cash raising well over-subscribed - excellent!
jonwig
20/5/2014
07:15
Spangle - it was ATS. They confirmed that I wasn't. (I've another provider, TDD who would have done.) I left H-L after their charging coup.
jonwig
20/5/2014
07:11
Jonwig - I WAS offered chance to oversubscribe by H-L. Maybe worth checking with your ISA provider. H-L now charges investors to take part in corporate actions, which is yet another way they are trying to claw in funds now that RDR has kicked in
spangle93
20/5/2014
06:58
I received my 1-for-2, but wasn't given the option to apply for more by my ISA provider. Anyway, here's a bit from Empiric's intention to float RNS, which is pretty general: UCAS placed 495,600 people into higher education in the 2013 cycle, an increase of 6.6% on the previous year and the highest number recorded. The cap on student numbers is set to be lifted (Chancellor's 2013 Autumn Statement), allowing significant increases in student intake · The Government's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills believes it is realistic for the numbers of international students in the UK to grow by 15-20% over the next five years, and has signalled that there is no cap on the number of students who can come to study in the UK. The Department published a comprehensive paper (in mid-2013) setting out its support for growing international student numbers, and its view that there are few sectors in the UK with the capacity to grow and generate export earnings as impressive as that of education · The movement to quality accommodation in the UK student sector is increasing, with the modern student generation increasingly moving away from traditional House in Multiple Occupancy accommodation, toward purpose-built accommodation, a trend which is typically supported by local authorities http://www.investegate.co.uk/empiric-student-pty/rns/intention-to-float-on-the-london-stock-exchange/201405130700339140G/
jonwig
14/5/2014
14:18
Spangle - some open-ended funds (OEICS?) folded a couple of years ago because of redemptions and forced asset selling. This won't happen with ITs and REITs as they are closed-ended. I do think the momentum lies with overseas students - rich foreigners don't just buy London homes, they send their kids here to study!
jonwig
14/5/2014
09:50
And there's Unite too - wonder how many companies can tap this market, especially as more students are choosing to stay at home to study to avoid adding to debt. Terms look attractive though - thx jonwig
spangle93
14/5/2014
08:47
Worth looking out for a new REIT, Empiric Student Housing, IPO in June: Http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/constructionandproperty/10828101/Student-housing-REIT-to-raise-110m-in-IPO.html Similar size to DIGS, properties outside London, and: ...targeting a 13pc total shareholder return, once fully invested, which includes a 6pc dividend yield and a 7pc growth in net asset value per year.
jonwig
28/4/2014
17:53
Quite right - I was thinking that one company (VOD?) changed the dividend payment milestones when it overlapped with a corporate action.
spangle93
28/4/2014
17:38
They are xd on 7 May, so the new shares won't be eligible - as one would expect - after all, they haven't earned it!
jonwig
28/4/2014
15:26
True current price is around 106p Does this get in the way of the announced dividend declaration, or will that proceed as previously announced
spangle93
28/4/2014
15:07
So it's 1 for 2 as suggested, but at 105.5p. I assume they are confident of getting it away. Decision date 16/05 but nominee brokers will want it before then.
jonwig
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