Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
GKN Plc LSE:GKN London Ordinary Share GB0030646508 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +5.60p +1.30% 437.40p 437.30p 437.50p 437.80p 430.80p 430.90p 1,884,751 10:00:36
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Automobiles & Parts 8,822.0 292.0 14.1 31.0 7,511.89

GKN Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
22/1/2018
18:39
Minerve, you are very touchy.
brexitplus
22/1/2018
17:30
MEANWHILE No, you are not filtered. Perhaps you should write a letter complaining to ADVFN for providing said filtering facility. It is used most often on ADVFN.
minerve
22/1/2018
16:45
Yep, carp management deserve to lose their jobs. Wipe the slate clean of at least one layer of management and that will work wonders. There used to be a saying that between the janitor and the chief exec or MD there should be not more than 4 layers of management. i don't know how many this company has but the wonder managers at Melrose obviously think there's a few too many. Good luck when you join us at MRO!
sogoesit
21/1/2018
23:19
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/01/21/gkns-electric-car-division-success-boosts-firm-against-hostile/
minerve
21/1/2018
16:58
This is a very straightforward decision for institutional shareholders. Continue with a rubbish management team and mediocrity OR share in the rewards of an A1 management team from Melrose who will no doubt deliver a good return. Mind you, I'm biased as I'm a Melrose shareholder!
topvest
21/1/2018
14:07
I am all in favour of Melrose taking over GKN. It is obviously badly managed and the culture seems to prefer the status quo, rather like the public sector. If Melrose do take it over and improves it as they have done for other companies, what would be the objection to Melrose re-listing GKN in its improved form?
brexitplus
21/1/2018
12:06
Good afternoon. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/01/20/security-fears-loom-hostile-bid-battle-gkn/
minerve
21/1/2018
11:27
Good morning.
meanwhile
21/1/2018
11:19
Hello, Welcome to my thread! In light of the current interest from Melrose this thread maybe short-lived, we will have to wait and see! For those of you who have been following GKN here on ADVFN you will know that I am sceptical of Melrose and of the offer. I will be adding a few links below and posting information to help others decide what is in the best interests of GKN long-term. I strongly believe that for a company to be successful long-term all stake-holders have to have consensus on expectations and objectives; no one particular stakeholder should have dominance over the others. Note 📋 : The information given below are only guides to assist in investment decisions. When a decision needs to be made please visit the respective company websites and relevant authorities on the information you need. These links below through time will become out of date and their accuracy cannot be relied upon. GKN website 📌: https://www.gkn.com/ Melrose website 📌: http://www.melroseplc.net/ Melrose 'attack doc' (pdf) : http://www.melroseplc.net/media/104377/180115-GKN-Unlocking-the-potential.pdf
minerve
21/1/2018
10:45
MEANWHILE You're filtered old boy! I haven't got a clue what you're writing, and I don't care! 😎
minerve
21/1/2018
10:24
Minerve won't see this because he's filtered me out. My initial response to his filtering was to perform an act of bitter revenge, to do likewise and filter him out. However, on reflection, he does have a valid argument on GKN-MRO (although different from mine), so instead I'll be making him 'my friend'. I considered the 'buy gift' option but think it's a bit too early for such a gesture. Perhaps someone would be good enough to let him know
meanwhile
20/1/2018
23:14
"Yes, filter me out, whatever that means. I look forward to it." My pleasure! MEANWHILE 20 Jan '18 - 19:01 - 2356 of 2356 (Filtered) Bye-bye! 👋
minerve
20/1/2018
19:01
Minerve, Yes, filter me out, whatever that means. I look forward to it. But let me first ask what makes you believe that I, or any contributor, is less accomplished than Vince Cable, and comparable to an oil rag. We all have aliases. I could be Warren Buffet or the Chancellor of the Exchequer for all you know, and you could be an oily rag.
meanwhile
20/1/2018
18:16
MEANWHILE You can keep on ridiculing Vince Cable if you wish, however, he is a much more accomplished individual than you; it is a bit like the oil rag judging the engineer. We have a difference of opinion, let us wait and see, eh? By-the-way, if you can't reference my alias properly, I will filter you. I don't see what you have to offer me anyway. So, you have been warned!
minerve
20/1/2018
17:38
This fellow Minerva doesn't much like my opinions, or the hard facts I present. The battle is vitually lost now for GKN. All stakeholders will be seen to benefit from the new owners in a years time and Minerva will be posting his apologies for being a downer.What are Vince Cable's latest thoughts I wonder. I haven't heard any more from him. Maybe he now has his facts correct. The man who claims to have predicted the banking collapse but didn't write it down, or sell his shares. Before he takes on another post as industry minister, or similar, Vince should request a short internship with Melrose for him to see how industry should operate.
meanwhile
19/1/2018
12:23
MEANWHILE AGAIN completely forgetting there are other stakeholders.
minerve
17/1/2018
14:00
I’ll be following Sir Dr Vince Cable’s lead. Has he said any more?
meanwhile
17/1/2018
10:58
Would be great for GKN to remain in British hands and to be run by people who know what they are doing.
bonio10000
17/1/2018
10:46
GKN responds.
broadwood
17/1/2018
10:45
Turnaround specialist Melrose has stepped up its fight to acquire FTSE 100 engineering giant GKN with a hostile takeover bid worth around £8.5bn, including debt. Melrose hopes to tempt GKN’s shareholders with the prospect of an immediate cash payout worth 81p per share and 57pc ownership of the combined company after its board rejected a takeover approach last week. The terms of the offer are the same as those GKN rebuffed, but now represent a 29pc premium on the closing of its shares the day before the initial approach was disclosed. It values GKN at 430.1p per share, or £7.4bn, and Melrose will also have to take on GKN's debt of around £1bn. Simon Peckham, Melrose’s chief executive said: "Since our approach was announced, the Melrose share price has risen as the market digests the attractive opportunity our proposal represents." He added: “However, the real value uplift will come from merging the interests of the two sets of shareholders and creating a business valued at approximately £11 billion today, of which GKN holders will own the majority, including Nortek, our US business which is trading strongly.” Melrose believes it can “re-energise and re-purpose” GKN's operations to boost its margins after the engineering firm issued two profit warnings towards the end of last year. The approach forced GKN to reveal its own turnaround plans last week, including the separation of its automotive and aerospace arms and the appointment of interim boss Anne Stevens as permanent chief executive
broadwood
16/1/2018
14:11
Melrose plans: http://www.melroseplc.net/media/104377/180115-GKN-Unlocking-the-potential.pdf
minerve
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