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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Headlam Group Plc LSE:HEAD London Ordinary Share GB0004170089 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 495.00 494.00 497.00 497.00 497.00 497.00 110,989 16:35:13
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Household Goods & Home Construction 609.2 -17.1 -24.2 - 422

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20/5/2004
12:05
Impressive AGM statement today. Maybe the strength of the share price recently is just refelecting 'fundamentals'. "20 May 2004 HEADLAM GROUP PLC AGM STATEMENT At its Annual General Meeting today, Trevor Larman, Chairman of Headlam Group, stated that sales in the first 20 weeks of 2004 against the corresponding period last year, have increased by 12% on a like for like basis. This sales performance reflects an increasing sales trend across all geographical regions in the UK, a year on year improvement in sales of all product categories and the businesses which we acquired during 2002 performing ahead of expectations. Our operations in Continental Europe continue to show an improving trend. With this positive performance, the group looks forward to another year of growth in profitability". Regards, Ian
jeffian
18/5/2004
19:32
Networker, I think the ADVFN charts are correct. I print off my portfolio at the end of every week, so I will not have recorded the absolute highs but I have it at 431p on 3/9/99 followed by a dip then rising again to 423p on 29/1/00 after which it declined then went into freefall when the Eclipse blinds debacle was disclosed. It stood out yesterday as the only green spot (for most of the day) in a sea of red and a glimpse at the chart shows that this resilience has defied various hiccups in the market arising from the Iraq war, oil price shocks etc. It smells as if something is up! Regards, Ian
jeffian
18/5/2004
18:21
There certainly seems to be continuing support for this share in the face of some quite persistent selling. As the price keeps moving upwards it is getting quite close to its all-time high. My records show this as being around 420-430p in Feb 2000. The ADVFN 5 year chart seems to have different figures. Can anyone confirm from other sources which of us is correct? If the share really is close to moving into all-time high territory it could be worth watching over the next few weeks.
networker
18/5/2004
17:23
See what I mean? Ended the day up 13p. Regards, Ian
jeffian
18/5/2004
15:04
Anyone else noticed how strong this has remained despite market volatility? Even on 'meltdown' days like yesterday, when it was ahead all day until the end and then eased only a couple of pence, more than recovered immediately today. Just look at the graph. Is it just a recovery story or do you think someone's stalking them? Regards, Ian
jeffian
16/3/2004
10:30
Networker, I think your final sentence just about says it all. The good news is that the Eclipse fiasco has now washed out of the system and we can clearly see the benefit of the core business, wholesale carpet and flooring distribution, which has trundled along growing satisfactorily for years but was disguised in the overall picture by the losses and write-offs following the ill-fated Eclipse blinds and window-coverings acquisitions. A textbook example to managements to stick to what you know and don't get tempted into headline-seeking acquisitions in areas you don't fully understand (Hello, Lord Simpson of Marconi, are you listening?!). Good basic EPS and divi growth suit me fine and if this is achieved over the long term, the share price will follow as night follows day. Regards, Ian
jeffian
15/3/2004
22:52
There seems to be no interest on this board for this share but it continues to make steady,if relatively unexciting, progress. This evening's price of around 365-370 seems to be well supported and the results today have been well received. While not a share for traders, it probably represents a safe home for longer-term investors as it appears to offer stable growth from a market leading position, combined with a reasonable yield.
networker
19/1/2004
11:39
350p seems to have been a resistance level recently with no less than 5 failed attempts to breach on the upside. Will it be any different this time? If it can breakout there must be scope for it to move up a notch, which usually means about 5 - 10 per cent.
networker
19/1/2004
10:00
Oops! Just as I said - New high this a.m.
boadicea
16/1/2004
17:51
Having held for some longish time, I used today's rise to make an exit. This is usually sufficient to spark a take-off. I must remember NOT to look at it again!
boadicea
14/11/2003
16:17
Certainly the more recent history has been chequered, although the recovery appears to be solid, with the core business performing steadily. Recent board comments give rise to cautious optimism over current trading. It's the price action which has been baffling me. The recent drop seems to have happened with no news being announced, or changed views expressed. Likewise, the rise over the past twenty four hours also seems to have come out of the blue. I wonder, has a selling order that was overhanging the market now been cleared?
networker
14/11/2003
12:00
I'm no chartist, Networker, but I'm not sure about your reference to 'trading range'. Pull up the 3-year chart and you get a somewhat different picture! Headlam had years of successful growth by expanding in their 'core business' of wholesale carpet distribution and really blotted their copybook with the disastrous acquisition of Eclipse blinds and the move into window coverings. Before the Eclipse fiasco, they traded up to around 420p on 1998/1999 EPS of 23.1/24.4p per share giving a PER of 17/18. Last year they clawed their way back to EPS last seen in 1998, but there were significant capital write-offs and although they managed to maintain, and even grow, the dividend during this difficult period, dividend cover has been slashed. I think what we are seeing is the natural tension in any 'recovery' stock between those who believe the problems are behind them and former growth patterns can be resumed, and those who don't trust 'em! If Headlam can achieve or exceed EPS last seen in 1999 and grow from there, then I suppose there is an argument that we should be back at 420. I hope so, anyway, 'cos I've held them through thick & thin! Regards, Ian
jeffian
14/11/2003
09:37
These shares have gone from the top of their trading range ( 340p) to the very bottom ( 310p) in a 3 day spell. They now seem to be recovering. Anyone got a feel for what has been happening to account for such a funny price action?
networker
30/8/2003
00:33
Volume apparently light today but the MM purchase indicates someone is trying to push the shares upwards. Moving into a new trading range not seen for some years.
networker
18/8/2003
17:38
Most encouraging set of figures today. Someone obviously had been tipped off in advance, but the trend is positive. Remains a good longer term investment and in a rising market like this the shares will probably outperform.
networker
31/7/2003
15:13
Tree-shake attempt today? Or some rumour we never heard about has died? Or just that the T+10 boys have been rounded up by the mm's so to speak? I assume the third until hear otherwise, so shall be hanging on. Presumably we shall know by close tomorrow. So far the drop has not induced any significant sales compared to the net buying earlier in the week. However, volumes have been notably low throughout.
boadicea
29/7/2003
19:29
Have a quick look at this http://www.hits4pay.com/members/index.cgi?jj22 it's an american company that pays uk users to look at the advertising e-mails it sends them it's free to sign up
jj22
29/7/2003
16:20
Well, something's driving them along quite nicely. Not much volume so I assume it's good news in the offing. Interim results traditionally around mid-August and if these show that profitability is still recovering strongly from the Eclipse debacle, it could be argued that the share represents 'value' - PER just under 13 on last year's earnings and a net divi yield around 4% even after latest rises - or there could be more to it than that! Regards, Ian
jeffian
25/7/2003
16:28
A sudden rise at 3.20pm on a Friday afternoon is a little unusual unless some news is about to break (i.e. it's leaking already). Trades look quite normal up to now, but maybe we shall see a large T or X after the close. Time will tell!
boadicea
25/7/2003
16:16
I'm not sure if this comment fits the bill of being 'inquisitive or informed', boadicea, but worth bringing the thread back for us few HEAD-bangers. Since sorting out the disastrous Eclipse blinds acquisition, HEAD has been climbing pretty steadily since March, but things seem to be hotting up a bit now! Regards, Ian
jeffian
23/5/2003
10:29
Networker, I'd rather have the board quiet than littered with rubbish like some others. If you see an item of interest, post a quote or link for others to see. Also, asking a question or for an opinion nearly always produces a reply and sometimes helpful information, therefore proving that a board is read. Some boards in bigger stocks than HEAD are very quiet - eg JMAT, BAB, DLAR. I have held HEAD for some time and never expected fireworks. Comment is not helpful unless inquisitive or informed.
boadicea
22/5/2003
23:47
Networker, "Are the subscribers to this board only interested in trading stocks or stocks of dubious value?" The answer is almost certainly "yes", but that doesn't mean that long-term investors can't obtain valuable info from it nor that others don't read and benefit from posts without necessarily responding. Regards, Ian
jeffian
22/5/2003
23:23
Networker- I see your point; nobody else has posted since 28 March. I was in at 218p in early April. The AGM statement (sales up 5%) equates to extra 10% at operating profit level (?) Still attractive 5% div yield, but how much further can they rise when P/E is higher than 10 ?
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