Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Helical Plc LSE:HLCL London Ordinary Share GB00B0FYMT95 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -3.50 -0.83% 418.50 422.50 427.00 437.00 423.00 436.50 23,973 16:35:05
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Real Estate Investment & Services 44.4 43.0 32.3 13.0 502

Helical Share Discussion Threads

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Not holding, just curious. Mike Slade says it's time for property investors to 'buy like hell' as Helical Bar raises £29m MIke Slade's Helical Bar has raised £29m from shareholders after the veteran commercial property chief executive said market conditions presented an "ideal backdrop" for investment.
New note -
There may be some support at approx £2.60 a share, if that level goes, then it begins to look very nasty imv at least. Any different views?.
HLCL may lose its place in the FTSE 250 if the weakness continues. As of 21/09 it was ranked at 352. Tracker funds would then be forced to sell. Another sharp fall today.
Do not hold these but follow rather lazily. Mildly surprised to see share price drop on what I thought was quite a reassuring IMS apart from comment on general market caution which is of course reflected in the price. see trading pretty close to late 08/early 09 lows. will continue to watch but I guess tyhe reality is that it will have to walk fast to stand still in this environment.
keeps going down.......
what a load of old cobblers the directors spout, property investment is not rocket science - see for example:
rns....selling the silverware???? RNS Number : 4015Y Helical Bar PLC 02 September 2009  2 September 2009 Helical Bar plc HELICAL BAR SELLS REX HOUSE, LONDON SW1 FOR £34 MILLION Helical Bar plc ('Helical' or the 'Company') has sold its short leasehold interest in Rex House, 4 - 12 Regent Street, London SW1 to the freeholders, The Crown Estate, for a cash consideration of £34 million. Rex House provides approximately 91,000 sq ft of office accommodation fully let to Russell Systems, Robert Half, Right Management and LA Leisure. The sale price, reflecting an initial yield of 12%, on a head lease with 26 years remaining, is 8% below the last valuation carried out in March 2009. The net proceeds will be used to reduce bank loans and gearing. Gerald Kaye, Director of Helical, said: 'Following the acquisition of Rex House in 2000, and its subsequent redevelopment for a combined cost of £22m, we have enjoyed substantial rental cash flows. Our leasehold interest was declining in value as the unexpired term got shorter and we are happy to have sold this interest to the freeholder.' James Cooksey, The Crown Estate, said; 'We are delighted to have made this acquisition which reinforces our stated strategy of focusing on our core holdings, The St James Estate and Regent Street Portfolio's. The investment generates an attractive income return following a period of successful lettings by Helical Bar plc.' Agents acting for The Crown Estate: BH2.
does anyone follow this share? The share price appears to have been overlooked following the decline in the property market and therefore it seems a perfect oppportunity to short. Anyone out there with views?
M T Glass, It might not be too late to pursue FPO. Firthermore, FTO could not have been a bad buy either. Good luck old boy. MW
miss womble
Commercial property sector doesn't have many fans at present. Volatility has totally died down and its just drifting lower. Whole sector has been trashed. HLCL trading on a much narrower discount than its peers. Not sure how long it will be able to keep it up relative to its peers. Even with its excellent track record I don't see much upside any time soon.
The chart looks very bearish. It broken major support at 330 plus it broken out from the weekly pennant that has been forming since end of last year. Target price 200-180.
Helical Bar is promoted into the FTSE 250 index on Friday 4 April I believe.
M T Glass Sorry, you are quite right, it is FPO not FTO. I have now amended it. This not in any way a ramp, why dont you have a look at todays trading update from them, then it becomes a company that you can assess, not a ramp. Besides, have you never made any money from "a pennyshare tiddler". A company that has £270 million under management and expects a profit rise from £1.2M to £6 m this year demands some attention even though its capitalisation is a mere £21 million. If you wish to trade this company you will find that the spread is considerably less than the 10% you quoted and which is shown on the ADVFN board. I apologise if you think this was a ramp but if you do not wish to be alerted to some opportunities you dont have to take any notice. Good luck MW
miss womble
"..Rather than risk your money on a short, have a look at First Property (FTO)..." MW - if you are going to ramp something it might help to get the right ticker - FTO is Fortune Oil. First property is FPO (a pennyshareland tiddler - currently rising but with a 10% spread). ;o)
Rather than risk your money on a short, have a look at First Property (FPO). It has just produced a preliminary forecast of their results and they look nothing short of fantastic. BUT DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH. Regards to all, MW
miss womble
Just shorted HLCL. The chart looks very bearish and just touched resistance at 380, my target is around 230. YES! 230. We are in one of the worst bear markets of the past 30 years! We are not going anywhere near the highs for this year or the next.
I used to be puzzled about why HLCL traded at such a premium to NAV when the sector was trading at a large discount. Having done some proper research recently I can understand why. HLCL is the best run property company on the market. Its shareholder returns over the last 20 years have been phenomenal. Over the last 20 years it has returned an average of 19.2% per annum. That means a £1k invested 20 years ago would now be worth £33,500. Considering that takes us back through the property crash of the early 90's its an exceptional performance. The past 15 years have returned 29.5% per annum. The listed real estate sector has returned 10.8% and 16% per annum over the 2 time frames. UK equities as a whole returned around 10.5% per annum. It is no wonder that HLCL deserves a premium rating versus its peers. It's management have a proven track record of significantly outperforming the rest of the sector. It would be no surprise if they continued to do so going forward.
Got and read this link from Jonwig's REIT thread: movers_and_shakers/article3107439.ece On the basis of scant contact I have had with Slade I imagine he should do well in this context and have had a look at latest interims. with 30907 nav at 323p compared to current share price of 300p not all that appealing nor was half year to 907 eps of 13p, even though I note development profits at £4.3m were much lower than the £11.9m of the previous half year. I guess they have more financial flexibility than alot of their competitors-with £25m of cash and £75m of unused banking facilities and so merit further study. I see from that the planning appeal for the Great Alne planning appeal was dismissed. My reading is that Fidelity increased their stake in December and that Aberdeen Property UT increased their's in August...would be good to know percentage of shares held by potentially cash strapped property unit trusts.
Results due this Thursday. I too am currently short.
Mr Burns suggested that this share had held up well relative to peer group. I agree with him as I am also short BDEV most days.
Not much sign of life in the sp
i have been topping up my shares recently so i can get in again before results out in the next few weeks ' filling me boots as they say on those large falls in recent weeks ' looking good !!
Looking at the chart, this seems a risky short, but Burns must have his reasons...
only who?
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