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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Hiscox Ltd LSE:HSX London Ordinary Share BMG4593F1389 ORD 6.5P (DI)
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -7.80 -0.95% 812.20 810.40 811.00 821.40 807.40 808.80 416,617 16:35:25
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Nonlife Insurance 4,033.1 -268.5 -91.6 - 2,814

Hiscox Share Discussion Threads

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08/5/2006
11:22
You seen the new ad campaign on this. This is big for this company. Going retail seriously now..... The share price will tick up. Watch !
michel le baptist
28/7/2005
18:06
RNS Number:4004P Hiscox PLC 28 July 2005 HISCOX PLC TRADING UPDATE Hiscox plc ("Hiscox"), the UK's leading specialist insurer, today announces a trading update for the six months to 30 June 2005. The Board believes that the Group's half-year results will be materially ahead of expectations due to strong trading, benign claims activity, an improved investment performance, and the effect of reporting under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). It is anticipated that pre-tax profit for the group for the first half of 2005 will exceed #80 million. Reflecting our strong trading performance and cash generation, the Board expects to declare an interim dividend of at least 2 pence net per share. As noted in our trading statement at the time of the AGM in June, Hiscox has had a good start to the year across all its business areas and activities. Hiscox Global Markets, the international business trading through Lloyd's, has performed well reflecting the benefits of our specialty focus, a disciplined approach to pricing and selective underwriting. Hiscox UK has shown strong profitability and Hiscox Europe is also making progress, with increased profitability. We will be reporting on an IFRS basis for the first time and our initial assessment indicates that this will have a favourable impact on profits. This update is given at the beginning of the hurricane season with several hurricanes having already taken place, with little impact to Hiscox. Our full year result is obviously dependent on hurricane activity and other potential claims in the remainder of the year. Robert Hiscox, Chairman of Hiscox plc, said: "We have had a very strong first half year with all parts of the business performing well. It is our ambition to buck the cycle as much as is possible, and our strategy of underwriting a spread of specialist products distributed over a wider geography is helping us achieve that aim". Hiscox will announce its interim results on Monday 12th September 2005. - ends - For further information: Hiscox plc Robert Hiscox Chairman 020 7448 6011 Stuart Bridges Finance Director 020 7448 6013 Fiona Fong Director of Communications 020 7448 6447 The Maitland Consultancy Suzanne Bartch 020 7379 5151 Notes to editors Hiscox plc is a specialist insurance group listed on the London Stock Exchange where it has a market capitalization of circa #500 million. There are three main underwriting parts of the Group - Global Markets, UK and International Retail. The Global Markets business underwrites, via Syndicate 33, mainly internationally traded business in the London Market - generally large or complex business which needs to be shared with other insurers or needs the international licences of Lloyd's. The UK business offers a wide range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as high net worth individuals. It has regional offices in Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Maidenhead and Colchester. The European business has offices in Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Brussels and Guernsey and writes mainly high value household business and some specialist professional indemnity business. Guernsey underwrites kidnap and ransom business and fine art. For further information, go to www.hiscox.com This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END TSTILFSTDSIDFIE
mr ashley james
28/7/2005
17:57
This board is very quiet considering such a major announcement. Looks like this is now on a forward pe of 4. Bought in today.
thecleaner
22/2/2005
09:04
Well it looks like we have peaked mid January as predicted. Rates are now coming off quite sharply in some lines. The talk in the market is of more consolidation. I think that this lot look fully valued for the moment as the upside from here is relatively limited.
paddyfool
09/12/2004
08:19
On the move up today... could see a good rise in coming days.
hectorp
07/12/2004
14:34
Thanks for that useful background to the current position Paddyfool. Hector. PS I am long,and also long WUN. THey have been slack recently, so might see 10% upside .
hectorp
07/12/2004
13:08
Hectorp I think the story is a little more complex than that re rates. What is definately happening as a result of a marginally bad hurricane season is that reinsurers are holding their rates and looking for but not getting higher rates for the 2005 underwriting year. So there is relative pricing stability in reinsurance at the moment. However the story as regards insurance is a lot different, rates in most sectors are in gentle decline, particularly in lines such as UK based specialty as there has been a tremendous increase in capacity here in the last year in the London Market. Generally for ILVs and London Market companies we are in the middle of the annual Christmas/new year rally which almost always happens when the market brieves a sigh of relief that it has escaped a capital destroying hurricane season! So... I think that these will go well through to mid January, dyor imho etc.
paddyfool
26/11/2004
11:38
Down 2p today, but the trend sure is up now. Good to see Fidelity making a significant addition H.
hectorp
23/11/2004
12:15
Fidelity just added another 2.5 million shares to its holding. They must also think the shares are undervalued at present.
croquetman
19/11/2004
10:27
I bought these last week. I'm a nervous holder and don't usually invest in this sector. as I'm no expert on it. Some questions for the experts : Negatives anyone? At least they announced £25M hurricane damage costs to FY profits so thats in the price. Maybe what is bugging the price could be the effect on the falling USD in 2005 ? this was mentioned in an RNS in October. How large their USD biz exposure - considerable? - 2nd half results - should be down £12.5m so thats half's share of the hurricane costs to profits... so profits might be around £49m.. insteqd of £61m ... or are profits skewed to one or the other half year.. I did see 2001-2 gains are unaltered, at least that is a good point.. Hector
hectorp
17/11/2004
15:53
Oh I think the wind might have just started to blow a little. Time to increase the sail area and get running
croquetman
17/11/2004
15:51
Oh I think the wind might have just started to blow a little. Time to increase the sail area and get running
croquetman
17/11/2004
12:01
This stock tends to have static periods and then it gets active and interesting. The company deals mainly with wealthy individuals and their assets and insures associated risks in a rather straight forward manner. The Chairman is also a very straight talker and I think was at one time the deputy chairman of Lloyds. He is often quoted in the press and is trying to move the insurance industry forward. I have made reasonable money buying and selling over the last 1 or 2 years, but you can get stuck in the doldrums every now and again. The trade winds will come before the year is out.
croquetman
17/11/2004
11:47
Lets face it, doent set the world on fire does it. Made 2p so far... thrilling. I don't really know this stock and I don't much understand underwriting.
hectorp
16/11/2004
16:53
And today more buys than sells. A little premature to be assuming a turn up but.......one can hope.
croquetman
15/11/2004
17:26
At least a little more volume today. Thats always been good news.
croquetman
15/11/2004
12:35
Can't quite understand this share at the moment. Each day for the last one or two weeks the share has been oversold and the price dipping a little, but there is no reason why this share should be underperforming the overall Ins Index. I think it is time to add some more sometime this week. Stochastics are starting to suggest this, but RSI still a little high for a purchase today imho.
croquetman
15/11/2004
08:57
Long a spread on these today, seem oversold compared with peers IMO.
hectorp
11/11/2004
16:58
This share has drifted in the last few week whilst the Insurance index has gone up 15-20%. No reason what so ever for Hiscox not to be part of this so I can only assume that an upward trend is due before the month end or year end at least.
croquetman
09/11/2004
17:03
Yes that is planning in advance. I am surprised that HSX has been so "flat" recently, my graphs keep telling me a break out is due soon, but it still hasn't come.
croquetman
09/11/2004
16:53
Crikey !! Talk about giving advanced notice!! Now, why can't everyone else do this?? Lol... RNS Number:7120E Hiscox PLC 01 November 2004 Monday 1 November 2004 HISCOX PLC NOTIFICATION OF INTERIM RESULTS Hiscox plc, the UK's leading specialist insurer, will be announcing the Group's results for the 6 months to 30 June 2005 on Monday 12 September 2005. - ends - For further information: Hiscox plc Fiona Fong Director of Communications 020 7448 6447 The Maitland Consultancy Suzanne Bartch 020 7379 5151 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END NORDGMGMKMFGDZM
cableguy00
30/10/2004
15:52
Might even hit 175-185 by mid November!
croquetman
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