Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Hiscox 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
  +4.00p +0.27% 1,499.00p 1,498.00p 1,499.00p 1,500.00p 1,488.00p 1,500.00p 34,656 08:47:40
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Nonlife Insurance 1,997.7 30.8 9.3 161.2 4,316.81

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Below is Barclays Reply which I have now passed on to Hiscox who are going to contact Barclays:- Thank you for your email. I understand your point that HSX are not an AIM stock and some other brokers may allow them to be held in an ISA. However, we don't allow HSX to be held in our ISAs because they are registered in Bermuda. I'm sorry if this is disappointing news. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me by email or telephone and I'll be happy to help you. Regards Scott Scott Marshall Client Service Team Barclays Stockbrokers 300 Bath Street Glasgow G2 4LH WATCH THIS SPACE!!! STORMY
Thank You!! Stormy
note guys that Barclays have several of their own in-house rules which affect lots of stocks that are totally eligible for ISA's. However under their rules they will not be allowed to be held in PEP/ISAs. For example if a stock doesn't settle through CREST in £ Sterling they will refuse to buy it into an ISA. As far as I know this causes no problem for other Brokers. All my family ISA's moved to Selftrade because of the hassle with Barclays. HSX can be held no probs with Selftrade.
the dogsbody
good work stormy.
The change in domicile of Hiscox shares does not impact the ability to hold the shares in an ISA or a PEP as there remains a London quote for the shares. Barclays Stockbrokers are therefore not correct in their advice. If there remains a problem, please call me on the numbers below and I can refer Barclays to an adviser who will clarify this matter. Mark Stacpoole Mark Stacpoole Director of Marketing Hiscox Investment Management Limited T + 44 (0) 20 7448 6149 M + 44 (0) 7967 967831
dayjob - Not sure mate still trying to find out!! Stormy
is it anything to do with the re-domicile to bermuda in december 06?
spob Well phoned Barclays all they will tell me is I CANNOT buy in my ISA due to revenue regs, yet it is NOT an AIM stock, very strange! Stormy
spob Well I have just had the same problem, have looked but I don't think they are, and wanted them in an ISA, will phone later no chance at present, if you find out before me please post!! Cheers Stormy
is this an aim stock ? Barclays would not allow me to hold in my isa.
thecat Today's price looks punchy and the last two year's chart suggests a target of around 340p since we are in the second of a two-phase bull pattern. This should match the first, which went from 150p to 255p which is a 70% rise, and since this phase started at 200p we should end up at 340p. However, these things can take a long time to mature and, although we have just broken out into new territory again, I would not be surprised to see a pull-back, maybe to the break-out line or even lower. May/June looks like a sensible time to arrive at the target.
new all time high, i'm in.
Interim announcement 11/09/2006. Market clearly expecting good results.
mr mole
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
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 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END TSTILFSTDSIDFIE
mr ashley james
This board is very quiet considering such a major announcement. Looks like this is now on a forward pe of 4. Bought in today.
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.
On the move up today... could see a good rise in coming days.
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 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.
Down 2p today, but the trend sure is up now. Good to see Fidelity making a significant addition H.
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