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
  +49.00p +3.03% 1,666.00p 1,665.00p 1,666.00p 1,666.00p 1,618.00p 1,621.00p 485,329 16:35:03
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Nonlife Insurance 1,997.7 30.8 9.3 179.1 4,811.85

Hiscox Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
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
27/10/2004
23:22
up up and away!
jarsav
21/10/2004
09:53
I agree, and have topped up recently. Price impacted by American Insurance issues which I would be very surprised if they touched Hiscox. I think we will see the 175-185p range reached by end of November. Looking forward to the ride.
croquetman
20/10/2004
21:41
Nope, I'm here too...looks like an even better time to buy now support at this level ?
interlektual
06/10/2004
14:02
Am I the only one on this thread? Looks like a good time to buy. I think a quick 5% to 10% should be able to be made in the short term.
croquetman
21/9/2004
08:43
Anyone reading this thread? Any comments on HSX which I have been successfully trading for some time.
croquetman
07/4/2004
10:34
UBS placing 54-million Hiscox @ 165p (believed to be on behalf of Chubb)
analyzer
07/4/2004
09:10
a rival site is showing 55.4m this a.m. can anyone shed any light? simple mistake - or have chubb sold entire holding (in which case its a remarkably resilient price)
dayjob
24/3/2004
15:48
this, aml, chu, wel. little beauties. re-rating to p/e 12 within 6 months's my guess
dayjob
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