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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
  4.80 0.58% 834.40 834.20 834.60 836.00 830.80 832.40 67,300 14:17:58
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Nonlife Insurance 4,033.1 -268.5 -91.6 - 2,891

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
16/4/2007
20:40
Nice to see this shot through and held at over the £3 mark today. This is uncharted territory. I was expecting to see some consolidation before £3. RSI looking a bit over bought, but volume remains good. Let's hope it keeps going. free stock charts from www.advfn.com
basketbob
16/4/2007
15:51
I supose you could say HIS-COX is UP TODAY!!!
onlyonestorm
29/3/2007
11:38
Seymour Pierce 'buy'.
miata
12/3/2007
08:18
Hiscox Final Results RNS Number:7323S Hiscox Ltd 12 March 2007 Hiscox Ltd Preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2006 "Record profits after substantial investment in the future" Hiscox Ltd, the specialist insurer, today announces preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2006. 2006 2005 Gross written premiums #1,126.2m #861.2m Net earned premiums #888.8m #693.3m Profit before tax #201.1m #70.2m Earnings per share 41.7p 15.6p Final dividend per share 7.0p 4.75p Net asset value per share 173.2p 147.7p Group combined ratio 88.3% 96.0% Return on equity 28.9% 12.8% Financial highlights * Record pre-tax profits up 186% to #201.1m (2005: #70.2m) * Earnings per share on profit after tax up 167% to 41.7p (2005: 15.6p) * Final dividend of 7p per share (2005:4.75p) making 10p for the full year, an increase of 43% (2005: 7p) * Dividend of 12p per share targeted for 2007 * Gross written premium income increased 30.8% to #1,126.2m (2005: #861.2m) * Hiscox Global Markets business made a very strong pre-tax profit of #116.6m (2005: #20.7m) with a combined ratio of 89.0% (2005: 99.9%) * Hiscox International increased pre-tax profits to #51.9m (2005: #6.2m) with a combined ratio of 62.2% (2005: 91.3%) * Hiscox UK and Hiscox Europe delivered pre-tax profits of #32.6m (2005: #43.4m) after investing significantly in advertising and the further expansion of the company's regional network. Operational highlights * Redomicile to Bermuda completed * New operations, Hiscox Bermuda and Hiscox USA, made excellent starts * Panther Re, the first Lloyd's market sidecar, was launched substantially increasing Syndicate 33's catastrophe reinsurance underwriting capacity * Our investment in marketing in the UK, which featured our first ever TV advertising campaign, improved brand awareness and drove up demand Robert Hiscox, Chairman, Hiscox Ltd, commented: "It has been a very good year for Hiscox. Our decision to increase our catastrophe reinsurance book by opening in Bermuda after two bad catastrophe years and with every pundit forecasting more disasters, has paid off handsomely. In addition, our retail businesses continue to grow in the UK, Europe and the USA. "We will continue to focus on our specialist business lines around the world, aiming to build a balanced overall account with sustainable profitability." Copies of the Chairman's statement, Chief Executive's report and the Group's financial information as at 31 December 2006 are attached. Ends
zapdos
12/3/2007
08:16
Excellent results today !
zapdos
12/3/2007
08:15
Glad I didn't wait for Barclays, nice results!! Stormy
onlyonestorm
19/2/2007
14:45
Save yourself the bother and buy Amlin a far better bet in the same market.
paddyfool
12/2/2007
14:37
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
onlyonestorm
09/2/2007
16:53
Thank You!! Stormy
onlyonestorm
09/2/2007
16:52
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
09/2/2007
16:34
good work stormy.
dayjob
09/2/2007
16:32
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 www.hiscox.com/him
onlyonestorm
09/2/2007
13:48
dayjob - Not sure mate still trying to find out!! Stormy
onlyonestorm
09/2/2007
13:46
is it anything to do with the re-domicile to bermuda in december 06?
dayjob
09/2/2007
13:42
???? STORMY
onlyonestorm
09/2/2007
10:04
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
onlyonestorm
09/2/2007
09:35
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
onlyonestorm
09/2/2007
09:27
is this an aim stock ? Barclays would not allow me to hold in my isa.
spob
03/1/2007
12:23
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.
horneblower
24/10/2006
15:47
new all time high, i'm in.
thecat
30/8/2006
21:44
Interim announcement 11/09/2006. Market clearly expecting good results.
mr mole
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