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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Homeserve Plc LSE:HSV London Ordinary Share GB00BYYTFB60 ORD 2 9/13P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -1.50 -0.16% 952.00 951.50 952.00 964.50 950.50 964.50 85,618 12:58:05
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 1,304.7 47.2 9.3 102.4 3,202

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09/2/2012
20:20
Stock was tipped in Investors Inteligence today as a short and added to their portfolio..... Homeserve - is a weak stock and should be shorted. Prices are encountering massive overhead resistance and the path of least resistance is therefor south. Portfolio Update: We open a short in Homeserve on its profound price weakness
mechanical trader
09/2/2012
20:17
Interesting to see Evil Knevil is short down to 200p. ...at least. Must have a good informant.
mechanical trader
09/2/2012
17:00
I agree this does have further to fall, even if there is a small increase in the short term. Simon Cawkwell also suggested shorting to at least 200p. A 5p increase on the day is hardly a turnaround or anything to get excited about considering it dropped 47p since yesterday.... IMO it may rise another 5-10p over the next couple of days (if it's lucky) and then drop a further 20-30p
nasprey
09/2/2012
15:59
good luck with your short..not going too well so far !!
macau
09/2/2012
15:45
Gone short on HVS technicals weak, fundys weak and dont like the DEBT position. Target share price of 205p/200p ish ist up.
mechanical trader
09/2/2012
12:49
As I thought..back to realistic value soon.
macau
09/2/2012
10:21
oversold..
macau
08/2/2012
10:43
Hippo - Ahh yes I remember. That was another link that I saw on twitter back in November.
nasprey
08/2/2012
10:40
Homeserve to cut 200 jobs as struggles continue By Benjamin Chiou Wed 08 Feb 2012 HSV - Homeserve chart Latest Prices Name Price % Homeserve 250.80p -8.80% FTSE 250 11,188 -0.06% FTSE 350 3,117 +0.18% FTSE All-Share 3,047 +0.18% Support Services 4,576 -0.22% Homeserve to cut 200 jobs as struggles continue LONDON (SHARECAST) - FTSE 250 emergency repair group Homeserve has assured that full-year profits will be in line with expectations in spite of its recent travails that are still preventing the group from restarting some marketing operations. With customer numbers falling and the restarting of outbound calls taking longer than ancitpated, the company has announced today that it will make hundreds of lay-offs in order to scale back its telesales operations. The stock tanked in late October after the firm announced that it was temporarily suspending its UK sales and marketing activity following a review by audit firm Deloitte found "processes that did not meet the company's required standards." In the UK, the company said it is making progress in "reinvigorating" its customer focus and recommencing marketing activity but said that this is taking longer than expected. The group has now recommenced inbound sales calls for 14 of its 15 water utility partners and is currently awaiting approval from the remaining one. Direct mail marketing has also restarted. "Utility partner customer acquisition activity remains on track and in line with our previous guidance. However, our focus on our key utility partners has meant that other partner sales and marketing activity has taken longer to restart than we originally anticipated," the group said. As such, total customer numbers for the full-year are now expected by 8% lower than last year, worse than previous guidance of a 5% reduction. Renewal revenues for the current year are estimated to be below £10m, however the group expects this to be partly offset by lower operating costs. As a result, the company has decided to cut its UK headcount by 200 in order to focus on marketing and create a smaller outbound telephony operation. Nevertheless, Homeserves expects adjusted pre-tax profit to be within analysts' expectations of around £122-132m for the year ending March 31st. Net debt jumped from £59.2m in December 2010 to £109.7m, which includes the cash consideration of £83m relating to December's purchase of Veolia's 51% interest in Doméo.
mj19
08/2/2012
10:32
I actually found the link, you actually posted. It is for a different area in the states. The impression I got when researching this Company, is this is the beginning of the end, sooner or later it is going to catch up with them. nasprey - 18 Nov'11 - 08:13 - 377 of 446 Homeserve USA: http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2011/nov/18/bbb-warns-of-offer-in-mail/
hippo
08/2/2012
10:31
hmm, that is strange. I saw it on twitter this morning from KTIV NEWS 4's twitter page:
nasprey
08/2/2012
10:22
nasprey - that is strange, that exact same article was posted last year with a different date in Oct 11. Are they reminding the folks in siouxland again, or has someone got it in for Homeserve. I do not hold a position here.
hippo
08/2/2012
10:05
On a slightly different note, I just came across this news article from the US regarding Homeserve USA: Officials: Homeowners beware of water pipe insurance letters "In the last few days, folks in Siouxland have received letters from a Connecticut based company asking them to take out insurance on their water lines. City leaders want to get the word out that homeowners should beware. Officials say the company, Homeserve USA, is in no way affiliated with either South Sioux City or Sioux City. Officials have notified the Better Business Bureau, which is conducting their own investigation of the company and its marketing activities. Officials want to remind folks to completely investigate any home warranty or maintenance agreements because they say they aren't common." http://www.ktiv.com/story/16698747/officials-warn-homeowners-to-beware-of-water-pipe-insurance-letters
nasprey
08/2/2012
10:01
Cutting 7% of their workforce.... Not good news for a number of my friends who work at the Walsall head office! StockMarketWire.com - Home emergency specialist HomeServe is to cut around 200 jobs in the UK - about 7% of its full-time workforce. The company says this is a result of having fewer customers in the UK and the continued refinement of its marketing and customer contact strategies. It estimates the one-off costs in the UK, including the re-organisation and redundancy costs and additional third party support, will be around £20m this year, compared to its previous guidance of £10m. The reduced headcount is expected to reduce operating costs by up to £5m in 2013.
nasprey
08/2/2012
08:58
2nd of four profit warnings??
shanksaj
06/2/2012
09:44
the nice bloke who mended your boiler needs to get out and fix the leaky shareprice by looks of it..
rimmy2000
02/2/2012
15:39
Have had cause to use Homeserve a couple of times in the last weeks and the service was absolutely brilliant. Had a leaking loo at home ..Homeserve were there and did a thorough and professional repair. Nice bloke who did the job , polite and all that (for a plumber anyway, lol) Have rental property covered...microwave broke down , tenant phoned direct and we were told the microwave was not worth repairing. Fair enough but we did receive a £50 voucher from Homeserve to spend at Comet toward a replacement. Nice surprise ! They look after Gas safety cert's and all that stuff on wife's behalf ...she loves them as a Company and thinks they are brilliant. Take all the hassle out of being a Landlord.
ignoble
02/2/2012
10:03
as quoted in today's shares mag "THE TROUBLED HOME emergency repairs group is rejigging its management team as part of wider efforts to reshape the business following last year's suspected mis-selling scandal. Chief financial officer Martin Bennett becomes chief operating officer of Homeserve (HSV) in a newlycreated role. We remain negative on the stock until there is clarity on how the marketing problems have affected earnings. Having originally said to short the stock at 211.3p (Plays, 5 Jan), keep selling Homeserve as we believe the reduced marketing activities will have had a worse impact on business than the company expects. Homeserve suspended outbound marketing on 31 October 2011 after finding problems with the standard of phonebased sales. It has since begun retraining staff , yet we are concerned the Financial Services Authority will launch an official investigation into past selling techniques, as it is trying to stamp out poor practices in the sale of Financial products."
rimmy2000
31/1/2012
20:59
LONDON (SHARECAST) - Homeserve's current Chief Financial Officer, Martin Bennett, is being promoted to become Chief Operating Officer of the home repairs firm. Bennett's move will see him take responsibility for "risk management and best practice" as the firm looks to move on from an awkward mis-selling scandal. The company suspended its telesales operation in the UK back in October as it reviewed the techniques staff were using to get people to sign up for emergency insurance cover. Since the scandal broke, the stock has dropped around 40%. Following Bennett's move, David Bower, the current Finance Director will become interim CFO until a full replacement is recruited. Homeserve shares were down 0.45% by 8:55am.
mj19
30/1/2012
15:33
falling again. RNS due next month I believe
rimmy2000
30/12/2011
12:36
signs the price is cracking with that late 10p sell off, time to increase the short position-should soon be able to sell to june to cover the period beyond the results
kristini2
13/12/2011
07:17
RNS Number : 8316T 13 December 2011 HomeServe plc - UK business update: New UK affinity partnership HomeServe announces today that it has agreed a long-term partnership with Sembcorp Bournemouth Water (SBW). The addition of SBW as an affinity partner increases the number of HomeServe's UK water utilities partners to 15 covering 23.5m UK households. Under the agreement with SBW, HomeServe, will promote its home emergency and repair policies, using SBW's brand, to over 200,000 residential households as well as Bournemouth's existing 10,000 home emergency policyholders. Richard Harpin, CEO of HomeServe plc, commented: "We are pleased to have signed a long-term affinity partnership agreement with Sembcorp Bournemouth Water enabling HomeServe to further extend its UK water utility footprint." Roger Harrington, managing director of Sembcorp Bournemouth Water said: "We're delighted to be partnering with HomeServe, to offer our customers the peace-of-mind that goes with HomeServe's market-leading home emergency and repair service." UK update As previously announced HomeServe is implementing its action plans to reinvigorate its UK customer focus. The UK business continues to make good progress in recommencing its sales and marketing activities. Inbound activity has now increased to cover around 70% of UK affinity partner households and preparation is well underway for the January marketing mailings. As we mentioned in our interim results, we have undertaken a review of our complaints handling function and appointed a new Director of Customer Relations, reporting directly to Jonathan King, CEO of HomeServe Membership Limited, to make recommendations and improvements in this area. We now intend to outsource our complaints handling function in early 2012, reflecting our commitment to ensure customers receive at all times the high standards of service that we and they expect. Conference call A conference call for analysts and investors will take place at 8.30am this morning. The conference call can be accessed by dialling +44 (0)20 3140 0668 and pin code 115260#. A replay of this call can be heard by dialling +44 (0)20 3140 0698 and pin code 381536# later in the day for a period of 2 weeks. http://www.investegate.co.uk/Article.aspx?id=201112130700218316T
masurenguy
08/12/2011
14:24
nice post signs are there that the trend is running out of steam and topping out, reopened a small short
kristini2
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