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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
  -20.00 -2.17% 900.00 898.00 899.00 916.00 889.50 896.50 1,360,101 16:35:07
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Support Services 1,304.7 47.2 9.3 96.8 3,027

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
21/2/2012
09:44
RLMFAO - more innuendo from the arch muppet who can't face facts or answer questions. It must be fascinating to live in your fantasy world with Peter Rabbit and the Easter Bunny for company !
masurenguy
21/2/2012
09:26
Careful. You'l blow a gasket!
megabear
21/2/2012
09:25
is it RBS that has a £1.90 target? we may hit that at this rate very soon, surprised to be down another 9p today.
kristini2
21/2/2012
09:20
LOL - you clearly find facts and reality to be totally alien concepts ! Since you can't deal in facts you just resort to innuendo, which is the currency of the muppet !
masurenguy
21/2/2012
09:16
You don't sound very relaxed to me. In fact quite highly strung.
megabear
21/2/2012
09:02
I'm perfectly chilled as I have no position here and can take an entirely objective view. I'm interested in informed and intelligent contrarian cases not wild assertions that are unsubstantiated or pure innuendo, which is just another form of spin. "I expect vol ain't huge cost no one wants to buy it." Well clearly "vol ain't huge" because there are not massive sellers either but that side of the coin obviously doesn't suit your spin ! There is never any balance in your posts at all. "remind me again why you think the share price is off 9% in the last two days if it's nothing to do with a director selling some stock and the CPP fine?" A fall of 6% yesterday on average trading volumes is not significant and well within the normal daily volatility for this share but since you obviously don't look at share volumes you're clearly not in a position to make any kind of informed comment on this. "If I was short, why would I be worried when the share price has fallen 9% in the last two days alone? Weird logic." Not weird logic at all ! If you are short, as both your spin and name implies, then you concern could be related to the price point where you went short (the shareprice was down as low as 215p in November), or your unease that there has not been the really significant knock on effect so far that shorters probably expected from the CPP fallout.
masurenguy
21/2/2012
08:43
Masurenguy - you should chill out a bit. I expect vol ain't huge cost no one wants to buy it. Will be interesting to see if we get any holdings in company announcements over the next week to see if it is just private holders doing the selling. Out of interest, remind me again why you think the share price is off 9% in the last two days if it's nothing to do with a director selling some stock and the CPP fine? Your final comment makes no sense. If I was short, why would I be worried when the share price has fallen 9% in the last two days alone? Weird logic.
megabear
21/2/2012
08:26
Megabear - 20 Feb'12 - 488: Maybe she tried to sell more but couldn't find any buyers? Maybe she's still looking for buyers? Probably not having much luck today. Megabear - 21 Feb'12 - 498: Krisitini - apart from a director, who do you think is doing the selling then? Of course instis are fleeing. They may have been aware of the FSA's investigation into HSV but they weren't aware until yesterday that the FSA was going to slap a great big fine on CPP, which led to its suspension. You keep making these wild statements without a shred of evidence to support them. Yesterday you asserted that insider Rachel Hughes was possibly trying to sell the rest of her shares but probably could not find a buyer when the share trading volume was 5 x her actual holding.Today you are stating that "of course instis are fleeing" in the context of yesterdays CPP news. However the HSV share trading volume yesterday was exactly the same as the average daily trading volume over the past 3 months. You just use innuendo and absurd claims in order to put as negative a spin as possible on the shareprice with a total disregard for the actual facts. As a result your credibility here is now zero ! You are obviously short and it would appear that you are also rather worried too. Edit: 08.40 Incidentally Rachel Hughes sale of 28,000 shares represented just 2% of yesterdays total trading volume. You also fail to mention that two other directors, Mingay and David, collectively bought 37,688 shares in the company over the previous 10 days !
masurenguy
21/2/2012
08:26
mega there must be a substantial free float of private holders?
kristini2
21/2/2012
08:12
hvs seem to offer a good service that supports a genuine need, it has been their sales tactics that have let them down, they can recover from this however the cost will see the price suffer on the other hand and imo surely most id frauds are covered by the banks if one of their customers suffers a loss? having said that my short positon remains open, may close at £2.10 if it gets that low in the short term
kristini2
21/2/2012
08:08
Krisitini - apart from a director, who do you think is doing the selling then? Of course instis are fleeing. They may have been aware of the FSA's investigation into HSV but they weren't aware until yesterday that the FSA was going to slap a great big fine on CPP, which led to its suspension. Now they're worried that it will happen to HSV. Do you think the 6% drop in HSV's share price yesterday and opening 2% lower today is a coincidence?
megabear
21/2/2012
08:00
Read over to Homeserve looks very bearish to me
3dwd
21/2/2012
07:57
I concur with that view on institutions too kristini2. Not looking good for CPP but it is in a different scenario to HSV. There is a bit of a parallel situation between the duplicated fraud insurance cover and the duplicate water pipe cover. However the latter has not been considered to be so serious by the FSA due to the variations within different building insurance policies and therefore customer compensation has not been required. I don't really think that the corresponding knock on effect, in terms of sentiment, will last very long here. CPP faces race against time after shares suspended Credit card insurer CPP will hold talks with the City regulator over the next two weeks in a desperate attempt to safeguard its future. Shares in the company were suspended on Monday after an order by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) that CPP must take steps to compensate customers the regulator believes were mis-sold credit card and identity protection. The order was issued on Friday afternoon and followed a year-long investigation. The FSA is known to harbour concerns that some CPP customers were sold the identity theft products on the premise that they covered the loss of money fraudulently taken out of bank accounts. In fact, what CPP's insurance actually covers is the administrative costs of dealing with identity theft. The regulator has also expressed concerns about the group's card protection product. This offers customers a one-call service that cancels and re-order cards, replaces keys and even provides emergency cash advances. However, the FSA believes the presence of fraud insurance cover in this policy is misleading because it is something already provided by most card issuers. In a statement on Monday, the FSA reiterated its "serious concerns about the manner in which customers were being sold identity theft and card protection policies by the firm". In response, CPP said a "past business review" was "appropriate". However, the company's board said the potential cost of compensating customers could hit it heavily - even leading to the collapse of the group, which employs almost 2,000 people in 16 countries. Paul Stobart, chief executive, who joined the group after the investigation was first announced, said CPP had already taken steps to improve its customer service processes. He agreed that steps should be taken to compensate customers, but warned: "If we cannot find a middle ground with the FSA then the future of the business is under threat. If we are given the chance, we will redress those customers affected." The number of customers likely to qualify for compensation will be discussed over the next fortnight. The news is the latest blow to a company that has seen its shares fall by more than 60pc over the past 12 months. Last week, the credit card insurer said it had lost a contract with Barclaycard, which comes up for renewal at the end of next month. At the time, the company said policy sales to Barclaycard customers were estimated to be less that 1pc of group revenue and that the impact on it profits from the loss of the contract would not be "material". However, Barclaycard had already suspended the sales last year of some of CPP's identity theft products. The next two weeks are likely to be pivotal for the group and its investors. About 57% of the FTSE 250 group's shares are controlled by its directors, including founder Hamish Macgregor Ogston. A further 17% is owned by Schroders, with other shareholders on the register including Invesco Perpetual. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/insurance/9094532/Credit-card-insurer-CPP-faces-race-against-time-after-shares-suspended.html Shares suspended in CPP as its warns about FSA review The card and identity protection group CPP has claimed the Financial Services of Authority could put it out of business after the City regulator demanded a massive review of past sales to identify how much mis-selling went on. It ordered the suspension of trading in its shares yesterday. CPP has been accused of heavy-handed selling tactics, particularly when it came to describing the potential risks of identity theft. The regulator said: "The FSA has serious concerns about the manner in which customers were being sold identity theft and card protection policies by the firm. In March 2011 CPP stopped selling identity protection products to new customers and has since also amended its sales scripts for the card protection product. "Now, as part of the FSA's ongoing investigation, it is likely that the firm will be required to carry out a past business review of the direct sales it made for both products and, if appropriate, pay redress. "We are in discussions with the firm about the scope of such an exercise." CPP has 4.5 million UK customers and does not deny that some of its customers were mis-sold either card protection, which costs around £30 a year, or identity protection at £80 a year. The company first said it was under investigation by the FSA in March 2010. Paul Stobart, the chief executive, said: "The business review which the FSA is calling for is disproportionate. So much so that it threatens the viability of the whole business. That means not just our shareholders but also more than 1,300 who work for us in the UK." He declined to say what percentage of its 4.5 million customers the FSA had asked it to go back and review. CPP received a phone call and then a follow-up letter from Georgina Philippou, the head of retail enforcement at the regulator, on Friday evening. CPP shares were suspended at 103p. Before the FSA investigation was revealed last year they stood at 310p. Mr Stobart did not deny that mis-selling had taken place in the past. He said: "We are deeply apologetic to those customers who were mis-sold and will compensate them. We have also acknowledged that a past business review is appropriate, but the scale the FSA has asked for is not appropriate. It would be hugely costly and at the same time the longer this goes on the more difficult it is for our business partners." http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/shares-suspended-in-cpp-as-its-warns-about-fsa-review-7237503.html
masurenguy
20/2/2012
17:31
instis won't be sellers because of the cpp, they will have been aware of the fsa related risks since the november rns, all imo
kristini2
20/2/2012
16:51
Good idea to keep watching for now. Chart looks dire and whether it rightly has any read across or not, that CPP news will definitely spook the instis.
megabear
20/2/2012
16:45
Possibly long at some future point.
masurenguy
20/2/2012
16:42
Ahh well. You'll be alright then. What you watching for? To short or go long?
megabear
20/2/2012
16:38
No I don't agree. In my view selling such a small proportion of her overall shareholding has no particular significance. It wouldn't matter to me whether she sold the lot either since this stock is only on my watchlist and I have no long or short position here.
masurenguy
20/2/2012
16:21
Bit weird repeating my message directly beneath it. Do you not agree though it would have sent a more positive message if she'd bought instead of sold? Or are you just glad she didn't flog the lot?
megabear
20/2/2012
16:05
Megabear - 488: Maybe she tried to sell more but couldn't find any buyers? Maybe she's still looking for buyers? Probably not having much luck today. What on earth are you talking about ! HSV is a liquid main market stock. The trading volume today is already 1.2m (5 x her residual shareholding) and the market doesn't close for another 30 minutes. She would have no problem whatsoever in disposing of 225,000 shares if she wished to do so.
masurenguy
20/2/2012
15:54
Maybe she tried to sell more but couldn't find any buyers? Maybe she's still looking for buyers? Probably not having much luck today. Have to admit though, it would've inspired more confidence if she'd bought 28,000 at 237p instead of selling. Does look as though it's taking on some water.
megabear
20/2/2012
14:52
Another possible explanation for the weakness today may be the item in yesterday's Sunday Telegraph which said, in summary, that: "HomeServe is apparently grooming chief operating officer Martin Bennett to replace CEO Richard Harpin. The move, suggested in internal documents, comes after the company lost 55% of its value last year following a mis-selling scandal." This may be loose journalism and could be a mis-interpretation of the internal documents as there are a number of separate companies within the group and bearing in mind that there have been equally important changes in executive responsibilities within the past few months. However, if it has some validity, as Harpin is the original founder and driving force behind the group, it seems a strange move (if true) so soon after the recent problems. Could this be driven by the FSA?
grahamburn
20/2/2012
10:27
looking at the cpp chart, the problems started 12 months ago! homeserve off 8 p, could this (CPP susp) be the catalyst for hsv sell off?? i remain short at £140pp- lost money on shorting this so far!
kristini2
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