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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Informa Plc LSE:INF London Ordinary Share GB00BMJ6DW54 ORD 0.1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  7.60 1.29% 596.00 596.40 596.80 601.20 584.80 589.40 9,892,328 16:35:13
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Media 2,890.3 318.7 18.0 33.1 8,953

Informa Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
03/6/2009
15:03
This now firmly on the back foot! looks very weak.
25cent
13/5/2009
17:34
Typo 56 Perhaps I should have said "some" selling rather than "selling". No specific reason relating to the nil paid - just easier to sell the nil paid - some holders don't want to hold more INF, prospects for the short term not brilliant, general sentiment, cash flow etc.
kenmill
13/5/2009
10:59
Inf as always drops like a stone the first time the market heads down.
25cent
12/5/2009
15:50
Why bound to be selling of the nil paid? Until tomorrow they will effectively track about 154p below INF, perhaps slightly above to reflect the gearing advantage in trading INFN. From tomorrow the differential should be about 150p.
typo56
12/5/2009
09:43
Ftse250 flying today.
25cent
12/5/2009
08:18
Thanks - for good or ill I sold the rights yesterday.
pckrowe
11/5/2009
17:48
I agree - the market has gone too far in the short term - plenty of pain still to come in the economy. Also bound to be selling of the nil paid, as 25 cent suggested there would be. Not the right climate to be overweight in anything yet. pckrowe The shares will mark time/drop in the short term - depends what your timeline is. I am taking mine up but I am a long term holder of these. If you take a shorter view and you already have a big holding you may want to sell some/all of the nil paid.
kenmill
11/5/2009
13:30
FTSE250 is getting hammered in general. It's not unexpected really, given the run we've had.
typo56
11/5/2009
12:25
This is getting hammered. The real price is now 315p down 23p today.
25cent
11/5/2009
10:45
I have quite a few shares in Informa - should I sell the rights or buy the additional shares. Advice welcome please!
pckrowe
11/5/2009
09:15
If anyone is interested the ticker for the niL paid share is INFN.
25cent
08/5/2009
11:15
You did indeed ken ;-)
25cent
07/5/2009
13:28
The market has taken all this quite well. The rights issue, rather more heavily discounted than one may have thought (my guess was nearer 25 cent's £2) has removed market fears of covenant breaches etc. The divi cut also helped. Currency levels continue to benefit the company and all divisions are doing reasonably well apart from PI, to which they have administered the medicine. Overall, if the world recovery commences this year (I still feel the market is a bit ahead of events) then the share price could drift a little higher over the coming months. If you remember, 25cents, I guessed, at the end of last year, the share price should be north of £4 on an 18 month - 2 year view. The current price is ahead of this and I would not expect too much progress until (unless) we get a set of good results in July and a bullish statement going forward.
kenmill
07/5/2009
11:01
There's a piece on the Investors Chronicle website saying buy the rights and pushing the possible bid argument. Perhaps I am on my own, but I can't help thinking that buying companies with large debt is just not going to happen unless the private equity guys are stupid enough to use all their own money. In Informa's case you would probably have to pay £2bn, you'd take on well over £1bn of debt and you'd have profits post-tax of less than £200m (in a decent year). And of course you'd have to sell it on or float it a few years later hoping that economic growth had returned. Mind you, a couple of years ago private equity were said to be looking at a leveraged buyout of Vodafone.
loryd
07/5/2009
10:16
If you sell before ex-rights (Monday 11 May) you don't qualify. Simple as that. Anyone selling yesterday (I call that Wednesday!) expecting the rights will be in for a nasty surprise. But as you say, happens every time on rights issues - on ADVFN at least, the confusion caused by the 'record date'. Existing Shares marked "ex-rights" by the London Stock Exchange 8.00 a.m. on 11 May 2009
typo56
07/5/2009
09:33
Yes that's rights as per post 321. Market close on May 5th (Wednesday) was the cut off day i believe. The selling yesterday (Thursday) was by the people who had sold the shares once they qualified for the rights at the close of business Wednesday. Happens every time on rights issues.
25cent
07/5/2009
09:17
Er, but they are not ex-rights until 11 May. I bought today and fully expect to qualify for the rights. Ah well! And when calculating the equivalent ex-rights price you need to take account of the dividend. Rights won't qualify for the forthcoming 3.9p
typo56
06/5/2009
08:24
Down she goes! just as expected. The nil paids should be fun buying and selling after the 11th , with the daily swings in this share it could be very interesting.
25cent
06/5/2009
07:58
Dealings in New Ordinary Shares, nil paid, commence on the London Stock Exchange 11 May 2009 8.00 a.m ex rights .
25cent
05/5/2009
14:40
Sure was. At least I benefitted from the spat. Sorry! I won't risk asking what you think will happen tomorrow. Anyway, as I said, I don't do tomorrow.
loryd
05/5/2009
13:42
I beg your pardon, it was Loryd.
broadgreen
05/5/2009
13:37
"But you did say 'but I did read some broker had come up with a theoretical 255p price as a result of the issue," Well to be blatantly honest, no i did not say that? But apology accepted, thank you. Looks like this is now caught between a rock and hard place , people selling who do not want to pay for the rights and then tomorrow the other side of the coin as people who have the rights sell.
25cent
05/5/2009
12:45
'What i always find amazing about somepoeple on these threads is there outrageous confrontational attitude and downright rudeness.' I quite agree with you 25cent, which is why I rarely post. I had no intention to be rude, and I don't think I was. But you did say 'but I did read some broker had come up with a theoretical 255p price as a result of the issue, whatever that means' and I thought I would try to explain how such a theoretical price would be arrived at. Also thought it is important to distinguish between a 'sell-off' which you anticipate but I don't, and a mark down. Anyway I must have offended you, for which I apologise.
broadgreen
05/5/2009
12:33
Thanks for the respective explanations... I suppose the long-term question is whether Informa is a better company for the extra cash. Obviously in the short-term yes, but I can't help thinking they haven't really done much to dent the debt, and I don't have faith in the management and their 'diversity in the face of more difficult times' argument. To state the obvious, it cold go either way, but certainly the share price doesn't look attractive to a long-term buyer like me. Still I am very often very wrong.
loryd
05/5/2009
12:06
What i always find amazing about somepoeple on these threads is there outrageous confrontational attitude and downright rudeness. Broadgreen,I am fully aware how rights work,remember its me that told you months ago that INF was having one! What i am specifically talking about is a sell off of the ordinaries' by the arb traders once they have the rights to the shares at 150p. For the benefit of doubt i will break it down to its simplest form of explanation. I think that it will fall far in extent of the ex right price using today's closing price. ┬┐Comprende?
25cent
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