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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
James Halstead Plc LSE:JHD London Ordinary Share GB00B0LS8535 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  10.00 2.0% 510.00 518.00 528.00 520.00 496.00 497.00 27,661 16:35:10
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Construction & Materials 253.0 48.3 18.2 28.0 1,061

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04/12/2013
09:37
I wanted to sell some and have been put off by the spread , but suddenly I was offered a price of 306 and sold just over 3000. Ten minutes later the trade still is not showing ; haven't seen that happen before. These were outside my ISA , so I plan to buy back inside my ISA on weakness. An hour later the trade is still not showing - I worried that I had sold the wrong share for a minute. I dare say it will show up eventually but I have never seen such a delay before ; quite misleading if you only have level 1 data. .....later... Now finally showing up as a trade . Curious spike today- highest for a while , on no news.
wad collector
28/11/2013
09:44
Looks like it may be starting the next leg up ahead of the January pre-close trading statement.
billy_liar
06/11/2013
13:01
Xd 6p today but currently down 20p. I doubt a significant cause ; Buytime for me at 280p.
wad collector
30/10/2013
18:46
I used to go to a lot in London and enjoy other aspects of London as well as the AGM. With JHD (which was for me a more significant holding until I halved it last year) it was a chance to chat various regular attendees and, whilst in the North, to visit my surviving friends and relatives. Investment Trusts were good to go to as the fund managers gave presentations about their key investments market trends etc. I only have one Investment Trust currently. Must be getting old. Hope this company gets on a roll again. z
zeppo
30/10/2013
10:21
I have a pair of nail clippers, that's about as offensive a weapon as I possess :-) I have a very modest shareholding and have never attended any other company's AGM, I go to this one for social reasons to meet up with ex-colleagues. I would say the attendance is a very small number of fund managers and a few PIs, some of whom are current or ex-employees. Given the company's performance over the last 30 years, the scope for axe-grinding nutters is somewhat limited and the AGM lasts only as long as it takes Geoffrey to read his statement and to vote through the various motions.
trigger blade
29/10/2013
19:04
I am impressed by all you attendees . I guess it depends how big your holding is , but are AGMs not full of silent well heeled fund managers and a couple of axe-grinding Nutters who want to complain about something? Just thought ; do either of you own an axe ?
wad collector
29/10/2013
11:08
Well, the change of venue's a personal blow. A recent house move meant that I could have walked to my local station and taken the train to Bolton. I'd planned to enjoy the JHD hospitality to the full, including the fish goujons and the cheese board. Now it will have to be a drive to Salford, with no guarantee that the car won't be up on bricks afterwards, and a J2O :-)
trigger blade
28/10/2013
21:40
I have attended half a dozen or more AGM's even though I am a Lancastrian now living in the South. I usually made the AGM part of a few days back in the North and have also stayed at the Bolton Holiday Inn a few times(including 3 nights recently). I halved my JHD holding about a year ago to diversify after it had stormed ahead for so many years. Will miss this year's AGM but hope the stock recovers its former momentum. z
zeppo
28/10/2013
18:10
It's only the share options they have sold. I would do the same for a nice pre Christmas bonus. Still leaves Mark Halstead with just under £25million of shares, and Gordon Oliver with about £625,000 worth of shares plus the remaining options. Probably sold to pay tax or other personal reasons rather than anything sinister or lack of confidence in the company.
lundhousegreen
28/10/2013
17:19
2 Directors each selling 150k shares today is not exactly a vote of confidence in the company ; though who knows what their personal circumstances are? I put in a 301 sell limit earlier today and am puzzled as to why it was not triggered despite some smaller subsequent sells at 302.
wad collector
28/10/2013
13:59
I had forgotten that you were a pair of gourmets. Ex sixpence next week.
wad collector
28/10/2013
11:53
Went to the AGM last year and thought the capacity was OK but the food was becoming iffy. I think somewhere more convenient for all would be better. There are lots of other venues near the M6 and M60 in the Bolton & Bury area.
lundhousegreen
28/10/2013
11:30
AGM venue less convenient for soft Southerners. Was the Bolton, Holiday Inn's converted church/chapel area becoming too small? Z
zeppo
28/10/2013
11:07
I note that the AGM venue has been changed to The Salford City Stadium, Eccles, Manchester on Friday 6th December.
lundhousegreen
23/10/2013
12:53
It has finally stuck its head over the £3 parapet again. I sold a few but only because I need to for IHT.
wad collector
17/10/2013
15:22
2 chunky buys of 250k today, I know they weren't mine, but somebody's confident.....
trigger blade
01/10/2013
15:16
Cash is looking good
bda3490
01/10/2013
14:33
No special? But at last the spread has narrowed to 0.75p - not seen that for a while here.
wad collector
01/10/2013
08:04
Seem solid enough for me given the current climate. I shall be happy continuing to hold, and should there be any sort of sell off I will accumulate more.
billy_liar
01/10/2013
07:45
Results... http://uk.advfn.com/news/UKREG/2013/article/59427009
lundhousegreen
29/9/2013
08:15
Results this week?
lundhousegreen
25/9/2013
14:58
Spiking back up towards £3 . Perhaps the usual upwards trend is about to recommence?
wad collector
02/9/2013
08:46
alter ego, Thanks for that info. In the end, TDW did a deal where the spread came right down as you indicated, but they also took a buying commission and I didn't notice until afterwards that it was higher than their usual commission, my fault for not asking. I did toy with the idea of moving the whole portfolio (such as it is) elsewhere, but it's such a faff and inertia is a big obstacle.
trigger blade
23/8/2013
18:31
I hear the ceo is racing at oulton park in a vauxhall omega
bda3490
09/8/2013
23:08
Trigger Blade, that 's not good enough. I managed to sell and repurchase a very substantial shareholding a day or so ago where the normal spread would be anything up to 1p for a buy price of .02 of a penny more than the selling price. The trade involved 230000 shares so the mm took just £46 on the spread. The broker was Selftrade. They also managed to get the deal done at very close to the bid price reducing the stamp duty on the repurchase. TD Waterhouse should be ashamed.
alter ego
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