Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Morrison (wm) Supermarkets Plc LSE:MRW London Ordinary Share GB0006043169 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -1.10 -0.56% 196.95 196.90 197.00 199.55 196.45 197.40 4,944,884 15:47:42
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Food & Drug Retailers 17,735.0 320.0 10.3 19.0 4,712

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The 3rd qtr results like good to me !!! Why the drop ?
That drop was a surprise !
chinese investor
Credit Suisse has upgraded Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets to Outperform with a price target of 285.00p hxxp://
cheshire man
And then there were 4... hTTp:// Only 4 companies currently displaying short positions for an overall declared level of just 3.52%. (other firms may have a position below the 0.5% level). It peaked at over 19% in October 2016 and for a long time was just behind Carillion as the hedge funds most likely target for failure. Of the four left the Pelham listing of 1.25% (almost 30 million shares) makes no sense. The last movement was March 2014 since when no profit was nailed when the company plumbed the 140p depths and in the interim there will have been a liability for almost 50p in dividends - and at some stage they still have to buy back the shares. A while back Nerdlinger mentioned that declared short positions could be CFDs rather than borrowed shares. In that case divis would not be liable but would there not be a different ongoing cost to finance the CFD which would be less attractive than a normal short.
Nice bounce today pheww
hTTps:// The assumption in that article is that MRW is going to pick up loads of Asda/SBRY stores if a sell-off is required by the CMA merger probe. That would mean that the big reduction in debt from the Dalton years to the current 929m would be reversed to finance the store acquisitions. Are they really going to go down that route when wholesale expansion has proved more reliable recently. Similarly Potts continues the expansion into online and must presumably think it gets to profit one day. Online also has the advantage of no nasty Germans undercutting your operation by opening nearby.
Bizarre great results and falling like a fally thing
Funny sort of day, wasn't it.
Great results, expecting uplift
David Potts, Chief Executive, said: "Strong growth, including our best quarterly like-for-like sales for nearly a decade, together with another special dividend for our shareholders, shows how new Morrisons can keep improving for all stakeholders
cheshire man
"Special interim dividend of 2.00p, taking total interim dividend up 132% to 3.85p"
chinese investor
Interim results tomorrow.
Questor, Daily Telegraph today It has taken almost two years, but this column’s positive view on grocery giant Morrisons is finally starting to bear fruit. The shares have risen by 14pc since our initial analysis against a 7.5pc gain in the FTSE All Share over the same period, the dividend is growing again and Thursday’s interims will hopefully offer the prospect of more to come. The surge in Morrisons’ shares to their highest level in almost five years reflects gathering optimism over the wholesale joint venture with McColl’s Retail and the absence of any real activity from Amazon after its $13.7bn (£10.6bn) acquisition of Whole Foods in 2017. Amazon’s potential impact on the dynamics of the industry is still a worry for any would-be holder of Morrisons’ shares, and investors must always consider the competitive position of any firm when they research it. In simple terms, this involves working out why a customer would want to use a firm’s services or buy its products and whether they are prepared to pay the price that the firm wants to charge. If the company is a “price giver” it could be a winner from an investment point of view. If it is a “price taker”, the chances of it being a dud increase substantially. The success that David Potts, Morrisons’ chief executive, and his team are having in making the group more competitive – and more attractive to customers – in the face of the continuing onslaught from discount and online rivals is reflected in the marked improvement in sales. On a like-for-like basis, sales have grown for 10 straight quarters – and the 3.6pc year-on-year rise in the first quarter of this year represented another boost to momentum. All eyes will therefore be on the rate of growth in the second quarter, when Morrisons reports its first-half figures. Analysts will also be keen to see the extent to which higher sales are translating into higher profits and cash flow. For the full year, the City currently expects an 11pc rise in underlying pre-tax profits. Higher profits and cash flow should mean lower debt – and hence less risk – and also higher dividends. Morrisons even paid a 4p-a-share special dividend last year but for the moment analysts expect a 14pc increase in the ordinary distribution for the year to January 2019 as a whole. There are two key strategic issues to watch out for. First, Potts may discuss the launch of a second online distribution centre with Ocado. Second, he may provide additional detail on the roll-out of the wholesale venture with McColl’s. The original goal was to open 25 sites and get sales to £700m a year but some analysts think these numbers may now be beaten. Morrisons’ potential for long-term capital and dividend growth is still considerable and the shares should reward patient investors. Questor says: hold
hTTps:// "Following next week’s half year results, can Morrisons' supermarket sweep continue? In terms of Thursday’s interim results, investors will ideally want to see an improvement on that admittedly already impressive Q1 LFL growth, given that the second quarter covers the dual boosts of a roasting summer heatwave and England’s better than expected showing at the World Cup in Russia."
hTTps:// “With growth up 2.7%, Morrisons regained its position as the fastest-growing of the big four supermarkets. Over the past 12 weeks Morrisons cut back on promotions and also gained 231,000 new shoppers, 66% of which were more affluent ABC1 customers.” Could the toffs switching be former SBRY customers upset with declining in-shop standards. As many predicted the Asda takeover/merger could be distracting from the day job. hTTp://
Aldi is crowned the CHEAPEST supermarket in the country with shoppers saving an average of £9.79 on their basket compared to rivals Aldi has also won over 400 awards for the quality of its products range so far during 2018. Trade magazine The Grocer carried out independent analysis
hTTps:// (premium link) J Sainsbury and Asda could have to dispose of stores in up to 300 locations across Britain if the two grocers are to succeed in convincing regulators to approve their proposed merger. In a sign of the potential regulatory challenge facing the companies, an analysis by The Times and industry bodies using modelling techniques typically employed by the Competition and Markets Authority shows that there are at least 300 catchment areas where the merger could run into local competition concerns. About half of these 300 areas could be deemed problem locations where both Wm Morrison or Tesco, the natural buyers of a Sainsbury’s or Asda store, might not be able or want to buy the outlets.
hTTp:// "Supermarkets are one of the safest areas to invest..." Longtermers here (and at TSCO/SBRY) could afford a chortle at that one after the trauma of the last several years. The comment is by Gervais Williams of Miton group. However this chap was buying supermarket shares in the dark days. Fund manager parting with cash always makes an opinion of more value than broker views. hTTps://
Just seen that DMF, back to the 2013 level would be nice :-)
cheshire man
UBS upgrade from neutral to buy tp 300
Amazon & Yorkshire ?
chinese investor
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