Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Oxford Instruments Plc LSE:OXIG London Ordinary Share GB0006650450 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -10.00p -0.76% 1,298.00p 1,294.00p 1,298.00p 1,332.00p 1,292.00p 1,294.00p 90,740 15:34:22
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 333.6 35.5 52.4 24.8 747

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16/6/2013
23:11
It's easy enough to keep track of purchase dates and prices; it's all the consolidations, takeovers, esp. for shares rather than cash, etc. that give rise to problems; also if one sells/gifts part of a holding on different dates (Section 104) and/or connected persons are involved (clogged gains/losses). My Invensys holding, arising from APV and Siebe, with various special divs. and consolidations, is a nightmare, with a missing link somewhere. My husband used to keep the records but now has lost the plot and can't even understand them himself. Certificated and no broker involved so am on my own. I don't understand spread betting so looks as though I am going to lose money yet again. Having said that, I thought it all hinged on when the US stops QE and that that is likely to be some way off so not sure why the big drop at the moment.
bouleversee
16/6/2013
16:24
bouleversee It was a decision I took some time after our 'conversation' : at the time I was still bullish (for what it's worth, when I sold it was by no means at the top). I still think the long term prospects for OXIG are excellent and your grandchildren will do well. Yes, most are in ISAs and SIPPs but I have a reasonably sized dealing account, although I don't trade actively. I just set aside a day each year a couple of weeks before the filing deadline - it's a chore that just has to be done : the important thing is to keep records of everything you do. Like you, I don't know how active traders manage (I suspect a lot just take a chance or, despite their bullsh*t don't have to bother with CGT !). I keep a copy of contract notes on all of my 'live' holdings (and buy/sell contract notes from previous years of any losses) with the purchase date and tax year of purchase in big red letters at the top, in my current tax year's section, and bring them forward every year until I sell them/use up the losses. Things are a lot easier now that brokers provide detailed, itemised account data for the tax year. I used to use Sharescope for CGT calculations, but the HMRC on-line system does it all for you (as long as you have all of the dates). Yes, I'm getting as near zilch as makes no difference on my cash, so I'm losing money in real terms every day, but my first priority is to protect my capital (or at least stop it diminishing as much as I can) and compared to any of the usual asset classes, that's the best thing I can see to do ! (I also have a small short spread bet on the FTSE, small being the operative word)
bluebelle
16/6/2013
14:46
Bluebelle - Now you tell me! It's not long since you were praising me for giving shares to my grandchildren. Clearly, what I should have done was to take the profits at the high, sit on the cash and buy back when the price dropped and then gift the shares or just buy them in their names. Wonderful thing hindsight. Are all your shares in SIPPs or ISAs? If not, how do you cope with all the paperwork involved in selling all your equities. It took me ages to do the computations for HMRC on the various shares I had given or-bed and ISAd. I've always wondered how traders cope with all this. Do others agree with Bluebelle's pessimistic view of where the market is headed? One thing's for sure, he won't be getting much interest on cash at present.
bouleversee
16/6/2013
07:24
I sold all my equities a few weeks ago and I'm 100% cash. This is top of my list to re-buy when and if - quality stock long term - but I think the next major market move will be sharply down, and little will be immune from what I think will be a major global correction.
bluebelle
15/6/2013
21:27
I'd expect to see £8 before £17. Q. Where is the earnings growth going to come from in the current economic climate? A. It isn't hence the share price plummet. 0 ;-D Saint
saint or sinner?
15/6/2013
16:43
PEG factor of -2.31. OXIG has now been seriously oversold. Expect the share price to regain ground over the coming weeks and continue on its steady rise north as the company begins to conquer the Asian markets it is now targeting. With the technologies that OXIG provide tools for this is a long term hold to capture profits from the growing market in Nano technology. Could of traded it at 1700 plus and did take take a little profit however this will always be part of my portfolio. Keep the faith.
indiestu
13/6/2013
22:28
Fallen nearly 25% since its recent high,not really the cities darling any more. This one has had such a tremendous rise in the last 2 years, any one any ideas where the support is ?
wanttowin
12/6/2013
20:11
Directors have said the year started slowly but hopeful of catching it up. Uncertainty in outlook = decline in share price (especially in a skittish market where any excuse for profit-taking goes)
bones
12/6/2013
19:11
Anyone any ideas why such a serious hit here? It's been such a solid one in the past but seems to have fallen out of favour big time.
wanttowin
12/6/2013
17:33
I can't take the director purchase of 1,000 shares too seriously, to be fair! Non-executive though, so a token gesture.
bones
12/6/2013
16:22
Chin up. Directors buying. They know best. Bargain price here.
indiestu
12/6/2013
15:34
Doesn't look like I've done my grandkids much of a favour by gifting this one after all; big drop in share price on top of lousy dividend. However, they can take a long term view which is more than I can at my age so hope things will buck up in the future.
bouleversee
11/6/2013
14:38
Found an interview with some board members on the results: hxxp://www.brrmedia.co.uk/event/112439/jonathan-flint-chief-executive--kevin-boyd-group-finance-director
kayha2
03/6/2013
11:29
It seems OXIG has become more sensitive to the general market movements?
bombadil79
17/5/2013
08:54
b I can't see any specific reason for it either (but I could never see a particular reason for the recent fall either !). If you put 'FROG' in the EPIC box at the top and hit the EPIC button that should take you too the thread I mentioned. Your NATO experience sounds interesting given the French Government's at best ambivalence towards it ! We divide our time between England and the Loire Valley.
bluebelle
16/5/2013
16:54
Bluebelle - They would be if they knew about it, though still not quite back to the transfer price of l633. I wonder what prompted today's rise. Incidentally, the link you kindly provided in previous post didn't work but I'm in deepest Bucks. not France anyway. I could have sworn I'd replied to that but can't see it here. I lived in Paris for l4 months (working for NATO) in my dim distant youth but haven't been to France (or anywhere else!) for some time. Lucky you if you're living in the Loire valley.
bouleversee
16/5/2013
16:33
Grandchildren with happy smiling faces today I suspect !
bluebelle
10/5/2013
07:59
bouleversee I must admit I had wondered about that in the past ! Sorry to hear of your problems : I still think you have fortunate grandchildren! Are you in France ? (I'm looking out over the Loire valley as I type). Have you seen the FROG thread ? (http://uk.advfn.com/cmn/fbb/thread.php3?id=5439898) Some decent, helpful people post there : MIATA is particularly helpful (and expert) on tax matters which might be useful to you.
bluebelle
09/5/2013
19:28
Bluebelle - Tut, tut. Since your own name has a French ring, I should have thought you would have deduced from the doube E at the end of bouleversee that I am a grandma, not a grandad! Unfortunately, Grandad has recurrent cancer in his spine and advanced Parkinson's inter alia so I have to deal with all the finances these days, as well as everything else (have spent most of the day spring cleaning the conservatory and, if you'll excuse the unladylike expression, am totally knackered). Not sure how well I am doing on the investment front; have ISA dosh uninvested and don't know what to buy. Bought mostly miners last year; need I say more? Now must get the supper and then finish off all the computations for HMRC after gifting other shares as well as OXIG. It's a hard life! Apologies for the off-topic but this is the extent of my social life these days and I appreciate all your comments. Incidentally, the grandchildren are still very young and the shares are in a Bare Trust so they won't know about them till they are l8, by which time I may not be around but I hope they'll have a reasonable nestegg for uni fees/flat deposits. Maybe they'll raise a glass to Grandma at that point.
bouleversee
09/5/2013
17:57
I agree bones : sounds like the perfect grandad : I hope the grandchildren realise how lucky they are, bouleversee !
bluebelle
09/5/2013
15:22
bouleversee - your grandchildren should be happy. I wish I had ancestors who did more than hang onto their Halifax and Alliance & Leicester freebies!
bones
09/5/2013
14:44
Bluebelle - Yes, let's. And I should own up to having recently given most of mine to my grandchildren as I am more concerned with income at age 76 and don't particularly want to increase my IHT position and also wanted to use my cgt allowancefor last year. They don't need income so for their sakes I hope the growth continues though according to Sod's Law the price has dropped from the then m.v. of l633 so I haven't achieved much! At least there were no costs or stamp duty to pay.
bouleversee
09/5/2013
13:33
bouleversee Let's just agree to differ : don't get me wrong : I wouldn't say 'No' to an increased dividend !
bluebelle
08/5/2013
14:57
Bluebelle: Since it stayed at 8.4 for many years, I am more concerned with its rise since the 7.5p in 1997. I make it less than 46% over l6 years, without any allowance for compounding or inflation. I don't think that is very marvellous for a company which is supposed to be doing so well. Jam tomorrow is all very well but it would be nice to at least have a bit of butter on my bread today. It would be interesting to see how payments to shareholders compare with those to management (including incentive bonuses, free shares etc.) over the same period. I seem to recall there were some pretty hefty increases last year.
bouleversee
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