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
  16.00 1.07% 1,516.00 1,516.00 1,520.00 1,534.00 1,498.00 1,524.00 139,925 16:35:20
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Electronic & Electrical Equipment 333.6 35.5 52.4 28.9 872

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
07/6/2017
15:16
Bought them back at 1010 just now .
wad collector
15/5/2017
13:26
Time to sell some I reckon ; 1095 tempts me. I suspect the buyback opportunity will arise soon.
wad collector
09/5/2017
09:30
Some broker tipping here , though quite a lot of disparity with targets , almost as if they are guessing....
wad collector
03/5/2017
13:40
A few chunky sells today but someone's clearly mopping them up!
hiddendepths
02/5/2017
15:39
Activity does look a bit suspicious of stake building but may just be noise. Hold and hope....
wad collector
02/5/2017
14:34
Let's hope its a predator and we can wave goodbye to this serial underachiever...
meijiman
02/5/2017
13:34
Well, they rose sharply on the asset sale at a hefty premium to asset value. I thought it would fall back gently after that and sold a third of my shares. But it started off again at midday today. That suggests US buying to me, maybe hedge fund - or just possibly the long-awaited predator.
hiddendepths
28/4/2017
15:48
Always felt this would be ripe for a foreign takeover. Was the reason I invested initially. Someone obviously likes this.
brahmsnliszt
26/4/2017
10:47
Let's hope they are not selling this too cheaply though the market response suggests otherwise; £35M in assets sold and an annual income of £3.3M for £80M. Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology solutions, information and services for industry and research, today announces that it has agreed to sell its Industrial Analysis business to Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation ('HHT') for a consideration of GBP80 million on a cash and debt free basis. HHT will acquire the companies, assets and liabilities that comprise the Industrial Analysis business. The Industrial Analysis business is a leading global provider of handheld and bench-top instruments using X-ray Fluorescence (XRF), Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) technologies for analysing materials in a broad range of industrial applications. Headquartered in Oxford, UK, the Industrial Analysis business has research and development and assembly operations in Finland, Germany and China and sales and support operations in a number of countries around the world. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval in Austria, confirmation of receipt by the relevant regulator of the share transfer filing in China, and completion of a pre-sale reorganisation to carve out the relevant businesses. Assuming satisfaction of these conditions, the transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of the 2017/18 fiscal year. Proceeds will be used to reduce existing borrowings. The current Industrial Analysis management team will transfer with the business. In the financial year ended 31 March 2016, the Industrial Analysis business had revenue of GBP49.5 million, adjusted operating profit(1) of GBP3.3 million and normalised business level adjusted EBITDA(2) of GBP8.2 million. The gross assets at 30 September 2016 were GBP35.6 million. Just noticed that I missed the update 2 weeks ago ; Trading in the second half of the year was consistent with the expectations disclosed in our interim results, supporting our guidance that we expect performance for the full year to be in line with the prior year. A good performance from NanoTechnology Tools has continued to mitigate an anticipated deterioration in our OI Healthcare business. Our focus on strengthening the balance sheet has resulted in a reduction in net debt at 31 March 2017 against the same period last year. Oxford Instruments' results for the year ended 31 March 2017 will be released on 13 June 2017.
wad collector
11/4/2017
09:16
I think some consideration should be given to increasing the yield. The company is hardly a growth stock any more after a period of dismal performance not helped by a tendency to overpay for acquisitions.
meijiman
11/4/2017
08:41
New 1 yr high , I see the brokers are fairly positive and although the yield is derisory , the forecast 2018 EPS is a reasonable 56p. N+1 Singer 10-04-17 HOLD 38.86 51.46 13.00 42.59 56.39 13.65 Arden Partners 07-04-17 BUY 35.00 46.58 13.00 42.00 55.90 13.00 Numis Securities Ltd 07-04-17 ADD 37.40 50.70 13.00 40.10 54.20 13.70 Peel Hunt LLP 06-04-17 HOLD 37.48 48.49 13.00 44.03 56.96 13.0
wad collector
23/2/2017
11:26
Quite so. While there's life, there's hope.
bouleversee
23/2/2017
11:10
Only another £10 to go to reach the 2014 highs.
wad collector
16/1/2017
20:03
Doesn't stay up for very long though, does it? Seems to meet resistance at a certain level and as you say a very long way off previous high.
bouleversee
16/1/2017
17:20
We are still less than half the price of 3 yrs ago but I do like the continuing upwards share price creep ; 1 yr high.
wad collector
05/1/2017
12:40
Well, I hope it won't be bought at anything like this price.
bouleversee
05/1/2017
11:54
A nice rise last few weeks and a quiet board. Good combo
brahmsnliszt
13/12/2016
12:05
Ah , a bid rumour , keep it up guys, spread the word.
wad collector
13/12/2016
10:26
Exactly my reason why I went long a few weeks back.
brahmsnliszt
13/12/2016
10:22
Wouldn't be surprised to see this bought by a Dollar earner like e2v was yesterday. Looks like we are going to lose a good few British tech stocks.
simon gordon
13/12/2016
09:43
Yes , but I didn't!
wad collector
25/11/2016
14:40
Time to add ?
wad collector
18/11/2016
13:11
That does not apply to the non execs, it's Chairman and non exec dealings I tend to focus on. ATM it's a case of silence is golden golden golden on that front, but the share price looks far from precious.
essentialinvestor
18/11/2016
10:22
If you are a director of a company , you already have your income directly dependent on the company's fortunes , you have share options as well , so why risk your savings too. If I was a director I would put my cash elsewhere , even if I believed that the company was seriously undervalued. Eggs in baskets. Thus the directors share trading has always seemed a bit dubious as a guide to me... But as you allude , there have been no significant director buys this calendar year. But no sales either!
wad collector
17/11/2016
13:32
Any directors buying these levels?.
essentialinvestor
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