Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Saga Plc LSE:SAGA London Ordinary Share GB00BLT1Y088 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -1.28 -2.6% 48.00 47.92 48.04 52.70 47.76 50.45 6,190,619 16:35:24
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Life Insurance 841.5 -162.0 -14.5 - 539

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21/6/2019
19:16
Does this mean that ftse smallcap funds will start buying on Monday?
koetser
21/6/2019
17:33
Final FTSE250 tracker clearout - presumably some were actually transfers of ownership to other funds managed by the same company e.g. "Small Cap", "Recovery", etc). Should all calm down on Monday morning when the new indexes come into effect.
zulu_principle
21/6/2019
16:36
That was huge volume!!!! So many sells and still it goes up!!!
koetser
21/6/2019
15:47
kenmitch, post 2381, is this what you are referring to? "Price Promise (Saga Pearl II, Saga Sapphire, Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure only): Should we ever reduce our prices or bring in a new special offer after you book (optional ad-hoc services are excluded), we’ll work out the difference and pass the value of the saving back to you. This applies as long as the discounted holiday is exactly the same package offered under exactly the same terms of sale (which means the full terms that apply to your holiday contract, including your cabin grade and whether your cabin is allocated at the time of booking or at embarkation). In calculating any possible saving due, we’ll take into consideration all offers and discounts that were applied at the time of booking and compare the overall price that you’ve been charged with the current price. We will pass on the value of the saving in the form of a higher grade cabin, on-board credit or other value added benefit."
glavey
21/6/2019
15:36
Wow I guess thats the last of the tracker funds exiting....huge volumes in closing auction - same in JUST Group
nav_mike
21/6/2019
15:30
The burst of selling seemed to coincide with a 600k odd OB trade that was reported a short while later. Buy or sell, who knows...would guess a sell For last few days there has been a massive amount of OB trades, heavily skewed toward the buy side. Maybe its the tracker funds getting out on the AT trades and joe public taking them up. Anyway for now at least the rot has stopped for a while
nav_mike
21/6/2019
14:11
kenmitch, Cheers for your input!
edmondj
21/6/2019
13:35
Some really noticeable bursts of AT sells against the bid since 2pm but encouragingly they seem to be getting mopped up and the price has only dropped a little Maybe US related selling?
nav_mike
21/6/2019
12:55
Cheers again bigdaddio
koetser
21/6/2019
12:49
hxxp://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/326290/saga-exploring-sale-of-titan-and-destinology Saga is understood to be exploring the possible sale of two of its brands – Titan Travel and Destinology. Financial advisory firm Duff & Phelps has been hired by Saga to see if there is interest from potential buyers, according to Sky News. Titan Travel, an escorted touring brand, and Destinology‎, an online luxury tour operator, are two of Saga’s four travel brands. It also operates Saga Cruises and Saga Holidays. The two businesses could be sold for about £100 million collectively. It is understood Lance Batchelor, the company’s chief executive, wants to focus on its Saga-branded businesses. Destinology was acquired in 2014 for an undisclosed sum, while Titan has been owned by Saga for 10 years. Saga is building two new cruise ships to replace Saga Pearl II and Saga Sapphire. A company spokeswoman said: “We do not comment on market speculation.” COMMENTS
bigdaddio
21/6/2019
12:36
EdmondJ Thanks for your well reasoned posts. I think you are making an error re any comparison between Carnival and Saga cruises. They are SO different. e.g Many Saga cruises afaiaa are non fly cruises from either Dover or Southampton. And Brexit worries refer to Saga’s non cruise travel business and NOT their main UK cruise business. Many Saga passengers are fairly or very wealthy and retired. For them and or Saga Brexit concerns are minor. Also most cruise Companies ensure they sail as near as possible to 100% full. Other Companies do that by offering very cheap prices near to sail date if cabins not full. They hope to make up the discounted cruise price with plenty of lucrative on board spending. Saga do NOT use this industry wide practice. When a customer buys , SAGA guarantee that other customers booking later will NOT get a lower price. And if SAGA DO have to discount to fill the ship, then that discount will apply to every one on that cruise. My understanding is that they rarely have to discount like that. And such a policy encourages early bookings. Also the 2 new SAGA ships could well prove transformational for their cruise business. They are state of the art AND THE first cruise ships to offer ALL balcony cabins. So SAGA are charging higher prices than for their old ships and based on forward sales for the first ship, are not going to find it hard to sell their cruises. Some currently sailing from the UK with the likes of Cunard and P & O (both are part of the Carnival Empire) might well be tempted to give Saga a try. We might for starters. Their new ships look FABULOUS. Yet SAGA prices for these new luxury ships are WAY lower than current luxury lines like Seaborne. OK. THE luxury lines offer butler service and every trimming imaginable but some wealthy customers from those cruise companies who don’t really want such fuss and attention might well be tempted too. So those worrying about SAGA cruises being affected by Brexit are looking at the wrong problems imo. THE problem parts of their business are the non cruise travel business and their insurance business. Non cruise travel IS being affected by Brexit, but that won’t (we hope) last for ever. And there are already signs that going back to their roots and their new insurance tactics are working. The share is down around 85% from the peak and now looks a classic recovery share imo. It might take time but might not. There could be a bid and/or they could sell parts of the business.
kenmitch
21/6/2019
12:27
Not only does it complement the cruise offering but it also allows us vain oldies to congregate around a Titan flag in for example Mandalay rather than stand slightly apart from the Saga flag in some other destination. Not that I will be unduly concerned when following the Saga flag in South Korea and Japan in March (Atol protected). Just about the entire Japanese population would qualify for Saga.
husbod
21/6/2019
12:11
Bigdaddio why do you say it is up for sale? Does this not complement the cruise business?
koetser
21/6/2019
11:16
Cheers big daddy
koetser
21/6/2019
10:50
Titan Tours - Tour operating business hxxps://www.titantravel.co.uk/
bigdaddio
21/6/2019
10:46
What is the Titan business?
koetser
21/6/2019
10:45
Up again on a second day. Very good news, me thinks
boraki
21/6/2019
10:35
FWIW I believe the Titan business is up for sale.
bigdaddio
21/6/2019
09:59
the notes at the end of the annual reports speciically state that the debt associated with the 2 new ships has yet to be recognised on the balance sheet as each ship enters service the associated debt will be recorded in the next report
spob
21/6/2019
09:43
Just in case anyone is not aware of it Saga also own Titan Travel which do excellent escorted tours which almost by definition serve the younger Saga demographic. The company is well positioned to serve the ever increasing number of young oldies.There must be a strong recovery potential here.
husbod
21/6/2019
09:32
elsa7978, Have they guided specifically on this "£500 million plus" extra debt, as financial statements I've combed appear only to highlight a 9.4% reduction in net debt, sub-£400 million. Quite a crux issue for recovery buyers.
edmondj
21/6/2019
07:18
Quite a lot of the press talk is that carnival has taken a hit as Cuba has been taken off the list of destinations. So whilst of interest not necessarily relevant.
dr biotech
21/6/2019
07:17
The question is will they deliver on their new strategy and will the wider economic climate enable them to pay back what will soon be £900 million of debt. £400 million now plus an additional £500 million plus of staged payments for the new ships...
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