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Stock Name Stock Symbol Market Stock Type Stock ISIN Stock Description
Sainsbury (j) Plc SBRY London Ordinary Share GB00B019KW72 ORD 28 4/7P
  Price Change Price Change % Stock Price Last Trade
0.20 0.08% 264.70 09:40:23
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265.80 263.80 266.60 264.50
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muffinhead: Just imagine a Royal Mail delivery van for mail, parcels and groceries working between the hours of 8am and 11pm Makes sense, increases delivery logistics productivity. Qatar has been a passive investor. If it is willing to give up 7% to Daniel Kretinsky, the remaining 15% holding is up for grabs. Qutar has signaled is intention to the market. Daniel Kretinsky has 10% of Royal Mail from 140p level, now 500p Imo, the supermarkets should outsource deliveries of online orders.... it would release the value in this sector. It could be Royal Mail, Deliveroo or a Just Eat van Analysts are forecasting recovery in fundamentals for Sainsbury/Tesco/Morrisons for 2020/2021 Money to borrow is cheap and activist investors will soon shake this sector up Patience will be rewarded
debsdowner: Speculation that Sainsburys could go private Https:// The sector is still competitive, TESCO saw a 20% decline in profits due to covid but an increase in sales. SAINSBURYS is a good brand name however. The latest news could prevent a serious decline in the share price.
yokelee: He is a value investors, surprised he would make a bid for Sainsbury
loganair: Sainsbury’s could be the next major UK supermarket be bought out in a private takeover deal after a leading investor bought £300 million in shares. Speculation surrounding a possible takeover bid for Sainsbury’s has been ignited after Daniel Kretinsky, billionaire owner of Vesa Equity Investments, increased his company’s stake in the grocer to 9.99 per cent. Kretinksy, a major retail investor who owns 40 per cent in German wholesaler Metro, purchased £300 million worth of shares in Sainsbury’s from Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund. The raid on Sainsbury’s stock, which has made Kretinsky Sainsbury’s second largest shareholder, has sparked debate among analysts and investors that its three major stakeholders could launch a “take-private” deal. Takeover speculation first surfaced in January, as Sainsbury’s rival Asda was nearing the end of a £6.8 billion private takeover deal by the Issa brothers. It’s stocks hit a 12-month high in January as many saw Asda’s private acquisition as a potential new trend in retail, citing Sainsbury’s as low hanging fruit for possible investments. A spokesman for Kretinsky’s told The Telegraph: “This reaffirms Vesa’s long-term interest in acquiring strategic minority participations in publicly listed companies across the wider food retail distribution segment, where we continue to perceive Sainsbury’s as an attractive investment opportunity. “We are very pleased to be able to be associated with the strong and reputable brand of Sainsbury’s.” Any takeover deal would have to be approved by Sainsbury’s founding family, and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, which now owns around 15 per cent. However, the success of the Issa brothers’ Asda takeover may have opened the door for similar moves and paths around approval by the UK’s competition and markets authority (CMA).
loganair: A group of UK fund giants have indicated they will not be taking a bite of Deliveroo’s £8.8bn IPO as concerns mount over the firm’s working practices. A combination of lack of investor power and poor working conditions for its delivery riders has turned BMO Global, Aberdeen Standard, Aviva Investors, L&G, CCLA and M&G off the fast food delivery company. The concerns came as a study from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found Deliveroo’s delivery riders were receiving less than the minimum wage after analysing 3,000 invoices from more than 300 riders over the past year. Shareholder lobby group Pirc described the findings as concerning. ‘Investors considering taking a position in Deliveroo should familiarise themselves with these matters and the risks and responsibilities involved along with all other relevant factors,’ head of stewardship Tom Powdrill said. Ticking time bomb: BMO director of global equities Phil Webster said that Deliveroo faces significant competitive pressures, drawing attention to potential regulatory changes which could impact the firm’s profitability path, making it a ‘ticking time bomb’ and ‘uninvestable’. ‘Deliveroo faces significant pressure from the market leader, Just Eat Takeaway, which is investing heavily to improve its restaurant coverage and delivery proposition, through an “employed rider” model.’ ‘We also see headwinds to Deliveroo’s revenue growth as we exit lockdown and customers return to dining out in restaurants. These revenue risks are further compounded by the issues around workers’ rights and a potential regulatory change, which would hamper its path to profitability. Sustainability: Aberdeen Standard Investments UK equity head Andrew Millington also categorically said his firm would not be taking part in the IPO. Governance concerns also leave him questioning the sustainability of Deliveroo’s business model. ‘We will not be taking part in the Deliveroo IPO as we are concerned about the sustainability of the business model.' While M&G recognises the disruptive impact Deliveroo has had on the food services market, it also intends to give the IPO a wide berth. The fund firm’s head of corporate finance and stewardship, Rupert Krefting, told reporters. ‘Whilst we acknowledge the disruptive impact that Deliveroo has had on the food services market, we still see risks to the sustainability of its business model for long term investors,’ he said. ‘This is largely driven by the company’s reliance on gig-economy workers in the UK as informal employment contracts potentially fall short in offering the value, job security and benefits of full employment.’ The concerns of these influential investors casts a shadow over one of the biggest London floats for a home-grown tech company.
spob: Hedge funds feel the heat as Pearson catches day-trader fever Bearish bets unwound as US exuberance crosses the Atlantic Bryce Elder Lombard Financial Times 27 January 2021 Https:// It is a measure of dysfunctional markets that day traders delivered a bigger return for Pearson shareholders within 90 minutes than John Fallon ever managed in seven years as chief executive. An early morning pile-on lifted shares of the textbook publisher by nearly 20 per cent to their highest since July 2019. Had the long-rumoured private equity bid approach finally arrived? It appears not. Instead, Pearson was one of a handful of companies to catch the secondary effects of stonk-mania, the US-led fashion among retail investors for using collective brute force to soak up liquidity and pressure short-sellers into closing their bets. Cineworld and Petrofac caught the same bug, as did J Sainsbury. A cinema chain, a refinery engineer and a grocer have little in common other than being among the most heavily shorted stocks on the London market, with Financial Conduct Authority data showing 8 per cent or more of their total share capital out on loan. It is too easy, however, to write off these moves as a direct consequence of investment gamification via internet message boards and commission-free trading apps. Stock markets remain a niche pursuit for Britons, who have free access to many other forms of legal gambling, and the social media chatter on Wednesday gives no hint of a cross-border mob assembling that would have the heft to move FTSE 100 stocks. Yet more than 6m Pearson shares changed hands within the first three hours, about treble the daily average. Instead, events on Wall Street appear to have triggered a broad and undifferentiated risk-off trade among hedge funds. Very few will have direct exposure to the likes of GameStop, a flagship investment for the day trader armies. But after Melvin Capital Management required a bailout for being on the wrong side of the GameStop trade, fellow hedge funds are facing higher borrowing costs and more constraining volatility metrics. Do not expect much sympathy for the short-sellers. They make convenient villains, particularly on the internet forums that set the current mood. Yet in a market powered largely by algorithms and technical signals, the bears play a valuable role in improving corporate transparency and accountability. Financial incentives have helped expose numerous frauds, from Enron and Wirecard to NMC Health, as well as putting pressure on countless other companies to clean up their operations. It is hard to know exactly how much credit to give the amateur trader armies for each day’s gyrations. Nevertheless, their involvement is making life more difficult for the investor class working hardest to keep markets honest, which is an unfortunate unintended consequence.
spob: ‘Short squeeze’ spreads as day traders hunt next GameStop White House is ‘monitoring the situation’ after surge in targeted stocks on both sides of the Atlantic European companies targeted by Reddit traders include Poland’s CD Projekt, maker of the Witcher series of video games, the pharmaceuticals group Evotec and the battery maker Varta Robert Smith, Laurence Fletcher and Madison Darbyshire in London and Eric Platt in New York Https:// Financial Times 27 January 2021 A “short squeeze” that started on Wall Street swept across the globe on Wednesday, triggering another day of frenetic moves in the share prices of companies with large bets levied against them. The White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration was “monitoring the situation” as shares of companies including GameStop, the hard-hit cinema owner AMC and BlackBerry surged in a volatile day of trading. The dramatic moves highlight the growing influence of retail traders, who have organised on the message board site Reddit. The group has focused on pushing up stocks that are the subject of large short bets by hedge funds. Their success in rallying the stock price of GameStop has vindicated a group now targeting companies on both sides of the Atlantic. Stocks such as US home goods retailer Bed Bath & Beyond, Finnish telecoms group Nokia, German pharmaceuticals company Evotec, former Financial Times owner Pearson and Polish games developer CD Projekt rose sharply in intraday trading. Shares in AMC, which earlier this week clinched a rescue financing, rose 301 per cent on Wednesday, while the retailer Express more than tripled in value. GameStop, which has been at the centre of the retail trading bonanza, shot up 135 per cent. We are recently detecting some European stocks being touted as 'the next GameStop’ among retail investors Ivan Cosovic, Breakout Point The gains stood in stark contrast to a broad market decline triggered by concerns about the rollout of vaccines and pandemic risks to the economy. The US S&P 500 index and tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite both slid 2.6 per cent. “It’s like a wolf pack seeking out the weakest member of the herd,” said Steve Sosnick, chief strategist for Interactive Brokers. The flash rallies prompted TD Ameritrade to put trading restrictions in place for several securities, including GameStop and AMC. The company said the limits could include restricting short sales or requiring 100 per cent margin for certain trades, moves it said would mitigate risks for itself and its clients. “We made these decisions out of an abundance of caution amid unprecedented market conditions and other factors,” the brokerage said. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday said it was aware of the volatility across equity and options markets and it was “working with our fellow regulators to assess the situation and review the activities of regulated entities, financial intermediaries, and other market participants”. William Galvin, the Massachusetts secretary of the commonwealth who last month sued the trading platform Robinhood for “gamifying” investing and failing to protect its users, said trading in GameStop should be halted. “At the present time, the best action is to prevent this from being traded,” he told the Financial Times. (Robinhood has denied the allegations in the complaint from the Massachusetts securities division.) Some of the companies whose shares surged were targets of Melvin Capital, a hedge fund that has been singled out by day traders. Those included Evotec, which was up 9.6 per cent; CD Projekt, which rose 5.3 per cent; and the German battery manufacturer Varta, which rose 12 per cent before trimming its gains to trade up 6.2 per cent. Melvin on Wednesday revealed it had closed its GameStop position, having sustained a multibillion-dollar loss on its shorts since the start of this year. Retail investors are using “a tried-and-true hedge fund strategy of swarming crowded trades held by weak-handed investors”, said Andrew Beer, managing member at fund firm Dynamic Beta Investments. In contrast to the US, which has limited disclosure on short bets, hedge funds and other investors have to disclose when they have shorted more than 0.5 per cent of a company’s stock in the EU and the UK, making it easier to target a fund’s positions. Melvin’s latest disclosure shows it has bet against more than 6 per cent of Evotec’s shares, making it the largest single wager against a European company by percentage of shares shorted, according to the data provider Breakout Point. The US hedge fund’s bet against Varta is the fifth largest. The “short squeeze phenomenon fuelled by retail investors’ discussions is spilling over to Europe”, said Ivan Cosovic, founder of Breakout Point. “We are recently detecting some European stocks being touted as ‘the next GameStop’ among retail investors.” The targeting of hedge funds will be viewed with irony by many financial market insiders, given that such funds are often the protagonists in short-selling attacks on troubled companies. Heavily shorted shares with no link to Melvin also rose on Wednesday. Shares in Pearson, the British education publishing company that is the third-most shorted stock in Europe, according to IHS Markit, climbed 14 per cent to close at its highest level in 16 months. Daniel Sundheim’s New York-based hedge fund D1 Capital Partners, which has also been shorting Varta, has the biggest bet against Pearson, at 3.8 per cent of its share capital. The real estate company Wereldhave, in which Woodson Capital has disclosed a 4.2 per cent short position and London-based Adelphi has a 3.6 per cent bet, rose about 5 per cent. Hedge funds in Europe are now fervently scouring lists of most-shorted stocks and message boards such as Reddit for any signs that their short bets could be in trouble. “Any good hedge fund group will be looking at this,” said the head of one multibillion-dollar European hedge fund group. One European hedge fund manager who specialises in short selling described the recent stock market rallies as “insane”, but said the elevated share prices of troubled companies would “make a great opportunity” for short sellers that survived the week’s mayhem. Additional reporting by Patrick Temple-West
sharesoc: We are hosting a webinar with Sainsbury's plc on Tuesday 24th November which may be of interest to potential shareholders and current investors. James Collins, Head of Investor Relations at Sainsbury’s plc will present a full overview on the company, its strategy and the outlook for the coming year. More details and registration can be found here: hTTps://
loganair: Sainsbury's share price forecast 2021: will the company adapt to the industry’s new reality? by Nicole Willing. Shares in UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s have dropped by 15 per cent this year, despite grocery sales rising at their fastest rate in more than two decades during lockdowns to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. What is driving the company’s stock lower? And what is the SBRY share price forecast 2021 and beyond? The highly competitive grocery market in the UK makes for volatile stocks. Investors closely following Sainsbury’s share price news would have seen that the stocks of three of the four largest retailers – Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons – have all fallen by 15 per cent year to date, while the share price for online supermarket Ocado has doubled since the start of the year. Sainsbury’s cedes market share, faces increased costs: When deciding what to do with Sainsbury shares – buy or sell, investors should consider its position in the market. Sainsbury’s was founded in 1869 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1973 – at that time, the largest-ever initial public offering on the exchange. Sainsbury's share price has been in decline since 2018, as the largest supermarket chains have lost market share to discount retailers. The stock fell by around 10 per cent in 2019 and reached its lowest level in 30 years. Sainsbury’s market share has dropped to 14.9 per cent from 16 per cent in 2019, data from Kantar shows, while competitors like Aldi, Lidl, and Co-op have gained ground. Sainsbury’s share price forecast 2021: can the stock turn around? Sainsbury’s share price is likely to continue to trade lower, at least in the near term. In fact, SBRY is one of the most shorted stocks on the London Stock Exchange. Shore Capital last month reiterated its recommendation to buy the stock with a Sainsbury share price forecast of £1.87, and the stock has since risen above that level. Analysts at Barclays also recommended the stock as a buy ahead of its interim results on November 5, citing its strong underlying free cash flow, anticipated higher sales and strategic update. Their price target of £2.50 per share indicates a potential upside of around 25 per cent. Technical forecasting service WalletInvestor indicates the share price will continue to decline, falling to £1.89 in December. Its Sainsbury's share price forecast 2021 shows the price dropping further to £1.58 by the end of the year and slipping to £0.98 by December 2023 and £0.44 by October 2025.
loganair: What the experts say: Michael Schirrmacher, UK Managing Director at Bloomreach, believes that Sainsbury’s should be a lesson to all retailers that the key to winning in the current environment is having a good digital offering. “As more and more consumers migrate online to purchase anything from food and clothes to medicine and even children’s toys, businesses are fast realising that they can no longer afford to have a weak online presence: today, shoppers are more likely to connect with a brand online first before making their way to a high street branch,” he says. According to Bloomreach’s State of Commerce Experience report, 90% of customers have changed their behaviour as they avoid physical stores, putting discretionary spending on hold and buying exclusively online or as much as possible. Half of customers even said that they are shopping on digital channels for products they’ve never bought online before. And this is having a huge impact on investment: in the same report, the company found that investment in brick and mortar stores has dropped by almost 30% since the start of the lockdown (from 52% to 24%). “This shows that businesses understand the urgent need to enhance the digital experience they are offering customers who all think digital first,” says Schirrmacher. “Shoppers are more unforgiving than ever before when it comes to a bad digital experience, and brands simply can’t afford to lose customers to their competition because a product was hard to find, or it took too long to load a page. Whether your business is in survival, adaptive, or growth mode, now is a critical time to reallocate funding to deliver enhanced digital experiences and set your business up to be more competitive as the world shifts to a new normal post-pandemic.”; Neil Shah, Director of Research, Edison Group, sounds a note of caution. “Despite strengthening sales, increase in costs related to reacting to the crisis will clearly weigh in or earnings this year as the company expects flat underlying pre-tax profit for the 2020-21 year.” He adds: “All of the UK’s major supermarket groups have seen grocery sales boosted during the lockdown, and both Sainsbury and Tesco have been clear winners of the back of their vast network of superstores supported by an increase of online demand and local convenience stores.” Shah concludes: “However, investors should keep a close eye on Sainsbury and be slightly cautious around the company´s growth over the past months. With lockdown easing and normality returning, it will be interesting to see how the company, who has been losing market share for the past few years, manages to keep up with their positive sales and growth." Joe Healey, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre adds: “This is a strong update from Sainsbury which has performed better than expected as it continues to invest in lower prices alongside improving its stores.” Healey continues: “The group has also showcased its flexibility to manage the increase in capacity from the pandemic effectively. Nearly 50% of new online groceries are from new customers with the supermarket now taking over 650,000 orders a week compared to just 370,000 pre-crisis. The flexibility to double capacity speaks volumes of the technology and digital platforms Sainsbury operate and will be something investors will be very pleased with moving into the future.” He concludes: “However, it’s important for investors to remember these results were always going to be higher thanks to the combination of consumers purchasing bigger baskets and good weather. Whether this theme will continue is unlikely. It is prudent to see management are not expecting this sales growth to continue considering the uncertainty we still have surrounding consumer spending and something which investors should bear in mind.”
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