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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Smiths Group Plc LSE:SMIN London Ordinary Share GB00B1WY2338 ORD 37.5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  20.00 1.43% 1,417.00 1,416.50 1,417.50 1,420.00 1,397.50 1,403.50 314,174 15:56:25
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Industrials 2,548.0 133.0 66.9 21.2 5,612

Smiths Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
21/3/2006
18:14
Still ticking up very nicely and more to come tomorrow imho....Rick
spacemoggy
20/3/2006
13:16
how much will this save pa? £20-30m?
bidman
20/3/2006
12:56
RNS Number:0538A Smiths Group PLC 20 March 2006 PRESS RELEASE IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday 20 March 2006 Smiths Medical announces intention to end manufacturing in Hythe Smiths Medical has announced its intention to transfer 534 manufacturing jobs from its facility in Hythe, Kent. The majority of the proposed job transfers will move to existing Smiths Medical manufacturing facilities in Mexico. Proposals were put to the workforce today that are likely to see manufacturing at Hythe end within two years. The company has, however, reaffirmed the role of Hythe as the headquarters of Smiths Medical International and as its centre of excellence for airway management and reproductive health products. These activities are expected to employ around 220 people engaged in R&D, finance, marketing and other support services. Hythe will also see the creation of a new European shared service centre. This announcement marks the next important step in Smiths Medical's rationalisation programme that follows its acquisition of Medex in March 2005. Over the past two months the company also announced the closure of two US manufacturing facilities in Duluth, Georgia and Wampsville, New York with production transferring to other Smiths Medical locations in the US. Martin Jamieson, Managing Director Smiths Medical International said: "This move is driven by the global competitive environment for our business. Our competitors have all made similar moves to low-cost countries, which makes today's announcement unavoidable. We are sorry that this will affect many of our employees and their families but pleased that Hythe will still offer employment to more than two hundred people in some key functions. We will, with immediate effect, commence a consultation and communication process with employees and their representatives " Notes to the Editor Smiths Group Smiths Group is a global business, listed on the London Stock Exchange. Smiths focuses on high performance applications, building and sustaining market-leading businesses in growth sectors. Smiths has four divisions: Aerospace, Detection, Medical and Specialty. Together these employ 32,000 people at over 250 major facilities in 50 countries. For more information visit www.smiths-group.com Smiths Medical Smiths Medical is a supplier of specialist medical devices to global markets. Smiths Medical comprises three product groupings: Safety Devices, Critical Care and Medication Delivery & Patient Monitoring (MDPM). Smiths Medical customers include hospitals and other healthcare providers worldwide. Manufacturing is concentrated in the US, the UK, Mexico and Italy. Smiths Medical employs nearly 7,500 people. Press Contacts Chris Fox Rachel Lankester Director, Group Communications Manager, Group Communications +44 (0) 20 8457 8403 +44 (0) 20 8457 8403 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange
roodboy
20/3/2006
12:38
shares going up nicely today. is this the beginning of a big move?
bidman
16/3/2006
09:10
only a matter of time IMO as economics/political forces take their course. presumably there is a lot of value that could be created by folding some of the divisions into other specialist entities . if this stock would be say £12+ if broken up, someone will do it, one way or another.
bidman
15/3/2006
13:40
The city doesnt like conglomerates - they want a break up - SMIN seem to be doing quite well as they are - 'if it aint broke then dont fix it' comes to mind ...
roodboy
15/3/2006
08:36
very positive tone, but the share price falls. think people were hoping for a demerger/disposal
bidman
15/3/2006
07:30
Smiths Group PLC 15 March 2006 Smiths Group: Interim Results 2006 Highlights • Sales increased by 19% to £1,590m in the first half of the year • Headline operating profit up 22% to £194m, headline EPS up 18% to 24.0p • Statutory operating profit up 19% to £188m, EPS up 12% to 23.7p • Cash conversion at 90% in the first half, with working capital reduced • Company-funded R&D at 6% of sales, driving future growth and returns • Interim dividend increased by 6.5% to 9.85p • Aerospace sales up 10% with continued investment for future returns • Strong sales and profit growth in Detection, with technology base broadened • Underlying sales growth of 6% in Medical; Medex integration on track • Increased sales and margins in Specialty Engineering Commenting on the results, Keith Butler-Wheelhouse, Chief Executive said: 'For the first half of 2006, Smiths has recorded another period of strong growth. Headline pre-tax profit grew by 18%, following the 18% increase in the 2005 full year. We have improved the operating margin, generated a robust cash-flow and stepped up our investment to drive future sales and profits. Market conditions are positive, and we expect to sustain the pace of growth through the second half. The dividend increase reflects the Board's confidence that Smiths will continue to perform well.'
spacemoggy
14/3/2006
12:20
interim results on thursday. could there be a pleasant surprise like a big restructuring/ break up? eg sell john crane, spin off medical and a massive capital repayment to shareholders? surely these guys have got to come up with something
bidman
08/3/2006
22:55
shame it didn't hold
cambium
08/3/2006
09:25
A nice rise this morning in a falling market....Rick
spacemoggy
06/3/2006
10:27
9.32 looks like good support
cambium
01/3/2006
14:42
Cheap now.
penycae
22/2/2006
16:34
thanks ruudy
spinkydink
22/2/2006
10:55
LONDON (AFX) - Smiths Group PLC unit Smiths Aerospace said it has been selected by Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) to provide the next generation Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) for the Korean Helicopter Program, in a scheme worth over 20 mln usd. The program will include more than 250 aircraft for the Korean Army and the potential to retrofit legacy platforms in Korea. Localised production, which will include supply from Smiths' facilities in Southampton and Michigan, will begin in 2010 with delivery beginning in 2011. Smiths' single box HUMS will provide increased aircraft safety, availability, reliability, maintainability and Life Cycle Costs. Smiths' HUMS includes an airborne data acquisition and processing unit, pilot display, PC card data transfer unit, airborne and ground software.
roodboy
17/2/2006
08:36
Charts looking good.
penycae
16/2/2006
14:46
Long 965....Rick
spacemoggy
16/2/2006
12:17
Smiths Group 956 up 11-1/2 Break-up speculation
cambium
15/2/2006
16:43
Nice rise today. Hope we have a steady build up to the results.
penycae
14/2/2006
15:52
Fall not justified. Glad to see you did O.K. with Rolls shuisky.
penycae
11/2/2006
09:41
Conspiracy theory nuber whatever: run the price down then launch a bid. In today's Guardian (not yet on the website) it says that Smiths could be vulnerable to a bid from Honeywell, a US rival that is looking to beef up its aerospace division.
benson
10/2/2006
15:20
P- I agree with you, and note the fall in Rolls share price after the results. Hedge fund's do tend to follow each other around, and there may have been a kind of complicit consensus here. The Aerospace sector has had a great run, and inevitably the doubters will start questioning how well Aerobus and Boeing will do this year as compared to last. I'm confident that the growth in passenger numbers will continue, particularly driven by Asian domestic and International routes. Frankly, SMIN's recent fall doesn't mean much to me because i tend to hold longer term rather than short term trade. Having said that, I'd happily use this as a buying opportunity in Rolls if it gets a similar treatment ovber the next few days.
shuisky
10/2/2006
14:22
shuisky - yes I think so. This was an easy target following the sharp rise on the trading statement. It's not a "glam" stock, and can be pretty defenceless to a bear raid. When volume picks up though it tends to swing nicely. I am expecting the same pattern following the results.
penycae
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