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 Shares Traded Last Trade
  -48.00 -3.27% 1,420.50 325,021 16:35:28
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
1,426.00 1,427.00 1,480.00 1,423.50 1,480.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Industrials 2,498.00 304.00 56.80 25.0 5,625
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
17:34:12 O 418 1,420.414 GBX

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Smiths Daily Update: Smiths Group Plc is listed in the General Industrials sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker SMIN. The last closing price for Smiths was 1,468.50p.
Smiths Group Plc has a 4 week average price of 1,336.50p and a 12 week average price of 1,207.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,778.50p while the 1 year low share price is currently 790p.
There are currently 396,022,479 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 471,760 shares. The market capitalisation of Smiths Group Plc is £5,625,499,314.20.
mertles: Q&A from the recent conference call are well worth a listen. Was not surprised to see the share price recover somewhat on Friday.
skyship: Perhaps use this link to search the article regarding stake-building by ValueAct Cap. Man... The "Quiet Activist" This week and for the first time, many UK retail investors will have become familiar with the name Jeffrey Ubben, whose ValueAct Capital Management has been linked to two mainstays of British industry - Rolls-Royce and, today, Smiths Group. But ValueAct isn't just another hedge fund looking to make a quick buck. Dubbed the "Quiet Activist", Ubben prefers to be seen as a helpful contributor rather than an annoying agitator. Indeed, ValueAct's long-term approach is underlined by the fact that Ubben likens ValueAct’s style to bringing a private-equity strategy to a public company. ValueAct usually makes only three to four new investments in one year. It often holds about 15 positions and the average holding period for each position is about three years. Often worming its way onto the board of the target company, ValueAct then uses argument and persuasion - all conducted very privately - to cajole executives around to its way of thinking. As of September 2014, ValueAct, which has pressed for changes at 75 companies since Ubben co-founded the firm in 2000, claims to have generated almost $11 billion in gross profits for its investors. And with $14 billion under management, it is larger than most of its activist peers. In short, ValueAct and Ubben are worthy of investors' attention. ValueAct's arrival on the shareholder register of Smiths Group (LON:SMIN) comes after years of break-up speculation. Smiths' conglomerate structure is a relic of the past, as it flies in the face of current financial theory, which holds that businesses are more valuable as separate entities when there are no easily identifiable synergies. In Smiths' case, with businesses as diverse as medical equipment, airport scanners and industrial seals all under the same umbrella, the argument for a break-up seems as good as any. According to the most recent set of results, divisional operating margins varied from 9.2% to 23.2%, while return on capital employed ranged from 3.1% to 33.7%. With the Smiths share price having struggled to go anywhere over the past ten years, it would be reasonable to assume that other shareholders may be receptive to the idea of a break-up, or at the very least some kind of restructuring, which could help realise value. Previous attempts to shake things up at Smiths have met with failure, but this time could be different for several reasons: 1) ValueAct is the third activist investor to join the Smiths board, as it joins Harris Associate, with a 7.4% stake, and RWC, with 1.4%, making a likely combined holding of over 10% by activists. 2) Rising interest rates could reduce the value of the firm's pension deficit, which has in the past acted as a major stumbling block to change. 3) Smiths recently acquired a new chief executive from GKN Automotive who will no doubt want to make his mark. In a note issued today, Credit Suisse calculated a break-up value of 1,500p per share for Smiths, based on implied valuations of 17.8 times 2016 EV/EBITA for the medical arm - which is consistent with recent take-out multiples of Covidien and CareFusion - 16.1 times for the Detection business, 13.4 times for Interconnect and 13.8 times for Flex Tek. In my opinion, a break-up, or at the very least some kind of major restructuring, is inevitable in the long run. Smiths is simply a dinosaur from a bygone age. In the meantime, investors can sit back and collect a useful 3.6% dividend yield. Best regards, James Faulkner
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alexisk: Share price here is at an all-time high I believe. Ready to break out yet higher?
broadwood: A34 - thanks for that. Very encouraging summary. Share price seems to be recovering towards its highs for today again.
bidman: very positive tone, but the share price falls. think people were hoping for a demerger/disposal
mr ashley james: Cat, It is official, believe it or not the Telewest TWT share price is increasing! Blow me down, I am amazed! Cheers Ash (long TWT Fool)
matthewa: Byrdsong - Ive nver see a stocks share price go lower as the bid date gets closer always the toher way round as the risk has lessened. As yousaid risk/reqrd limited downside laods of upside will really tank.
paulismyname: A very consistant gainer with share price above both the 200 and 15 day move average is gaw. And its got cash, it makes profits and pays a div. Spread a few min ago was 1% which IMHO is not bad for its sector, the growth potential from LOTR should be immense. Anyone any views, but I am not sure its suitable for cfd.
finmac: Jl202 What do you mean chart cracked. I have the impression that charting is a bit like financial astrology. It surely can only have an effect if a lot of people irrationally use the charts to invest and thus artificially alter a share price. Or am I missing something, Thanks anyway. Regards Finmac
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