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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Std Life Aber LSE:SLA London Ordinary Share GB00BF8Q6K64 ORD 13 61/63P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +7.30p +2.78% 269.70p 269.45p 269.70p 271.90p 264.85p 265.40p 9,150,003 16:29:57
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Financial 16,980.0 964.0 29.8 9.1 6,942.14

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
18/1/2019
13:36
MC I have some Aberdeen Unit Trusts and I'm supposed to register my details on the website myaccountonline.co.uk/asi to continue to deal online. I've tried numerous times and it fails with error messages and tells me to ring them. Not impressed. Anyway SLA shares creeping up a bit nevertheless.
nick rubens
17/1/2019
23:09
Nick, you talk of about the company's ability with regard to asset management. I have assets managed by SLA. I'm in "discussions" with them at the moment about their absolutely atrocious client website. Seriously, it portrays invalid data, it failes to show information that is more than four years old and there's no bloody print function. Their answer? Use the right mouse click facility. Oh, and they have a csv download function that drops-down (in a spreadsheet friendly style) the incomplete and inaccurate data re. my contributions. As I said, I'm still in "discussion" with them (except the staffer I'm dealing with is away from the office {again} until 22nd Jan. So, yes, meijiman, the setup is indeed run by a pair of mugs, but very well paid mugs at that. Clowns? rathlindri, if you and I could earn their wad and keep such a low profile we'd be Vegas-performing magicians rather than travelling, big-top clowns.
mcunliffe1
17/1/2019
22:17
Clowns, when does the new man take over?
rathlindri
17/1/2019
22:07
Yes the company is run by a pair of mugs
meijiman
17/1/2019
17:24
It really is one forward and 2 back.
fionascott1234
17/1/2019
16:24
Perhaps demerging the Aberdeen Asset Mgmnt would create value? Does anyone know how much of this company is Aberdeen versus the old standard life asset management? They seem to splashing out the money on these buy backs they got from selling the insurance side of the business, but how good are they going to be in asset management? Losing Lloyds's funds management isn't a good start.
nick rubens
15/1/2019
11:47
Edshaw, they’ll only be able to buy back what is available on the day surely?
ramellous
15/1/2019
11:04
Thanks ed missed that
joshuam
15/1/2019
11:00
Well thre is. Sort of... "On 19 November 2018, the Company entered into a non-discretionary instruction [...] in relation to the purchase of ordinary shares in the Company's share capital (the "Shares") for an aggregate consideration of no greater than £200m. The purchase of Shares will take place during the period commencing on 20 November 2018 and ending no later than 27 March 2019." That is the second tranche of buybacks. (Total buybacks can be up to £750m, the first was of £175m. So even when this finishes only half the allocation is used.) Actually, they need to be buying at a rate of around £2.2m a day. Recently it has been less than £1m a day, so either the buying back accelerates or there is going to be a lot of cash left over from this tranche of buybacks. But I guess they don't want to bubble the share price, as it would be counter-productive to buy back at elevated prices...
edmundshaw
15/1/2019
07:51
No end to SLA share buying/cancellation
joshuam
14/1/2019
17:48
Thanks so that means a drop is share circulation by about 15-20% and corresponding EPS improvement ... let’s hope it’s the case and they have a great plan to stabilise and improve revenue into 2019/2020. I’m in here long hoping SLA can stay in my ISA as competitive divi payer
tornado12
14/1/2019
13:25
458,884,962 according to the latest holdings statement from Ei Group (11-Jan).
stun12
14/1/2019
13:02
I'll take a guess at 430 million...any other offers?
cyberian
13/1/2019
10:28
Does anyone know how much the number of shares has reduced since share buybacks & consolidation ?
tornado12
10/1/2019
16:54
All Good !
chinese investor
09/1/2019
17:16
"...This will include £750m of share buybacks, which will increase earnings per share and reduce the number of shares on which a dividend must be paid. I suspect that the combination of these two factors will make the dividend more affordable." Um, a bit of double counting there I think. And no quantification (which is not exactly a testing exercise). But otherwise quite appealing waffle... :-)
edmundshaw
09/1/2019
15:44
Good posts guys. I think we also need to remind ourselves of the Director buys fairly recently. IMO thats usually a good sign but not always
nico9
09/1/2019
14:13
Again HDFC standard Life in India and the 19% holding plus other ties SLA have with Phoenix are on the up...share price wise, and Deutsche Bank analyst very recent view/paper on demise or downside prospects for European Insurance companies appears somewhat mistaken, at least at present. Of course SLA has already signaled and the market knows that it has basically lost a slug of AUM with the recent move by Lloyds on the Scottish Widows front, but best reminded that the margins with that entity were low and accounted for only about 5% of SLA's revenues...so not overly material. However, it was a loss but I would argue that that is already in the share price The new Chairman will be expected to enliven management and other material aspects of the SLA portfolio of business and interests, and with a hope for positive outcome in the US/China (which both parties now see as critical), we may well see a more positive momentum here...once momentum of positive expectations happens then the share price can gain ground very fast. We need to concentrate on new news/expectations rather than old news which I think has already been addressed in the share price I am long!!!
cyberian
09/1/2019
09:55
Masureenguy...thanks for your post...hope the full FOOL comment also reminds the readers that the share consolidation in November lowers the number of shares in issue much more than the buy-pack program, and that further helps dividend and its cover rate. So all in all we could be in for a decent improvement here, plus with all the issues in the EU, the UK maybe able to steer a decent path through the current confusion, and benefit. France, Germany, Italy and Spain all have significant economic problems etc. so despite being a remain supporter the UK can be guided into a rewarding future. Politics need to change here and there could be some helpful developments in due course. The US/China relationship is key to almost everything else despite all the other global issues, and a more balanced trade deal is certainly in their joint interests, regardless of leadership matters/style. A trade deal in my view is the absolute key to the driver in equity markets through this year, and current views are encouraging...but, that needs to be converted and soon.
cyberian
09/1/2019
08:49
Doesn't the sap writing this mean £Bn for funds under management?
meijiman
09/1/2019
08:04
This 9% yielder looks interesting FTSE 100 asset manager Standard Life Aberdeen (LSE: SLA) offers a pretty extreme 9.5% dividend yield. At this level, there has to be some risk of a dividend cut. The numbers make it clear why this might be — forecast earnings of 23.5p per share for 2018 are not enough to cover the expected dividend of 24.3p per share. Forecasts for 2019 tell a similar story — so is this a dividend trap to avoid? I’m not so sure. I’ve added Standard Life Aberdeen to my own watch list because I think the shares could offer real value at current levels. I also believe the dividend might be sustainable. Let me explain. £1.75bn return could secure dividend It’s less than two years since Standard Life merged with Aberdeen Asset Management. The process of changed triggered by this mega-deal is still ongoing. As part of the merger, Standard Life’s insurance operations were sold to FTSE 250 firm Phoenix Group. This deal included a cash payment of £2.3bn, of which £1.75bn is being returned to shareholders. This will include £750m of share buybacks, which will increase earnings per share and reduce the number of shares on which a dividend must be paid. I suspect that the combination of these two factors will make the dividend more affordable. At this stage, I don’t expect a dividend cut. Buy, sell or hold? What concerns me more are the continued outflows from the group’s funds. Some customer withdrawals were expected when the two groups combined. But these rose from £12.4bn to £16.6bn during the first half of 2018, reducing the group’s assets under management from £626.5m to £610.1m. Asset management is the main focus of the combined group’s business. So progress in this area is needed. However, at current levels I think a fair amount of bad news is already priced into the shares. As I explained earlier, I think the 9.5% dividend yield could be sustainable. So at this level, I’d rate Standard Life Aberdeen as a turnaround buy. https://www.fool.co.uk/investing/2019/01/08/one-6-yielder-and-one-9-yielder-id-buy-in-2019/
masurenguy
09/1/2019
07:34
SLA keep buying share's and cancelling them anyone know how long this will go on for
joshuam
08/1/2019
12:44
Deutsche Bank Downgrdades SLA 07/01/19 Standard Life Aberdeen was cut to 'hold' from 'buy', with the target price trimmed to 295p from 405p, also due to its exposure to markets and UK political risk. In addition, DB pointed to the fact that Standard Life faces bottom-up headwinds in the form of persistent net outflows from some of its highest margin funds. Let's hope they are being overly pessimistic
rathlindri
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