Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Victrex Plc LSE:VCT London Ordinary Share GB0009292243 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  14.00 0.58% 2,428.00 2,428.00 2,430.00 2,434.00 2,410.00 2,434.00 161,562 16:35:07
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Chemicals 294.0 104.7 107.2 22.6 2,099

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24/10/2003
09:35
CP - what I think happens is this An investor dies - executors who have no clue on VCTs attempt to sell a large block of shares. MM refuses to accept the trade which is outside the NMS and then marks them down with an increased spread so that the VCT cannot buy them back within the range they are allowed. Executors go away and think and come back to find that they have to dribble them out to the MM at very low prices. Once they have all been sold the MM marks them up again and narrows the spread. Suggest you watch for a succession of small trades at (possibly) lower and lower prices - wait for the spread to narrow and then think of buying Call me an old cynic - but I have seen this quite often over the years - I don't like it and have talked to a few trusts about this but they don't seem to want to do anything about it. However it can result in a buying opportunity at the expense of someone else's serious misfortune. I have sometimes thought (but not seriously) about offering to sell a block of 100,000 shares - expecting a refusal - waiting for the price to fall and then buying a smaller block, just to test this theory
a0002577
22/10/2003
17:46
why has it fallen on no trades and no news ? ps.. no dividend either !! but it does look interesting, especially for bottom fishing value players.
currypasty
22/10/2003
15:20
CurryPasty : BSR is beginning to look interesting : Keep your eye on it. If spread narrows I will be buying
a0002577
21/10/2003
17:54
Rambutan - NVT value listed investments at mid market value. Their NAV on 30 Jun was 80.6 - it will have gone up a bit as the result of some timely buy backs and also because some investments will have gone up Alizyme was valued at 1,249 and represented 3.9% of their portfolio on 30th June price has trebled since then but would only add 2.5 million to Asset Value so while it is important - and a bid would be nice as they could distribute the gains - don't expect too much from this one holding.
a0002577
21/10/2003
11:40
re nvt agree timbo. i was most disappointed to see that hg capital, a vdct i hold and formerly a merrill lynch/mercury vehicle, who had held quite a chunk of azm seemed to have sold out over the last couple of months as no mention of it in their latest monthly update. i suspect that they missed out on a good part of the price move.
rambutan2
21/10/2003
11:30
Rambutan. Given that NTV and NVT have the same fund managers, I suspect NVT have hung onto their AZM shares also, so NVT could be due a big hike in NAV
timbo003
21/10/2003
11:23
hi timbo. well nvt had a holding of 2.5% of their nav as at 31 march, so could now be approx 15% of port, and that valuation might be with a bvca discount.
rambutan2
21/10/2003
11:16
Rambutan I hold Northern 2 VCT (NTV), according to their results on 10/10/03, they still hold AZM, which is good as far as I'm concerned.
timbo003
21/10/2003
11:15
re the above... http://www.uk-wire.com/cgi-bin/index?lm=25;company=NVT
rambutan2
21/10/2003
11:01
northern ventures is worth a look. the spread looks horrible, but the trust is always buying in at the bid price so it might be possible to get well inside. the managers have done very well with northern investors vdct and northern ventures shares many holdings and is now quite mature. it did have a decent holding of azm which would have increased greatly since the last report, although they might have sold into strength.
rambutan2
21/10/2003
10:14
yes, 7p is a bit steep
currypasty
21/10/2003
08:10
CurryPasty - GFV rising nicely ahead of results at the end of this month - I a now 'in the money'. Could be you have missed the best bit of this one - although I still think it has a long way to go - 70 plus is my bet but spreads can kill any gain if you are not careful
a0002577
19/10/2003
16:47
CurryPasty - the only one I am looking at, at the moment is the Guinness Flight VCT (GFV) - the Advent ones were good buys but have moved up substantially recently. I don't sell them once I have bought them as they are to become part of my 'pension' I have bought 19,000 GFV recently at about the same price as they are now. (between 37pence and 42 pence) These have been bought in three deals on-line as I was testing the amount you can buy at one time. Most of them are not available in reasonable lots on line as the NMS is so small and you will probably have to pay more than 'best' Now that I know this thread is running I will post here when I see another opportunity - you will appreciate that I shall probably already have bought when I post!
a0002577
19/10/2003
16:26
Thanks A00, I started to look at the discounted aftermarket issues, but got a bit bogged down and gave up. What would be your favourites list at the moment ?
currypasty
19/10/2003
10:02
Have just noticed this thread - interesting. Yes you do get the special tax advantages only if you buy new shares but the dividend stream from buying in the secondary market is tax free and not declarable on your tax return. The best of the first crop of VCTs was undoubtedly Close Bros. Steady yield of 8% tax free on the 100p or 8 pence on the actual cost of 40% which is difficult to beat anywhere. Unfortunately they now trade at a premium to NAV so are probably not worth buying at the moment - but keep your eyes open for any fall. I have managed to buy in the market at about 80 pence (but not recently I must say) One to look at at the moment is GFV - portfolio just maturing nicely and not in tech stocks so hasn't suffered the same fall in NAV as have other VCTs. Buy Backs : on the whole VCTs have a close period for buybacks such that they will not buy back shares in the two month period before results. If there are substantial sales by executors in that period the price can drop substantially and represent a buying opportunity. If you are interested in shares of these vehicles then I would suggest that you set up a monitor page just with those shares and have a look at it once a day. Because the normal market size for these is quite small you will tend to see a succession of small trades - often one per day - as the investor unloads them. Once this starts (in the close period) keep a very careful eye on the price - there will be a buying opportunity. I have now accumulated quite a lot of these over the years and do not regret any of my purchases because they were all made at extremely good prices. As to investing in new ones : I have decided that only Close Brothers really knows how to manage this type of trust and will in future only invest in new issues from them. If you want to buy without advice try http://www.britishtaxpayers.com/ their web site has all the advice on EIS's and VCTs and the discounts they offer
a0002577
31/8/2003
23:10
InterGlobe, What's a EIS? Cheers.
njs
31/8/2003
18:35
njs Go here for basic info on EIS (Enterprise Investment Schemes) http://www.taxshelterreport.co.uk/
timbo003
31/8/2003
09:55
Or take a look at some Film Partnerships and/or Technology Partnerships....
interglobe
31/8/2003
09:53
Currypasty Charges are very high on VCT's....why not set up an EIS scheme with a few mates ? If you've got any....lol ! How about with Harry and the boys ? LOL ! InterGlobe
interglobe
31/8/2003
09:40
Im going to have to buy 20k worth by mid october, anybody got any favourites (I know there isnt much to choose from at mo)
currypasty
04/8/2003
20:24
Curry Which ever VCTs you end up investing in, I would include at least one AIM VCT in the portfolio I bought Phoenix (PHX), an AIM VCT, in March this year and they've already sent me a letter explaining their first investment (not announced as an RNS), It seems like a nice personel service and I can track the value of all their individual investments as they are all quoted, I'm hoping this will provide a bit of additional entertainment whilst I'm paid to wait until value is realised (and avoid Gordon's theiving tendencies at the same time).
timbo003
04/8/2003
20:03
not sure about deferals, but arnt you allowed one year before and three after, or is that just for rolling over cgt? Im going to buy some vct's, but not sure what to pick. Non seem to have very good history, but perhaps historical performance is not such a good indicator.
currypasty
31/7/2003
09:57
This seems like the place for a bit of advice on CGT deferals. I managed to make quite a sizable CGT in 2000 which the tax man has just managed to let me know about, after deciding to look into my afairs from that year and adjusting my gains. My accountant is trying to see if they will allow me to defer the Gain as I'v only just found out that I had it, if that makes sense. Thing is that I'v managed to make quite a sizable pot of CGT losses on shares over the last couple of years. So on to the point, I'm hoping to defer my Gains, then as soon as possible cash in, make the Gain, but offset it against some of my losses that I'v accumulated. Questions are: 1) Does this sound as if it will work? 2) Are VCT's the best way of doing this? 3) How long will I need to have held the VTC's before I cash in? 4) Will the VCT's have to be 'New Issue' VCT's 5) What problems do you envisage (maybe liquidity?)
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