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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Work Service S.a. LSE:WSE London Ordinary Share PLWRKSR00019 ORD BR PLN0.10
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 55.00 10.00 100.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 0.00 00:00:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 0.0 0.1 0.4 137.5 10

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
28/9/2014
19:54
Final Accounts should be out this week. Let's see...............
russman
26/9/2014
15:55
Results next week I expect. The accounts are compliant with accounting standards so I don't think there is much mileage in your suggestion. Be interesting to see how Hartim is progressing.
topvest
26/9/2014
15:08
...if we have some people reading and posting on this Western thread (rare) is there any interest in each person sending an e-mail to City Group (who run Western) with a copy to the ISDX regulator...and to the FCA asking for the forthcoming accounts to comply with the law and to report to shareholders especially for costs and how the costs are generated and not just give a total value (around 270k pnds) the cost is perhaps not too high... but I think that cos. should report to shareholders what they do with shareholder money....
smithie6
23/9/2014
17:02
Mathew btw a normal trade size for Western at the quoted prices is 5000 shares.... but if there have been recent trades that have left the MM with almost no shares....then he might limit the amount to 2500 shares... ----- difficult to explain some of the different aspects of buying/selling illiquid stocks... (sadly with brokers like TD that dont really know what they are doing.....it is always difficult for the client...) if you ever want some WSE shares.... you can always post on here....you might find a larger holder willing to sell you a few....and do 2 limit orders...to minimize the MM cut (1 buy and 1 sell) but you can put in limit orders ...and leave them a few days to see if they get filled.... (the MM might not sell you what he holds on day 1 .....but if the mkt falls then he might !....or if he needs the cash to hold another share....) most NBI buys have gone thru at mid price in previous months....
smithie6
18/9/2014
19:04
I suspect they are using a full service broker not a retail order taker. Always look at the downside. Imagine what it is like trying to get out of a large losing position on ISDX.
russman
17/9/2014
14:16
well done !
coolen
17/9/2014
08:37
Just sent this to isdx-regulation: To whom it may concern, On Thursday 11th Sept (about midday) I asked to purchase shares in Western Selection (WSE). The current spread was 57p-62p. My broker was TDInvesting and I was dealing with them on the phone. I initially asked for "how much available at the bid price of 62p". She then asked how much I was looking for in total. Which was 18500 @ 62p. She came back with the quote of 75p. Bit of a shock, but since stock is very illiquid, I asked her to see what she can do for me with a limit of 64p. This is what she came up with after putting on hold for 5mins. 500 shares @ 62p 2500 @ 68p 5000 @ 70p 10000 @ 73p 18500 (the amount I was looking for) @ 75p I laughed and then hung-up. When I saw that someone on Friday got 5500 @ 61p it made me sick. Perhaps you can explain to me why I was treated in this way. Regards, Mathew Wood.
mathewawood
17/9/2014
08:19
Yes I agree. I really should make a complaint. However, with a 9am-9pm job and 3 kids I haven't got the time or energy. The broker I use is TDInvesting and the lady that dealt with me put me on hold for over 5mins to come up with the quotes. So I presume she was in touch with the MM. I tell you what. I will send a quick copy and paste e-mail to icap just to shame them. I'm sure nothing will come of it though.
mathewawood
16/9/2014
22:02
Mathew: smithie is correct, this is a classic case of a lazy stockbroker. Those quotes were merely computer-generated ! If the broker had dialled Winterflood, the sole marketmaker, you would have got somewhere, probaly wearing that block of shares on offer at 61p ! Brokers and jobbers even have their own private telephone exchange, so there are only 4 digits for a broker to dial. Pure laziness ! I further agree with Smithie that a complaint is justified. I would go further and suggest that the Investors Chronicle might make an article out of your experience. You could further stir things and copy the WSEL directors into any letters of complaint.
coolen
16/9/2014
07:25
nice to see the share price up again....2 times recently.... and imo still at large discount to NAV
smithie6
16/9/2014
07:24
Mathew Can I interest you to copy and paste your post and to send by e-mail to here (if what you posted is true then imo then ISDX needs to have words with the MM..... quoting you 70p for 5000 shares when price was 62p.... but to then allow a trade of 5500 shares at 61p (one assumes a buy) indicates imo that the MM conduct might have broken the ISDX rules... (if "we" dont complain or inform regulators...then we cant expect any action) isdx-regulation@icap.com (Regulation) isdx-marketsupervision@icap.com (Market Supervision)
smithie6
12/9/2014
19:38
Yes, annual report this year should be pretty positive. Doing well and hopefully Hartim is also recovering.
topvest
12/9/2014
13:46
NBI share price holding up well imo after large % rise over prev. months... fingers crossed for the H1 results soon and Creston is edging up....to also help the Western NAV
smithie6
12/9/2014
13:42
imho.....if want to buy any I would suggest to try to buy at say 2.5p above the selling price.... all or nothing to avoid a stupid broker charge for buying just 1000 shares so ...there was a sell I think at 57p..... +2,5p = 59,5p MM would make around 4-5% thats enough on a fill order imo might have to just let the order sit ...and wait to see if there is a seller one day.... if there is .... Noting that MMs like to buy and sell.....to take a cut.... they normally dont want to just buy or just sell.... they will take the best offer.... if no other buyers.....and has any sellers....then buy orders with spreads within the full price shoud get filled imo...since the MM wont want to sit holding the shares... -*--- if look at buys from X months ago...of 10k shares.....they bt. at around 3p above the selling price....ie. inside the spread... normally a sign of someone who has rough idea what they are doing....whereas a PI might pay the full spread... ---- the reverse applies imo when selling.... make the MMs work !...and trim their margins !
smithie6
11/9/2014
22:29
Hi Mathew. There should be no problem dealing in up to 10,000 shares if you ask your broker to place a limit order at 62p with the marketmaker (aka "jobber"). If it was me, I'd instruct the broker to "leave the order with the jobber at 60p for 4 hours" and then judge the jobber's response thereafter. I'd be surprised if you did not deal in at least a sensible part of the order. Let us know how you get on.
coolen
11/9/2014
16:09
It is possible to buy WSE shares indirectly. LFI London finance + investment are linked to WSE and own around 44% of WSE shares and able to buy online. They are on a discount to asset value like WSE, but their other holdings may not be quite as good as WSE, but does offer increased diversification of companies. I found that I could not trade WSE online with my broker this year, when I had no difficulty online previously. Have been able to buy LFI online.
oooff
11/9/2014
12:41
Any idea how to buy these at the ask price of 62p? My broker said only 500 available, thats £310!! Cant trade these on-line only with a phone order costing £50. Complete waste of time and research.
mathewawood
25/8/2014
19:07
btw hope you are not suggesting to sell something doing well....with excellent track record of growth in EPS and turnover per share....to buy say ... Creston ! with a track record of no growth and showing a loss for Western shareholders after 14 yrs if include inflation !...cheaper does not always mean better...
smithie6
24/8/2014
20:18
...ref. your opinion about more sales of NBI shares... have to agree to disagree on that one. as to why....more info in the referenced article/notes (one key item being.....Middle East....I dont think you are aware... and probability of acquisition before end of fin. year.....mkt tends to like NBI acquisitions ! maybe if we ever meet at an AGM...maybe you owe me a beer for that first point !...je je ) (and also that amount of kit now in Spore, Middle East and Auz. all appear to be about the same now..NBI is a diff. beast than it was ...bigger..growing fast.....whereas most NBI holders probably think that Auz. has much more since we are so used to the Tasman story now....and havent kept up with the latest news) and in addition to calculations etc....the tea leaves or cloud movements are also in favour...from RNSs text....share price movement before results....chairman share buy..tipped by journos from the 2 big shares magazines..etc....although tea leaves are not always right... after all that....for their results to disappoint would be a surprise to me --- but sure each person has their own preferences for risk or concentration of their own portfolio....Westerns....or any taking of partial profits... ---- 2) BTW what did Shares mag. and IC have to say about NBI ? anything interesting or new ?
smithie6
24/8/2014
20:16
there is a link on NBI msg. brd. to opinions and calcs. about NBI
smithie6
24/8/2014
20:13
btw 1) interesting that 88% of Western is owned by just 20 people !! so any merger or whatever would be decided/voted on by less than 20 people ! 2) Hartim 3M squid vapourised 1.5M worth to Western. around 10p/western share big holders with around 1M shares...cost them around 100k each...! I expected they have been down to the Western offices to ask WTF is going on ! and imho it would never have happened if EB was forced to own say 1 years salary in Western shares..(if he wanted to qualify for the share options..a requirement at many listed cos.) AND/OR the share option scheme did NOT exist... imho it was the carrot that forced them to agree to take a massive risk in Auz. if L. Marshall and EB had been owning a solid amount of Western shares....and did not have the massive carrot of the option shares... then they would have said NO to taking the risk imo... Without taking large risks imo the perf. conditions will never be met (unless NBI keeps going well)....the other investments are unlikely to make up for the 0 performance over the last 20 years. Although it would not surprise me if they changed the perf. conditions to maybe 3 used London metro tickets or something....to make sure that the shares are given out... cheaper for David C Marshall to keep his London office workers happy and turning up by giving them mostly Western assets rather than LFIs !...even if the perf. is bad.
smithie6
24/8/2014
18:19
Oh yes, you are correct - 2 top slices. They should be doing another at £6 in my view of 200k again. No doubt they are better informed on current trading than we are, but I think they need to keep top slicing so that they can grow their strategic investments when opportunities arise. A 6 fold profit is pretty good.
topvest
24/8/2014
15:31
Northbridge is the only LFI/Western investment that has done well imo The rest have mostly been a waste of time.. Creston, SWL, Blue chip portfolios, Doctors Direct, Hartim, MWB, Finsbury, Did I miss any of their non-performers ? ...Sanctuary...they apparently made a profit on it ...before it de-listed... so thats another reason that makes me keen for Western to hang on to its investment in one of the few good growth companies around....NBI
smithie6
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