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Companies: AEX Gold, Inc. (AEX:TSX)Persimmon Plc (PSN:LON)
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Companies: Bango plc (BGO:LON)Persimmon Plc (PSN:LON)
Red Dwarf, the very British sci-fi comedy franchise, ran for 11 seasons – most recently in 2017; and The Promised Land is a feature-length TV movie – out this year. Yes, the programme is an acquired taste. Strangely, too, many episodes are impacted by a virus or three (physiological, not main-frame).
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Today's news & views, plus announcements from UU, PSN, DCC, MGGT, BWY, SSPG, MCS, DFS, KLR, KWS, SUMO, SRC
Companies: Persimmon Plc
For fighter pilots, it is a minimum requirement. But having 20/20 ‘visual acuity’ (correct term) does not necessarily mean you have perfect vision (as convention assumes); instead, it indicates sharpness and clarity of vision at a distance. It is measured by a Snellen Chart, which displays letters of progressively smaller size and whereby 20/20 means that the test subject sees the same line of letters at 20 feet that a person with normal vision sees at 20 feet (or 6 metres; but 6/6 simply didn’t
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Dame Agatha Christie (née Miller) published more than 80 books and plays; and the Guinness Book of World Records lists her as the best-selling novelist of all time with roughly two billion copies sold. ‘And then there were none’ was originally published in 1939, with an un-politically correct title; and it is still the world’s best-selling mystery (with more than 100 million sold). It is also number six on the list of best-selling books of all-time.
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Due to a change in Analyst role, Cenkos Securities plc has suspended coverage of the following stocks (see table 1). Our previous recommendation and forecasts can no longer be relied upon.
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Dwight Barkley PhD is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick. He studies waves in excitable media such as the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction, heart tissue and neurons. In 1997, Dr Barkley and Dr Laurette Tuckerman, a Paris-based mathematical physicist, developed ‘bifurcation analysis for time steppers’, which is a technique for modifying computer codes to perform bifurcation analysis. More lyrical, perhaps, Dwight is also known for formulating an equation to estimate how long it
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Y2K is a numeronym and was the common abbreviation for the year 2000 software problem; and, for the benefit of millennial readers, the abbreviation combines the letter ‘Y’ for year and ‘K’ for the SI unit prefix kilo, meaning 1000. Hence, 2K signifies 2000.
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‘From the deserts of East Ham to the gardens of Cottenham’, the UK Housebuilding Sector was whacked to the tune of 27% in 2018; and not one share price (out of 18) rose on the London Stock Exchange.
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“It’s like the cow that every single day during 10 years sees the train crossing in front of it at the same time. And if you ask the cow what time is the train going to come, it’s not going to have the right answer. In football it’s the same”.
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This ominous-sounding term originated from the work of famed Swedish meteorologist, Tor Bergeron (1897-1977), but it only entered popular vernacular this year – and there have been ample opportunities in 2018 to use it.
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Shoe Zone’s accelerated digital strategy and defined store rationalisation programme, alongside decisive action on cost control and cash preservation, means the Group is emerging from the pandemic as a leaner, stronger and more resilient business. Robust cash generation means we expect the Group to be debt free and able to reinstate its dividend in the current year.
Companies: Shoe Zone PLC
Companies: Accrol Group Holdings plc
Victoria has issued a positive half-year trading update that confirms underlying profit before tax for FY2022E will be ahead of consensus market expectations. Against a background of strong consumer demand for its flooring products, the first half has seen record operating earnings. Management expect this demand picture to continue into next year and beyond with the added support from the high level of housing transactions which is a good lead indicator of future refurbishment activity. Septembe
Companies: Victoria PLC
discoverIE has confirmed continued strong trading momentum and we have upgraded our FY 2022E EPS forecast by +2%. H1 sales were up +23% on last year at CER, driven by +15% organic growth over last year (+8% compared with two years ago) and a strong contribution from acquisitions. Orders remained well ahead of sales with organic growth of +64% against last year and +34% against two years ago. The Group is managing widespread supply chain challenges effectively and we have made no changes to our g
Companies: discoverIE Group PLC
Accrol has issued a trading update confirming that cost pressures both from input and distribution costs has intensified over recent weeks echoing trends we have seen in other industries. Revenue pressures have also built as fulfilment becomes more challenging. These headwinds are reflected in our downgrade to EPS forecasts of 37.4% and 18.3% in FY22E and FY23E respectively. Over the long term we continue to believe Accrol is a strategically important asset with a key position in a resilient mar
Today's news & views, plus announcements from NWG, WPP, SMDS, BDEV, CSP, EMG, HICL, QTX, RLE, MTEC, BOOM, CAPD & THG.
Companies: Barratt Developments PLC (BDEV:LON)HICL Infrastructure Company (HICL:LON)
Today's news & views, plus announcements from BATS, GRI, HAS, NEX, RAT, QQ., BRK, PURP, POLR & CAY.
Companies: British American Tobacco p.l.c.
Q2 results were roughly in line with expectations. With little surprise, the FY21 margin outlook was cut given the price uncertainties of the raw materials. This is the first bad signal for the sector.
Companies: Unilever PLC
discoverIE’s trading update confirmed that performance in H122 was ahead of board expectations, with organic revenue growth of 15% y-o-y and 8% versus the pre-COVID H120. Despite supply chain challenges, the company maintained gross margins. Q222 order intake continued in the same strong vein as H221 and Q122, resulting in a record order book entering H222 and driving a small upgrade to our FY22 and FY23 forecasts.
Whether we know it or not, advanced materials are a core component in the everyday life of the everyday person. They are the key material in items we often disregard, such as printer inks and lotions, to objects which defy the laws of gravity like the Airbus A380 and London’s Shard. Furthermore, these materials are not only essential to many objects and structures, but, due to their superior qualities, are the key to the advancement of many industries. One such example is the use of carbon fibre
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Sosandar, the celebrity-endorsed women’s fashion brand, benefits from a simple and scalable capital-light online model, a fast-growing affluent customer base and a robust pipeline of new styles introduced each month. The company is achieving impressive growth across all key performance metrics and has a solid balance sheet to support its rapid expansion in the UK and, we believe, internationally over the medium term.
Companies: Sosandar Plc
Samarkand Group Limited, the cross-border eCommerce technology and retail group opening up the world's largest market for brands and retailers, intends to IPO on the Apex Segment Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market. Admission is targeted for March 2021. Cellular Goods a UK-based provider of premium consumer products based on biosynthetic cannabinoids announced its intention to join the main market (standard) this spring. Target valuation £20m raising c. £8m “to finalise the development and launch
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Although renewable energy has been gaining increasing traction over the past decade as the costs of renewable energy generation and perhaps more importantly, energy storage have fallen, 2020 was a seminal year for transitional energy investors driven by governments seeking to “build back better” after COVID-19. The US has committed US$2.25trn largely focused on the energy transition while the EU has committed US$0.54trn with companies around the world including China committing to net zero targe
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The H1 results (in line with expectations) were led by New Category growth (up by +50%) and the partial recovery from the pandemic impact. We see the outlook as good, with annual sales revised upwards and even though margins may be challenged by increased New Category investments. This is definitely good for the long term, but could be (unfairly) misinterpreted by the market at the moment.