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Ashtead – still a geared play on US economy Inc

2020-04-27 10:21:59

Back in those fake halcyon days of early March when all of us should have been extrapolating events in China much more aggressively on a global financial markets basis, I wrote about plant equipment and tools hire company Ashtead (AHT) that 'in the run up to the November Presidential election, I would still be chilling on this one'. This was a good call in the sense that the share has not held the twenty quid level I have talked about a few times before...however let's face it, most shares are down over the last couple of months or so. Today's update from the company is bullish in one sense...


My Old Money-Maker Still Goes Strong, but What happens if Construction Markets Slow Down?

2019-12-11 08:25:56

Hello, Share Lovers. One of the temptations of reviewing a share I sold some time ago is to take a jaundiced view of its future. But in the case of Ashtead (AHT), I think I can be objective. After all, this is a company which made me a lot of money before we parted company...


Read This Before You Sell Any Shares Next Week.

2019-11-16 08:47:34

Hello, Share Rousters. The hardest regrets we have in dealing is the shares we sold too early. I know many folks in Shareland who dumped their ASOS (ASC) shares too quickly along the spectacular path from 7p to £30. And though they still kick themselves, there really is no need. Because we all sell winning stocks too early - for the following reasons.


It's the American Connection that Could Make Ashtead Shares Too Speculative

2019-09-17 08:19:36

Hello Share Touslers. It’s hard to get my head round my present view of Ashtead (AHT), the massive tool hire company. The share price is often among the highest risers in the Footsie. And I confess I have made more money out of it than many of my winners. And yet I sold all my shares far too early, at 1800p. They’re now around 2300p...


Sell Ashtead unless you love the US of A

2019-06-18 11:22:28

Another results statement from construction-related equipment hire company Ashtead (AHT), which I last wrote about back in December. To cut to the chase, my basic advice is the same; as I noted back then…


As Expected, the Big Tool Firm Posts Chipper Results, but the Shares Still Seem Chirpy Cheap Cheap

2019-03-06 01:33:47

Hello, Share Climbers. I said I may go back to Ashtead (AHT), the tool and building plant hire company - and latest numbers yesterday look good to me. However, we all know it’s quite rare for a company’s share price to rise on reporting its latest results - and as I write the shares are down 2.5%. So let’s take a look at the results and see if we now have a buying opportunity, enhanced by the day’s drop in share price...


All Eyes Are on this Tool Hire Giant's Latest Numbers in America

2019-03-05 01:23:25

Hello, Share Twizzlers. My old friend Ashtead (AHT), the tool and plant hire company, is back on track again. So, after a three-year absence during which the share soared and plummeted, I may crawl back on board again...


Ashtead, the Builder's Friend, May Build back its Fallen Share Price Again

2019-01-10 01:05:53

Hello Share Trouncers. About two years ago, I sold this family’s shares in Ashtead (AHT). After consulting this very website, I could not see how its meteoric rise could be sustained. We took a big profit. But then, as so often happens to shares which seem overvalued, the share price continued to soar. But while I suffered many months of kicking myself, the share price then did what it should have done all along and crashed back to 1800p - the price at which I sold the lot. Then it fell even more...


Ashtead – good...but I feel I can do better

2018-12-11 02:25:47

A year ago I was a little early in saying it was time to sell/take profits in Ashtead (AHT) at the twenty quid level...but I can live with this given the good and nicely profitable bump in the share beforehand. Now the share price is just under the seventeen quid level and this has piqued my interest again because the rental of industrial goods is a growth business and Ashtead has a very decent market position in both the UK and especially the US...


Ashtead Has Tooled Up Big Money for Many of Us, But Can it Continue?

2018-06-25 00:20:55

Hello Share Smashers. If I haven't covered Ashtead (AHT) for some time, it's because I sold the shares. And yet I wished I'd waited a bit longer.


Ashtead - 'making' or 'made' it happen?

2017-12-12 04:15:47

I have had the horn about Ashtead (AHT) shares for a while now, as noted during my write-up a quarter ago. Another quarter, another update...and boy has it continued to clean up with profits ahead of hopes, assisted by the post hurricane-related spend that tends to benefit the construction equipment and related rental business that the company specialises in.


Ashtead continues to clean up

2017-09-12 02:23:48

I have got to credit the management of industrial/construction rental machinery Ashtead (AHT) for their sensitive words about the hurricanes that have battered some of the American southern states in September.  Clearly this is not a time for anything other than expressing sympathy for those impacted but - with a commercial hat on - over the balance of this year and throughout 2018 I would imagine a business renting industrial and construction machinery is going to have a bunch of opportunities.  That's for the future though and today's first quarter results continue the excellent progress I noted when i last wrote about the stock three months ago here 


Ashtead's awesome strategy and numbers... so what to do now with the shares?

2017-06-13 04:38:01

I last mused about industrial plant and tool hire company Ashtead (AHT) fourteen months ago, since when the shares have basically doubled. Happy days...but no resting on the laurels because correctly you should be asking the question of 'so what do we do right here and right now?' Fortunately, the company puckered up its full year results today so all the latest information is to hand.


Stay Alert - if Your Shares Have Links Back in the USA

2017-01-23 01:25:33

Hello Share Tickers. The big change of presidents in the USA has frightened some investors into thinking that any stocks with links to America are to be avoided. At least until we become a bit clearer as to what’s what.


So Long Ashtead. Your Last Share Hike Led Me to Take Hefty Profits

2017-01-17 01:00:57

Hello Share Movers. After a long and happy relationship, I’ve dumped all this family’s shares in the tool and plant hire company Ashtead (AHT). There are fair reasons, I feel. Though they are nothing to do with the company itself.


Why Galloping Ashtead is More than Another Brick in the Wall

2016-12-01 01:00:05

Hello Share Pickers. Perhaps my favourite Footsie share is Ashtead (AHT). It was only recently that I brought it to your attention again. But I've thought of a few more encouraging vibes that you might like to hear about.


The Great Wall of Mexico and the Big Jump in Ashtead shares

2016-11-10 01:15:10

Hello Share Scotchers. Well, that was unexpected! I don’t mean that Donald is the next president. But the fact that one of my all time favourites, Ashtead (AHT) leapt ahead on the news.


Wonderful Ashtead Builds on Share Soaring Success and Deserves a Look

2016-08-31 00:18:35

Hello Share Toilers. One of the best shares to hold at the mo, in my humble opinion, is Ashtead (AHT). It has burst through yet another all-time new high as I write. And there’s still more to go I fancy. After all, the P/E ratio I have is still less than 16.


The Share Price Keeps Building - But this Beauty Is Tooled Up for Even Bigger Profits.

2016-07-28 00:24:46

Hello Share Screechers. It’s possibly time we looked at a share in the fabulous ‘slow, steady riser’ category. In some ways Ashtead Group (AHT) is a rather odd company to put our trust in.


Ashtead: taking advantage of shabby peers

2016-04-23 04:36:00

What characteristics do you like to see in an equity?  How about revenue and profit growth, free cash flow generation, relatively modest debt levels, an experienced and sensible management team, taking market share against peers and a good capability this could continue over the next few years?  And how about for the icing on the cake: a low valuation and increasing dividend capability?


Build on America's Building Revival by Eyeing Up Ashtead the Mighty.

2015-10-24 01:12:17

Hello Share Pushers. Firms with a strong connection to America are doing well at the moment. Signet (SIG), the sparkling jeweler keeps on putting on value. Which is quite understandable, as I sold all my holding last month.


Plunge Into Ashtead Before Its Results Next Week.

2015-06-08 23:41:29

Hi Share Sorters. A firm I’m often promoting to your attention is Ashtead (AHT). It’s a very big outfit -on both sides of the Big Pond. It hires out tools and plant, mostly to the building trade.


The Importance of Identifying Shares Too Slow to Rise and Too Quick to Fall.

2015-03-11 02:50:43

Hello Share Swingers. When it comes to larger companies, their share prices often seem to be on a pair of kitchen scales.


Ashtead... United Rentals downgrades appear ominous

2015-02-18 04:21:35

Pursuant to a series of downgrades over recent months to United Rentals (URI US, market cap $8.7 billion), I shorted a little Ashtead (AHT) - with a market cap of £5.5 billion. After all, one would imagine that those closer to home know the score.


Support the Tool Hire Firm that Knows the Drill.

2015-01-06 01:27:00

Hello Share Funsters. At the risk of boring you so early in 2015, I'm returning to my drum banging for Ashtead (AHT).


I'm in the Money - with Great News on Ashtead Wednesday.!

2014-12-11 02:14:07

Hello Share Tweakers. I am a happy bunny at the mo – despite a turbulent week on the stock market. This is because a blue chip I quite often thrust under your nose has beaten even my high expectations and has rattled up another 10%.


Ashtead Share Price Keeps On Building

2014-11-26 01:58:17

Hello Share Shufflers. Let's take another peek at one of my all-time great shares. The company hires out building and industrial tools and gear and, though it's a British firm, it does a lot of business in the currently buoyant USA.


How Those Wily Americans Are Proving Me Wrong.

2014-09-29 06:43:39

Hello Share Dabblers. I think I may have spoken too soon when a said not that long ago that the USA was losing its grip on the world economy.


Don’t Panic, Capt. Mainwaring, When Directors Dump Their Shares.

2014-09-08 06:37:09

Hello Fellow Dabblers: Be careful of taking director dealings too seriously. I know it doesn’t give us a very secure feeling when we see that the director of a firm has sold a bag of shares.


Ashtead Shares Keep Building – and the Party Is Just Beginning.

2014-08-28 07:06:18

Hello Share Grinders: Ashtead (AHT) is a go-ahead company which hires out tools and bigger gear to the building industry.What they supply will always be in demand because this kind of thing is pricey and builders, who often can only keep going by taking big loans, like to keep their costs down. Hiring the heavy stuff is a good way of doing it.


Ashstead: Building My Hopes with the Builders.

2014-03-28 07:49:16

Hello Share Seekers: I've had a spiffing thought. House building firms and those who supply them may see some tasty rises in their share price in the next few months.


Ashtead: It's Illogical and It's Daft.

2014-03-08 08:35:53

Hello Share Fans: There's no getting away from it. You just can't trust the obvious in Shareland

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