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Card Factory – “Liquidity Update”, how ‘pleased’ should it be with the banking syndicate waivers?

2021-01-27 16:24:18

I previously wrote on self-styled “the UK's leading specialist retailer of greeting cards, dressings and gifts” Card Factory (CARD) in July, concluding with the shares up above 45p I continued to avoid including with trading concerns and the net debt up to £144.2 million. Now the shares are down below 36p on a “Liquidity Update”...


Card Factory – “pleased to update… exceeded our initial expectations”… but just how creditable is this?

2020-07-28 14:59:21

Self-styled “the UK's leading specialist retailer of greeting cards, dressings and gifts” Card Factory (CARD) “is pleased to update the market on its trading performance and financial position” – and the shares have currently responded to above 45p, approaching 8% higher...


Card Factory – updates including noting significant online sales growth, BUT...

2020-05-06 11:36:25

“Covid 19 update” from retailer Card Factory (CARD) – and the shares currently slightly higher, around 40p...


Card Factory – profit warning… but CEO share purchase reassurance, right? Er…

2020-01-09 14:10:56

Card Factory (CARD) has updated commencing “group revenue year-to-date of +3.6% (2019: +3.4%) with like-for-like sales -0.6% (2019: -0.1%)” and including “the board remains committed to its previously stated dividend policy”. The shares have currently responded to 100p – er, more than 28% lower!...


Neil Woodford – let the carnage commence: Card Factory

2019-06-04 11:18:40

Neil “I am not a forced seller” Woodford has been selling Card Factory (CARD). Why is this worthy of comment? Well just three weeks ago we published an article entitled Gambling Neil Woodford doubles down on sliding Card Factory after he doubled his stake to 10%.


Gambling Neil Woodford doubles down on sliding Card Factory

2019-05-14 10:24:32

Last time Neil Woodford piled in for shares in Card Factory (CARD), back in October 2017 at c. 315p, the shares were hit by a profit warning and slid to 232p in January 2018. With 5.02% of the company, Neil Woodford was sitting on a loss (of other people’s money) of some £54 million and Tom Winnifrith was scathing. Well, the shares are now around 186.5p and the market (including Tom Winnifrith) is wrong, natch. We know this because Neil has been buying again, taking his holding to 10.06% last Friday. Heck: only 40% down – this is a winner, let’s buy some more!


Why Card Factory Doesn't Get My First Class Stamp of Approval

2018-10-03 07:12:50

Hello, Share Turners. Though sending cards is a necessary ritual of life, I have my doubts about investing in firms which make or sell them - or do both. Technology and high postal charges are a growing problem. And younger people look more to Facebook and the like to confer their birthday and other greetings.


Why Card Factory May Struggle Against Changing Trends

2018-08-17 07:14:00

Hello, Share Graspers. Back in the mists of time when just a few birthday cards were first sent online, I opined that the traditional postal card might become threatened. I don't know if this view still affects the performance of the Card Factory (CARD). But it's not a share that attracts me at the moment, anyway.


Card Factory now 232p after profits warning - guess who filled his boots in October at c315p?

2018-01-11 08:29:17

Well which fund manager do you think always knows far better than than the market? After dismal interims in September, only those who always know better than the market would have snapped up 5.02% of the company in early October...


Card Factory – review as CEO argues “a solid set of interim results”… and the shares respond 15% lower

2017-09-26 06:10:25

Shares in retailer Card Factory (CARD) are currently down approaching 15% on the back of results for its half year ended 31st July despite CEO Karen Hubbard arguing “we have delivered a solid set of interim results with strong growth in like-for-like sales and total revenue, despite the decline in footfall seen across the high street”. Hmmm…


Is Card Factory Growing Too Fast to Support Rising Profits?

2017-05-10 00:16:15

Hello Share Hikers. It’s been my view for yonks that companies which make and sell greetings cards are possibly cruising for a bruising.


Card Factory – trading statement sees return of like-for-like’s, wonder why they went away?

2017-01-26 07:23:36

Having previously noted on Card Factory (CARD) slowed sales growth & where are like-for-likes?, I now note “Trading Statement” and “Directorate Change” announcements from the cards and gifts retailer...


Card Factory – emphasises “sales growth”, but it's slowed & where are like-for-likes?

2016-11-15 04:03:25

I wrote on Card Factory (CARD) in August with the shares then at around 300p – concluding I could understand the share price decline and to avoid. The following updates with the shares currently at 260p on the back of a third quarter trading update…


Card Factory – “as convinced as ever of the strong growth prospects”, but recent performance “lower than our normal levels”. Hmmm…

2016-08-11 08:25:46

A trading update for the six months ended 31st July 2016 from Card Factory (CARD) notes “we remain as convinced as ever of the strong growth prospects for the business”, though describes a trading performance “lower than our normal levels”. Hmmm...


Zak Mir's Bull Call of the Day No. 1: Card Factory: December Resistance Target At 380p Plus

2016-01-17 01:34:03

On the daily chart of Card Factory it can be seen how one can draw a rising trend channel from as long ago as the this time last year.


Zak Mir's Bull Call Of The Day No. 2: Card Factory: Broadening Triangle Target To 450p

2015-09-27 04:41:39

Anyone looking for what seems to be a high quality up trending situation would apparently not need to venture further than the daily chart of Card Factory at the moment. 


Zak Mir's Bear Call Of The Day: Card Factory: Retreat Towards 300p Expected

2015-06-26 00:57:48

Shareholders of Card Factory )CARD) have been fortunate in recent months in being backed by a relatively consistent bull run for the shares, one which has dominated the daily chart timeframe over the post summer 2014 period.

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