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Dignity's problems still go way beyond a third quarter in-line statement

2019-11-11 10:00:45

Unless a company is going bust, there is a point in most sells or shorts where even the sceptic has to admit that everything is priced in. Typically this happens when a company comes out with an update which is far from tremendous but the shares go up. Which brings us to Dignity (DTY), the funeral provider which I last wrote on in July – observing 'I seem to recall being hassled at the ten quid level by people convinced of value here. Dignity is not going bust but it is a changing world in the space. I am still avoiding it'. Today's update had its good and less good aspects…

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Dignity continues to struggle as the death rate slows

2019-05-13 09:30:27

The last time I wrote about the UK's largest funeral provider Dignity (DTY) back in March, I observed 'we cannot buck death...but you can continue to avoid Dignity's stock' due to all the challenges facing both the company and the sector. Today's first quarter update makes for continued grisly reading and - as I write - the share is down a further 6%...

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Dignity puts a brave face on more reasons why it has to eat its own profit margins

2019-03-28 08:00:00

Fresh from a brief trip north of the Watford Gap - from which I somehow returned without any obvious injuries or ailments - I see that my old pal Dignity (DTY) has puckered up another news update...and it confirms that life for the UK's only listed provider of funeral related services remains very difficult...

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Dignity – still worrying about competition in death

2019-03-13 03:00:34

After a couple of days having a few business meetings in The Promised Land it is back to the reality of the UK market...and a basic observation that we all know about competition in food retail but we are all still learning about competition in the business of death. And you know the stock market really, really dislikes unanticipated extra competition…

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Intu, Greene King & ‘Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them’

2018-11-29 02:30:36

Now this is what I call a proper 'earnings Thursday'. I will not have to tell the learned readership here that the quote above comes from Aristotle and it flickered through my mind as I read today's regulatory missive from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on the funeral sector…

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Dignity continues its wall of death at ten quid a share

2018-11-12 03:00:22

Funeral company Dignity (DTY) continues to fascinate me...as a slow moving car crash. The last time I wrote on the stock HERE I concluded that ''I am still watching not investing. This one feels as if - again - it is going to go lower" and this still feels the case…

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Dignity - 'continues to believe that trading during 2018 will be volatile' - shares heading only one way

2018-06-07 01:25:36

Oh Dignity (DTY). After last week's shocker – commented on HERE, following the announcement of the CMA funeral sector review, today's AGM statement from the UK's leading funeral related services company continues to be desperately mixed...and the rationale for owning the shares remains buried below the harsh realities of a sharply changing industry.

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Dignity - shares mourn as the CMA launches a funeral sector review

2018-06-01 02:00:42

I noted in my last write-up on under pressure funeral operator Dignity (DTY) that in its last earnings conference call they wished they could be more precise about future prospects. Well all the coffins are in the air again today as the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced 'a review into the £2 billion funerals market to ensure that people are not getting a bad deal'. Ouch.

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Dignity - 'I wish we could be more precise'. Quite!

2018-03-14 03:00:00

I have never had as many comments to an article as my piece on Dignity (DTY) back in January. It was a very good debate as picked up by Tom a few days later HERE, and different readers have very different views on the stock. The reality is we are back to around where we were - just sub 10 quid a share - after the shafting the company took after its 'we need to cut the prices of our funeral plans' comments back in January after today's full year numbers.

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Reader Post of the Week - Some more Dignity data for the bears to feast upon

2018-01-21 04:18:31

If you listened to my bearcast of yesterday you will be in no doubt that I am aa big bear of Dignity (DTY) based on some simple maths. I take my hat off to a ShareProphets reader (Buy100ozSilver) for his maths in our comments section. His ( or her) post merits a wider audience.

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Dignity - nothing guaranteed (except a 25% price cut and a falling share price)

2018-01-19 03:00:00

As the old saying goes there is nothing guaranteed except death and taxes. Funnily enough I rarely have seen the announcement of a 25% cut in a product price helping a share price either...and that brings us to the large UK funeral operator Dignity (DTY).

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Dignity Shares May Fall, Thanks to Better Medical Care.

2016-05-18 23:54:10

Hello Share Scrimpers. Being a sensible sort of chap I do not have any life insurance. There is no point in an investment in my death, as I will get no benefit from it. True, my family would, but who cares about that? But my death fascinates me a bit. As a Christian I expect to carry on regardless in another life, but that is a different consideration. I’m getting round to looking at investment in Dignity (DTY) a share I’ve avoided researching in the past, probably out of a fear of dying as I approach my three score years and ten.

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Dignity – Death is not a one way bet

2013-01-08 18:02:12

AIM listed Funeral homes group Dignity (DTY) is one of those companies whose shares always look expensive, but then always seem to head higher. You always kick yourself for not buying the stock, after all we have an ageing population and so death ( like taxes) looks a sort of one way bet. As it happens, that is not the case. At a share price of £11.02 the company is now capitalised at £603 million. Is this justifiable?

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