Gooch & Housego (GHH), a “photonic systems, components and instrumentation for applications in the Aerospace & Defence, Industrial, Life Sciences and Scientific Research sectors” company, has made a trading update noting “improved levels of demand” and “good progress streamlining our manufacturing sites”. So potentially interesting?...
Previously writing on “photonic systems, components and instrumentation for applications in the Aerospace & Defence, Industrial, Life Sciences and Scientific Research sectors” company Gooch & Housego (GHH), last month I concluded emphasis of long-term hopes usually means nearer-term difficulties and here “industrial laser demand remains at below ‘normalised’ levels… the timing and pace of the industrial laser market recovery remains difficult to predict… There remains significant global economic uncertainty”. With a more than £265 million market cap, at this juncture my stance remains sell. The market cap is now, at 998p per share, £250 million following a further trading update...
Photonic systems, components and instrumentation for applications in the aerospace & defence, industrial and sciences sectors company Gooch & Housego (GHH) has updated including that its “manufacturing locations in the UK, USA and China are now fully open, thanks to measures that were quickly and efficiently put in place by our site teams, minimising the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic for our customers whilst keeping our employees safe… Trading levels in June and July reflected the recovery in the company's manufacturing capacity and some of our larger customers' manufacturing sites reopening… our order book remains robust”. The shares though are still not much above levels from when I previously wrote on the company in April...
Photonic components & systems manufacturer Gooch & Housego (GHH) has updated including “areas of life sciences driving extra demand” and “in general we are now seeing improved demand from Japan, S.Korea and to an extent from China… as at 31 March 2020 our order book was at £91.7 million (31 March 2019: £93.2 million)”. The shares though remain down from more than 1400p earlier this year to below 1000p…
A “US Facilities Update” from optical components and systems manufacturer Gooch & Housego (GHH) includes that it anticipates that a likely COVID-19 related legal order’s impact would be “limited” on its operations in Keene, New Hampshire “given a significant proportion of the products and services provided by the facility are expected to be exempt from the scope of the order”. Shares in the company are currently at 754p – down from above 1400p in early February…
Photonic components and systems manufacturer Gooch & Housego (GHH) has updated including of “high levels of demand for fibre optics, hi-reliability fibre couplers used in undersea cables and our A&D and life science capabilities” and the shares have currently responded above 1350p, more than 6% higher…
Writing earlier this week on Gooch & Housego (GHH), I questioned “dividend increased… reflective of the directors' confidence in the business going forward”. There was subsequently that day a ‘directorate share purchase’ announcement – and there’s subsequently been another one…
Previously writing on Gooch & Housego (GHH), in April I stated announces “in line with management's expectations”… but not with expectations less than 6 weeks before the period-end!. On half-year results, the shares are though further materially lower today…
From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2018 and thus far in 2019 (by net short position %, those in bold not on the list at the start of 2019) – and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...
“Gooch & Housego PLC (AIM: GHH), the specialist manufacturer of photonic components & systems, announces that trading in the six months to 31 March 2019 was in line with management's expectations”. But I note an 1150p share price is down from approaching 1900p in October and more than 1500p as recently as February. Hmmm…
An AGM trading update from Gooch & Housego (GHH) sees CEO Mark Webster emphasise “our fibre optic business is performing particularly strongly” and “we remain confident in the potential of the industrial laser sector and our other markets to provide attractive long term growth”. So why have the shares responded currently more than 10% lower, towards 1300p?...
Gooch & Housego (GHH) is engaged in the field of photonics, i.e. lasers and other light-related technologies. The shares have been on an incredible bull run for the last several years and are a more than 20-bagger from the 2009 low. Today’s interim results are the perfect moment to review performance.
From a technical perspective it can be said that the start of what has been a solid bull run for Gooch & Housego was as long ago as October last year, with the higher low of that month versus July at 600p underlining the fresh positive momentum.
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