Some GSK plc (GSK) shareholders have sold their Haleon (HLN) spin-off shares and some have not. I belong in the latter group on the basis that today’s half one numbers are a classic double or quits moment, based far more on the conference call being held by “one of the world's largest providers of specialist oral health” later today. I look forward to sharing some thoughts with you all on this tomorrow – as shown by the share price rise this morning, the numbers were alright…but what really matters is where the group is going over the rest of the decade. Meanwhile, a couple of months ago I wrote on Kingfisher (KGF).
I read the other day that the "cost of July 4th cookout is 17% higher compared to a year ago”. I am sure it has not stopped the average American having a good time over the last three days. It is almost as if they did something important on this day of the year a few years back. Meanwhile, it is going to be an interesting week.
Back in November I observed that below a 300p share price it might be worth having a look at Kingfisher (KGF). Thanks to the market volatility of the last three months we have been at that level, but there have been other stocks I have been more interested in. So what do I think after today’s first quarter trading update?
Hello Share Smashers. Kingfisher (KGF) is a wily old bird that knows how to make money. It owns B&Q, which has done rather well during the Covid crisis. People spending more time working from home want a nicer environment. So they’re spending the time saved on commuting doing up their pads.
I said back in March about Kingfisher (KGF) that it ‘loves the rise and rise of DIYers’. And you can see the impact on the share price over the last eight or so months, rising from well below 300p to over 350p. But today the share is down over 4% at below 325p, and that is despite the company observing in its Q3 update today that it ‘continues to grow its market share, driven by strong execution of our new strategy’. So what is going on?