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More excitement (of a type) at Royal Mail

Where do I start with the recent headlines about shares in the Royal Mail (RMG)? We certainly could start with the observation late yesterday that “Postal strike looms as Royal Mail workers back walkouts in pay and jobs row”. Alternatively, we could look at this morning’s observation about first quarter trading of “revenue down 11.5% year on year…reflecting weakening retail trends, lower test kit volumes and a return to structural decline in letters”. And we could even talk about the observation - also out today - that “Royal Mail threatens split after name change to International Distributions Services”. Or we could just talk again about ANOTHER fall in Royal Mail’s share price!


Leave Royal Mail shares to the experts

Back in November last year I wondered if I was going to choose Royal Mail (RMG) as a new buy for 2022.  But when it got the end of December the share price had risen from about 430p to approximately 520p and hence I was happy to keep on ignoring it. So why did Royal Mail shares react badly to its numbers last week, meaning their year-to-date fall is now nearly 40%? It is a good job then that I decided to ignore the share late last year…but is it a potential buy now?


Robots Transform Royal Mail as it Delivers Profits in a First Class Parcel Boom

Hello Share Pickers. You've probably noticed the number of parcels arriving at yours and your family’s homes have grown considerably. The Royal Mail (RMG) can thank the pandemic for this boom, it’s safer to shop online these days. The parcel craze has saved the Royal Mail because letters are so old hat now. Email has largely taken over.


Well done Chairman Keith at the Royal Mail

A few years ago I did own some shares in Royal Mail (RMG) on the basis that (1) it could be managed better as a private company rather than a state owned one and; (2) its property ownership in places such as the Nine Elms site in south London offered it the scope to even further improve its alright net cash position. Anyhow, I made a bit of money but lost interest in the shares at/around the 600p level in 2018. For many obvious reasons (fewer letters, worker angst and growing competition in the parcel business), the Royal Mail had a shocking couple of years after that, meaning by June last year I noted that its new chair Keith Williams had a big job going forward. And he certainly did but - as shown by the near tripling of the share price since - I doff my hat to him.

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