Keyword results: Ocado

PREMIUM CONTENT

Ocado remains relaxed about losing money!

Thursday was a busy day with a thousand (and one) corporate names reporting and the European Central Bank finally seeing common sense and raising interest rates after 14 years to (wait for it!) 0%. What a world we live in… And talking about the excitable world out there brings me back (again) to Ocado (OCDO). Last month - despite being an occasional user – I noted it is still bonkers that the grocery technology name has a c. £6.5 billion market cap (even if it continues to sign various global deals). What did Ocado’s first half 2022 numbers say yesterday then? No surprise it is still talking about losses (and hopes for the future).

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
Newsboy
PREMIUM CONTENT

Last day of June! What are house prices, Ocado and Moonpig up to?

It is the last day of June, the last day of the quarter and the last day of the first half of the year. How exciting! There is so much more to come for all active investors. As for the ‘buy a bit of everything / anything’ passive investor types…good luck, unless you really want to ignore the world of investments for a decade or two. And so much to think about, as always on a Thursday. First, I was amused to see that the latest Nationwide House Price Index for June pleased many people by still showing a year-on-year increase of 10.7% (only just below the 10.8% anticipated number).

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
Bearcast
PREMIUM CONTENT

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Shield Therapeutics or Verditek - which sees a share price collapse first?

I start with my wonderful son, Joshua, losing every race at Sports Day with bravery and humour. Then, onto UK Network Agency; Innovation Agri-Tech; Eden Pharma; the wretched FCA's failure on £65 million fraud, Appbox Media/One True View; Ocado (OCDO); Morses Club (MCL); Cake Box (CBOX) - where Steve is wrong; Verditek (VDTK); and Shield Therapeutics (STX).

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
PREMIUM CONTENT

Ocado – nice food, expensive prices and a striking money-raising

I do quite like receiving a food delivery from Ocado (OCDO). It is not cheap but the quality is good and it is certainly better than going to a restaurant or something like that. However - as I last detailed HERE three months ago - it is a “good job I prefer Ocado’s food delivery to its shares”, especially as the nearly £6 billion market cap company has felt the need to raise nearly £600 million in an equity raise. What is going on?

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
MKS
MKS
PREMIUM CONTENT

Buying boxers at M&S may be fine, but the shares remain tougher to justify

I am sure there are some people who are still very hopeful about their Marks & Spencer (MKS) shares but I dumped mine so long ago that I guess even a pair of its expensive boxers would have worn out by now. Forget though the 60% fall in the company’s share price over the last five years or the 40% fall year-to-date, or even the decision of the CEO to exit stage left after six years in charge, is there any interest in the shares over the next year or not?

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
PREMIUM CONTENT

Why supermarket stocks remain avoids today

An "excitable" Monday on the markets! I see that it has helped pull the FTSE 100 back to a small loss year-to-date. Well at least it is a lot better than peers in all the rest of the developed world. Meanwhile, did you see the headline that “Asda and Morrisons drop prices to help struggling shoppers”. So what does that mean for names such as Tesco (TSCO), J Sainsbury (SBRY) and Ocado (OCDO) among others?

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
Newsboy
PREMIUM CONTENT

Thursday fun with Ocado, Deliveroo and Trainline

Thursday is always a busy day for those in the world of equities. All good fun in my opinion. So what has caught my eye in today’s corporate updates?

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
Bearcast
PREMIUM CONTENT

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Reasons to defund the BBC No 897 - Martha Kearney, BP and dividends

I start with the economically illiterate state broadcaster and almost despair. Then it is onto Gareth M Edwards, Duncan Soukup, Anemoi (AMOI) and Alina (ALNA). Then it is onto ADVFN (AFN), Eurasia Mining (EUA), Jubilee Metals (JLP), Omega Diagnostics (ODX) and Ocado (OCDO

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
PREMIUM CONTENT

Good job I prefer Ocado’s food delivery than its shares…then onto tip of the year DCC

Since I observed in mid-December that “I like Ocado (OCDO) delivery but I am keeping on avoiding the shares”, I have personally used the company twice and remain completely unsurprised to see the share price down over 10% today and nearly 20% year-to-date. Life is always tough when you have a market cap of nearly £9.5 billion, revenue of just shy of £2.5 billion (up 7.2% year-on-year) and – despite some clever software and robots technology – still make a loss. Striking a deal here with M&S (MKS) was smart here in the UK and ‘unveiled the next leap of game-changing technology underpinning the unique and proprietary Ocado Smart Platform’ may be very exciting, but my top tip would be to make some actual proper profit. I guess that means (1) I will put another food and related order in later this month and (2) I will keep on avoiding the shares. Meanwhile, how is one of my ‘tips of the year’ plays DCC plc (DCC) getting along?

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
PREMIUM CONTENT

I like Ocado delivery but I am keeping on avoiding the shares

Once a month or so we do have a household food delivery from Ocado (OCDO) and, as observed back in September, I am a bit of a fan. Helped by its M&S (MKS) link, the quality is a little better in my opinion than our normal delivery faves Morrison and J Sainsbury (SBRY) but the cost is somewhat higher. Still, it is better than going to a rip-off restaurant and – let’s face it – cooking your own food is hardly impossible. However good luck if you fancy a few Christmas specials from the Ocado delivery range because when I last looked the next deliveries are in 2022. Today’s Q4 trading statement was hardly shabby either as it observed ‘strong underlying demand trend…conviction to invest and accelerate growth’, even before the Christmas demand.

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
PREMIUM CONTENT

The Mode share price has dropped a lot recently, but for good reason after issuing a dodgy RNS! Bargepole!

Mode Global Holdings (MODE) is typical of many small technology companies in that it burns through cash at an alarming rate whilst trying to grow its revenues to any sort of meaningful amount.

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
PREMIUM CONTENT

I use Ocado but not JD Sports Fashion. But do I buy either of the shares?

I have got my second Ocado (OCDO) delivery of the month arriving later this week. I admit it, from the perspective of a supermarket shopping delivery, I am a bit of an Ocado fanboy. Of course that does not mean I think the stock is cheap and you may recall during my update on the name here a couple of months ago, the share was a no for me given ‘even next year’s EV/EBITDA multiple is probably over a 40x multiple’. So why are the shares down further today?

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content

This Space Age Supermarket Wizard Has Ambition in Spades

Hello, Share Shapers. Supermarkets are doing rather well at the mo, motivated I suspect by the take-over interest in Morrisons (MRW). However, I can see more reliable drivers for the online supermarket Ocado (OCDO), which has risen in prominence during the lockdowns. My brighter colleague Chris Bailey has already commented on this baby, but the situation is fascinating so allow me to put in my two bits worth.

PREMIUM CONTENT

My Ocado delivery is arriving later but how about its shares?

I believe there is a football game at 8pm later today (sorry Italy, but someone has to lose) but – helping to make sure the family has a range of nice things to eat and drink whilst watching the game – Ocado (OCDO) is dropping around at the house in a few hours time. It might describe itself as ‘a publicly-traded company that develops software, robotics, and automation systems for online retailers’, but specifically in the UK it has switched from working with Waitrose to now working with Marks & Spencer (MKS).  

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
Newsboy
PREMIUM CONTENT

Shall I book my next food shopping with J Sainsbury or Ocado?

Being a shareholder in Wm Morrison (MRW) has been marvellous, as discussed on Sunday HERE. I had to laugh this morning when I read in The Times that one top 20 investor’s ‘view is 254p undervalues Morrisons, but with three private equity groups interested it is unlikely to be the final bid’. Clearly on the first point they should have bought more shares then! We will see on the latter point and my view is to hold onto the stock and see what happens. Even if all the other potential angles come to nothing, getting a 254p per share bid (including the dividend) is a pretty good return for those who followed the views on this website over the last few months. Tom and Steve have also been very smartly writing about Morrisons’ peer J Sainsbury (SBRY), recently observing that it is a FTSE “elephant and another dividend secured”.

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
PREMIUM CONTENT

Has Ocado peaked at Last? I am Short (Again) at 2250p

A few years back, Ocado (OCDO) was one of the most reviled companies in the UK with the shares regularly topping Short Tracker’s most shorted table, peaking in 2016 with 20% of the shares out on loan. The short interest is now negligible as the bears (myself included) have been sent packing with the relentless, almost tenfold, rise of the share price over the last few years which has only recently looked to be running out of steam.

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
Newsboy
PREMIUM CONTENT

Whilst we wait for the politicians to catch up, change is a-coming say GVC and Ocado

Markets, eh! Don’t you just love them? Acres and acres of doom and gloom in the press but – when I last looked today – the FTSE 100 was up. Now admittedly October was dire and the safety valve known as the pound is down, so comps and the backdrop are supportive. I am far from aggressively bullish – you cannot be without much more of a focus on mitigation, workarounds and basically liberating the private sector again to do what it is good at (making money in innovative ways) – but the old adage of ‘being greedy whilst others are fearful’ is whirling around my mind. You have to stay opportunistic…

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content

With Armchair Food Shopping Set to Increase What Can Go Wrong for this Home Delivery Doyen?

Hello, Share Trappers. Many of you will be wondering how much dosh is currently being made by Ocado (OCDO) because of the virus. At one time, some investors avoided the stock because online supermarket shopping was considered to be not that popular. But now the pandemic has shifted more focus to armchair shopping, well, what could go wrong?

Bear
PREMIUM CONTENT

What the Hut (Group)?!

Have you ever used e-retailer The Hut Group? On its website it describes itself as being ‘passionate about leading the growth of prestigious global brands in beauty, nutrition, luxury, and lifestyle’.  Clearly I am not its target customer but there are plenty of consumers out there for some of its brands including ESPA, Illamasqua, Myprotein and the online retailer lookfantastic, especially in a pandemic-tinged world which has moved more online.  As Debenhams, House of Fraser et al fade, The Hut Group takes their place.  And soon it will take their place on the stock market with a listing due next week. 

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content

The Virus-Led Online Food Surge Should Stay Post Crisis and this Space Age Giant Could Prosper

Hello, Share Keepers. One company to benefit from the lockdown is Ocado (OCDO), the online supermarket. This, of course, is no surprise given the huge numbers advised not to leave their homes. Last year, I would never have brought Ocado to your attention as I expected strong competition for online deliveries from longer-established supermarkets. But Ocado is now making full advantage of the unhappy situation by seeking to expand fast...

All Supermarkets Should Make Money in the Crisis, but this Online Specialist Probably Stands out

Hello, Share Peekers. In the past, some of the companies I hold that announced they couldn't keep up with demand have seen a sudden drop in the share price. It once happened to Creightons (CRL), the supplier of household stuff. My reaction then was to think ‘What a nice problem to have’. And I immediately bought more shares. Soon the company stock was at an all-time high. I’ve a feeling something similar might happen to Ocado (OCDO)...

Acropolis

How a Crazy Carry On Could Favour the share price of Supermarkets

Hello, Share Crunchers. Several folks were filmed by BBC news last night trying to hold onto loads and loads of toilet rolls outside supermarkets which held special openings for the infirm and elderly. Why? Are silver shoppers confusing the virus with dysentery? This week I featured in this modest column the attraction of investing in Wm Morrison (MRW)It made a small profit increase even before the panic buying started. I argued that it should do even better now. I would like to extend that optimism to all four big British supermarkets...

This Futuristic Company's Robots Career Around Warehouses Fulfilling Orders. Santa Take Note.

Hello, Share Crushers. And thank you to all those kind souls who wished me well on my visit to the hospital to discover why I’m seeing headless ghosts. I’m a bit nervous about the results but will let you know. Meanwhile, today’s choice for your further investigation is an unusual kind of business...

MKS
MKS
PREMIUM CONTENT

Whilst some go back to school, M&S goes back to the FTSE-250: problem or opportunity?

Investment is a credibility and confidence game. And part of this game is admitting that sometimes (actually quite often) you are wrong on shares.  But as always it is how you react that matters and with psychology being an important driver of share prices in the shorter-term, trying to work out what the average investor is thinking is part of the game.  

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
CNA
CNA
PREMIUM CONTENT

My advice to Centrica and BT: have a plan if you are going to cut the dividend

Investment can be a kind of introspective business and it struck me yesterday that it was kind of interesting that when i wrote up my latest musings on Marks & Spencer (MKS) the other day, I did not even mention the dividend cut.  It was not as if I did not know about it but in an article where I probably squeezed in too many corporate names, it did not feel that relevant versus the Ocado related money raising, continued roll-out of the new strategy and the reiteration of numbers.  I found it interesting too that you had to delve quite deep into the deadwood press articles of the next day to spot this aspect of the update too.  

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
Newsboy
PREMIUM CONTENT

RNS potpourri - M&S and Ocado, GVC, ITV, Taylor Wimpey...and badboy Metro Bank

There are some thin news days...and there are some busy ones. Today is one of the latter...so let us dive in…

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content

This Week: BP Beats Estimates & an Unfortunate Week for Ocado

BP (BP.) and Ocado (OCDO) released annual results on Tuesday this week and the market initially responded well to both: BP finished the day up +5.2%, with Ocado +4.2%. Things have taken a turn for the worse for Ocado following news of a fire at one of its fulfilment centres in Andover. Shares in the online supermarket are -14.4% since Tuesday’s close. In this week’s article we take a look at whether these events have altered broker and tipster opinion about the future of both firms.

Ocado – fire incident “now under control”, but having expanded last night

Having announced yesterday lunchtime that “a fire started in a section of the ambient grid of our Andover CFC… The incident and the measures being taken to contain it appears to have affected a proportion of the mechanical handling equipment and some of the grid… Andover suspended operation this morning preventing further fulfilment of orders”, a further update today from Ocado (OCDO) commences; “Unfortunately the fire which started yesterday morning in a corner of the ambient grid was not contained as we believed, and last night expanded”...

REVIEWED: Performance of start of 2018 top shorted London-listed shares

Early each year, we note the top shorted London-listed shares as at the start of the year. How did 2018's perform?...

Online Supermarket King Should See Shares Rise with Superior Selling Technology

Hello, Share Samplers. Online shopping is likely to grow even faster in the future than it has in the recent past. A company well placed to take more than an average advantage of this fact is Ocado (OCDO). And that’s because this retailer has a super duper system for fulfilling orders that other companies will also want to use - at a price.

Stockmarket crash performance update: start of 2018 top shorted London-listed shares

Early this year we showed the ten top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2018. After the recent market slide and compared to end-September, how's the latest performance?...

Ocado – interims argue ‘beginning to change the way the world shops’. Beginning to translate financially then?

Ocado (OCDO) has announced results for its half year ended 3rd June 2018, with CEO Tim Steiner reckoning “the success of our technology platform continues to be demonstrated… we are beginning to fulfil our ambition to change the way the world shops”. Is this also beginning to be demonstrated financially then?...

Ocado valuation continues to reach even crazier heights

Ocado (OCDO) has seen a significant rise in its share price in recent weeks and seems to have gained upwards momentum, but I would question how long that will last and still see it as very expensive at this point in time.

Bearcast
PREMIUM CONTENT

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: Ocado can you smell burning bear paw?

I suspect that Ocado (OCDO) is even more overvalued after today's share price surge on the Kroger deal - it goes to show the dangers of shorting anything other than an outright fraud in the current climate. I look at the FOBT news - Nanny State gets more and more bossy every day. I look also at Mothercare (MTC), Foxtons (FOXT) and WH Ireland (WHI)

Subscribe to ShareProphets to access Premium Content
Bear

Q1 performance update: start of 2018 top shorted London-listed shares

Early this year we showed the ten top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2018. After the first quarter, how's performance?...

It is easy to see why Ocado is heavily shorted

It isn’t hard to see why shopping delivery firm Ocado (OCDO) is one of the most shorted shares on the market, given its current valuation.

Top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2018

We review the performance of the top shorted London-listed shares as at the start of each year. For 2017 that review is HERE and, from the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, we now have the ten top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2018...

Different Fortunes For the UK's Two Most Hated Stocks

The fortunes of London’s two most shorted companies, Carillion (CLLN) and Ocado (OCDO) have differed sharply of late.

Bear

Autumn 2017 update: Top shorted London-listed shares

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, we previously updated the top shorted London-listed shares HERE. The following is our Autumn update...

Bear

Late summer 2017 update: Top shorted London-listed shares

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, we previously updated the top shorted London-listed shares HERE. Post Tom Winnifrith offering his top four short-able shorts in London and approaching the final third of 2017, the following updates...

Bear

Post half-year 2017 update: Top shorted London-listed shares

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, we previously updated at Easter the top shorted London-listed shares HERE. The following updates, showing those with a current reported short position of +7% (those in bold new entrants post the Easter update)...

Bearcast

Tom Winnifritb Bearcast: lessons from Carillion, 88 Energy, MySQUAR and the faux political correctness of my father exposed

Here I am in Shipston with my father who enjoys bearcasts if they mention him so just for that reason I record again. His faux political correctness is exposed by the issue of coverage of women's cricket in The Guardian - the dreadful newspaper he has delivered to try to fool my family of public sector "working" lefties that he is one of them. In terms of the market I look at Carillion (CLLN) and 88 Energy (88E). Shares in both companies are collapsing today and I look at why and at what lessons folks should be learning. You could so easily have avoided losing money on both. Please note Malcolm Stacey and other Ocado (OCDO) bulls, lesson one on Carillion is for you. I also make it clear that while he may have some of the attributes of a Bulletin Board Moron as he showed HERE, Evil Knievil is not, in fact, a BBM, I was just joshing him when I suggested otherwise. En passant I look at MySquar (MYSQ) and explain why today's exposes HERE and HERE may refer to events a long time ago but are pertinent. 

How About Ocado - if You Think On-line Shopping is Set to Get Even Stronger?

Hello Share Smoothers. Ocado (OCDO) is one of those annoying companies which does not give you a clue as to what it does by its name. It is in fact an online supermarket. And it should have been called something like ‘The On-Line Supermarket.’ Never mind. Silly names is just one of my personal irritants in the share picking game.

Sell the Ocado Rally at 300p

Until recently the stock market has been very kind to Ocado (OCDO), with the shares in May rising from 250p to nearly 320p valuing the enterprise at north of £2 billion. The company has though never remotely justified its market cap on fundamentals and has therefore needed to tease investors with hints of a huge, game-changing, deal.

Top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2017

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the ten top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2017...

Bearcast

Tom Winnifrith Bearcast: From A for Avanti to Z for Zero via F for Flea

Still no news on Tom Jnr but I shall keep you posted. Actually the Mrs has banned the name Tom and is on a bit of a roll for cot related reasons. On the markets I look at Avanti Communications (AVN), Ocado (OCDO) and in detail Corero (CNS) and Tyratech (TYR) and cannot resist a smug mention of Wishbone Gold (WSBN) after my weekend comment HERE.

Cautious Ocado Statement sees shares slipping, shorters holding on for the win

In my preview of Ocado’s Q3 trading statement, I suggested that the market cap was probably just too big. The statement released this morning is a win for the shorters as the shares retreat 14% to 276p.

Ocado Preview: London’s 3rd most shorted stock

The Ocado (OCDO) share price remains volatile, as investors try to figure out whether this unusual business is headed for success or failure. Short interest remains incredibly high, and currently represents about 17.5% of shares outstanding, making it a top 3 bear target in London! Let’s take a look in advance of next Tuesday’s Q3 trading statement.

Ocado - a compelling short

Bears have a saying “never be short in company” but I have made an exception to this rule today and reopened a bear at 308p in Ocado (OCDO)  the second most shorted company on the market (after Carillion). 

Ocado Group – trading update reckons “steady progress”, but what about cash generation?

I previously updated on online retailer and technology group Ocado (OCDO), questioning whether its results for its year ended 29th November 2015 really represented “good progress in a challenging market environment” HERE. The following reviews a latest trading update – this time emphasising “we are pleased with the steady progress in our business”. Hmmm…

Ocado Group – full-year results, it reckons “good progress”. Really?

Online retailer and technology group Ocado (OCDO) has announced results for its year ended 29th November 2015 trumpeting “good progress in a challenging market environment”. Really?

Reviewed: Performance of the most shorted London-listed shares as at the start of 2015

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, we recently detailed the most shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2016 - see HERE. Is this worth paying some attention to? The following reviews the 2015 performance of the most shorted such shares as at the start of that year (those in bold also on the 2016 list), completing our review of 2015 (which has included of the ShareProphets writers share tips of the year HERE, the China AIM 'Filthy Forty' HERE, the AIM shares shorted HERE and the 2015 UK Investor Show bear calls HERE)...

The most shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2016...

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the disclosed most shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2016...

BOO
BOO

Tom Winnifrith's comments on Boohoo.com are utter nonsense

This article was posted as a comment on ShareProphets but after discussion with Tom Winnifrith I am happy for it to gain a wider audience and Tom is very keen that both sides of the argument be heard. Tom's articles and bearcasts on Boohoo (BOO) are utter nonsense. Let's take each point in turn;

Zak Mir's Bull Call Of The Day: Ocado - The Strongest Supermarket?

It is ironic that its “real” counterparts have struggled to prove themselves to the market, while with difficulty even turning a profit online grocer Ocado has been one of the more resilient plays at least in share price terms. 

The top 20 single net short positions in London - 17/04/2015

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the 20 highest single net short positions and the changes (red if short increased, green if reduced) since a previous analysis HERE.

GBO
GBO

Q1 2015 Performance Update: top 20 single net short positions in London

From the weekly table published on this website, the following updates how the top 20 single net short positions in London have performed (green indicates the shares were not in the last weekly table of the quarter HERE, with the noted 'closing share price' then that of the publication date of the first weekly table in which the shares no longer appeared)...

The top 20 single net short positions in London - 02/04/2015

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the 20 highest single net short positions and the changes (red if short increased, green if reduced) since a previous analysis HERE.

QPP
QPP

The top 20 single net short positions in London - 27/03/2015

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the 20 highest single net short positions and the changes (red if short increased, green if reduced) since a previous analysis HERE.

The top 20 single net short positions in London - 20/03/2015

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the 20 highest single net short positions and the changes (red if short increased, green if reduced) since a previous analysis HERE.

The top 20 single net short positions in London - 14/01/2015

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the 20 highest single net short positions and the changes (red if short increased, green if reduced) since a previous analysis HERE.

Ocado ... Obfuscation warns the Dark Destroyer

You can sometimes tell more from what a company doesn't tell you than what it does. Take for example, Ocado's (OCDO) -  market cap £2.4 billion -  trading update for the Christmas 2014 period, released this morning.  

List (as of 07/01/2015) & performance of most shorted shares in London

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the most shorted shares (by total net short position %), if this total position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since a previous analysis HERE and the performance in 2015 thus far...

ASC
ASC

Changes in disclosable net short positions - first week of 2015

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details changes to net short positions in the last week (red if short increased, green if reduced)...

The top 20 single net short positions in London - 07/01/2015

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the 20 highest single net short positions and the changes (red if short increased, green if reduced) since a previous analysis HERE.

The most shorted London shares at the start of 2015...

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the disclosed most shorted shares at the start of 2015...

Ocado Group – is the progress and outlook sufficient to justify the £2bn+ valuation?

Online grocer Ocado (OCDO) has updated on the final 16 weeks of its year to 30th November 2014, including commenting that it is “pleased with the continued steady growth in our business against the backdrop of a more competitive grocery market”. Is this though enough to help justify the current more than £2 billion market cap? – with the shares, although down from more than 600p earlier this year, having recovered to a current approaching 350p after falling towards 220p in October.

JE
JE

Just Eat? Just short more like

Earlier this year, Doc Holiday made a sublime call to short Ocado (OCDO). His timing was perfect. No sooner had Doc sounded the death knell for this stock, the share price took a cliff dive. The logic of Doc’s call was deadly simple – “sell the founder”. 

Short Positions - you may want to check if you are up against these...

In a previous table highlighting those investment firms that had disclosed short positions in two or more of the stocks that have been covered bearishly on this website, we noted that investors may want to double check if they are on the other side of other trades of these seemingly shrewd investors. The following table offers a further indication why...

Ocado – sell into the rally

Shares in Ocado (OCDO) have become somewhat volatile of late. Last year this was hardly the case: the shares simply rose every day to everyone’s general bemusement and in many cases, my own included, considerable financial cost. 

XAR
XAR

Xaar plc – profit warning vindicates my earlier caution

Shares in digital inkjet printing technology company Xaar plc (XAR) currently trade more than 24.5% lower today, at 560p, on the back of a disappointing trading update. Having been consistenly cautious on the shares since I first covered them on this website last Summer (see HERE) and as recently as April (see HERE), the following updates.

TNI
TNI

Buy Trinity Mirror: Read All About The 150p Target

It is normally the case that the most spectacular rallies in stocks and markets come from so-called wall of worry plays where we see rising prices come off the back of situations as most in the market seem fearful that going long could be a recipe for disaster.

RPO
RPO

Speculative Buy Ruspetro : ONLY Above 30p Targets 50p

The basic charting message is never recommend a stock or market against the direction of the last gap. This lesson has been served up by such luminaries such as Centamin (CEY) and Ocado (OCDO) in the recent past, where going against their gaps higher would have led the shorts to a very sticky end. So why I am recommending Ruspetro (RPO) as a speculative buy against the direction of the unfilled February gap to the downside.

ARM
ARM

Sell ARM Holdings: New Leg Down (Pun Intended)

There are some stocks like Centamin (CEY) and  Ocado (OCDO) where it appears that the bear argument, whether it is fundamentally based or according to  technical analysis, fits like a glove.

Sell Ocado: Below 149p Risks A 120p Retest

As most of us are aware, the spirit of the age is to reward failed people, business models, banks, and countries, while holding in contempt those who are successful. In November online grocer Ocado (OCDO) was bailed out, despite having never really achieved more than a token profit over the past decade, trading on a forecast p/e of over 200 next year.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Daily digest of our latest stories.



Search ShareProphets

Complete Coverage

Recent Comments