Keyword results: in line

ZOO
ZOO

Zoo Digital – “confident in the prospects”, so why the share price slump?

An AGM update from tv and movie subtitling and dubbing group Zoo Digital (ZOO) includes “we anticipate overall full year performance will be in line with expectations”. The shares have though responded to the update currently approaching 20% lower, at circa 140p. Hmmm…

Filta Group – argues “strong trading”, but how strong? Enough to suggest a buy?

November 2016-listed Filta Group (FLTA) has updated including that it “has enjoyed strong trading in the first half of the year” and “confidence for further progress in the second half of the year and beyond”. What do those mean in financial terms - and against a currently little-changed-on-the-announcement circa 230p share price?...

FAN
FAN

Volution – “in line with the board's expectations”… or not?

Ventilation products group Volution (FAN) has updated on its year ended 31st July 2018, emphasising “revenue in the 12 month period was £206 million, an 11.3% increase (11.2% on a constant currency basis) compared with the prior year” and “our increasing market and geographical diversity, together with significant investment in new product innovation, gives us confidence for the year ahead”. Do the shares thus merit a higher price than the circa 200p they were also at as long ago as early 2016?...

TMO
TMO

Time Out Group – Woodford dog argues “continues to trade well”. Really?!

Media and entertainment group Time Out (TMO) has updated including “the group continues to trade well” and “we remain confident in meeting our strategic and financial goals for the year”. The shares have responded currently approaching 4% higher, to 83p, but why (other than natch, with Woodford Investment Management a significant shareholder), are they still down from a 150p June 2016 IPO and above 130p at the commencement of this year then?...

CTO
CTO

TClarke – AGM update, how’s the speculative buy faring?

I previously wrote on building services company TClarke (CTO) in January last year with the shares at just over 70p – concluding the value and income on offer might see the brave consider a speculative buy. The shares are currently approaching 4% higher today, at 84p, on the back of an AGM update..

DIS
DIS

Distil – new RedLeg listing & “pleased with the excellent progress made”, but value?

Alcohol drinks brands owner Distil (DIS) has updated including that it is “pleased with the excellent progress made” and that “another leading pub chain with national coverage has listed RedLeg Spiced Rum for its outlets”

HSS
HSS

HSS Hire – “Trading and Strategy Progress Update”, what about the balance sheet?

Trading and Strategy Progress Update announcement from tool, equipment hire and related services group HSS Hire (HSS) includes that “since HSS last updated the market on 29th November 2017, trading has been positive with the group maintaining solid momentum. The board is pleased to reaffirm that full year performance is in line with guidance given in August, of H2 adjusted EBITA of between £8m and £11m”. The shares have responded currently 3% higher to 25p – though I note this compares to more than 80p at the start of 2017 and 210p on February 2015 IPO!...

W7L
W7L

Warpaint London – 2017 ‘performed well’, 2018 “has started well”… but growth value?

Specialist supplier of colour cosmetics and owner of the W7 brand, Warpaint London (W7L) “is pleased” to update that it “continued to perform well during 2017 and the board confirms that it expects to report results in line with management expectations for the financial year” and that “2018 has started well and we look forward to the future with confidence”. But what are the expectations – and how do they compare to a current just over 200p share price?...

RTN
RTN

Restaurant Group – strategic “good progress” & adjusted profit “in line”. BUT…

This time last year I concluded bearishly on Frankie & Benny'sChiquitoCoast to Coast and Brunning & Price operator Restaurant Group PLC (RTN) as the shares headed towards 300p – noting there looked something of a perfect storm of issues. There’s now a post year-end Trading update

Quiz plc – emphasises “Strong trading across the Group's omni-channel business model”, so why a muted share price response?

“Christmas Trading Update” from Quiz plc (QUIZ) is headlined “Strong trading across the Group's omni-channel business model”, yet from a 161p per share July AIM listing and almost 190p re-reached in October, the shares are currently little changed at around 150p. Hmmm…

Cambria Automobiles – continues “in line”, but value or value trap?

Previously writing on Cambria Automobiles (CAMB) I stated trading “in line”, but can that be continued? Today there’s an announcement of “Franchising developments & AGM trading update”

4imprint – “Trading Update”… but how is bottom-line performance against expectations?

“Trading Update” announcement from 4imprint (FOUR) concludes “the board expects that full-year revenue will be in line with market consensus, and that underlying operating profit margin percentage will remain broadly constant”. What does this mean for bottom-line performance against expectations then?...

ZYT
ZYT

Zytonic's Share Fall Seems Unfair and Could Soon See A Bounce Back

Hello, Share Minders. There’s a strong tendency to sell shares on company reports, even when the news is not bad. ‘Buy on the rumour, sell on the fact’ is the well-known City adage. But the smarter investor will often buy, once the fall has all the signs of running out of steam.

NXR
NXR

Norcros - still a buy following encouraging trading update

Bathroom and kitchen products manufacturer and supplier under the Triton Showers, Vado, Croydex, Abode, Norcros Adhesives, Johnson Tiles, Tile Africa and TAL brands, Norcros plc (NXR) has recently updated encouragingly on trading, yet the shares have thus far responded quite modestly – and only returning them to the 180p at which they commenced this year.

Cambria Automobiles – trading “in line”, but can that be continued?

I previously wrote on UK automobiles company Cambria (CAMB) in January as the shares slipped below 60p on the back of an AGM trading update. They subsequently recovered to 75p+, but have fallen back in recent months – and are now again sub 60p on the back of a trading update announcement…

UTW
UTW

Utilitywise – “in line” update… but that is with expectations set on the last day of the year under review!

With its direction of financial performance reflected in a share price down from not far off 200p at the commencement of 2017 to 73p, an “in line” trading update from Utilitywise (UTW) might be expected to boost the shares. It hasn’t…

Tracsis – “considerably stronger” second half & “well positioned” trading update, so why are the shares unmoved?

Rail and traffic-focused technology and services company Tracsis (TRCS) has updated on a second half of its financial year ended 31st July 2017 “considerably stronger than the first half” and that “initiatives, our continued diversification, a good pipeline of M&A prospects, and anticipated industry momentum leaves the group well positioned as we enter the new financial year”. The shares have though currently responded unchanged at 440p. Hmmm…

VLX
VLX

Volex – a continuing recovery?

Having been just above 40p, a June results announcement emphasising “strong cash generation and returns to a net cash position. Restructuring activities and tight cost control contribute to an increase in underlying operating margins” saw shares in power cord and harness assemblies company Volex (VLX) rise over the next month to comfortably above 60p. They are currently though back below this level after AGM and strategic partnership announcements…

NBI
NBI

Northbridge Industrial Services – half year update it’s “pleased to issue”… shares further slide

Northbridge Industrial Services (NBI) “is pleased to issue” a half year trading update, which includes “expects the results for the first six months of 2017 to be in line with management's expectations” and that “the growth of renewable power generation in advanced economies have already provided profitable opportunities”. So why are the shares sliding back below 100p?...

VTU
VTU

Vertu Motors – with expects trading “in line”, why’s the recent share slide continuing?

Having already declined from approaching 50p earlier this month, shares in Vertu Motors (VTU) are currently slightly further lower, at 43p, despite an “AGM Statement” announcement including that “at this stage, the board expects the group's trading performance for the year ending 28 February 2018 to be in line with market expectations”

TMO
TMO

Time Out Group – argues “well positioned”, so why are the shares muted?

Time Out (TMO) has updated on the first half of 2017, arguing “we are well positioned to drive further growth, transactional traffic and monetisation of our unique content”. The shares though, at 138p, remain below the 150p June of last year AIM listing price…

JDG
JDG

Judges Scientific – first half 2017 growth sounds good, but what of the comparative?

I first cautioned on shares in buy-and-build scientific instrument group Judges Scientific (JDG) on this website at above 2200p in 2014 HERE, though also more recently at sub 1300p HERE. They have now risen back towards 1900p helped by a “Trading Update” announcement…

Hotel Chocolat – full-year trading update, revenue “slightly ahead of market expectations” but what about profit & cash?

“Trading Update” announcement from chocolatier and retailer, Hotel Chocolat (HOTC), which near the start includes revenue “slightly ahead of market expectations”. The shares are though currently slightly lower, at circa 335p. Hmmm...

PMP
PMP

Portmeirion – “in line” with expectations, but they previously reduced & sales trend doesn’t encourage

Manufacturer and distributor of homewares under the Portmeirion, Spode, Wax Lyrical, Royal Worcester and Pimpernel brands, Portmeirion Group (PMP) “updates on trading for the first half of the current year” and “is pleased to announce”... Sounds encouraging…

FTC
FTC

Filtronic – year-end update, following prior ‘ahead of expectations’ announcement…

Electronics products for the wireless telecoms infrastructure and related markets-focused, Filtronic (FTC) is “pleased to provide” a trading update for its year ended 31st May 2017 – and the shares has responded slightly higher towards 13p...

CRU
CRU

Coral Products – notes “a much improved performance”, but what happened when it was previously positive?

“Trading Statement” announcement from Coral Products (CRU) commences “Further to the company's trading update dated 27 January 2017”. What was that update then? Oh yeah… that “profitability for the year ending 30 April 2017 is likely to be materially below management's and market expectations”

SOM
SOM

Somero Enterprises – a special dividend & “remains encouraged” by trading environment, but a buy?

US-based manufacturer (why’s it listed on AIM?) of equipment automating the spreading and levelling of concrete, Somero (SOM) has held its AGM today, which has also seen an update on trading…

AMO
AMO

Amino Technologies – updates on trading “at record levels”, so why are the shares currently down?

Shares in provider of digital TV and cloud products and services to network operators, Amino Technologies (AMO) have recovered strongly from an October 2015 profit warning, to recently above 200p. However, they are currently sliding back below this level on the back of a “Trading Update” announcement…

Photo-Me – updates on trading after UK photo ID regulation scare

I previously commented on Photo-Me (PHTM) in January as the shares slid from above 170p to below 155p on UK photo ID regulation media comment. The company has now made a “Trading Update” announcement for its year ended 30th April…

PMP
PMP

Portmeirion Group – AGM update sounds encouraging, but how so is it really?

An “AGM Statement” announcement from Portmeirion Group (PMP) commences that total group sales are up 26% for the four months ended 30 April 2017 relative to the same period last year” and includes “pleasing performance of the company to April 2017”. Sounds encouraging…

Foxtons – Q1 2017 trading update, still a short?

London estate agency Foxtons (FOXT) has updated on the first quarter of 2017, seeing a significant decline in revenue on the corresponding 2016 period though arguing “performance has been in line with the board's expectations”

ECK
ECK

Eckoh – “comfortably in line with market expectations”... but what about September’s profit warning?

“Eckoh plc (ECK), the global provider of secure payment products and customer contact solutions, today issues a trading update for the year ended 31 March 2017. The board of the company confirms that trading for the year ended 31 March 2017 was comfortably in line with market expectations”. Hmmm, what about the September announcement that “it is expected that the company's pre-tax profits for the year to 31 March 2017 will be below market expectations and is expected to be in line with the performance last year” though?...

PLA
PLA

Plastics Capital – with trading conditions “generally good”, what of my previously cautious stance?

Niche plastics products manufacturing group, Plastics Capital (PLA) has updated that it “continues to trade in line with market expectations” and that “trading conditions are generally good”. Should I thus alter my previous cautious stance?…

Billington – results set to be “in line” & some ‘pleasing’ progress, so why are the shares down?

Shares in Billington Holdings (BILN) are currently on the slide despite a trading update noting that full-year “results are anticipated to be in line with market expectations and the board is particularly pleased with the progress made at the new Shafton facility”. Hmmm…

ANP
ANP

Anpario – “adjusted profit performance in line”, so why are the shares on the slide?

A trading statement from producer of natural feed additives for animals, Anpario (ANP) includes that the company “delivered a strong and improved second half revenue and adjusted profit performance in line with market expectation”. So why are the shares currently on the slide?...

Adgorithms – claims trading “in line”, so why are the shares crashing again?

Online advertising software company Adgorithms (ADGO) has updated that it “continues to execute its stated growth strategy and expects trading for the year ended December 2016 to be in line with management's expectations”. So why are the shares currently 25% lower, at 16.5p?...

QRT
QRT

Quarto – 2016 impacted by Books & Gifts Direct business, but potential value?

Shares in illustrated book publishing group Quarto (QRT) currently trade approaching 9% lower, at 290p, despite a trading update for 2016 including that “a resilient performance in the core publishing businesses means the group expects to report profits in line with management expectations,…”. Ah. “… excluding the impact of our Books & Gifts Direct business”

EMIS Group – updates on performance “in line”, so why are the shares sliding?

A trading update announcement from EMIS Group (EMIS) includes that “performance for the year was in line with the board's expectations”, so why are the shares currently around 8% lower, at 870p?...

BRY
BRY

Brady – reckons “sea-change” in its “mood and focus”. Recovery ahoy?

Having previously concluded that there could be some interesting recovery potential from commodity and energy markets software provider, Brady (BRY) but that the current uncertainty saw me continue to avoid, I note a trading update from the company...

Hotel Chocolat – argues ‘performed well’, but what about on a like-for-like basis?

Chocolatier and retailer Hotel Chocolat (HOTC) has updated that it ‘performed well’ in a trading statement for the 13 weeks ended 25th December 2016, with adjusted revenue 14.6% ahead. What about like-for-like performance though?...

AO
AO

AO World – argues “Continued Growth and Strategic Progress”, BUT…

UK and Europe online electrical retailer, AO World (AO.) headlines a trading update for the quarter to 31st December “Continued Growth and Strategic Progress”, though the shares are currently approaching 8% lower, at 170p, in response. Hmmm…

Majestic Wine – Christmas Trading Statement sales numbers appear promising, but are they?

“Christmas Trading Statement” from Majestic Wine (WINE) notes an underlying sales increase of 12.4% for the 10 weeks ending 2nd January. Sounds promising…

WTM
WTM

Waterman Group – positive AGM statement, but…

Engineering and environmental consultancy group Waterman (WTM) has updated on performance in conjunction with its AGM – and the following reviews with the shares presently 3% higher at 84p…

DIA
DIA

Dialight – despite update that trading “remains in line”, shares down…

Previously writing on LED lighting technology company Dialight (DIA), I was bearish on the back of its half-year results in August. The shares have since risen, but are currently 5% lower, at 675p, on the back of a “Trading Statement” announcement…

CAR
CAR

Carclo – after dividend failure, an acquisition & placing…

Having recently cancelled its full-year dividend after the ex-dividend date, specialised plastics company Carclo (CAR) has now announced an acquisition! (along with a trading update and placing)…

RNO
RNO

Renold – trading update, recovery from February profit warning woe?…

Following a February profit warning, supplier of industrial chains and related power transmission products, Renold (RNO) has updated on its six months ended 30th September and its ‘STEP 2020’ strategic plan…

HRN
HRN

Hornby – current trading “in line”, but is that of any real significance? ...

After trading disappointment thus far in 2016, there is now an AGM update from hobby and toy products company Hornby (HRN). Let’s take a look…

CAR
CAR

Carclo – trading “positive”, but full-year dividend now likely to be non-existent!…

An “Update on trading and dividend” from specialised plastics company Carclo (CAR) commences “the board is pleased to announce that the group has continued to trade well in the current financial year”. Sounds promising, but wait, the shares are currently down more than 10% to around 140p. So what’s the twist?…

Matchtech – full-year trading update, these shares are a buy

Having commenced the year at above 500p and been around 400p just before the Brexit vote, shares in specialist engineering and technology recruitment group, Matchtech (MTEC) are currently recovering to above 350p on the back of a “Trading Update for 12 months ended 31 July” announcement…

GMD
GMD

GAME Digital – expects to report adjusted EBITDA ‘within range’, so why are the shares still further down?

“Pre-Close Trading Update” announcement from GAME Digital (GMD) includes that it “expects to report an Adjusted EBITDA for the 53 weeks ended 30 July 2016 within the range of current market expectations”, though the shares are currently approaching 5% lower, at sub 70p, in response. Hmmm, let’s take a look...

AO
AO

AO World – shares ahead on Q1 trading statement. Hmmm…

Having long been bearish, I note shares in online electrical retailer AO World (AO.) are currently more than 10% higher today, at 148p, on the back of an AGM (and first quarter) trading statement. Let’s take a look…

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