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

Published 12 days ago

“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?

Published 18 days ago

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?

Published 81 days ago

“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?...

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

Published 81 days ago

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.

Norcros - still a buy following encouraging trading update

Published 90 days ago

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?

Published 139 days ago

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…

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

Published 150 days ago

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?

Published 160 days ago

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…

Volex – a continuing recovery?

Published 164 days ago

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…

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

Published 173 days ago

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?...

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

Published 180 days ago

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”

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

Published 180 days ago

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…

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

Published 183 days ago

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?

Published 187 days ago

“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...

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

Published 199 days ago

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…

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

Published 217 days ago

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...

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

Published 228 days ago

“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”

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

Published 230 days ago

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…

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

Published 230 days ago

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

Published 234 days ago

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…

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

Published 241 days ago

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?

Published 250 days ago

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”

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

Published 259 days ago

“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?...

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

Published 343 days ago

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?

Published 346 days ago

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…

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

Published 354 days ago

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?

Published 355 days ago

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?...

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

Published 356 days ago

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?

Published 361 days ago

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?...

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

Published 370 days ago

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?

Published 370 days ago

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

Published 375 days ago

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?

Published 377 days ago

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

Waterman Group – positive AGM statement, but…

Published 409 days ago

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…

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

Published 444 days ago

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…

Carclo – after dividend failure, an acquisition & placing…

Published 465 days ago

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)…

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

Published 465 days ago

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…

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

Published 500 days ago

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…

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

Published 509 days ago

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

Published 535 days ago

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…

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

Published 537 days ago

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

Published 550 days ago

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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