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Dignity's problems still go way beyond a third quarter in-line statement

By Chris Bailey | Monday 11 November 2019

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Unless a company is going bust, there is a point in most sells or shorts where even the sceptic has to admit that everything is priced in. Typically this happens when a company comes out with an update which is far from tremendous but the shares go up. Which brings us to Dignity (DTY), the funeral provider which I last wrote on in July – observing 'I seem to recall being hassled at the ten quid level by people convinced of value here. Dignity is not going bust but it is a changing world in the space. I am still avoiding it'. Today's update had its good and less good aspects…

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