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by maximan
February 12th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Bats? Pull the other one.....
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Bats? Pull the other one.....

We also have bats but this time of the year it's a bit chilly to sit out and look for them. You mentioned there were two of them and that is all we see at any one time. As they have been seen by us for over 20 years I assume they have had young although googling their life span they can live for 20 ...
by maximan
February 8th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: RNS announcements posted on this board.
Replies: 27
Views: 1062

Re: RNS announcements posted on this board.

Thanks for all the work you have put in Ian.
For what it's worth I think that outside of very minor technical information if a company issues a RNS I like to hear about it and will miss your posts.
by maximan
February 6th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: GlaxoSmithkline Final Results
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: GlaxoSmithkline Final Results

Thanks Ian.
Well at least the dividend will be held even though Adjusted EPS is due to decline in 2019 by between 5 to 9%.
The market likes them from a low of 1476.8 to a high of 1539.8.
by maximan
February 5th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Company Share news (FTSE)
Topic: GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK)
Replies: 2
Views: 263

GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK)

GSK and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany announce global alliance to jointly develop and commercialise M7824, a novel immunotherapy with potential in multiple difficult-to-treat cancers https://www.investegate.co.uk/glaxosmithkline-plc--gsk-/rns/gsk-and-merck-announce-global-alliance-for-m7824/2019020...
by maximan
February 5th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Avast Antivirus
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: Avast Antivirus

I have been away for a few days and have just caught up.
I have now uninstalled Avast and have checked that Defender is installed and switched on.
Thanks to everyone who replied especially Itsallaguess and mutantpoodle.
by maximan
February 1st, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Company Share news (FTSE)
Topic: SSE (SSE)
Replies: 0
Views: 268

SSE (SSE)

SALE OF STAKE IN STRONELAIRG AND DUNMAGLASS WINDFARMS TO GREENCOAT SSE has entered into an agreement to sell a 49.9% stake in its Stronelairg and Dunmaglass wind farms to Greencoat UK Wind Plc ("UKW") in partnership with a major UK pension fund whose investment is managed by Greencoat Capi...
by maximan
January 31st, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Stock up before Brexit?
Replies: 37
Views: 1959

Re: Stock up before Brexit?

Panic over problem solved.
Unilever are stockpiling Magnum's ahead of Brexit.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business
by maximan
January 30th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: BLND RNS re new holding
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: BLND RNS re new holding

Just received a notification that Invesco Ltd registered in Atlanta USA have crossed the 5% threashold and hold 5.08% of the shares. They crossed on 29th January 2019. https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/BLND/139 Page not found error. Is this the one: ht...
by maximan
January 30th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: BLND RNS re new holding
Replies: 4
Views: 429

BLND RNS re new holding

Just received a notification that Invesco Ltd registered in Atlanta USA have crossed the 5% threashold and hold 5.08% of the shares. They crossed on 29th January 2019.
https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exc ... l/BLND/139
by maximan
January 30th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Computers, TVs & Phones
Topic: Avast Antivirus
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Avast Antivirus

I have downloaded Avast's Antivirus which is free. In the past I have used both Norton And McAfee to protect my laptop. On doing some online research I have only found good reviews and one site said it was better than Norton and McAfee. DAK of any problems with the product and does anyone else use i...
by maximan
January 23rd, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: How low will you go?
Replies: 28
Views: 1186

Re: How low will you go?

When I read the topic today on Marston's (MARS) trading update I went on to DividendData.co.uk to look at the yield over time vs that of Greene King. Of course, as MARS is not big enough to be in the FTSE250, DividendData.co.uk does not provide that information. As MARS seems to have a number of ho...
by maximan
January 22nd, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: GSK Completes Acquisition of Tesaro
Replies: 0
Views: 281

GSK Completes Acquisition of Tesaro

https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/GSK/13943004. RNS Number : 7937N GlaxoSmithKline PLC 22 January 2019 Issued: 22 January 2019, London UK - LSE Announcement GSK completes acquisition of TESARO, an oncology focused biopharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKli...
by maximan
January 20th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: I blame Brexit
Replies: 49
Views: 1404

Re: I blame Brexit

simsqu » January 19th, 2019, 6:01 pm To Broadstairs for grand day out with extended family. Me, the memsahib, Brother in law, BIL’s wife, various offspring and partners. Lovely walk along beach to Ramsgate. Hi simsqu High tide at Ramsgate was 9.40am on Saturday so the beach walk would have been grea...
by maximan
January 8th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Greene King - Xmas Trading Update
Replies: 17
Views: 981

Re: Greene King - Xmas Trading Update

Thanks Ian
The business seems to be chugging along nicely.
It's good to see they remain confident of their outlook for the financial year.
by maximan
January 8th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Is there anybody there ...?
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Is there anybody there ...?

I remember seeing one of these several years ago when I was out walking, and wondering what on earth it was. I meant to investigate at the time, but forgot, so it's nice to find out at last - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-46348917 Fan Bay Deep Shelter owned by the National Trust on the Dov...
by maximan
January 3rd, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: RNS GNK
Replies: 3
Views: 538

RNS GNK

Not long to wait then. I seem to remember they announced earlier Christmas bookings were going well. RNS Number : 1624M Greene King PLC 03 January 2019 PRESS RELEASE 03 January 2019 GREENE KING plc https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/GNK/13923277.html NOT...
by maximan
December 23rd, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Loyalty pays
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Re: Loyalty pays

Hi Rob For the first time in years I have just renewed my car insurance with General Accident and the premium is less than last year. Perhaps they are learning that it pays to keep good customers. I did not realise that General Accident as a name is still be used. Owned by Aviva as far as I know. D...
by maximan
December 22nd, 2018, 7:42 am
Forum: Living Below Your Means
Topic: Loyalty pays
Replies: 10
Views: 788

Re: Loyalty pays

Hi Rob

For the first time in years I have just renewed my car insurance with General Accident and the premium is less than last year.
Perhaps they are learning that it pays to keep good customers.
by maximan
December 21st, 2018, 11:48 am
Forum: Laughing Lemons
Topic: Gatwick
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Re: Gatwick

brightncheerful wrote:What's all this nonsense about nothing flying at Gatwick airport?

My drone's been flying about there all morning no problem.


I wouldn't keep droning on about it you may get a knock on the door. :D
by maximan
December 21st, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: RNS SSE Telecoms Transaction
Replies: 3
Views: 270

RNS SSE Telecoms Transaction

https://www.investegate.co.uk/sse-plc--sse-/rns/sse-telecoms-transaction/201812211109542796L/ SSE plc to sell 50% stake in SSE Enterprise Telecoms to Infracapital SSE plc has reached an agreement to sell a 50% share of its SSE Enterprise Telecoms business (SSEET) to Infracapital for a total consider...

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