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by idpickering
December 8th, 2018, 1:53 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Interserve (not good)
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Interserve (not good)

Good effort monabri. You’re not talking to yourself lol. I don’t hold either firm.

Ian.
by idpickering
December 7th, 2018, 7:06 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: AstraZeneca - Update on the Phase III EAGLE trial of Imfinzi
Replies: 1
Views: 129

AstraZeneca - Update on the Phase III EAGLE trial of Imfinzi

Update on the Phase III EAGLE trial of Imfinzi and tremelimumab in advanced head and neck cancer AstraZeneca and MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, today announced overall survival (OS) results for the Phase III EAGLE trial. EAGLE is a randomised, open-label, multi-centre...
by idpickering
December 7th, 2018, 5:46 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Taylor Wimpey (TW)
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Taylor Wimpey (TW)

But can we read across from it to Kier ? Does it mean that one down means the remainder will not fail ? regards, dspp Not really comparing apples with apples, but both might use dodgy mortar on their houses? Agreed both. One shouldn't blindly take director buys/sells as a major pointer in one's own...
by idpickering
December 6th, 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Taylor Wimpey (TW)
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: Taylor Wimpey (TW)

I see that the CEO of Taylor Wimpey has had a little top up today. 745,846 shares at 134.xx pence. https://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/TW./13894727.html Thanks for that monabri. This kind of event I think carries some weight for me. I'm sure the CEO is m...
by idpickering
December 6th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: So what are we buying today?
Replies: 48
Views: 2096

Re: So what are we buying today?

I'm not buying anything currently, apart from my chosen top up scheduled for 22 Dec 18, that being British American Tobacco. I'm taking a step back currently, and watching what a shambles parliament is.

Ian.
by idpickering
December 6th, 2018, 8:11 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Smith (DS) Half Yearly Results
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Smith (DS) Half Yearly Results

I don't hold these, and am not tempted by the 4.5% yield on offer, just for the sake of more diversification.

Ian.
by idpickering
December 6th, 2018, 7:06 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Smith (DS) Half Yearly Results
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Smith (DS) Half Yearly Results

Highlights · Successful and differentiated business model o Return on sales margin +120 bps o Good organic volume growth(2) of 3.2% o Excellent cost recovery reflects business mix and strength of business model o Growth from FMCG and e-commerce leadership o US acquisition fully integrated and deliv...
by idpickering
December 5th, 2018, 7:06 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: KIER Rights Issue
Replies: 67
Views: 2133

Re: KIER Rights Issue

ADMISSION OF NIL PAID RIGHTS Kier Group plc announces that, pursuant to the rights issue announced on 30 November 2018, 64,455,707 New Shares of 1 pence each will be admitted, nil paid, to listing on the premium listing segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and will be admitted, n...
by idpickering
December 5th, 2018, 5:53 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: BAE systems (BA.)
Replies: 14
Views: 753

Re: BAE systems (BA.)

Irrespective of yesterday's drop in sp, and the current yield on offer from BAE Systems, they remain a 'hold' for me. There are higher yields elsewhere.

Ian.
by idpickering
December 4th, 2018, 8:07 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: GSK buys a small pharma company for lots of cash
Replies: 27
Views: 1070

Re: GSK buys a small pharma company for lots of cash

"Errorsome", Ian? Will that be another new word for the OED, along with pickering, replacing boring old fallible? Not at all Lorna, see; errorsome (comparative more errorsome, superlative most errorsome) https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/errorsome I'm not as daft as I look. Ian.
by idpickering
December 4th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: GSK buys a small pharma company for lots of cash
Replies: 27
Views: 1070

Re: GSK buys a small pharma company for lots of cash

having somehow amassed a pile of these at around £11.50 and pocketed loads of divis since 2003 , glaxo must be my most successful HYP type pick. so as long as they keep paying out and the SP holds up i'll be happy. Spot on jackdaw! That's how a HYPer should be thinking, and a reminder of how we her...
by idpickering
December 4th, 2018, 12:33 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: GSK buys a small pharma company for lots of cash
Replies: 27
Views: 1070

Re: GSK buys a small pharma company for lots of cash

That said Ian, this is probably the same group of senior managers that agreed to the purchase of Sirtris in 2008 Sirtris was closed 5 years after a $720m buyout - despite serious internal scientific opposition due to shoddy data. https://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2010/01/12/the_sirtris...
by idpickering
December 4th, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: GSK buys a small pharma company for lots of cash
Replies: 27
Views: 1070

Re: GSK buys a small pharma company for lots of cash

From a study of the press, I see nothing to suggest that there is likely to be a big problem with GSK apparently 'overpaying'. There are a lot of people on these Boards who may be better employed with the likes of GSK so that they can warn the management of the folly of overpaying for smallish US d...
by idpickering
December 4th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: IG Group Pre Close Trading Statement.
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: IG Group Pre Close Trading Statement.

It seems this announcement hasn't been well received on market opening with IGG down nearly 5%.

Ian.
by idpickering
December 4th, 2018, 7:04 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: IG Group Pre Close Trading Statement.
Replies: 2
Views: 290

IG Group Pre Close Trading Statement.

IG Group Holdings plc ("IG", "the Group", "the Company"), a global leader in online trading, today issues an update ahead of entering its close period following the end of the first half of the financial year ending 31 May 2019 ("FY19"). Revenue in the first ...
by idpickering
December 4th, 2018, 5:46 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: KIER Rights Issue
Replies: 67
Views: 2133

Re: KIER Rights Issue

Schadenfreude - not a pleasant trait, to gloat. Arb. I hope that wasn't aimed at me? I said in my previous post I was not intending to rub salt in peoples wounds. Ian, Definitely not you, Ian. It was pointed at the person who wrote that Neil Woodford's discomfort "quite made my day". I do...
by idpickering
December 3rd, 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: KIER Rights Issue
Replies: 67
Views: 2133

Re: KIER Rights Issue

Schadenfreude - not a pleasant trait, to gloat. Arb. I hope that wasn't aimed at me? I said in my previous post I was not intending to rub salt in peoples wounds. Ian, Hi Ian - I'm sure that Arb was making that point to OhNoNotimAgain as Neil Woodford has made another booboo in choosing where to in...
by idpickering
December 3rd, 2018, 3:19 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: KIER Rights Issue
Replies: 67
Views: 2133

Re: KIER Rights Issue

This from TMF today; Neil Woodford stock Kier Group just fell 33%. Don’t say I didn’t warn you https://www.fool.co.uk/investing/2018/12/03/neil-woodford-stock-kier-group-just-fell-33-dont-say-i-didnt-warn-you/ Thanks, that has quite made my day. Schadenfreude - not a pleasant trait, to gloat. Arb. ...
by idpickering
December 3rd, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: KIER Rights Issue
Replies: 67
Views: 2133

Re: KIER Rights Issue

OhNoNotimAgain wrote:Thanks, that has quite made my day.


I wasn’t trying to rub salt in anyone’s wounds, but I like to be up to date with events regarding my holdings, and be aware of info surrounding them from whatever source, so figured holders of Kier might like to read the item.

Ian.
by idpickering
December 3rd, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: KIER Rights Issue
Replies: 67
Views: 2133

Re: KIER Rights Issue

This from TMF today; Neil Woodford stock Kier Group just fell 33%. Don’t say I didn’t warn you Shares in Neil Woodford-backed construction firm Kier Group (LSE: KIE) were hammered on Friday, losing 33% of their value. The dramatic share price fall came after the group announced on Friday afternoon t...

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