UK Stock Market News Today – 20-Feb-2018
Lighthouse Group (LGT) – 24p – £31.4m – PER 16.0
Final Results For The 12 Months To End December 2017 – Revenues up 13% to £54m (2016: £48m), PBT up 32% to £2.5m (2016: £1.9m) and the combined annual Dividend will be 55% higher than 2016.
Quite liking this, it’s going on my Watchlist, 22p, for now.
Synectics (SNX) – 200p – £35.6m – PER 10.6
Results For The 12 Months To End November 2017 – In-line with expectations, R&D spend this year means expectations are broadly flat. A bit of a The Good, The Bad and The Ugly update for me. PBT, EPS and Dividend being the Good, the flat Revenue and Year End Order Book being the Bad and the outlook being the Ugly!
I just think there’s better companies out there to be investing in than this, Neutral for now.
Tristel (TSTL) – 275p – £118.2m – PER 30.6
Unaudited Interim Results For The 6 Months To End December 2017 – Revenue up 10% (28% overseas, UK flat) to £10.7m (2016: £9.7m), PBT (before share-based payments) up 18% to £2m (2016: £1.7m), EPS (before share-based payments) up 21% to 4.0p (2016: 3.3p), the Interim dividend is set at 1.6p per share (2016: 1.4p), up 14% and there’s Cash of £4.9m (2016: £3.9m).
Would still like to see a little more here for a PER of 30+.
Tracsis (TRCS) – 500p – £137m – PER 20.5
Trading Update For The 6 Months To End January 2018 – In-line, Cash strong at £18.5m.
Still thinking this is probably about fairly priced here.
A great day to you all!