Morning Brief – 26-Oct-2018

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UK Stock Market News Today – 26-Oct-2018

Morning all!

Caretech Holdings (CTH) – 345p – £375.6m – PER 9.2

Trading Update For The 12 Months To End September 2018 – In-line.

Looks priced about right here perhaps, considering the forecast growth and reasonable Dividend. However, I don’t think I could ever invest here due to the reliance on local authority annual fee negotiations. For this reason (and the fact Net Debt is also very high) I am going to move from Neutral to Avoid and cease coverage.

Mincon (MCON) – 117p – £242m – PER 30.1

Trading Update For The 9 Months To End September 2018 – Optimistic 2019 performance will be in-line.

This seems like a cautious warning that 2019 will not be in-line. This was on my Watchlist at one time before I moved to Neutral a couple of months ago. I remain Neutral (at best) and would not be looking to invest here until seeing a much more bullish update than this.

Pendragon (PDG) – 26.5p – £371.7m – PER 7.6

Interim Management Statement – Expecting FY PBT circa £50m.

Doesn’t seem to be much more in this update than the one issued last week – Still looks like anything from a 5% – 10% or so miss based on some forecasts and a 20%+ miss based on others. I remain Neutral (at best).

As always, all comment most welcome!

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