Henry Boot (BOOT)

Sector:

Real Estate

Index:

FTSE Small Cap

253.00p
   
  • Change Today:
      3.00p
  • 52 Week High: 342.00
  • 52 Week Low: 185.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 133.17m
  • Volume: 48,065
  • Market Cap: £336.93m
  • RiskGrade: 118

Broker tips: Rightmove, Henry Boot, Hyder Consultancy, London Mining

Date: Friday 22 Aug 2014

LONDON (ShareCast) - Take profits at Rightmove, Westhouse Securities recommended investors on Friday after the recent rally in the stock, downgrading its rating from 'add' to 'neutral'.

While analyst Roddy Davidson was "encouraged" by recent positive trading momentum and Rightmove's confident outlook, he said: "We remain cautious on the sustainability of recent housing market strength and believe competition within the online property market will intensify over the medium-term, capping valuation upside."

Numis Securities has upgraded Henry Boot from 'add' to 'buy' after the housebuilder said on Friday that full-year results would beat forecasts.

The broker said Henry Boot's trading is "positive on all fronts" as pre-tax earnings before interest surged 79% to £14m in the first half. Numis reckons that the 6% year-to-date fall in Henry Boot's shares is out of kilter with the 3% increase seen across the Numis Housebuilders Index.

Broker Liberum Capital says Dutch engineering consultancy Arcadis may have delivered a knockout blow to its Japanese rival in a takeover battle for UK engineering group Hyder Consultancy.

Liberum said the 7% increase in the Arcadis bid over Nippon's offer "may not look convincing". But the broker said the Dutch firm's stake in Hyder, the directors' commitment to sell their shares and concerns about the potential impact of the deal on Nippon's credit rating "limits the prospect of a successful counter".

Credit Suisse still sees substantial upside to shares of Sierra Leone-focused iron ore miner London Mining (LM) but has slashed its target price for the stock by 29% from 140p to 100p and reduced its profit forecasts.

The bank kept an 'outperform' rating, but said that "high interest costs and necessary capex to extend the mine life will keep free cash flows negative for the foreseeable future, resulting in a continual climb in debt levels and financial risk, on our numbers."


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Henry Boot Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 253.00p
Change Today 3.00p
% Change 1.20 %
52 Week High 342.00
52 Week Low 185.00
Volume 48,065
Shares Issued 133.17m
Market Cap £336.93m
RiskGrade 118

Henry Boot Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
73.33% above the market average73.33% above the market average73.33% above the market average73.33% above the market average73.33% above the market average
70.91% above the sector average70.91% above the sector average70.91% above the sector average70.91% above the sector average70.91% above the sector average
Price Trend
32.47% above the market average32.47% above the market average32.47% above the market average32.47% above the market average32.47% above the market average
35.71% above the sector average35.71% above the sector average35.71% above the sector average35.71% above the sector average35.71% above the sector average
Income
66.57% above the market average66.57% above the market average66.57% above the market average66.57% above the market average66.57% above the market average
58.14% above the sector average58.14% above the sector average58.14% above the sector average58.14% above the sector average58.14% above the sector average
Growth
52.82% below the market average52.82% below the market average52.82% below the market average52.82% below the market average52.82% below the market average
14.81% below the sector average14.81% below the sector average14.81% below the sector average14.81% below the sector average14.81% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 2
Buy 1
Neutral 0
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 3
strong_buy
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Henry Boot Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 11-Jun-20 19-Sep-19
Paid 06-Jul-20 18-Oct-19
Amount 1.30p 3.70p

Trades for 29-May-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 210 @ 253.00p
16:16 773 @ 251.40p
15:18 900 @ 250.00p
14:25 6,787 @ 248.00p
13:21 1,225 @ 251.00p

Henry Boot Key Personnel

Chair Edward Jamie Boot
CEO Timothy Andrew Roberts

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