Town Centre Securities (TOWN)

Sector:

Property Investment Trusts

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87.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -0.50p
  • 52 Week High: 232.00p
  • 52 Week Low: 81.50p
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 53.07m
  • Volume: 20,423
  • Market Cap: £46.17m

Sunday share tips: Marks&Spencer, Gulf Keystone, Lookers

Date: Monday 06 Apr 2015

LONDON (ShareCast) - Buy shares of Marks & Spencer, Questor advised in the Sunday Telegraph. The end to falling sales at M&S's clothing business was an important moment in the investment case for M&S after almost four years when the company had to rely on strong food revenues to help offset clothing's decline. The shares are at a seven-year high after the April 2nd trading update but there are more gains to come as profit margins on clothing widen. M&S also generates lots of cash and the annual dividend, held at 17p since 2011, could start to rise.
Only the bravest investors could conclude Gulf Keystone had reached the end of its woes, Danny Fortson said in the Sunday Times. The Inside the City columnist said Gulf Keystone's $41m rights issue meant it could keep running for now. But it struggles to make money from its operations in Iraq's Kurdish region at today's low oil price. But Fortson pointed out that Jeremy Asher is a big investor in Gulf Keystone and an adviser to Israel's Haifa - one of the few refineries to take Kurdish crude last year. If it did so again, that could help Gulf Keystone.

Lookers shares should rise as it sheds the untrustworthy image of car dealers by focusing on customer service, Midas argued in the Mail on Sunday. Lookers is doubling basic salaries and paying bonuses based more on customer satisfaction than cars sold. Brash job applicants are being turned away. The switch is designed to increase the chance of selling service deals to customers returning frequently for new cars funded through finance schemes. Annual profits for 2014 rose 35% to £65m and the dividend increased 10%. Lookers is moving with the times. Buy, Midas said.

Buy shares of Town Centre Securities, Questor recommended in the Sunday Telegraph. The property investment fund has increased its portfolio and found good tenants, including Morrisons, the anchor tenant at its biggest site, the Merrion Centre in Leeds. Pre-tax profit for the six months to December 31st rose by £1m to £12.3m and the shares trade at a 6% discount to net assets. The prospective dividend yield is 3.4%. The shares have risen 32% since Questor tipped them in February 2013 and the columnist that recommendation stands.

Marston's shares have risen to 156p from 88p since the Mail on Sunday's Midas column tipped them in January 2010. They have further to go as the brewer and pub group focuses on local and premium beer brands and smartens up its pub estate. Chief Executive Ralph Findlay has been selling traditional pubs and building modern pub-restaurants with a wider appeal. Annual profits fell last year as Findlay sold more sites but Marston's remaining pubs have performed well. Existing shareholders should stick with Marston's and newcomers could also buy at today's price.

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TOWN Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 87.00p
Change Today -0.50p
% Change -0.57 %
52 Week High 232.00p
52 Week Low 81.50p
Volume 20,423
Shares Issued 53.07m
Market Cap £46.17m

TOWN Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
57.81% above the market average57.81% above the market average57.81% above the market average57.81% above the market average57.81% above the market average
22.22% above the sector average22.22% above the sector average22.22% above the sector average22.22% above the sector average22.22% above the sector average
Price Trend
89.6% below the market average89.6% below the market average89.6% below the market average89.6% below the market average89.6% below the market average
94.74% below the sector average94.74% below the sector average94.74% below the sector average94.74% below the sector average94.74% below the sector average
Income
27.57% above the market average27.57% above the market average27.57% above the market average27.57% above the market average27.57% above the market average
25% below the sector average25% below the sector average25% below the sector average25% below the sector average25% below the sector average
Growth
74.76% below the market average74.76% below the market average74.76% below the market average74.76% below the market average74.76% below the market average
88.89% below the sector average88.89% below the sector average88.89% below the sector average88.89% below the sector average88.89% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 1
Buy 1
Neutral 0
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 2
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TOWN Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 03-Dec-20 28-May-20
Paid 05-Jan-21 26-Jun-20
Amount 1.75p 3.25p

Trades for 23-Oct-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
15:28 1,590 @ 85.66p
13:51 5,621 @ 88.34p

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