Hansard Global (HSD)

Sector:

Insurance

Index:

FTSE Fledgling

40.35p
   
  • Change Today:
      0.40p
  • 52 Week High: 61.00
  • 52 Week Low: 36.20
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 137.45m
  • Volume: 17,356
  • Market Cap: £55.46m
  • RiskGrade: 173

Friday share tips: Jupiter, Hansard Global, Man

Date: Friday 04 Jan 2013

LONDON (ShareCast) - On about 14.5 times’ forward earnings, the fund management sector does not look cheap, against 11-plus for the rest of the market and following large gains in their share price last year.

But if you believe that equities are heading upwards it offers a way, by careful selection, of gaining exposure to this, writes the Times´s Tempus on Friday morning.

In this respect, he highlights a note yesterday from David McCann, analyst at Numis Securities, suggesting that if you take a longer view, equities look relatively cheap by comparison with developed-market government debt or corporate debt.

Tempus favours two managers, Jupiter and Hansard Global, chiefly given that they have strong balance sheets, better margins and a specific specialisation or focus, rather than just trying to cover the waterfront. In particular, markets like the latter.

As well, Jupiter has exposure to the UK retail market which looks set to benefit from long-term demographic trends.

Regarding Hansard Global, which specialises in non-EU markets, and the Far East and Latin America in particular, he admits that the company has made itself unpopular with investors by cutting this year’s dividend, and the investment looks like a long-term one.

Interestingly, he confesses to having toyed with the idea of including Man, which lost more than two thirds of its value over the past two years, as one of his recovery stocks for 2013. He adds however that: “I am not that brave. Most analysts see this as a binary bet; the company will either get its act together or the shares will fall even farther.”

Lastly, he points out that some of the larger quoted fund managers are coming under pressure from shareholders to return to them excess capital that has built up on their balance sheets.

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Hansard Global Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 40.35p
Change Today 0.40p
% Change 1.00 %
52 Week High 61.00
52 Week Low 36.20
Volume 17,356
Shares Issued 137.45m
Market Cap £55.46m
RiskGrade 173

Hansard Global Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
90.72% above the market average90.72% above the market average90.72% above the market average90.72% above the market average90.72% above the market average
55.56% above the sector average55.56% above the sector average55.56% above the sector average55.56% above the sector average55.56% above the sector average
Price Trend
47% below the market average47% below the market average47% below the market average47% below the market average47% below the market average
40% below the sector average40% below the sector average40% below the sector average40% below the sector average40% below the sector average
Income
92.76% above the market average92.76% above the market average92.76% above the market average92.76% above the market average92.76% above the market average
100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average
Growth
93.47% below the market average93.47% below the market average93.47% below the market average93.47% below the market average93.47% below the market average
100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average100% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 2
Buy 0
Neutral 0
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 2
strong_buy
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Hansard Global Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 14-Mar-19 04-Oct-18
Paid 23-Apr-19 15-Nov-18
Amount 1.80p 2.65p

Trades for 20-Sep-2019

Time Volume / Share Price
16:18 10,000 @ 41.34p
15:26 2,498 @ 38.37p
14:14 2,442 @ 38.37p
13:02 2,416 @ 41.34p

Hansard Global Key Personnel

Chair Philip Gregory
CFO Tim Davies

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