Blackrock Frontiers Investment Trust (BRFI)

Sector:

Investment Firms

Index:

FTSE Small Cap

109.50p
   
  • Change Today:
      1.50p
  • 52 Week High: 136.00
  • 52 Week Low: 78.40
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 241.21m
  • Volume: 316,340
  • Market Cap: £264.13m

Spectris director trims stake

Date: Monday 05 Mar 2012

LONDON (ShareCast) - Roger Stephens, Head of Commercial and Company Secretary of Spectris, the FTSE 250 high-flying instrumentation and controls group, has sold a stack of shares in the firm less than a month after the firm unveiled better-than-expected profits before tax and hike in the dividend.

Stephens, who joined the firm in 1997, sold 38,343 at 1,763.55p each for a total of £676,194. Having been awarded the shares in 2009, the director was eligible to sell the shares from the 25th of last month. He now holds a total of 69,023.

Adjusted profit before tax rose 45% to £191.6m from £132.3m the year before. Statutory profit before tax rose 38% to £166.0m from £119.9m in 2010. Market expectations were for headline profit before tax of £185.5m.

Sales broke through the billion pounds barrier, rising 23% to £1,106.2m in 2011 from £901.9m in 2010. Acquisitions contributed 7% to sales and currency had a positive impact of 1%, so with these stripped out sales growth was 15%. The adjusted return on sales - i.e. the operating margin - improved to 18.2% from 15.8% in 2010.

Top Director Buys

Porta Communications (PTCM)
Director name: Mr David E Wright
Amount purchased: 536,000 @ 6.75p
Value: £36,180

STV Group (STVG)
Director name: Mr David J B Shearer
Amount purchased: 25,000 @ 111.50p
Value: £27,875

Mckay Securities (MCKS)
Director name: Mr Giles Salmon
Amount purchased: 15,000 @ 131.00p
Value: £19,650

Blackrock Frontiers Investment Trust (BRFI)
Director name: Mr Sarmad N. Zok
Amount purchased: 20,000 @ 79.45p
Value: £15,890

1pm (OPM)
Director name: Mr Ronald Russell
Amount purchased: 10,000,000 @ 0.100p
Value: £10,000

Mytrah Energy Ltd (MYT)
Director name: Mr Peter Neville
Amount purchased: 10,000 @ 100.00p
Value: £10,000

Mytrah Energy Ltd (MYT)
Director name: Mr Vikram Kailas
Amount purchased: 10,000 @ 100.00p
Value: £10,000


Top Director Sells

Morgan Crucible Co (MGCR)
Director name: Mr Mark Robertshaw
Amount sold: 489,705 @ 353.36p
Value: £1,730,422

Morgan Crucible Co (MGCR)
Director name: Mr Mark Robertshaw
Amount sold: 283,806 @ 353.36p
Value: £1,002,857

Morgan Crucible Co (MGCR)
Director name: Mr Kevin Dangerfiled
Amount sold: 283,806 @ 353.36p
Value: £1,002,857

Morgan Crucible Co (MGCR)
Director name: Mr Andrew Hosty
Amount sold: 267,111 @ 353.36p
Value: £943,863

Henderson Group (HGG)
Director name: Mr Andrew Formica
Amount sold: 729,596 @ 120.17p
Value: £876,683

Spectris (SXS)
Director name: Mr Roger Stephens
Amount sold: 38,343 @ 1,763.55p
Value: £676,194

Morgan Crucible Co (MGCR)
Director name: Mr Paul Andrew Boulton
Amount sold: 111,296 @ 353.36p
Value: £393,276

Henderson Group (HGG)
Director name: Mr Shirley Garrood
Amount sold: 91,000 @ 120.17p
Value: £109,346

Henderson Group (HGG)
Director name: Mr David Jacob
Amount sold: 11,152 @ 120.17p
Value: £13,400

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BRFI Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 109.50p
Change Today 1.50p
% Change 1.39 %
52 Week High 136.00
52 Week Low 78.40
Volume 316,340
Shares Issued 241.21m
Market Cap £264.13m

BRFI Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
66.03% above the market average66.03% above the market average66.03% above the market average66.03% above the market average66.03% above the market average
87.35% above the sector average87.35% above the sector average87.35% above the sector average87.35% above the sector average87.35% above the sector average
Price Trend
17.54% below the market average17.54% below the market average17.54% below the market average17.54% below the market average17.54% below the market average
42.62% below the sector average42.62% below the sector average42.62% below the sector average42.62% below the sector average42.62% below the sector average
Income
26.90% above the market average26.90% above the market average26.90% above the market average26.90% above the market average26.90% above the market average
70.98% above the sector average70.98% above the sector average70.98% above the sector average70.98% above the sector average70.98% above the sector average
Growth
47.48% above the market average47.48% above the market average47.48% above the market average47.48% above the market average47.48% above the market average
46.46% above the sector average46.46% above the sector average46.46% above the sector average46.46% above the sector average46.46% above the sector average

BRFI Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 04-Jun-20 02-Jan-20
Paid 26-Jun-20 07-Feb-20
Amount 2.75¢ 4.75¢

Trades for 25-Nov-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
16:42 50,000 @ 109.50p
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16:29 2,000 @ 109.68p
16:14 10,000 @ 109.26p
16:03 2,713 @ 109.68p

BRFI Key Personnel

Chair Audley W Twiston-Davies

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