Elegant Hotels Group (EHG)

Sector:

Tourism and Leisure Services

Index:

FTSE AIM All-Share

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 77.00p
   
  • Change Today:
      0.000p
  • 52 Week High: 97.00
  • 52 Week Low: 76.66
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 88.82m
  • Volume: 31,017
  • Market Cap: £68.39m

Liberum picks Compass, SSP and Greene King from UK leisure sector

By Alexander Bueso

Date: Wednesday 05 Jul 2017

LONDON (ShareCast) - (ShareCast News) - Analysts at Liberum initiated coverage on UK-listed leisure stocks at 'neutral' despite recent strong growth in the sector as leisure operators slowly filled the vacuum left by retailers on the High Street.
Over the past five years, spending on drinking and eating out had rise by 21%, versus just 10% growth for doing so at home.

Pubs were still the preferred leisure establishment, but consumers had increasingly more choice and more intense inflationary headwinds were creating "operational challenges" for some, they said.

Socio-political uncertainty and lower consumer confidence were also likely to lead to tighter family budgets.

Hence, the broker said it preferred those companies who were offering "structural growth plays", outsourcing and travel hubs rather than High Street, that is, and those with the greatest pricing power and best cost levers to pull-through innovation, scale or synergy.

Liberum's top picks in the sector were Compass (buy; target: 1,850p) and SSP (buy; target: 540.0p) and Greene King (buy; target: 780.0p) for yield.

Mitchell's & Butler's (sell; target: 210.0p) and Domino's Pizza (sell; target: 250.0p) on the other hand should be avoided due to the structural challenges they would face, the broker said.

Merlin (hold; target: 515.0p) offered long-term value, but faced short-term headwinds which at this point in time outweighed the risks, while Elegant Hotels (buy; target: 125.0p) offered "deep value".



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EHG Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 77.00p
Change Today 0.000p
% Change 0.00 %
52 Week High 97.00
52 Week Low 76.66
Volume 31,017
Shares Issued 88.82m
Market Cap £68.39m

EHG Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
91.93% above the market average91.93% above the market average91.93% above the market average91.93% above the market average91.93% above the market average
79.49% above the sector average79.49% above the sector average79.49% above the sector average79.49% above the sector average79.49% above the sector average
Price Trend
44.69% below the market average44.69% below the market average44.69% below the market average44.69% below the market average44.69% below the market average
36.59% below the sector average36.59% below the sector average36.59% below the sector average36.59% below the sector average36.59% below the sector average
Income
68.34% above the market average68.34% above the market average68.34% above the market average68.34% above the market average68.34% above the market average
61.40% above the sector average61.40% above the sector average61.40% above the sector average61.40% above the sector average61.40% above the sector average
Growth
54.31% below the market average54.31% below the market average54.31% below the market average54.31% below the market average54.31% below the market average
50% below the sector average50% below the sector average50% below the sector average50% below the sector average50% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 3
Buy 0
Neutral 0
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 3
strong_buy
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EHG Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 31-May-18 25-Jan-18
Paid 06-Jul-18 07-Mar-18
Amount 1.33p 1.75p

Trades for 19-Jul-2018

Time Volume / Share Price
08:34 25,000 @ 76.80p
08:10 30,000 @ 77.75p
08:05 1,017 @ 76.66p

EHG Key Personnel

CFO Jeffrey Singleton

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