Elegant Hotels Group (EHG)

Sector:

Tourism and Leisure Services

Index:

FTSE AIM All-Share

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90.20p
   
  • Change Today:
    -1.10p
  • 52 Week High: 97.50
  • 52 Week Low: 79.75
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 88.82m
  • Volume: 233,128
  • Market Cap: £80.11m

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 90.20p
Change Today -1.10p
% Change -1.20 %
52 Week High 97.50
52 Week Low 79.75
Volume 233,128
Shares Issued 88.82m
Market Cap £80.11m

EHG Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
94.59% above the market average94.59% above the market average94.59% above the market average94.59% above the market average94.59% above the market average
92.21% above the sector average92.21% above the sector average92.21% above the sector average92.21% above the sector average92.21% above the sector average
Price Trend
47.35% below the market average47.35% below the market average47.35% below the market average47.35% below the market average47.35% below the market average
39.76% below the sector average39.76% below the sector average39.76% below the sector average39.76% below the sector average39.76% below the sector average
Income
64.61% above the market average64.61% above the market average64.61% above the market average64.61% above the market average64.61% above the market average
57.69% above the sector average57.69% above the sector average57.69% above the sector average57.69% above the sector average57.69% above the sector average
Growth
43.92% below the market average43.92% below the market average43.92% below the market average43.92% below the market average43.92% below the market average
45.95% below the sector average45.95% below the sector average45.95% below the sector average45.95% below the sector average45.95% 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
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 25-Jan-18 22-Jun-17
Paid 07-Mar-18 14-Jul-17
Amount 1.75p 3.50p

Trades for 23-Jan-2018

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 11,200 @ 90.20p
16:35 33,474 @ 90.20p
15:07 30,000 @ 90.80p
15:01 50,000 @ 93.00p
15:13 25,000 @ 90.00p

EHG Key Personnel

CFO Jeffrey Singleton

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