Standard Life Private Equity Trust (SLPE)

Sector:

Investment Firms

Index:

FTSE Small Cap

356.00p
   
  • Change Today:
      0.50p
  • 52 Week High: 384.50p
  • 52 Week Low: 320.00p
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 153.75m
  • Volume: 48,670
  • Market Cap: £547.34m
  • Beta: 0.10

Pearson chief sells £0.5m worth of shares

Date: Monday 12 Dec 2011

LONDON (ShareCast) - Marjorie Scardinom, chief executive of Pearson, has made multiple sales of her stake in the firm on the same day it announced plans to sell its 50% stake in FTSE International to the London Stock Exchange.

Scardinom, 64, sold 32,960 at 1,147.00p each, 12,040 at 1,140.59p, and 5,000 at 1,147.49p for a total of £572,752. She now holds 1,346,244 shares, equivalent to a 0.165% stake in the firm.

Pearson, which owns the Financial Times and Penguin books, will receive £450m for its stake in FTSE. Pearson expects that FTSE will make a total post-tax contribution to 2011 adjusted earnings of around £18m.

Pearson was at pains to point out this sale is its exit “from companies that are primarily providers of financial data”. Pearson’s aim is to make money from its FT brand through the subscription model.

Scardino said: ”Proud as we are of (our) long association, FTSE's strategy is different from our own. We wish it every success as we continue to build our digital business information services around the Financial Times.”

Pearson shares are up 13% so far this year. Over the same time the FTSE 100 index is down 4.87%.

Top Director Buys

Catlin Group Ltd. (CGL)
Director name: Mr John Barton
Amount purchased: 31,960 @ 401.80p
Value: £128,415

Standard Life European Private Equity Trust (SEP)
Director name: Mr Scott Dobbie
Amount purchased: 60,000 @ 126.00p
Value: £75,600

Lavendon Group (LVD)
Director name: Mr Don Kenny
Amount purchased: 50,000 @ 89.00p
Value: £44,500

Provident Financial (PFG)
Director name: Mr John van Kuffeler
Amount purchased: 4,000 @ 957.10p
Value: £38,284

Ascent Resources (AST)
Director name: Mr Jeremy Eng
Amount purchased: 1,349,822 @ 2.80p
Value: £37,795

Rolls-Royce Group (RR.)
Director name: Mr Lewis Booth
Amount purchased: 5,000 @ 723.00p
Value: £36,150

City of London Group (CIN)
Director name: Mr Howard Goodbourn
Amount purchased: 40,000 @ 61.50p
Value: £24,600

Swallowfield (SWL)
Director name: Mr Roger McDowell
Amount purchased: 20,000 @ 117.00p
Value: £23,400

Grainger (GRI)
Director name: Mr Anthony Paul Wray
Amount purchased: 10,000 @ 101.00p
Value: £10,100


Top Director Sells

Pearson (PSON)
Director name: Ms Marjorie Scardino
Amount sold: 32,960 @ 1,147.00p
Value: £378,051

Pearson (PSON)
Director name: Ms Marjorie Scardino
Amount sold: 12,040 @ 1,140.59p
Value: £137,327

Centamin Egypt Ltd. (CEY)
Director name: Mr Trevor Stanley Schultz
Amount sold: 100,000 @ 91.30p
Value: £91,300

Pearson (PSON)
Director name: Ms Marjorie Scardino
Amount sold: 5,000 @ 1,147.49p
Value: £57,374


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SLPE Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 356.00p
Change Today 0.50p
% Change 0.14 %
52 Week High 384.50p
52 Week Low 320.00p
Volume 48,670
Shares Issued 153.75m
Market Cap £547.34m
Beta 0.10

SLPE Star Ratings

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Value
19.33% above the market average19.33% above the market average19.33% above the market average19.33% above the market average19.33% above the market average
30.95% above the sector average30.95% above the sector average30.95% above the sector average30.95% above the sector average30.95% above the sector average
Price Trend
29.24% above the market average29.24% above the market average29.24% above the market average29.24% above the market average29.24% above the market average
1.61% above the sector average1.61% above the sector average1.61% above the sector average1.61% above the sector average1.61% above the sector average
Income
45.92% below the market average45.92% below the market average45.92% below the market average45.92% below the market average45.92% below the market average
79.69% below the sector average79.69% below the sector average79.69% below the sector average79.69% below the sector average79.69% below the sector average
Growth
98.89% below the market average98.89% below the market average98.89% below the market average98.89% below the market average98.89% below the market average
95.27% below the sector average95.27% below the sector average95.27% below the sector average95.27% below the sector average95.27% below the sector average

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