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Director dealings: Micro Focus chairman halves stake

By Iain Gilbert

Date: Monday 15 Jul 2019

Director dealings: Micro Focus chairman halves stake

(Sharecast News) - Micro Focus slumped on Monday following the news that chairman Kevin Loosemore had sold 650,000 shares in the business last week.
Loosemore, who took over as chairman back in 2005, disposed of half of his shares in the company last Wednesday at 1,861p each and disposed of a further 435,342 for 1,736p each on Thursday, netting him £11.6m in the process.

Earlier in the week, Micro Focus reported a 7.5% fall in revenue in its interim results, to $1.66bn, while its operating profit improved 2.5% to $32.6m.

The FTSE 100 software company's profit for the six months ended 30 April was up 125.4% at $1.4m, and its diluted earnings per share were 135.7% higher at 322.74 cents.

As of 1620 BST, Micro Focus shares had dropped 4.90% to 1,677.40p.

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Lookers (LOOK)
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Amount purchased: 200,000 @ 38.75p
Value: £77,500.00

Lookers (LOOK)
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Value: £74,400.00

Ite Group (ITE)
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Elegant Hotels Group (EHG)
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Amount purchased: 500 @ 3,123.00p
Value: £15,615.00

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Director name: Moncreiffe,Peregrine D E M
Amount purchased: 500 @ 3,123.00p
Value: £15,615.00

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Director name: Moncreiffe,Peregrine D E M
Amount purchased: 500 @ 3,123.00p
Value: £15,615.00

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Director name: Topouzoglou,Efstathios
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Director name: Loosemore,Kevin
Amount sold: 435,342 @ 1,736.29p
Value: £7,558,782.08

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