Zotefoams (ZTF)

Sector:

Industrial Chemicals

Index:

FTSE Small Cap

415.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -7.00p
  • 52 Week High: 500.00
  • 52 Week Low: 360.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 48.62m
  • Volume: 8,836
  • Market Cap: £201.78m
  • RiskGrade: 186

London afternoon: Miners drag down Footsie

Date: Tuesday 08 Mar 2011

  • Market Movers
  • techMARK 1,919.96 +0.19%
  • FTSE 100 5,951.20 -0.38%
  • FTSE 250 11,712.96 -0.30%

LONDON (ShareCast) - Mining stocks are weighing heavily on Footsie as the price of gold and copper moved lower today.

Precious metal miners Randgold Resources and African Barrick are the big fallers in the sector, but even copper miner Antofagasta is under the cosh, despite announcing it is to pay a huge special dividend . Profits last year smashed through the $1bn mark as output rose and prices soared. Net profits last year rose by 58% to $1.05bn, from $668m, on revenues up by 55% at $4.58bn from $2.96bn.

Results from global engineering solutions provider Weir Group are likely to result in earnings estimate upgrades from the broking community, according to both Evolution and Panmure Gordon, but with the shares almost double the price they were a year ago it looks like the profit takers have emerged in force.

Weir’s underlying pre-tax profit rose 58% to £295m from £187m in 2009, on revenue that climbed 18% to £1,635m from £1,390m the year before. Investment house Killik seems to have caught the mood of the market towards the shares. It said it expected to see some upgrades following today’s results, but added: "We believe peaking economic lead indicators and the prospect of higher interest rates may cause a rotation away from industrial stocks such as Weir and, as a result, we would look to take profits."

Old Mutual has been through the mill this last six months, but strong growth in new business sales, cost cutting and favourable exchange rates pushed profits up by 14% in 2010. The insurer is among the top risers in the FTSE 100.

Spirax Sarco’s special divi did not match the one-off payment from Antofagasta, but the steam trap and pump maker’s shareholders are unlikely to complain as the shares hit a 52-week high. On top of the 25p special dividend the full year dividend for 2010 has been cranked up 19% to 43.0p from 36.1p, as the company announced record sales and profits.

BT and Vodafone are going well after a bullish note yesterday from Morgan Stanley. “Telecommunications is our preferred defensive sector,” the US broker said “It offers greater potential for a positive growth surprise as well as offering a substantial dividend yield boost over other sectors.” Vodafone and BT are both classed as “overweight”, with price targets of 225p and 260p respectively.

Online betting exchange operator Betfair said its core revenue rose by 6.2% in the third quarter of its financial year from a year earlier. The company is looking to reduce its tax bill by moving its betting exchange licence to Gibraltar.

“Given the in-line trading and cost savings arising from the move to Gibraltar, we upgrade our recommendation from Hold to Buy,” said Panmure Gordon, which has a target price of 1352p.

Derivatives broker Tullett Prebon's profit fell last year as it felt the ongoing impact of the mass poaching of its staff by rival BGC in 2009. Pre-tax profits in 2010 stumbled to £141m from £157m on revenues down from £948m to £909m. The US bore the brunt of the decline with operating profits nearly halved.

Plant hire group Ashtead expects to beat expectations for the full-year after narrowing third quarter losses and ramping up revenue by 15%. The loss before tax and one-off items dropped to £1.7m in the three months to 31 January, seasonally the most difficult period, from £12m a year ago. Revenue jumped to £221.34m from £187.3m.

Bid rumours are pushing up the price of Heritage Oil with Austrian energy company OMV in the frame as a likely bidder, though other gossipmongers suggest UK outfit BG Group would like to get its hands on Heritage’s assets.

Shares in set-top box maker Pace tumbled after hefty one-off costs cut profits growth to a minimum last year. The BSkyB supplier lifted 2010 revenues by 17.4% to £1.33bn, with organic revenues growing 9.7%. Operating profits rose by 32% to £92m, though pre-tax profits rose only slightly to £71m after one-off costs of £19m relating to its acquisitions last year and the closure of its European free-to-air business.

Shares in Nighthawk Energy jumped after the US-focused oil group reported progress at its Jolly Ranch project in Colorado.

High-performance foams supplier Zotefoams says that it intends to adopt a progressive dividend policy following a strong profit performance in 2010.

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Zotefoams Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 415.00p
Change Today -7.00p
% Change -1.66 %
52 Week High 500.00
52 Week Low 360.00
Volume 8,836
Shares Issued 48.62m
Market Cap £201.78m
RiskGrade 186

Zotefoams Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
73.08% below the market average73.08% below the market average73.08% below the market average73.08% below the market average73.08% below the market average
5.88% above the sector average5.88% above the sector average5.88% above the sector average5.88% above the sector average5.88% above the sector average
Price Trend
76.19% below the market average76.19% below the market average76.19% below the market average76.19% below the market average76.19% below the market average
77.78% below the sector average77.78% below the sector average77.78% below the sector average77.78% below the sector average77.78% below the sector average
Income
60.93% below the market average60.93% below the market average60.93% below the market average60.93% below the market average60.93% below the market average
Sector averageSector averageSector averageSector averageSector average
Growth
1.95% above the market average1.95% above the market average1.95% above the market average1.95% above the market average1.95% above the market average
33.33% below the sector average33.33% below the sector average33.33% below the sector average33.33% below the sector average33.33% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 3
Buy 0
Neutral 0
Sell 0
Strong Sell 0
Total 3
strong_buy
Broker recommendations should not be taken as investment advice, and are provided by the authorised brokers listed on this page.

Zotefoams Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Interim Final
Ex-Div 09-Sep-21 06-May-21
Paid 08-Oct-21 01-Jun-21
Amount 2.10p 4.27p

Trades for 24-Sep-2021

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 2,031 @ 415.00p
14:26 2,214 @ 415.28p
10:30 601 @ 418.05p
10:24 315 @ 418.00p
10:24 84 @ 418.00p

Zotefoams Key Personnel

CEO David Stirling
Finance Director Gary McGrath

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