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    darkpool
    Last Share you Bought?
    • #1
    • 14th Apr 12, 9:32 AM
    Last Share you Bought? 14th Apr 12 at 9:32 AM
    I thought it would be interesting to see what everyone was buying and why.

    Last week I bought:

    Firstgroup, because of the stonking 12.5% yield and 7.5 PE ratio. I think with austerity people will use public transport more, I also think it likely the Government will encourage more people to use public transport. Quite a few possible minuses with this one - reduction of subsidies, and a high fixed costs business

    British Land, just because I think it's a good long term holding. It owns a lot of dull dependable Tesco stores etc. On the minus side I think property companies will have a few bad years because the banks don't have money to lend for development it would be a 'mare if BL couldn't rollover debt when it matured
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    • nearlyretired2004
    • By nearlyretired2004 15th Apr 12, 7:05 PM
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    nearlyretired2004
    Cadogan Petroleum ...... unfortunately, at the mo ...... but will hold on and hope .......
    • IronWolf
    • By IronWolf 16th Apr 12, 3:25 PM
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    IronWolf
    My new latest share bought is now Deckers Outdoor (most of income comes from UGG boots).

    Probably more of a growth stock than I'm used to, share price halved recently due to a profit warning due to soaring material costs, I don't see it harming them long term and I think there's plenty of scope for further growth in sales.

    Suppose the downside risk is Uggs become a fashion faux pas but I think theres a good chance they'll stay popular because theyre so comfortable.
    Faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
  • LIB3RTY
    XAG for me. Made a nice profit.
    • mr_fishbulb
    • By mr_fishbulb 16th Apr 12, 3:32 PM
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    mr_fishbulb
    3D Systems Corp a couple of weeks ago NYSE:DDD up around 10% today because it's closest competitor NASDAQ:SSYS merged with a privately held company this morning. SSYS is up over 20%, so although I'm happy with DDD, I'm a bit jealous.

    Wanted some exposure to 3D printing because I think (hope) it has a big future.
    Last edited by mr_fishbulb; 16-04-2012 at 3:34 PM.
    I wish I could invest in taxes - they're the only thing guaranteed to go up.
    • melbury
    • By melbury 16th Apr 12, 7:27 PM
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    melbury
    Game Group - can you believe it?
    Stopped smoking 27/12/2007, but could start again at any time

    • Lokolo
    • By Lokolo 16th Apr 12, 7:45 PM
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    Lokolo
    Game Group - can you believe it?
    Originally posted by melbury
    Did you sell in time?
    • Wobblydeb
    • By Wobblydeb 16th Apr 12, 8:08 PM
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    Wobblydeb
    Last one was Sainsbury. I bought when the whole sector took a hit after Tesco's results announcement as I didn't have a supermarket in my portfolio. I peferred Sainsbury for PE ratio and yield, and also think they have a better customer proposition. i.e. I prefer shopping there to Tesco

    It was between them and Morrisons....
    I've got a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel.
  • gkerr4
    My new latest share bought is now Deckers Outdoor (most of income comes from UGG boots).

    Probably more of a growth stock than I'm used to, share price halved recently due to a profit warning due to soaring material costs, I don't see it harming them long term and I think there's plenty of scope for further growth in sales.

    Suppose the downside risk is Uggs become a fashion faux pas but I think theres a good chance they'll stay popular because theyre so comfortable.
    Originally posted by IronWolf
    I had a good run on DECK last year - sold at about 22% gain if i remember right. I might have another bite if they have had a kick recently - good company, good management - china is a massive market-to-be for UGGS and they aren't going away anytime soon.
    • IronWolf
    • By IronWolf 16th Apr 12, 9:34 PM
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    IronWolf
    I had a good run on DECK last year - sold at about 22% gain if i remember right. I might have another bite if they have had a kick recently - good company, good management - china is a massive market-to-be for UGGS and they aren't going away anytime soon.
    Originally posted by gkerr4
    That's what I hope. Lets hope for some cold dry winters in China
    Faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
  • Jay G
    Just topping up on VOD at the moment. Hold VOD, TSCO & GSK.

    Keeping a eye on BP., AZN, BLND, SSE, UU., SBRY, BA. and NG. Who knows all pretty decent divi's.

    VOD's got a few things going on at the moment so this months bonus will most likey end up in there before the ex-divi in June
    Current account - CO-OP Cashminder
    • sabretoothtigger
    • By sabretoothtigger 19th Apr 12, 4:19 PM
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    sabretoothtigger
    Last one was Sainsbury. I bought when the whole sector took a hit after Tesco'.
    Originally posted by Wobblydeb
    I got them at the same time but sold them last month. They fell but up strong today, ex div soon I think
    Tokyo residential prices have gone from 4x London in 1990 to ¼ London in 2014
    There is no other agency of government which can overrule actions that we take
    by Greenspan, Federal Reserve
  • Jay G
    I got them at the same time but sold them last month. They fell but up strong today, ex div soon I think
    Originally posted by sabretoothtigger
    Yeah ex-divi May 16th
    Current account - CO-OP Cashminder
    • BLB53
    • By BLB53 19th Apr 12, 6:38 PM
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    BLB53
    The last share I bought was a top up of Dialight (DIA) @ 755p in Feb. They issued a very +ve FY statement recently and the SP is up around 40% to 1075p.

    Their main business is industrial LED lighting. Market cap. is now around £330m so will soon be promoted to the FTSE 250 which should give the SP another boost.

    Robbie Burns is a fan and also Mark Slater who runs the Slater Growth fund - I think DIA is a top three holding for the fund.

    A lot further to go imo.
    • Masomnia
    • By Masomnia 19th Apr 12, 8:03 PM
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    Masomnia
    The last share I bought was a top up of Dialight (DIA) @ 755p in Feb. They issued a very +ve FY statement recently and the SP is up around 40% to 1075p.

    Their main business is industrial LED lighting. Market cap. is now around £330m so will soon be promoted to the FTSE 250 which should give the SP another boost.

    Robbie Burns is a fan and also Mark Slater who runs the Slater Growth fund - I think DIA is a top three holding for the fund.

    A lot further to go imo.
    Originally posted by BLB53
    Sounds like one to investigate. The future is definitely LED; not the fluorescent rubbish we're near enough forced to buy now!
    “I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.” - P.G. Wodehouse
    • BLB53
    • By BLB53 19th Apr 12, 8:33 PM
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    BLB53
    Sounds like one to investigate. The future is definitely LED; not the fluorescent rubbish we're near enough forced to buy now!
    Here's a link to a write-up on the Motley Fool from January

    http://boards.fool.co.uk/nfsc-2012-dialight-dia-12457894.aspx
    • IronWolf
    • By IronWolf 19th Apr 12, 10:17 PM
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    IronWolf
    P/E of 35, youch! I usually get put off by anything over 15
    Faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
    • C_Mababejive
    • By C_Mababejive 20th Apr 12, 7:08 PM
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    C_Mababejive
    Ng............
    Feudal Britain needs land reform. 70% of the land is "owned" by 1 % of the population and at least 50% is unregistered (inherited by landed gentry). Thats why your slave box costs so much..
    • StevieJ
    • By StevieJ 20th Apr 12, 8:15 PM
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    StevieJ
    Firstgroup, because of the stonking 12.5% yield and 7.5 PE ratio. I think with austerity people will use public transport more, I also think it likely the Government will encourage more people to use public transport. Quite a few possible minuses with this one - reduction of subsidies, and a high fixed costs business
    Originally posted by darkpool
    Excellent company, they charge me £1.20 for what equates to a 20 minute walk into town, Arriva charge £2.20 for the same journey, needless to say that Arriva never get any of my business
    ‘Hard as it is to say now.. I look forward to a United States of Europe, in which the barriers between the nations will be greatly minimised and unrestricted travel will be possible.’
    Winston Churchill 21st Oct 1942
    • Credit-Crunched
    • By Credit-Crunched 20th Apr 12, 9:16 PM
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    Credit-Crunched
    A whole years ISA allowance of RMP.

    Foolish maybe, will let you know in a week or so!
    • King Weasel
    • By King Weasel 21st Apr 12, 1:31 PM
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    King Weasel
    It was between them and Morrisons....
    Originally posted by Wobblydeb
    I bought Morrisons on my wife's advice in 2004, when they were struggling to digest Safeway, @ 190.7p. Sold most of them last December @ 325p. 66% profit, but it took 7 years. Should have sold earlier, but that's hindsight for you.
    However hard up you are, never accept loans from your friends. Just gifts
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