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Share Price Information for Ashtead (AHT)


Share Price: 1,942.50Bid: 1,944.00Ask: 1,945.50Change: -10.50 (-0.54%)Faller - Ashtead Grp.
Spread: 1.50Spread as %: 0.08%Open: 1,950.00High: 1,962.50Low: 1,942.00Yesterday’s Close: 1,953.00

Ashtead Group Plc Ord 10P

Ashtead is listed in the FTSE 100, FTSE All-Share, FTSE 350, FTSE 350 Low Yield
Ashtead is part of the Support sector

Ashtead group is an international equipment rental company with networks within the UK and US. Operate under the brand names Sunbelt and A-Plant. Employs 13,754 across both businesses.





Share Price SpacerPrice
1942.50
Share Price SpacerBid
1944.00
Share Price SpacerAsk
1945.50
Share Price SpacerChange
-0.54%-10.50
Share Price SpacerVolume
1,295,602
Share Price SpacerOpen
1,950.00
Share Price SpacerHigh
1,962.50
Share Price SpacerLow
1,942.00
Share Price SpacerClose
1,953.00
Share Price SpacerCurrency
GBX


Currency Issue Country Shares in Issue Market Capitalisation Market Size
GBX GB 476.84m £9,262.56m 1,000

52 Week High 2,461.00 52 Week High Date 28-SEP-2018
52 Week Low 1,572.50 52 Week Low Date 27-DEC-2018

# Trades Vol. Sold Vol. Bought PE Ratio Earnings Dividend Yield
4,565 707,448 436,469 9.946 195.30 28.25 1.45


London South East Users info for Ashtead




Date
Time
Trade Prc
Volume
Buy/Sell
Bid
Ask
Value
 

21-Jan-19
17:08:24
1,942.50
21,273
Sell* 
1,944.00
1,945.50
413.23k
Trade Type:
Ordinary
Delayed publication

21-Jan-19
17:24:13
1,946.667
634
Buy* 
1,944.00
1,945.50
12.34k
Trade Type:
Ordinary

21-Jan-19
17:23:48
1,946.82
1,292
Buy* 
1,944.00
1,945.50
25.15k
Trade Type:
Ordinary




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Directors Deals for Ashtead (AHT)
Trade DateActionNotifierPriceCurrencyAmountHolding
26-Oct-18Buy
Trade Notifier Information for Ashtead Group
Ian Sutcliffe held the position of Senior Non-Executive Director at Ashtead Group at the time of this trade.
 Ian Sutcliffe
1794GBX13,93313933
19-Jun-17Transfer From
Trade Notifier Information for Ashtead Group
Sat Dhaiwal held the position of Chief Executive of Division at Ashtead Group at the time of this trade.
 Sat Dhaiwal
027,794150000
19-Jun-17Transfer From
Trade Notifier Information for Ashtead Group
Brendan Horgan held the position of Chief Executive of Division at Ashtead Group at the time of this trade.
 Brendan Horgan
046,683493874
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MattTheBrave
Posts: 2,724
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:1,953.00
RE: Dubs
Fri 17:08
I believe that they are forced to buy back consistently. Remember, the Company are (obviously) insiders, and hence any hint of 'trading' is likely to be viewed with suspicion by the regulator.
AllAtSea
Posts: 768
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:1,880.00
RE: Dubs
Tue 11:16
OK, so they buy back every day. If they had a crystal ball they could get it right. But they don't, so sometimes it's right others not so much.
Discodave4561
Posts: 1,707
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:1,883.00
RE: Dubs
12 Jan '19
Hi Matt, wouldn’t disagree. My only gripe is they basically buy back every day no matter what the share price. Buying when this was at it’s all time highs, like any share purchase, is not the best way to maximise returns. Perhaps they do try and buy more when there are dips compared to peaks I don’t know I haven’t looked at the buybacks in detail. Have no firm view on buybacks one way or another really although there are some that contend that AHT could be reducing debt a bit more and increasing dividends, but it’s horses for courses IMO.
MattTheBrave
Posts: 2,724
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:1,874.00
RE: Dubs
10 Jan '19
Thanks Dave - in truth I would be more cynical here, and say that management like buybacks because it tends to increase EPS, which most of them are measured and paid against, as opposed to dividends. However, given that I also would prefer to see my returns through share price appreciation rather than dividend growth, I am aligned with their position and hence very happy to support. ERR simply compares the Return on actual equity (in Balance sheet) versus the return on the markets view on equity (ie market cap). In effect, I think it's saying do buy backs when the stock is at a discount to book value, and stop when it's the same?
MattTheBrave
Posts: 2,724
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:1,871.50
RE: Dividend Taxes
10 Jan '19
Couple of things Dubs - Strangely, I am aware of the tax free structures you mention but (and I don't mean to boast) I have also used my full allowance for the last 15 years or so, but still have the majority of my investments out side of these structures. Secondly, I don't doubt your last sentence, but in all honesty, retail investors are by in large poorly informed and extremely naïve. Having been a professional investor for much of my career, I feel my handle on this issue is better. Perhaps you might explain in detail why you think share buybacks are a bad idea for a company whose return on equity exceeds cash interest rates.
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Website Description: Ashtead group is an international equipment rental company with networks within the UK and US. Operate under the brand names Sunbelt and A-Plant. Employs 13,754 across both businesses.



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