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I was in the pub over the weekend with my mate, at the other end of the pub there was a woman with the most attractive body I had seen in a long time, then she turned to me and she was pug ugly.
Disappointed, I went outside for a cigarette, but when I went back in, she had left, and later on my pal said "oh, that woman you were eyeing up gave me this piece of paper to give to you".
Reading through it, the note read, " I saw you looking me over earlier and here is my moby number if you want to meet up - Horseface".
This choked me up a little bit thinking, what courage, looking like that, and yet being able to play it down and make light of it.
Impressed, I decided to send her a text which read "Hi Horseface, Would love to meet up, How does next Tuesday sound"?
Just as I had finished sending it my mate said to me "Blimey John, you're not seriously thinking of taking her out - are you? I only put the Horseface on the bottom of the note so you'd know it was the ugly one"
Is the share price fall the result of adverse comment about First Group or just part of a general downward drift? I can't see any major reason why this company should be out of favour. If a politically motivated tanker drivers' strike should occur more people will be forced to use buses and trains. I think supplies of diesel for the railways should be secure, probably moved by rail. Sir Brian has always shown great aptitude for pulling his company out of the doldrums.
Recent fall appears a little unjustified given the sector performance. My guess would be this is a bout of profit taking brought on by the ex-div. It’s a hold IMO unless the drops are justified.
Just my opinion dyor
I also live in an area served by Stagecoach buses, and of course the east Midlands trains that take me into work & back. This was the main reason I decided to invest here. If you remember, I was deliberating between here and cineworld. But then I am happy with my choice. Can always look at them next once I got the holding here that I want or maybe even split as u suggested. We shall see. Gl
It certainly has. Looking forward to my first divvi from here in March, it's not gonna be much, as I only have just over 250 shares, but then I only started buying in last November. Still, 2 free shares are 2 free shares. My holding will get bigger over time. Thanx for your past advice, when I become rich, I'll buy you a beer. GL
Thought the meeting was Friday 13th, just a beer and a chat, but must have been good as it has had a positive effect on the sp.
RNS Number : 4965V Capital markets event 13 January 2012:
Stagecoach Group plc ("the Group") will today host an event for institutional investors and analysts in London. The event is intended to provide investors and analysts with an improved understanding of the Group's strengths and opportunities, and to give them an opportunity to meet the broader senior management team. The event will principally comprise a series of presentations by members of the Group's management. The presentations will commence at approximately 9:30 a.m.
Copies of the slide presentations are now available from the Group's website, at http://www.stagecoach.com/investors/financial-analysis/presentations/2012.aspx
No new material financial information will be disclosed and there will be no additional statement on current trading further to that included in the announcement on 7 December 2011 of the Group's results for the six months ended 31 October 2011.
Shore Capital reiterated its "buy" recommendation for Stagecoach (SGC), noting its strong performance in the US market. The broker points out that the curb-side coach market saw a 6.7% rise in passenger growth in 2006, coinciding with the launch of Megabus and the first rise in 40 years. Shore adds that this growth accelerated to 30% in 2011 and with a further six hubs maturing, revenues and margins are expected to climb higher. Back in the UK, the broker says that the public transport company will focus on improving the efficiency of its network, increase marketing and upgrade its buses to attract more premium clientele. Stagecoach shares drove down 2.5p to 275.6p.
RIP MWH. No more posting on the MWH board for us, it was fun while it lasted. Guess we could discuss matters here until other SGC'ers get the hump with us for taking up their space, or find somewhere else to go. There are plenty of boards where no-one has ever posted where we could go if forced off of here. We could start with OEC3 or OEC4, no-one ever goes there. Wishing you all the best for 2012. ATB.
I decided to follow your advice matey.
Gonna get a smallish holding in here, upto 500 shares and then look at other things to add to my portfolio. I got 20k shares in pfd for greed, but going to look at smaller parcels in the bigger companies. Cheers 4 your help and advice GL
Stagecoach Group plc ("Stagecoach") today completed the sale of its school bus operations in the US state of Wisconsin ("Wisconsin School Bus") to Student Transportation, Inc.. Part of Wisconsin School Bus will be held in trust, pending approval of the sale by the Surface Transportation Board.
Wisconsin School Bus primarily operates school bus services under contract to school boards in the US state of Wisconsin. The business has been part of Stagecoach since 1999. Although the business has performed well, Stagecoach's share of the US school bus market is relatively small and the sale enables Stagecoach to focus its management and capital on less regulated North American operations, including the fast growing megabus.com business.
The General Manager of Wisconsin School Bus and the rest of its management team has transferred with the business.
The consideration for the sale equated to an enterprise value of US$47,000,000 of which US$46,750,000 has been settled in cash and the balance of US$250,000 is payable in six months' time. The sales proceeds will initially be applied to reduce Stagecoach's consolidated net debt.
The gross assets of Wisconsin School Bus as at 30 April 2011 were US$21.8m. Prior to the sale we were forecasting revenue of US$36.4m and operating profit of US$4.0m for the year ending 30 April 2012
Could be useful for bringing down its debt.