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DIRECTOR DEALINGS SUMMARY: Greggs CEO And Finance Chief Buy Shares

Thu, 26th Mar 2020 18:34

(Alliance News) - The follow is a round-up of share dealings by UK company directors and managers announced on Thursday and not separately reported by Alliance News:

Greggs PLC - Chief Executive Roger Whiteside buys 11,251 shares and Finance Director Richard Hutton buys 4,627 shares, both at GBP15.89, worth GBP252,237, on Wednesday.

Informa PLC - CEO Stephen Carter buys 35,745 shares at 419.65p, worth GBP150,000. Now holds 743,893 shares, and has a total interest of 1.4 million shares. Finance Director Gareth Wright buys 21,836 shares at 455.67p, worth GBP99,500. Now holds 552,130 shares, with a total interest of 1.1 million shares. Back on March 13, Non-Executive Chair Derek Mapp bought more than GBP200,000 worth of shares in the company.

Vistry Group PLC - CEO Greg Fitzgerald 50,520 shares and Judith Fitzgerald buys 2,485 shares, both at GBP5.99, together worth GBP317,500, on Wednesday. Non-Executive Chair Ian Tyler buys 3,544 shares at GBP5.60, worth GBP19,846, on Thursday. Other directors buy about 40,000 shares in total at similar prices on Wednesday and Thursday.

Smart Metering Systems PLC - CEO Alan Foy buys 80,645 shares at 578.29p, worth GBP466,358, on Wednesday. Foy bought GBP2.5 million in shares last week.

GAN PLC - CEO Dermot Smurfit buys 20,000 shares at 130p, worth GBP26,000, on Wednesday. GAN on Wednesday provided a trading update, saying net revenue more than doubled in 2019 to USD30.0 million from USD14.0 million in 2018. It swung to income before tax of USD2.4 million from a USD8.6 million loss. GAN said it is trading in line with board expectation so far in 2020 and remains confident in full-year revenue. "We are extremely fortunate to be an online-only business in the wake of the social distancing mandated by governments around the globe and especially in our key markets of Italy and the United States," Smurfit said.

Manchester & London Investment Trust PLC - Investment Manager Mark Sheppard buys 25,000 shares at GBP5.38, worth GBP134,500, on Thursday. Sheppard also had bought 25,000 shares on Wednesday.

Lindsell Train Investment Trust PLC - Director Michael Lindsell buys 40 shares at GBP830.00, worth GBP33,200, on Tuesday.

TR Property Investment Trust PLC - Non-Executive Director Simon Marrison buys 15,000 shares at GBP2.52 and GBP2.94, worth GBP42,035, on Tuesday and Wednesday last week.

Bellway PLC - Non-Executive Chair Paul Hampden Smith buys 3,924 shares at GBP20.27 and GBP20.29, worth GBP79,569, on Wednesday.

Mincon Group PLC - Non-Executive Director Paul Lynch buys 35,000 shares at 85p, worth GBP29,750, on Wednesday.

Safestore Holdings PLC - Non-Executive Director Ian Krieger buys 10,000 shares at GBP5.34, worth GBP53,387, on Tuesday.

Sirius Real Estate Ltd - CEO Andrew Coombs buys 100,000 shares at GBP0.46, worth GBP46,360, on Tuesday. Now holds 9.1 million shares, 0.9%.

Safestyle UK PLC - Non-Executive Chair Alan Lovell buys 30,000 shares at 20.7p, worth GBP6,210, on Thursday. Now holds 160,000 shares.

BH Global Ltd - Chair Michael Bunbury buys 3,200 shares at GBP15.90, worth GBP50,872, on Wednesday. Now holds 14,200 shares.

Metal Tiger PLC - CEO Michael McNeilly buys 1.3 million at 0.99p, worth GBP12,375, on Wednesday. Now holds 5.2 million, 0.3% of total.

Invesco Perpetual Select Trust PLC - Non-Executive Director Craig Cleland buys 10,000 shares at GBP1.50, worth GBP15,000, on Thursday.

Ruffer Investment Co Ltd - Non Executive Chair Ashe Windham buys 20,000 shares at GBP2.16 to GBP2.18, worth GBP43,485, on Thursday. Now holds 155,000 shares. Windham will retire at the company's annual general meeting in December, and Non-Executive Director Chris Russell will replace.

Wilmington PLC - CEO Mark Milner buys 25,000 shares at 114p, worth GBP28,500, on Thursday. Now holds 45,000 shares.

JPMorgan Smaller Cos Investment Trust PLC - Non-Executive Director Andrew Impey buys 10,000 shares at 179.99p, worth GBP17,999, on Thursday.

By Tom Waite; thomaslwaite@alliancenews.com

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