Not too worried about Lord A being unwell as far as our investments are concerned.. Even if he is out of action, I believe there are a machine and strategy in place to take care of things on his behalf. But I'd like to read the autobiography if he gets round to it.
On the one hand, he will have top medical care. On the other hand, he suffers from Type 2 Diabetes and had quadruple heart bypass around 15 years ago. Probably too much fast food when working late when he was a young man.
According to the accounts published today, with the total liabilities and shareholders equity at $655m, the "intrinsic" value of the shares is 43p each. Ashcroft could sell the company at twice this value. Here's looking at 80p per share.
I don't think the SP will go very far on everyday buys and sells. I believe Ashcroft is readying the Belize Bank for a sell-off and the shareholders (including 75% holder Ashcroft) will make their profit *all in one go*