2 ASX200 Stocks That Are Up Today - PGH and ECX

  • Apr 24, 2019 AEST
  • Team Kalkine
2 ASX200 Stocks That Are Up Today - PGH and ECX

Below are two stocks which are up over last two days, although with negative YTD returns-

Pact Group Holdings Limited (ASX: PGH)

Pact Group is Australia’s one of the largest manufacturers of rigid plastic packaging products. With operations in more than 15 countries and employee strength of more than 6000, it has become the market leader in countries like Australia and New Zealand. It is operating in 100 market segments with 22k product variants and has a large customer base of more than 4000.

In the recent half-yearly results for the six months ended 31st December 2018, the company’s sales revenue was up by 13% to $915 million from the previous corresponding period (pcp) revenue of $808 million. However, EBITDA and net profit after tax (NPAT) both were down from the pcp. EBITDA was reported at $110 million, down by 9% from pcp number of $121 million and NPAT was down by 29% from $51 million in pcp to $36 million in the current reporting period. Recently there has been a lot of changes seen in the shareholding pattern of the company. Margaret (Lyndsey) Cattermole, the Director, had acquired 109,090 ordinary shares for a total consideration of $299,997.50 on 28th March 2019. Other officials of the top management Ray Horsburgh and Peter Margin acquired 853 shares for a total consideration of $2,499.29 and 1838 shares for a total consideration of $5,385.34, respectively.

The market capitalisation of the company is A$887.5 million. The 52 week high and low of the stock is A$5.95 and A$2.39 respectively. The YTD return of the stock is negative 26.4%.

The stock is trading at A$2.615, up by 1.36% (As at 2:25 PM AEST, 24 April 2019).

Eclipx Group Limited (ASX: ECX)

Eclipx Group is a financial services company providing its services in Australia and New Zealand. It is way ahead of others in fleet management, vehicle fleet leasing and diversified financial services. The company provides consumers and businesses to access the funds to operate fleet leasing, vehicle sales, consumer motor vehicle finance solutions etc.

In the company’s annual report 2018 it has impressed the investors with the financial performance of 1HFY19, current updates and the outlook of the business. It reported that company’s NPATA increased by 14% to $78.1 million and net operating income increased to $325.3 million for the year, up by 27%. It also declared a fully franked dividend of 8.00 cents per share.

On 16th April 2019, the company announced that CFO and Executive Director, Garry McLennan is retiring from the Company in six months, or earlier if a successor is appointed. Eclipx Group, with the mutual understanding with McMillan Shakespeare Limited (MMS) has also terminated the Scheme Implementation Agreement (SIA). Both the companies are released from any claims relating to SIA. However, ECX will pay $8 million to MMS as the reimbursement of expense that MMS has incurred to date in connection with the SIA.

The market capitalisation of the company is A$311.65million. The 52 week high and low of the stock is A$3.58 and A$0.54 respectively. The YTD return of the stock is negative 58.86%.

The stock is trading at A$1.025, up by 5.13% (As at 2:25 PM AEST, 24 April 2019).


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