Buzzing FTSE Stocks  – Zotefoams Plc, Oxford Instruments Plc and De La Rue Plc

  • Nov 13, 2019 GMT
  • Team Kalkine
Buzzing FTSE Stocks  – Zotefoams Plc, Oxford Instruments Plc and De La Rue Plc

Zotefoams Plc

Zotefoams Plc (ZTF) is a Croydon, the United Kingdom based company that engages in the cellular material technology business. The company is involved in the production, marketing and selling of lightweight cross-linked polyolefin block foams called AZOTE®, and additionally sells and licenses other technologies like high-performing products such as ZOTEK® and T-FIT® as well as microcellular materials technology called MuCell®. The company operates primarily through two manufacturing locations in Croydon, the United Kingdom and Kentucky, the United States of America. The company’s products and technologies are utilised across various industries such as Air Conditioning, Automotive, Aviation, Technology, Biotechnology, Building and Construction, Composites, Conservation, Defence, Electronics, Food and Beverage, Marine, Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare and cosmetics, Semiconductors, Sports and Leisure, Mass transit media and various other industrial spaces.

ZTF Trading Update

On 3rd October 2019, the company made a press release to announce a trading update for the trading done post the announcement of interim results in August, to date. In the announcement, the company reported that the trading environment at the time was difficult in the polyolefin foam sector with an added disadvantage of unstable political and macroeconomic conditions. The company reported that the European market for its products had deteriorated rapidly and additionally the North American Market’s growth had slowed down too. The company downgraded its sales forecasts to £6 million, as compared to the previous estimates, which would effectively mean that the H2 2019 forecast for the group sales is £2 million less than the first-half figures. The company also reported that there is expected to be robust growth in the T-FIT® insulation products as well as ZOTEK® technical foams mainly in aviation and footwear.

ZTF Share Price Performance

Source: Thomson Reuters

On 13th November 2019, at 8:40 A.M GMT, at the time of writing, Zotefoams Plc’s share price has been reported to be trading at GBX 445.56 per share, a decrease of 2.93 per cent or GBX 13.44 per share as compared to the previous day’s closing price, at GBX 459.00 per share. At the time of writing, the Zotefoams Plc share price has been reported to be trading 48.52 per cent above the 52- week low share price, which was at GBX 300.00 per share, set on October 29, 2019. This was also 37.71 per cent below the 52-week high price at GBX 716.00 per share, which the company’s share set on December 31, 2018. The reported Market Capitalisation of Zotefoams Plc was at GBP 221.70 million.

At the time of writing, 12,650 of the company’s shares had been traded in the market. The average volume of trading per day, for the last one year in the market, was 72,180 shares. The stock has reportedly shown a downward change of 23.71 per cent in value in the last one year, from the price of GBX 584.10 per stock. There also has been a downward change in the last six months in the value of Zotefoams Plc’s stock of around 24.35 per cent from the share price of GBX 589.00 per share. Zotefoams Plc’s stock has reportedly gained 33.003 per cent in value in the last one month from the price of GBX 335.00 per share.

The beta of the Zotefoams Plc’s share has been reported to be at 0.06. This means that the company’s share price movement is significantly less volatile in its trend, as compared to the benchmark market index’s movement.

Oxford Instruments Plc

Oxford Instruments Plc (OXIG) is an Abingdon, the United Kingdom based Electronics and Electrical equipment company that is involved in the supply of technology and tools as well as systems toward Industry and Research. The company has a presence in various businesses such as Andor, Nano Analysis, Nano Science, Asylum Research, Imaris, Magnetic Resonance, as X-Ray Technology Healthcare and Plasma Technology. The company’s products are applied in industries like Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture and Food, Astronomy, Chemical and Catalysis, Forensics and various other sectors. The company’s products range from Atomic Force Microscopy, Electron Microscopy, Deposition and ETCH tools, Low-Temperature Systems, Optical Imaging, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, MRI and CT Servicing and X-Ray.

OXIG Financial Performance

On 12th November 2019, the company announced its half-year results for the six months ended 30th September 2019. The company reported that the Orders were up by 6.4 per cent during the period to £173.3 million as compared to £162.9 million in H1 2019. This also translated to a 13.1 per cent reported growth in the revenue to £166.3 million in H1 2020 as compared to £147.0 million in H1 2019. The company reported Adjusted profit before tax up by 28.3 per cent year on year from £19.8 million in H1 2019 to £25.4 million in H1 2020. The adjusted basic Earnings per share were at GBX 35.5 per share in H1 2020, a year on year increase of 30.0 per cent compared to GBX 27.3 per share reported in H1 2019.

OXIG Share Price Performance

Source: Thomson Reuters

On 13th November 2019, at 8:28 A.M GMT, at the time of writing, Oxford Instruments Plc’s share price has been reported to be trading at GBX 1464.00 per share, a decrease of 40.00 per cent or GBX 2.66 per share as compared to the previous day’s closing price, at GBX 1504.00 per share. At the time of writing, the Oxford Instruments Plc share price has been reported to be trading 80.07 per cent above the 52-week low share price, which was at GBX 813.00 per share, set on November 20, 2018. Oxford Instruments Pls stock set a new 52-week high on November 12, 2019 trading session when it reached GBX 1,504.00. Over this period, the share price was up by 56.52 per cent. The reported Market Capitalisation of Oxford Instruments Plc was at GBP 862.96 million.

At the time of writing, 874 of the company’s shares had been traded in the market. The average volume of trading per day, for the last one year in the market, was 60,370 shares. The stock has reportedly shown an upward change of 54.10 per cent in value in the last one year, from the price of GBX 950.00 per stock. There also has been an upward change in the last six months in the value of Oxford Instruments Plc’s stock of around 27.97 per cent from the share price of GBX 1144.00 per share. Oxford Instruments Plc’s stock has also reportedly gained 15.82 per cent in value in the last one month from the price of GBX 1264.00 per share.

The beta of the Oxford Instruments Plc’s share has been reported to be at 1.10. This means that the company’s share price movement is more volatile in its trend, as compared to the benchmark market index’s movement.

De La Rue Plc

De La Rue Plc (DLAR) is a Basingstoke, the United Kingdom based support service company that is engaged in producing banknotes; Cash Supply Chain, Product Authentication fighting illegal trade and copying. The company offers printed banknotes, banknote paper, banknote security components and polymer substrate. Its areas of operations are divided into segments like Currency, Identity solutions and Product Authentication and Traceability.

DLAR Trading Update

On 30th October 2019, the company made a press release to provide a trading update from 1st April 2019 to date. De La Rue Plc announced that it anticipates the adjusted operating profits for the first half of 2019 to be around lower to middle single-digit millions. Full year 2020 adjusted operating profit is anticipated to be considerably lower than market forecasts. The company also announced that the board, led by the new Chief Executive Officer of the group, is in the process of a thorough review of the group’s operations and it is expected that the first-half results for the year will be reported on 26th November 2019.

DLAR Share Price Performance

Source: Thomson Reuters

On 13th November 2019, at 8:17 A.M GMT, at the time of writing, De La Rue Plc’s share price has been reported to be trading at GBX 175.45 per share, an increase of 0.37 per cent or GBX 0.65 per share as compared to the previous day’s closing price at GBX 174.80 per share. At the time of writing, the De La Rue Plc share price has been reported to be trading 33.32 per cent above the 52-week low share price, which was at GBX 131.60 per share, set on October 30, 2019. This was also 64.37 per cent below the 52-week high price at GBX 492.50 per share, which the company’s share set on December 05, 2018. The reported Market Capitalisation of De La Rue Plc has been at GBP 181.70 million.

As the time of writing, 5,320 of the company’s shares had been traded in the market. The average volume of trading per day, for the last one year in the market, was 587,570 shares. The stock has reportedly shown a downward change of 63.21 per cent in value in the last one year, from the price of GBX 477.00 per stock. There also has been a downward change in the last six months in the value of De La Rue Plc’s stock of around 59.76 per cent from the share price of GBX 436.00 per share. De La Rue Plc’ s stock has also reportedly lost 22.36 per cent in value in the last one month from the price of GBX 226.00 per share.

The beta of the De La Rue Plc’s share has been reported to be at 1.04. This means that the company’s share price movement is slightly more volatile in its trend, as compared to the benchmark market index’s movement.

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