Focus On Trading Of Three FTSE Stocks – Halma Plc, Homeserve Plc and Keller Group Plc

Halma Plc

Halma Plc (HLMA) is the United Kingdom based organisation engaged in producing innovative solutions to many of the key problems faced by the individuals. The organisation works on its 4 guiding principle, which incorporates Achievement, Innovation, Empowerment and Customer Satisfaction. The organisation at present works around 40 organisations in more than 20 nations and Europe, the USA and Asia being the significant markets. Halma has a human resource base of 6,341 experts considering the requirements of its clients from more than 160 nations. The organisation’s tasks are isolated into four reportable sections being Infrastructure Safety, Environmental and Analysis, Medical and Process Safety.

HLMA Financial Performance

On 19th November 2019, the company published its half-year results for the six months ended 30th September 2019. The company reported that the revenue increased by 12 per cent year on year to £653.7 million. The company also reported a 15 per cent year on year growth in the Adjusted Earnings per share to GBX 27.20 per share during the period.

Source: Company Website

HLMA Stock Price Performance

Daily Chart as at 19-November-19, before the market close (Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 19th November 2019, at 11:30 A.M GMT, While writing, Halma Plc’s stock price has been reported to be trading at GBX 2123.0, an increase of 11.83 per cent or GBX 224.5 per stock as compared to the previous day’s closing price, which was reported to be at GBX 1898.50 per stock. By the time of writing, the Halma Plc stock was reported to be trading 68.36 per cent above the 52-week low stock price, which was at GBX 1261.00 per stock, that the company’s stocks reached on November 22, 2018. The company set its 52-week high price at GBX 2129.00 per stock, in day’s trading session. Halma Plc’s reported market capitalisation (M-Cap) stands at a value of GBP 7.207 billion.

While writing, 665,120 of the company’s stocks had been traded on the London Stock Exchange. The average volume of trading per day for the company’s stocks, for the last one year on the London Stock Exchange, was 664,830 stocks. The stock has reportedly displayed a positive change of 61.94 per cent in value in the last one year, from the price of GBX 1311.00 per stock. There also has been a positive movement in the last six months in the value of Halma Plc’s stock of around 18.21 per cent from the stock price of GBX 1796.00 per stock. Halma Plc’s stock has also reportedly gained 14.51 per cent in value in the last one month from the price of GBX 1854.00 per stock.

The beta of the Halma Plc’s stock was reported to be at 0.72. Through this, it can be inferred that the company’s stock price movement is less volatile in its trend, as compared to the benchmark market index’s movement.

Homeserve Plc

Homeserve Plc (HSV) is a London, the United Kingdom based support services company that is engaged in the business of providing home emergency and convenience services like repair, heating and installation services. The company operates in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, France, Spain as well as some other countries. The company’s services include plumbing and drainage, boiler installation, repairs and services, electricity as well as leakbot, etc.

HSV Latest News

On 19th November 2019, the company announced that they are appointing Katrina Cliffe as a Senior Independent Director of the international home repairs and improvements business replacing Stella David. The company reported that Katrina has served as a Non-Executive Director of HomeServe since May 2017 and is also the chairperson in the Remuneration Committee.

HSV Stock Price Performance

Daily Chart as at 19-November-19, before the market close (Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 19th November 2019, at 11:38 A.M GMT, While writing, Homeserve Plc’s stock price has been reported to be trading at GBX 1278.0, an increase of 6.68 per cent or GBX 80.00 per stock as compared to the previous day’s closing price, which was reported to be at GBX 1198.00 per stock. By the time of writing, the Homeserve Plc stock was reported to be trading 50.80 per cent above the 52-week low stock price, which was at GBX 847.50 per stock, that the company’s stocks reached on December 27, 2018. The company’s stock reached its 52-week high price at GBX 1298.00 per stock, during day’s trading session. Homeserve Plc’s reported market capitalisation (M-Cap) stands at a value of GBP 4.008 billion.

While writing, 468,320 of the company’s stocks had been traded on the London Stock Exchange. The average volume of trading per day for the company’s stocks, for the last one year on the London Stock Exchange, was 325,820 stocks. The stock has reportedly displayed a positive change of 37.94 per cent in value in the last one year, from the price of GBX 926.5 per stock. There also has been a positive movement in the last six months in the value of Homeserve Plc’s stock of around 17.03 per cent from the stock price of GBX 1092.00 per stock. Homeserve Plc’s stock has also reportedly gained 11.52 per cent in value in the last one month from the price of GBX 1146.00 per stock.

The beta of the Homeserve Plc’s stock was reported to be at 0.60. Through this, it can be inferred that the company’s stock price movement is less volatile in its trend, as compared to the benchmark market index’s movement.

Keller Group Plc

Keller Group Plc (KLR) is a London, the United Kingdom based construction and materials company which operates as a specialist in the provision of geotechnical services and solutions. The company’s solutions are utilised over the construction and buildings industry in infrastructure, commercial, business, home developments and ecological undertakings. These are the fundamental classes of items that the company is in the business of providing. With the full scope of the company’s assets and solid building capacity, the company also likewise offers planning and fabrication services to meet each task's particular prerequisites. The wide range of company’s products and services include the likes of Ground Improvement, Grouting, Heavy foundation services, Earth retention, Post-tension systems as well as Instrumentation and Monitoring.

KLR Trading Update

On 19th November 2019, the company published a press release to announce a trading update for the period ended 31st October 2019. The company highlighted they continued to trade well during the period, and the board expects that the company’s overall performance during the whole year would be as per the market expectations of the performance. The company also reported that the fourth quarter cashflows were robust and the board expects that the end of the year leverage net debt/EBITDA ratio will be under 1.5 times. The company also highlighted that the process of appointing a new Chief Executive Officer of the company, under the leadership of the Nominations Committee, is in process, and the board expects to make an announcement on the same by the first quarter of 2020.

KLR Stock Price Performance

Daily Chart as at 19-November-19, before the market close (Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 19th November 2019, at 11:46 A.M GMT, while writing, Keller Group Plc’s stock price has been reported to be trading at GBX 586.00, an increase of 5.02 per cent or GBX 28.00 per stock as compared to the previous day’s closing price, which was reported to be at GBX 558.00 per stock. By the time of writing, the Keller Group Plc stock was reported to be trading 26.57 per cent above the 52-week low stock price, which was at GBX 463.00 per stock, that the company’s stocks reached on December 24, 2018. This was also 21.02 per cent below the 52-week high price at GBX 742.00 per stock, which the company’s stock achieved on May 20, 2019. Keller Group Plc’s reported market capitalisation (M-Cap) stands at a value of GBP 402.15 million.

While writing, 84,700 of the company’s stocks had been traded on the London Stock Exchange. The average volume of trading per day for the company’s stocks, for the last one year on the London Stock Exchange, was 63,100 stocks. The stock has reportedly displayed a negative change of 5.64 per cent in value in the last one year, from the price of GBX 621.00 per stock. There also has seen a negative movement in the last six months in the value of Keller Group Plc’s stock of around 17.70 per cent from the stock price of GBX 712.00 per stock. Keller Group Plc’s stock has also reportedly gained 7.52 per cent in value in the last one month from the price of GBX 545.00 per stock.

The beta of the Keller Group Plc’s stock was reported to be at 1.53. Through this, it can be inferred that the company’s stock price movement is more volatile in its trend, as compared to the benchmark market index’s movement.


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