Fundamental Insights On Three FTSE Stocks – NETW, BRW and LOOK

  • Nov 01, 2019 GMT
  • Team Kalkine
Fundamental Insights On Three FTSE Stocks – NETW, BRW and LOOK

Network International Holdings Plc

Network International Holdings Plc (NETW) is a Dubai, United Arab Emirates based company that engages in the business of providing and managing payment solutions, in the Middle Eastern and African regions, digitally. The company provides a strong and diversified variety of payment solutions, products and services which are enabled with the latest cutting-edge technology and security. These services are leveraged by more than 65,000 merchant partners of the company as well as 220 financial institutions across more than 50 nations. The company has two major operating segments, which are Merchant Solutions and Issuer Solutions. In the Merchants Solutions segment, the company provides services like Payment Solutions, Integrated Solutions and Online Solutions while in the Issuer segment, the company engages in the provision of Card and Processing Solutions, Fraud Solutions as well as Loyalty solutions.

NETW Business Update

On 30th October 2019, the company made a press release announcing a business update for the third quarter of the year. The company highlighted in the press release that there was good growth across all of the business’s key performance indicators (KPIs), which was a significant factor leading towards robust growth in the revenue in both the company’s business divisions as well as in all the geographic divisions. During the quarter, the company announced a successful technology migration to a new technology platform, Network One. The company also reported that it expanded the customer base, developed new leading payment solutions, made a new entry into the market of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and signed a commercial agreement with Mastercard in the month of August.

 

NETW Share Price Performance

On 1st November 2019, at 10:25 A.M. GMT, while writing, Network International Holdings Plc’s share price was trading at GBX 543.00 per share, an increase of 0.37 per cent or GBX 2.00 per share as compared to the previous day’s closing price, which was reported to be at GBX 541.00.00 per share. At the time of writing, the Network International Holdings Plc share price was trading 13.81 per cent below the 52-week high share price, which was at GBX 630.00 per share, set on August 02, 2019. This was also 24.82 per cent above the 52-week low price at GBX 435.00 per share, which the company’s share set on April 10, 2019, on the day of its listing. The market capitalisation (m-cap) of the Network International Holdings Plc has been reported at GBP 2.704 billion.

By the time of writing, 13,050 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 547,230 shares. The share has reportedly shown a positive change of 1.90 per cent in value since it was admitted on the stock exchange on 10th April 2019, from the price of GBX 532.86 per share. There also has been a positive change in the last six months in the value of Network International Holdings Plc’s share of about 3.42 per cent from the price of GBX 525.00. The company’s share has also gained 3.23 per cent in value in the last one month from the price of GBX 526.00.

 

Brewin Dolphin Holdings Plc

Brewin Dolphin Holdings Plc (BRW) is a London; the United Kingdom based Financial services company that is engaged in the business of providing Investment and Wealth management services. The company has four business segments viz; for Individuals, for Financial Advisors, for Solicitors and Accountants as well as for Charities. For individuals, the company’s service offerings include Wealth Management services and Direct online investments. Within the Wealth management services, the company engages in the provision of solutions like Financial Planning, Integrated Wealth Management and Investment management. In terms of direct online investments, the company enables its customers to invest directly into Stocks and Shares ISA, Juniors ISA and Bare Trusts by using the Brewin’s Portfolio service with the help of an Investment account. For Financial Advisors, the company’s services include Managed Portfolio services, as well as Bespoke discretionary services along with the provision of Research and Insights. The company also provides these insights to Solicitors and Accountants as well as to Charities.

BRW Latest News

On 1st November 2019, the company made a press release to announce that Brewin Dolphin Wealth Management Limited, which is a subsidiary of the company, completed the purchase of wealth management business segment of the Investec Group in the Republic of Ireland for a Net consideration value of €44 million. The net consideration included the total consideration, which was around €50.2 million comprising of net assets of €13.0 million net of surplus capital of €6.2 million, as well as client relationships worth €37.2 million.

BRW Share Price Performance

On 1st November 2019, at 10:12 A.M. GMT, while writing, Brewin Dolphin Holdings Plc’s share price was trading at GBX 334.00 per share, an increase of 0.48 per cent or GBX 1.60 per share as compared to the previous day’s closing price, which was reported to be at GBX 332.4 per share. At the time of writing, the Brewin Dolphin Holdings Plc share price was trading 7.27 per cent below the 52-week high share price, which was at GBX 360.20 per share, set on November 14, 2018. This was also 17.52 per cent above the 52-week low price at GBX 284.19 per share, which the company’s share set on August 13, 2019. The market capitalisation (m-cap) of the Brewin Dolphin Holdings has been reported at GBP 1.007 billion.

By the time of writing, 3,630 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 324,340 shares. The share has reportedly shown a positive change of 0.30 per cent in value in the last one year, from the price of GBX 333.00 per share. There also has been a positive change in the last six months in the value of Brewin Dolphin Holdings Plc’s share of about 2.51 per cent from the price of GBX 325.8. The company’s share has also gained 4.96 per cent in value in the last one month from the price of GBX 318.20.

The beta of the company’s share has been reported to be at 0.8394. This implies that the movement in the company’s share movement is less volatile in nature, as compared to the movement of the benchmark market index.

 

Lookers Plc

Lookers Plc (LOOK) is an Altrincham, the United Kingdom based consumer services company that engages in the business of motor retails and it’s aftersales. The company has three major business divisions which are the Motor division, the Agricultural division and the Leasing division. In its flagship Motor division, the company operates through three brands, namely Charles Hurst, Taggarts and Lookers and provides all kinds of Automotive services such as sales, aftersales services, repair and provision of auto parts. The company runs its Agricultural division from its brands called Platts Harris and its Leasing division with the brands like VRS, Fleet Financial, Lookers Leasing, Lookers Leasing Direct and Rosedale.

LOOK Trading Update

On 1st November 2019, the company provided a trading update for the third quarter of the year ended 30th September 2019. The company reported that trading, during the third quarter of the year continued to stay extremely challenging continuing from the difficult trading environment in the first half of the year driven by continuing weakness in the confidence of the consumer, retail cost inflation along with the uncertainty in the political and the economic environment, especially surrounding Brexit. The company announced a conservative outlook for the full year performance with the underlying Profit before tax for the full year anticipated to be around £20 million.

LOOK Share Price Performance

On 1st November 2019, at 10:01 A.M. GMT, while writing, Lookers Plc’s share price was trading at GBX 42.99 per share, a decrease of 13.32 per cent or GBX 6.61 per share as compared to the previous day’s closing price, which was reported to be at GBX 49.60 per share. At the time of writing, the Lookers Plc share price was trading 27.58 per cent above the 52-week low share price, which was at GBX 33.70 per share, set on July 12, 2019. This was also 60.84 per cent below the 52-week high price at GBX 109.80 per share, which the company’s share set on March 07, 2019. The market capitalisation (m-cap) of the Lookers Plc has been reported at GBP 193.06 million.

By the time of writing, 2.04 million 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 388,020 shares. The share has reportedly shown a negative change of 57.35 per cent in value in the last one year, from the price of GBX 102.6 per share. There also has been a negative change in the last six months in the value of Lookers Plc’s share of about 52.60 per cent from the price of GBX 90.70. The company’s share has lost 25.62 per cent in value in the last one month from the price of GBX 57.80.

The beta of the company’s share has been reported to be at 0.6188. This implies that the movement in the company’s share movement is less volatile in nature, as compared to the movement of the benchmark market index.

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