Insights on 4 LSE Listed Stocks: Amerisur Resources, Kier Group, TalkTalk Telecom, Haynes Publishing Group

  • Nov 17, 2019 GMT
  • Team Kalkine
Insights on 4 LSE Listed Stocks: Amerisur Resources, Kier Group, TalkTalk Telecom, Haynes Publishing Group

                           

  

Amerisur Resources Plc

Amerisur Resources Plc is the United Kingdom domiciled Oil & Gas company. The company operates in all the three upstream, midstream and downstream segments of the Oil & Gas industry. Company’s primary assets are located in the countries of Paraguay and Columbia. Shares traded on the London Stock Exchange in its Alternative Investment Market (AIM) segment. with the ticker name AMER.

Trading update

The company on 15 September 2019 came out with an update that the board of the company and Geopark Limited have agreed that Amerisur Resources Plc will be acquired by GeoPark Colombia S.A.S a subsidiary of Geopark Limited in an all cash deal.

Performance at the London Stock Exchange

Price Chart as on 15 November 2019, after the market closed (Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 15 November 2019, at the time of writing the report, AMER shares closed on the London Stock Exchange at GBX 18.86. Over a period of one year, the company’s shares clocked 52-week High of GBX 20.50 and a 52-week low of GBX 9.30. The total market capitalization (M-Cap) of the group stood at around £228.92 million.

Kier Group Plc

Kier Group Plc is the United Kingdom domiciled multi-product and multi-services conglomerate company. The company operates across a range of sectors including education, transport, utilities, defence, industrials, power, and housing. The company’s construction division has four division: residential, property, services, and construction. Other than in the United Kingdom, the company also has operations in the Americas, the Middle East, the Far East and Australia. Shares listed on the London Stock Exchange in its main market segment with the ticker name KIE.

Trading update

The company on 15 November 2019 came out with a trading update on the performance of the company. The company since 30 June 2019, has been awarded, £1 billion of new contracts and has also been appointed to a number of ongoing construction frameworks. The company is on course to deliver a cost reduction of £55 million by 30 June 2021 (financial year ending) and a headcount reduction of 1,200 by 30 June 2020.

Performance at the London Stock Exchange

Price Chart as on 15 November 2019, after the market closed (Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 15 November 2019, at the time of writing the report (after the market closed), KIE shares traded on the London Stock Exchange at GBX 89.15. The stock of the Company has a 52-week High of GBX 891.96 and a 52-week low of GBX 58.40. The total market capitalization of the Company at the time of writing this report was £144.53 million.

Outlook

The company for the period has given a good performance despite the prevailing economic headwinds in the United Kingdom. The company is hopeful to deliver as per expectations for the full year.

TalkTalk Telecom Group Plc

TalkTalk Telecom Group Plc is the United Kingdom domiciled Business-to-Business (B2B) telecom services company offering value for money services to its clients. The company is known for providing reliable, fair, simple and affordable services to its customers. The company is having a customer base of 4 million people. The company provide low-cost services which include broadband, fibre, landline, TV and mobile services to the customers in the UK. The company provides its services to more than 180,000 businesses in the UK which includes independent traders, public sector companies and over 800 partners. The company’s main focus is to innovate its service offerings and provides a full range of business grade products and services which are unmatchable.

Shares listed on the London Stock Exchange in its main market segment (FTSE 250 index) with the ticker name TALK.

Trading update

The company reported interim results for the six-month period ended 30 September 2019 on 15 November 2019. For the interim period, the statutory revenue of the company contracted by 3.6 per cent mainly on account of the company exiting MVNO operations and a decline in the Carrier revenues. The Headline EBITDA outlook of the company for the whole year, however, remains unchanged.

Performance at the London Stock Exchange

Price Chart as on 15 November 2019, after the market closed (Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 15 November 2019, TALK shares closed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) at GBX 105.6. 52-week High stood at GBX 134.40 and a 52-week low at GBX 91.65. The total market capitalization (M-CAP) of the company at the time of writing this report was £1.21 billion.

Outlook

The performance of the company for the interim period has been as per expectations and the management expects the performance of the rest of the year to remain as per guidance as stated.

Haynes Publishing Group Plc

Haynes Publishing Group Plc is the United Kingdom domiciled compiler and distributor of commercially and industrially information in both print and digital formats. The company’s operations are divided into two geographically segregated verticals, one operating for the European and United Kingdom market and the other operating for Australia and United States market.

Shares traded on the London Stock Exchange in its main market segment with the ticker name HYNS.

Trading update

The company on 15 November 2019 came out with a trading update that it is embarking on an initiative to sell the entire firm. The company over the years has evolved significantly. However, the board of the group is of the considerate opinion that its next phase of development can happen in conjunction with a larger information creator and decimator company.

Performance at the London Stock Exchange

Price Chart as on 15 November 2019, after the market closed (Source: Thomson Reuters)

On 15 November 2019, HYNS shares closed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) at GBX 425. 52-week High stood at GBX 455 and a 52-week low at GBX 156.00. The total market capitalization (M-CAP) of the company at the time of writing this report was £26.02 million.

Outlook

The primary reason for sale being sighted by the company in the statement is the lack of financial resources at its disposal. The business of the company will continue as usual with no employee shakeups being planned until and after the firm sale transition.

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