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James Halstead reports turnover growth

James Halstead plc, the commercial flooring manufacturer and distributor, said turnover rose 5% for the half-year to 31 December 2017, while profit was ahead of the comparative half-year.

The company said turnover increased by 5%, boosted by a strong December and revenue increases in the majority of its key markets, including Germany, the UK and Australasia.

'Product Development continues and we have refreshed some of our key ranges and presented them to the trade in recent weeks,' the company said.

13 shares for the future

13 shares for the future

There are plenty of shares screaming 'buy', according to companies analyst Richard Beddard, and one that looks "very, very cheap".

Seven secrets of modern scuttlebutt

Seven secrets of modern scuttlebutt

A way of gathering information from unconventional sources popularised over half a century ago, can help us discover, buy, and hold good companies, argues Richard Beddard.

James Halstead and the Vinyl Tycoon

James Halstead and the Vinyl Tycoon

An investment in James Halstead at this price could make sense if a sustained recovery in construction were guaranteed, thinks analyst Richard Beddard. But is it?

James Halstead resolutions passed at AGM

James Halstead has confirmed that all resolutions proposed at its annual general meeting on Friday were passed.

At 8:40am: (LON:JHD) James Halstead PLC share price was +9p at 454p

1 FTSE 100 dividend stock I’d buy and hold forever

The popularity of dividend stocks could increase in future. One reason for this is the rising rate of inflation. It now stands at 3% and means that it is becoming more difficult to obtain a real-terms income return. Since Brexit is edging closer and uncertainty appears to be building regarding a deal between the UK and EU, it would be unsurprising if inflation moved higher.

With that in mind, here is one FTSE 100 dividend stock which could be worth holding for the long term. Although it faces an uncertain future, its income return could be relatively high.

James Halstead on track against competitive headwinds

James Halstead continues to trade in line with budgets against competitive headwinds, shareholders at the annual general meeting today will be told.

Geoffrey Halstead, who is stepping down after 17 years as chairman, will say: 'I am very proud of how the company has grown over that period which has been achieved by a first class team effort and I am leaving the company in very good hands.

Halstead - who has worked within the group for 70 years, 55 as a group director, will add: 'I congratulate Anthony Wild on his new role as chairman and Stephen Hall on becoming the senior independent direct

Ovid's shares for the future

Ovid's shares for the future

Speculators focus on extremes, leaving good firms at reasonable prices in the middle - unloved and undervalued. Here's why Richard Beddard's stocks are 'safest in the middle course'.

Here’s how this stock turned £1,000 into £19,000

Judges Scientific (LSE:JDG) is the sort of success story investors dream about. The share price is up 1,900% in the last 10 years and in my opinion, it's all down to the wonderful strategy executed by CEO David Cicurel and Chairman Alex Hambro. Note that I've not included dividends in that return figure, of which there have been plenty.

2 ‘under the radar’ stocks I’d consider in October

James Halstead (LSE:JHD), the commercial flooring manufacturer and distributor, today reported another year of record profits, despite the shadow of uncertainty cast by last year's Brexit vote and tougher than normal trading conditions.