Posts in LSE:GDWN

One FTSE SmallCap Index growth stock I’d buy, and one I’d sell

Engineer Goodwin (LSE:GDWN) and nearly-new car dealer Motorpoint (LSE:MOTR) are constituents of the FTSE SmallCap Index. Both rank towards the lower end, with market caps of £150m and £220m, respectively.

I believe one of these stocks currently offers excellent value and I rate it a 'buy'. I see the other as having hidden risks that lead me to give it a place on my 'sell' list.

Goodwin pre-tax profits little changed

Goodwin has reported a pre-tax profit for the six month period ending 31 October of £6.1m (2016 : £6.05m), representing an increase of 1% from revenue of £61.89m.

The pre-tax profit for the half year benefitted from a gain of £1.61m, which was realised when Gold Star Powders India sold its one acre of land and factory facility it purchased in 2003 for £110,000.

Gold Star Powders has now moved to the same site as Goodwin Pumps India and currently rents its building from Goodwin Pumps India who purchased three acres of land in 2005 for £325,000.

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Why I’d buy this ‘secret’ turnaround stock over HSBC

After crashing to 417p, the lowest level printed this decade, shares in HSBC (LSE:HSBA) have put in a strong performance since the lows of mid-2016. 

Indeed, at the time of writing, shares in the global banking giant are trading at around 750p, up approximately 80% from the lows. 

Several factors have helped the bank's recovery. Weak sterling has helped improved earnings per share, as an improving global economy, cash returns to investors, and rising interest rates have all helped improve sentiment towards the global banking sector. 

The week ahead: Carnival and the cruise to Christmas

The week ahead: Carnival and the cruise to Christmas

As the City winds down for Christmas, investors are more likely to be enjoying mince pies at an AGM than analysing corporate results. But there is activity if you know where to look.

One small-cap turnaround stock I’d buy instead of Tullow Oil plc

I'm not afraid to invest in oil companies with debt at times in the hope that increased production coupled with a possible oil price rise might gear up my profits -- though admittedly my investment in Premier Oil is yet to come good.

Director Deals - Goodwin PLC (GDWN)

Richard S Goodwin, Managing Director, bought 1,030 shares in the company on the 24th October 2017 at a price of 1906.00p. The Director now holds 1,031 shares.

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Director Deals - Goodwin PLC (GDWN)

John W Goodwin, Chairman, bought 2,455 shares in the company on the 24th October 2017 at a price of 1906.00p. The Director now holds 31,586 shares.

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Director Deals - Goodwin PLC (GDWN)

Timothy J W Goodwin, Executive Director, bought 2,135 shares in the company on the 23rd October 2017 at a price of 1887.33p. The Director now holds 125,253 shares.

NOTE: Average price

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Director Deals - Goodwin PLC (GDWN)

Bernard Goodwin, Executive Director, bought 3,279 shares in the company on the 23rd October 2017 at a price of 1850.00p. The Director now holds 36,400 shares.

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Director Deals - Goodwin PLC (GDWN)

Simon Goodwin, Executive Director, bought 1,600 shares in the company on the 23rd October 2017 at a price of 1850.00p. The Director now holds 87,530 shares.

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