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The Weir Group is an engineering business. Co. is organized into three operating divisions: Minerals, which provides mill circuit technology and services as well as slurry handling equipment and associated aftermarket support for abrasive high wear applications; Oil & Gas, which provides pressure pumping and pressure control equipment and aftermarket spares and services, as well as equipment repairs, upgrades, certification and asset management, and field services; and Flow Control, which designs and manufactures valves and pumps, and also provides specialist support services to the global power generation, industrial, oil and gas and other aftermarket-orientated process industries.
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The independent financial analyst theScreener just upgraded the general evaluation of WEIR GROUP PLC. (GB), a company active in the Industrial Machinery industry. As regards its fundamental valuation, the title confirms its rating of 3 out of 4 stars while its market behaviour remains as risky. theScreener believes, however, that a more enabling environment allows the title to increase its general evaluation to Neutral. As of the analysis date September 10, 2019, the closing price was GBp 1,554.50 and its expected value was estimated at GBp 1,419.72.
A director at Weir Group sold 17,988 shares at 1,536p and the significance rating of the trade was 74/100. Is that information sufficient for you to make an investment decision? This report gives details of those trades and adds context and analysis to them such that you can judge whether these trading decisions are ones worth following. Included in the report is a detailed share price chart which plots discretionary trades by all the company's directors over the last two years clearly showing Close periods where trading activity is restricted under listing rules. The names of board member...
Falling oil prices over the past several months have pushed oilfield service stocks into very cheap territory. West Texas Intermediate crude has fallen from over $65/bbl in late April to about $51/bbl today, below our midcycle forecast of $55/bbl. Our median covered oilfield service company is trading at a 20% discount to fair value. Valuations look about as cheap as they did last December, when many names breached 15-plus year lows. For oilfield service companies, we think the market is pricing in overly pessimistic views on growth in oil and gas capital expenditures, as we've previously hig...
On 9 May 2019, the Company issued convertible bonds for a total principal amount of EUR 150 million. The sole agenda item relates to the proposed approval and ratification, in accordance with Article 556 of the Belgian Companies Code, of conditions of the convertible bonds in case of a change of control. These are standard provisions and they are in line with the market practice. Hence, we see no reason for shareholder concern and recommend to approve.
General: Hella is a leading automotive supplier with over 125 locations in some 35 countries. In financial year 2018/2019, the Company generated sales of EUR 7.0bn with around 39,000 employees. Hella specialises in innovative lighting systems and vehicle electronics in its segments Automotive and Aftermarket. Furthermore, in its Special Applications segment, Hella develops, manufactures and sells lighting and electronic products for specialist vehicles. As of 31 May 2019, a total of 60.00% of the Company's shares were covered by a pool agreement of family shareholders. A total of 62 members o...
In general, NN Group is in compliance with the Dutch regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Extraordinary General Meeting. On August 12, 2019, the Company announced that Mr. Lard Friese stepped down as CEO of the Company to become the new CEO of Dutch competitor Aegon. ECGS notes that the sole agenda item of this EGM (ITEM 2) concerns the intended appointment of Mr. David Knibbe as CEO and member of the executive board of NN Group. According to Dutch law and the Company's Articles of Association, shareholders are NOT entitled to vote on such agenda item; it is a discus...
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