Stobart Group has revealed it is abandoning its plan to launch a savings bond. In a statement to the City yesterday, the group said it had walked away from a plan revealed on 13 November that would have seen it launch a six-year retail bond with a fixed rate of 5.5% per year. The closing date for bond applications – the issue of which was being managed by investment bank Canaccord Genuity – was today (27 November). In a statement […]
The tale of Stobart’s ever falling share price. Two weeks ago, in the wake of Avril Palmer-Baunack’s unceremonious demotion, this column wrote about the woes of backing the Stobart horse. Even the gloss of a three-year deal with Tesco couldn’t reverse it’s fortunes (and given Tesco’s current performance there can’t be that much gloss). However the machinations of the Stobart board have continued to hurt its performance on the stock market.
The promise of a solid first half in its financial year did little to improve investor confidence in Stobart Group – because investors were already ahead of the curve. On 17 April it was trading at a year low of 76.5pence per share. Today its at its year high of 109.5p – proving that investors have faith in the direction Andrew Tinkler is taking the company.
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