Current Tip-ex Haulier of the Year Hargreaves Services has raised £42.3m via a share placing as it looks to expand its portfolio of UK surface mining assets, to the benefit of its transport division. The shares have been placed in two tranches with a mixture of existing and new institutional investors. The second tranche is subject to shareholder approval at a meeting scheduled for the 7 May. Hargreaves expects to achieve net proceeds from the placing of £40.2m, which equate […]
Are there signs of recovery? Well, if the MT basket of transport shares is anything to go by there has been a little bit of growth in the past month. But this doesn’t tell the full story for all of our big eight transport firms listed on the London Stock Exchange.
After revealing its positive outlook for the rest of the current financial year last week, Wincanton’s continually increasing share price has hit its highest point since the MT Tracker began in January. The company updated investors that it had performed well in the first quarter of its current financial year, despite slipping container volume.
Hargreaves Services has warned that its transport division’s operating profit may fall by £500,000 this year due a decline in the coal, steel and construction markets.