The basket of MT shares has only drifted northwards by 7p in the past seven days. But growth at the rate of a penny a day is a fair old shift for a traditionally quiet time of year in the road transport industry, indicating that there is a lot of sentiment backing the success of Britain’s transport firms. Already this week we have seen a big contract win for Wincanton subsidiary Pullman Fleet Services – this story ran on our […]
Royal Mail is considering applying a fuel surcharge to some of its contract parcels and mail services, while rival carrier UK Mail has reduced parcel prices for SMEs.
Stobart Group has shaken off a tough start to the year by revealing a 7.2% improvement in the profitability of its transport operations, and a 13% leap in turnover driven by the addition of Autologic.
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.