WOS: 4,945.00 -19.00 (▼0.38%)

Delayed:2016-12-12 08:53:08
Bid Price 4,943.00 High Price 4,970.00
Ask Price 4,945.00 Low Price 4,943.00
Open Price 4,948.00 Spread 0.04%
Prev Close 4,963.00 Volume 34,161.00

Wolseley Share Price Chart


Historic – 1 year

Wolseley Share Price Information

Name Wolseley Epic WOS
Sector Support Services ISIN JE00BFNWV485
Activites The Wolseley Group is the world’s number one distributor of heating and plumbing products and is a leading supplier of building materials to the professional market. Security Type Equity

Key numbers

Latest Share Price (p) 4,944.00 Net Gearing (%) 52.88
Market Cap (£m) 12,416.28 Gross Gearing (%) 64.41
Shares in issue (m) 252.88 Debt Ratio 37.13
P/E Ratio 19.15 Debt-to-Equity Ratio 0.33
Divs per share (p) 100.00 Assets / Equity Ratio 2.81
Dividend Yield (%) 2.04 Price to book value 4.28
Dividend Cover 0.32 SROCE (%) 15.76
Earning per share (p) 256.40 EPS Growth (%) 212.30
52-week high / low (p) 4,914.00 / 3,214.00 DPS Growth (%) 10.19

Wolseley Broker Views

Date Broker Rec. Price Old target price New target price Notes
12 Dec Barclays Capital Overweight 4,945.00 5000.00 5000.00 Reiterates
07 Dec Beaufort Securities Hold 4,945.00 Retains
07 Dec Barclays Capital Overweight 4,945.00 5000.00 5000.00 Reiterates
06 Dec Canaccord Genuity Hold 4,945.00 4600.00 4600.00 Reiterates
06 Dec Peel Hunt Reduce 4,945.00 3930.00 3930.00 Reiterates

Wolseley Director Deals

Date Director Type Volume / Price Trade Value
08 Nov 2016 Frank Roach Sale Post-Exercise 40880 @ 4198.68p £1,716,420.38
08 Nov 2016 Frank Roach Exercise 47732 @ 0.00p £0.00
08 Nov 2016 John Martin Sale Post-Exercise 36227 @ 4198.68p £1,521,055.80
08 Nov 2016 John Martin Exercise 45913 @ 0.00p £0.00
21 Jun 2016 Pilar López Buy 600 @ 3752.49p £22,514.94

Wolseley Company News

FTSE opens mildly negative on house builders, miners

London stocks got off to a mildly negative start as falls among UK house builders, miners and financials weighed on proceedings.

The market is assessing a Supreme Court case relating to royal prerogative and Brexit, along with Italy’s referendum on constitutional reform.

Barratt Developments (BDEV) fell 2.71% to 460.85p, while Persimmon (PSN) eased 2.05% to 1669p and Taylor Wimpey (TW.) dropped 1.48% to 149.35p. Among miners, Anglo American (AAL) faded 2.11% to 1216.75p, while Glencore (GLEN) dropped 1.47% to 285.98p.

BHP Billiton (BLT), down 2% to 1312.75p, submitted the winning bid to acquire a 60% participating interest in and operatorship of blocks AE-0092 and AE-0093 containing the Trion discovery located offshore Mexico.

Soon after the open, FTSE 100 was down 13.32 points, or 0.2%, to 6733.51, while FTSE 250 was down 48.91, or 0.28%, to 17,412.9. At 8.38am, WTI crude was down 1.1% to $51.22/bbl and Brent was down 0.96% to $54.41/bbl. Gold was down 0.25% to $1173.5/oz.

Meantime, among the roughly 73 blue-chip losers were financials after Provident Financial (PFG), down 1.3% to 2814p, and Direct Line (DLG), down 1.21% to 347.15p. Other sectors notably lower included pharmaceuticals, oil and several supermarkets.

To the limited upside, the story was utilities and banks. HSBC (HSBA) rose 2.7% to 643.6p, while SSE (SSE) rose 1.6% to 1493.5p. Several commercial property stocks figured northbound after Land Securities (LAND), up 1.45% to 962.75p.

Ashtead Group (AHT), up 0.94% to 1554.5p, reports a a strong first half results with underlying operating profits up 9% at £474.4m. On a statutory basis, revenues were up 8% at £1,551.7m and pre-tax profits rose by 9% to £413.3m.

Wolseley (WOS), down 1.05% to 4637p, reports in an interim management statement that its total Q1 revenue rose 22.9% to £4.4m, from £3.6m. Its trading profit in the period rose 21.2% to £303,000, from £250,000.


Plus500 (PLUS), down 33.81% to 338.25p, has been notified that JP Morgan Asset Management Holdings, and its controlled undertakings, have a total relevant interest in 6.9m shares, or 6.02% of the issued share capital.

Imagination Technologies (IMG), up 21.2% to 266.63p, has appointed Peter Hill CBE Non-executive Chairman with effect from 1 February 2017. It said the business is on track and restructuring nears completion.

Independent Resources (IRG), down 16.22% to 0.08p, has raised up to £766,596 of new finance by the placing of up to 958.2m new shares at 0.08p each. This included Brandon Hill Capital agreeing to subscribe for 333.2m of the placing shares in full and final settlement of £266,596 of indebtedness.


Imaginatik (IMTK), up 14.29% to 2p, said its H1 after-tax losses fell to £0.26m from £0.41m, despite adverse currency movements. The group said approximately half of the loss was attributable to adverse forex movements arising as a result of the strong US dollar.

Real Good Food (RGD), down 12% to 33p, has widened its H1 pretax loss to £949,000, from a year-ago loss of £216,000. Revenue was £49.95m, from £46.66m. Higher distribution costs, administrative expenses and significant costs were factors.

Dialight (DIA), up 8.87% to 761p, said it continues to make good progress implementing its strategy to fundamentally improve the group’s operating model and thus position itself for long-term, sustainable growth.

Victrex (VCT), up 7.11% to 1829.5p, said its FY pretax profit has slipped 6% to £100.3m, from £106.4m. Dividend per share was 46.82p, unchanged. Revenue was lower at £252.3m, from £263.5m.

Ultra Electronics (ULE), down 3.29% to 1941p, said its FY trading performance remains in line with expectations. “There continues to be an improvement in organic trading performance year-on-year and recent acquisitions are performing well,” it said.

Image Scan (IGE), up 3.92% to 6.63p, swung back into profit in the year to the end of September – its its first profit since FY2012. 600 Group (SIXH), down 3.9% to 9.25p, has seen its H1 pretax profit slip lower to £1.4m, from £1.6m. Revenue was £23.2m, from £23.3m.

RWS Holdings (RWS), up 3.82% to 312.5p, has lifted its FY pretax profit to £25.1m, from £20.7m. Revenue was £121.99m, from £95.22m. Final dividend was 4.45p a share, from 3.85p, taking the total up 15% to 5.6p, from 4.88p.

Thomas Cook Group (TCG), up 1.45% to 87.2p, said it will take full control of its UK retail store network, following notification by The Co-operative Group of the decision to exercise its option over its stake in their Joint Venture.

Other stocks in the news included Tissue Regenix (TRX), Hummingbird (HUM), Dewhurst (DWHT), Iomart (IOM), TLA Worldwide (TLA), Berkeley Energia (BKY), Vianet (VNET), Better Capital (BCAP), OMG (OMG), Hilton Food (HFG), MySQUAR (MYSQ) and Consort Medical (CSRT).

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Wolseley reports 22.9% hike in total Q1 revenue

Wolseley reports in an interim management statement that its total Q1 revenue rose 22.9% to £4.4m, from £3.6m. Its trading profit in the period rose 21.2% to £303,000, from £250,000.

Revenue from the US was up 30.5% to £2.9m, and other regions’ revenue was up 9.5% to £1.4m.

“US like-for-like revenue growth was 4.2% with commercial and residential markets continuing to grow well and industrial markets steadying,” said CEO John Martin in a statement.

“Good volume growth was partly offset by the ongoing impact of commodity price deflation which reduced the US revenue growth rate by 2.4%.

“Our other markets were more challenging as the UK heating market was weak and Nordic construction markets deteriorated.

“While revenue growth trends have improved slightly we continue to manage costs and productivity very carefully while continuing to drive customer service and strong cash conversion.”

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FLASH: Wolseley reports 22.9% hike in total Q1 revenue

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Broker Forecast – Jefferies International issues a broker note on Wolseley PLC

Jefferies International today reaffirms its hold investment rating on Wolseley PLC (LON:WOS) and raised its price target to 4700p (from 4140p).

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Broker Forecast – Deutsche Bank issues a broker note on Wolseley PLC

Deutsche Bank today reaffirms its hold investment rating on Wolseley PLC (LON:WOS) and raised its price target to 4300p (from 3700p).

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