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Creston – recommended offer, “an attractive premium”. Really?

2016-11-17 04:17:38

Marketing group Creston (CRE) has announced results for its half year ended 30th September 2016, but also that it is recommending a 125p per share offer from a company of 28% shareholder DBAY Advisors…


Creston – does AGM statement give room for greater optimism?

2016-09-07 00:05:20

Most recently commenting on marketing communications company Creston (CRE), I concluded, with the shares then recovering towards 100p, that, although the valuation remained potentially attractive, an unpromising combination of factors saw me retain the caution that has served well since I previously wrote. The following updates with the shares currently at 101.5p on the back of an AGM statement commencing that “the group has had a positive start to the year”...


Creston – full-year results, “in a good position”?

2016-06-23 00:49:44

Shares in marketing communications group, Creston (CRE) are currently recovering towards 100p following its announcement of results for the year ended 31st March 2016 and CEO’s statement that “despite still having work to do, we are looking forward to continuing… progress in the coming year and I believe that we are in a good position to capitalise on the positive work already achieved”. Hmmm…


Creston - alarming profit warning - look at the macro read-across

2016-01-27 05:10:15

Marketing company Creston (CRE) has announced improved third quarter (to end December) like-for-like revenue growth of 2% but that in the first few weeks of 2016 it “has been advised by a number of clients, across multiple-industry sectors, of project delays and cuts”


Creston plc – a former share tip of the year back on track?

2015-04-22 04:00:40

Marketing communications group, Creston (CRE) has announced that “following a positive second half, the group's preliminary results (for its year ended 31st March 2015) are expected to be in line with consensus” and an up to £15.7 million acquisition of 51% of How Splendid Ltd, a London-based digital design and development consultancy with clients including Barclaycard, Boots and eBay. Having previously suggested taking profits on what was a 2014 tip of the year, where now?


Creston – review as research update follows disappointing trading statement

2015-02-21 06:00:52

Following a trading update from marketing communications group Creston plc (CRE) which noted just 1% revenue growth in the three months to 31st December 2014 “as a result of some client budget cuts and project delays within the UK health business, which will also affect the group's final quarter revenue”, we opted to take profits on the Nifty Fifty site. The following reviews following a research update.


Creston – bank gains after weak trading statement

2015-02-07 02:35:52

Marketing communications group Creston (CRE) posted up what can only be described as a rather weak trading statement for the period from 1 October to December 31. Sales grew by 5% in H1 but that slowed to just 1% in Q3.


Creston Interims - on track

2014-12-06 00:24:37

Marketing communications group Creston plc (CRE) has announced its results for the six months to 30th September 2014 and that “current trading is in line with its expectations for the full year”. 


Creston – 19% ahead on this share tip but far more to go for

2014-08-04 13:34:19

Last week marketing communications group, Creston (CRE) announced that “current trading is in line with its expectations for the full year” (to 31stMarch 2015) – with, in the three months to 30th June 2014, like-for-like revenue 2% higher than in the corresponding 2013 period (overall revenue: +3%).  That helped the shares and we are now 19% ahead on this share tip but there is more to go for.


Creston plc – tip of the year update

2014-06-16 12:59:58

Having updated on one of my tips for 2014 earlier this month, the following updates on another after it last week announced results for a year ended 31st March 2014 and a share buy-back programme.


Creston plc – a tip of the year update

2014-02-19 07:36:35

Marketing services group Creston plc (CRE) was one of my tips of the year – and, having risen to a current 109.5p, the shares have performed well thus far. The following updates my view post a trading update from the company earlier this month.


Steve Moore’s tip of the year Three: Buy Creston at 87.5p

2013-12-24 09:24:40

For my final tip of the year 2014 I look to another operationally geared play on a solid global GDP growth picture with the UK faring particularly well - Creston plc (CRE) at 87.5p.


Creston plc - house broker updates on interims, is there re-rating potential?

2013-12-02 13:00:18

The house broker to Creston plc (CRE) has, following the marketing services company’s recent results announcement for the six months ended 30th September 2013, downgraded its earnings forecasts, though noting that the company “is positioned for stronger growth in 2H and the pitch activity bodes well for the medium-term performance of the group, especially given the improving UK advertising environment”.


Creston plc – interim results; BUY

2013-11-29 13:10:04

Shares in marketing services company Creston plc (CRE) are trading lower on the back of a results announcement for the six months ended 30th September 2013 which noted that “revenue and profits for the six months are lower than previously anticipated, primarily as a result of volatility related to the phasing of some client work across the group and the exceptional amount of time incurred in new business activity”. However, with the company also noting that it is “positioned to capitalise on first half new business wins and improvement in prospects for the industry”, is there now a value opportunity here?


Creston plc - continues buying-back shares; a value sign?

2013-08-12 09:30:02

Post a trading update at the end of last month, marketing services group Creston plc (CRE) has continued to buy-back shares – a further near £100,000 worth at approaching 103p each. There has also been an update from researcher Edison, so is there value on offer? The following reviews…


Creston plc - bullish trading update encourages - still a buy?

2013-07-29 04:44:10

I updated post its results announcement last month that, at a then 93p, the internationalisation and digitalisation of revenues and the company’s confidence for its year ahead reassured that shares in fully-listed marketing and market research company Creston plc (CRE) continued to offer good value – see HERE. The following updates on a year-to-date (since 1st April) trading statement from the company today…


Creston - full-year results, shares offering value?

2013-06-12 10:44:39

I previously commented on fully-listed marketing services company Creston (CRE) in April – concluding that with the shares then at 86.25p the valuation represented a very harsh assessment. Now at 93p, the company has today announced results for its year ended 31st March 2013.


Creston - communicating a more positive message (partly thanks to yet more UK Government spending)

2013-04-22 09:52:11

Shares in fully-listed marketing services company Creston plc (CRE) have not proven a good June 2011 share tip from me. However, a trading update sees the shares trading nearly 4% higher today and the following reviews…

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