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GVC ups its numbers again!

2019-10-09 09:40:27

Oops...they did it again. Fortunately on gambling company GVC (GVC) I am talking about a profit upgrade. Now admittedly the Q3 trading update is talking about a 'pre-IFRS16 ebitda' but it is going up in terms of the full year guidance to £670-680 million from £650m-670 million, which sits nicely with the August upgrade


GVC raises numbers but please no more 'number of the beast' share sales!

2019-08-15 10:00:29

I have written about GVC Holdings (GVC) a number of times this year, after making it one of my tips of the year back in late December. I have been critical on many occasions this year, predominately because of the ludicrous share sale by the Chair and CEO just days after loving up the full year numbers and prospects. Rather appropriately the share sale was at 666p. The number of the beast, indeed! Today's interim numbers read well on an overall basis...


GVC and a bit of Turkish turmoil

2019-07-07 12:07:15

Whilst one of my tips of the year Sage Group (SGE) goes from strength to strength, the other one - GVC (GVC) - continues to be all over the place as I recounted here a couple of months ago . 


I still don't understand why GVC's CEO and Chair dumped so many shares...

2019-04-05 01:50:12

I wailed and gnashed my teeth over betting behemoth GVC (GVC) a month or so ago after the company's CEO and Chair dumped a bunch of shares just days after an excellent results publication...which they also loved up in print and voice at the time. Throw in the terse regulatory news statement and correctly the stock dumped afterwards and has not yet recovered. Moving aside from the satanic aspects of selling shares at 666p (and the CEO having 666,666 shares left!), today's trading update represents the start of a rebuilding phase for the company with UK market investors...


Me and are always learning in the investment game

2019-03-09 01:50:00

I think one of the biggest behavioural challenges for all investors is dealing with a disappointment.  If you play the investment game you are going to have to deal with disappointment...the key remains how you respond to it. 


Warming up for a gamble on gambling stocks

2018-11-02 12:30:38

Thin old pickings in today's larger cap regulatory news disclosures but I did read a trading update from Anglo-Irish betting company Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) where it bemoaned recent retail store and Australian performance...but loved up online and the US of A. Well quelle surprise. If there is anything I know about gambling sector stocks it is that (1) most are horribly regressive and it is the relatively poor who are the sources of most of the profits and; (2) there is a big switch from retail to online as with many other areas in life…


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