Hello, Share Tweakers. The Iron Man contest, which involves people going to the giddy limit in cycling, running and swimming was called off in our Welsh town because of covid. But it still didn't stop an army of serious-looking cyclists descending on us this month to go through the motions, anyway. And there’s no getting away from it that pedal-pushing is becoming more popular. Cycle tracks are appearing all over our towns and cities as commuters and shoppers move away from smelly old petrol.
I have been a keen cyclist all my life. And even if I am probably too old now to climb the infamous Alpe d'Huez climb in less than an hour, I can still push around my LeMond Buenos Aires carbon road bike at a decent speed. Whilst I could ramble on about the epic Tour of Britain route in Wales later today which I look forward to watching on TV, we need to focus on the investment world and that brings me to Halfords (HFD).
Hello, Share Shakers. Not so long ago, I commended Halfords (HFD) to your further research. An update is out for the first five months of its financial year and shows a 5% increase in like-for-like sales. That’s not as much as I would have hoped, but compared to other high street outfits in these restrictive days it’s still impressive...
Hello, Share Plungers. One of my tips at the much-acclaimed Shareprophets online show earlier this month was the cycling king Halfords (HFD). In the past, I’ve cast doubt on this venerable company’s prospects. It is a 'high street retailer', after all. But that was before the virus struck and now everything has changed for this company...
Hello, Share Dabblers. One of my six tips chosen for last weekend’s highly acclaimed Shareprophets online investor show was the cycling king Halfords (HFD). Perhaps a few of you took note, as the share rose significantly yesterday!...
My views on Halfords (HFD), the 'retailer of car parts, car enhancement, tools, camping and touring equipment and bicycles', have evolved over the last year or so. I started off overtly bearish, though last time - back in mid-January - I concluded that I needed to do a site visit after observing that I was quite impressed by the progress and implied customer affinity exhibited by key divisions including cycling and the autocentres. Today's update kicks this on a stage further...
Hello, Share Pickers. The share price of Halfords (HFD) has fallen even more than peers because of the virus. And yet I would suggest that the need for its most famous line of business has never been stronger...
Hello, Share Bunnies. A famous high street store with a fine tradition is the bicycle king Halfords (HFD). It also does healthy items like camping gear, electric bikes and kids’ scooters. So it’s with some sadness that I am still avoiding the shares. And that’s mainly because the situation facing our big retail chains is just not getting any better. Sir Philip Green’s empire has just reported big losses, for example...
Away from being an investment geek and spending time with the family, one of my favourite hobbies is cycling. Like a complete sad-o, for the last ten days or so, I have been putting my static bike in front of the TV and pedalling away whilst watching highlights of the Vuelta (the three week grand tour of Spain for pro-cyclists) but it is getting out and about in the fresh air on the bike that does it for me. So I know a little bit about cycling and my personal consumer view of the space is: I don't need to go to Halfords (HFD)...
Hello, Share Followers. Halfords (HFD) is a famous high street name. But a respected brand can still lose favour among customers. It’s a bit odd here though as Halfords can steal a march on its more online rivals - as it sells a lot of stuff that needs to be seen in the flesh and is not so easily bought over the net. Bicycles for example...
Hello, Share Smashers. Sensible investors will be getting alarmed at the headwinds facing high street stores. This makes me rather pessimistic about the future of those familiar emporiums of Halfords (HFD). I always think ‘bikes’ when this enterprise is mentioned. And though I know it sells a lot of other stuff, as a non-customer, I still can’t easily picture exactly what Halfords is really about.
Hello Share Takers. Normally, I commend shares your researches might show are worth buying. I consider I have a bit of an obligation to be bullish on companies which might deserve it, to act as some kind of balance towards the many firms that Uncle Tom and the gang so skilfully warn you about.
Jonny Mason, the Chief Financial Officer of Halford's (HFD) has been fined £12,000 after being caught drink driving a golf buggy at 6 miles per hour in Norway. Naughty Jonny was also banned from driving in Norway for two years and sentenced to two weeks in jail. But Mason is refusing to say whether he will return to Norway to serve his time.
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