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I shockingly agree with Vince Cable on the London Stock Exchange

By Chris Bailey | Monday 16 September 2019

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

I put my hands up and admit there are some companies about which I just cannot get my head around their share valuation. One of these is the London Stock Exchange (LSE) which - from the perspective of its share price appreciation over recent years - has performed rather well. Yes, I get the natural monopoly angle and some well-timed expansions into different markets and different products, but a x54 P/E and a measly 0.5% dividend yield are starting metrics that indicate...enthusiasm rather than value. And then, of course, there are the range of critiques that this website has highlighted for example, here. Anyhow, back to me and Vince…

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