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End of Day Alert: Grafton Group decreases 0.7%, led Support services sector lower 20 June 2018 19:16 BST

NEWS BITES - EUROPE

Grafton Group, the largest support services company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has decreased 0.7% to trade at EUR797.0 vs. the Support services sector which weakened 13.3 points (or 0.09%) to 15,506.5. Representing a weighting of about 46.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. Trading volume was 93% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 23.6 points (or 0.3%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.1%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant downtrend:

+ The price dropped 2.6% in the last week.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

+ Return on Equity 10.9% [16.0%]

+ Return on Capital Employed 10.3% [12.1%]

Other Bearish Signals include:

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 10.9% is lower than sector average of 16.0%.

Note

Bullish Signals:

The positive 12.09 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

The 5.7% discount to 12-month high of EUR845.50 against the 17.0% premium to 12-month low of EUR681.45 suggests the stock continues to push for new highs.

In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high once.

Interest cover is less leveraged at 22.7 times.

Net profit margin has averaged 27.9% in the last 3 years. This is considered superior and suggests a high margin of safety.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

Return on Assets 5.8% [5.2%]

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Grafton Group decreases further 0.2%, led Support services sector lower

19 June 2018 19:15 BST

Grafton Group, the largest support services company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has decreased 1.4% to trade at EUR803.0 vs. the Support services sector which weakened 130.6 points (or 0.8%) to 15,519.8. Representing a weighting of about 46.4% of the sector, the stock accounted for 79.0% of today's loss. Trading volume was 2.5 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 27.5 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.1%.

Afternoon Alert: Grafton Group decreases 1.2%, leads Support services sector lower

19 June 2018 15:45 BST

Grafton Group PLC (L:GFTU) has decreased 1.2% to trade at EUR805.0 vs. the Support services sector which weakened 110.9 points (or 0.7%) to 15,539.5. Representing a weighting of about 46.5% of the sector, the stock accounted for 76.3% of today's loss. Trading volume was 1.7 times average so far today.

Grafton Group PLC (L:GFTU; LON:GFTU; LN:GFTU)

ISIN: IE00B00MZ448

Source: www.BuySellSignals.com