Lavendon Group (LVD)

232.50p
   
  • Change Today:
      2.25p
  • 52 Week High: 246.00
  • 52 Week Low: 153.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 168.05m
  • Volume: 496,273
  • Market Cap: £390.72m
  • RiskGrade: 137
  • Beta: 0.38

Pearson chief sells £0.5m worth of shares

Date: Monday 12 Dec 2011

LONDON (ShareCast) - Marjorie Scardinom, chief executive of Pearson, has made multiple sales of her stake in the firm on the same day it announced plans to sell its 50% stake in FTSE International to the London Stock Exchange.

Scardinom, 64, sold 32,960 at 1,147.00p each, 12,040 at 1,140.59p, and 5,000 at 1,147.49p for a total of £572,752. She now holds 1,346,244 shares, equivalent to a 0.165% stake in the firm.

Pearson, which owns the Financial Times and Penguin books, will receive £450m for its stake in FTSE. Pearson expects that FTSE will make a total post-tax contribution to 2011 adjusted earnings of around £18m.

Pearson was at pains to point out this sale is its exit “from companies that are primarily providers of financial data”. Pearson’s aim is to make money from its FT brand through the subscription model.

Scardino said: ”Proud as we are of (our) long association, FTSE's strategy is different from our own. We wish it every success as we continue to build our digital business information services around the Financial Times.”

Pearson shares are up 13% so far this year. Over the same time the FTSE 100 index is down 4.87%.

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Top Director Sells

Pearson (PSON)
Director name: Ms Marjorie Scardino
Amount sold: 32,960 @ 1,147.00p
Value: £378,051

Pearson (PSON)
Director name: Ms Marjorie Scardino
Amount sold: 12,040 @ 1,140.59p
Value: £137,327

Centamin Egypt Ltd. (CEY)
Director name: Mr Trevor Stanley Schultz
Amount sold: 100,000 @ 91.30p
Value: £91,300

Pearson (PSON)
Director name: Ms Marjorie Scardino
Amount sold: 5,000 @ 1,147.49p
Value: £57,374


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Lavendon Group Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 232.50p
Change Today 2.25p
% Change 0.98 %
52 Week High 246.00
52 Week Low 153.00
Volume 496,273
Shares Issued 168.05m
Market Cap £390.72m
Beta 0.38
RiskGrade 137

Lavendon Group Star Ratings

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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
53.44% below the market average53.44% below the market average53.44% below the market average53.44% below the market average53.44% below the market average
34.19% below the sector average34.19% below the sector average34.19% below the sector average34.19% below the sector average34.19% below the sector average
Price Trend
78.86% above the market average78.86% above the market average78.86% above the market average78.86% above the market average78.86% above the market average
52.05% above the sector average52.05% above the sector average52.05% above the sector average52.05% above the sector average52.05% above the sector average
Income
52.51% below the market average52.51% below the market average52.51% below the market average52.51% below the market average52.51% below the market average
59.63% below the sector average59.63% below the sector average59.63% below the sector average59.63% below the sector average59.63% below the sector average
Growth
25.52% above the market average25.52% above the market average25.52% above the market average25.52% above the market average25.52% above the market average
20.25% above the sector average20.25% above the sector average20.25% above the sector average20.25% above the sector average20.25% above the sector average

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Lavendon Group Dividends

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  Final Interim
Ex-Div 05-Mar-14 04-Sep-13
Paid 30-Apr-14 18-Oct-13
Amount 2.40p 1.15p

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Lavendon Group Key Personnel

Finance Director Alan Merrell
CEO Don Kenny

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