Director dealings: Majestic CEO makes small splash with sale

Oliver Haill Sharecast | 19 Jun, 2017 16:24 - Updated: 17:24 | | |

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Majestic Wine chief executive Rowan Gormley has sold £529,000 worth of shares in the retailer two years after his Naked Wines business was acquired and a few days after chairman stepped down.

In April, it was confirmed that the business had achieved all the conditions of the acquisition earn out, with founder Gormley and his fellow senior Naked colleagues having restrictions on when they could sell shares lifted.

Gormley sold 150,000 ordinary shares at an average price of 353p per share but this was said to be in order to cover tax liabilities, with Gormley still holding a hefty 6.15% of the issued shares.

Last week, alongside the company's final results, chairman Phil Wrigley told the board he will retire and step down from the board in August.

For the full year, underlying revenue rose 11.4% to £461.1m thanks to a tasty increase at Naked but profits were hurt by a failed marketing campaign.

Since results were released Majestic's share price has fallen from 380p to 321.25p, down 4.6% on Monday, but slightly ahead of the near-310p level when Naked was acquired.

Top Director Buys

Electra Private Equity (ELTA)
Director name: Bramson,Edward
Amount purchased: 13,008 @ 1,789.00p
Value: £232,713.11

Electra Private Equity (ELTA)
Director name: Bramson,Edward
Amount purchased: 6,992 @ 1,773.00p
Value: £123,968.16

Rockhopper Exploration (RKH)
Director name: McManus,David
Amount purchased: 366,149 @ 20.48p
Value: £74,987.31

Rockhopper Exploration (RKH)
Director name: Moody,Samuel John
Amount purchased: 246,898 @ 20.48p
Value: £50,564.71

Rockhopper Exploration (RKH)
Director name: Martin,John Edward
Amount purchased: 250,000 @ 20.13p
Value: £50,312.50

Rockhopper Exploration (RKH)
Director name: Summers,Arthur John
Amount purchased: 244,100 @ 20.48p
Value: £49,991.68

Wynnstay Properties (WSP)
Director name: Parker,Toby
Amount purchased: 1,000 @ 550.00p
Value: £5,500.00

Scotgold Resources (di) (SGZ)
Director name: Gray,Richard
Amount purchased: 1,000,000 @ 0.48p
Value: £4,849.00

Tesco (TSCO)
Director name: Stewart,Alan
Amount purchased: 77 @ 179.16p
Value: £137.95

Tesco (TSCO)
Director name: Lewis,Dave
Amount purchased: 77 @ 179.16p
Value: £137.95

Jpmorgan Asian Investment Trust (JAI)
Director name: Gould,Ronald
Amount purchased: 38 @ 327.49p
Value: £124.45

Top Director Sells

Majestic Wine (WINE)
Director name: Gormley,Rowan
Amount sold: 100,000 @ 357.00p
Value: £356,999.99

Babcock International Group (BAB)
Director name: Bethel,Archie
Amount sold: 19,616 @ 886.88p
Value: £173,970.38

Majestic Wine (WINE)
Director name: Gormley,Rowan
Amount sold: 50,000 @ 346.00p
Value: £173,000.00

Babcock International Group (BAB)
Director name: Davies,John
Amount sold: 17,741 @ 886.88p
Value: £157,341.38

Babcock International Group (BAB)
Director name: Tame,William (Bill)
Amount sold: 17,066 @ 886.88p
Value: £151,354.94

Babcock International Group (BAB)
Director name: Martinelli ,Franco
Amount sold: 7,151 @ 886.88p
Value: £63,420.79

Babcock International Group (BAB)
Director name: Hardy,Roger
Amount sold: 6,224 @ 886.88p
Value: £55,199.41

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