Monday, September 16, 2013

For The Stock Experts Out There...

by SandWyrm


This statement popped up on GW's investor relations page a few weeks ago. My assumption is that this is listing a series of block trades. But as Options awarded to employees, not to/from third parties. Am I right? I know we have some investment experts in our readership.

If so, it seems innocent enough. But this isn't something that GW lists routinely. So it's got me curious as to what, if anything, is up. Or whether some new UK regulation went into effect this year that requires this info to be reported differently.

9 comments:

  1. Since it amounts to what less than 20K in total dollars and is one hundredth of 1 percent of the company I doubt it matters what every it is.

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    1. Let's just say I'm curious how this type of stuff works.

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    2. Yes...why are you always looking at GW's stock/profits?

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    3. Some people follow baseball teams. I follow companies.

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  2. @eriochrome: I think you have your decimal misplaced: 2602 allocated shares at today's close of 772 GBp (pounds) means GW encumbered the equivalent of 2M GBp (or ~3M USD) in stock options.

    @sandwyrm: I'm far from an expert, but this article might help: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/8587463/How-employee-share-schemes-work.html

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    1. Just a quick note: the price listed is in pence. So 2602 shares allocated at 772 PENCE is the equivalent of just over 20,000 GBP.

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    2. Yeah GBP is pounds, GBp is pence. So 772p is 7.72 pounds.

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  3. This got me thinking, and I'm somewhat surprised by all the positive reviews of the value of GW stock out there.

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    1. The only people who think GW doesn't know what they're doing is their long-term base. Their stock has been doing well for years, especially for a toy company with a very small handful of lines.

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