Halfords: Will next Tuesday's Q3 update disappoint?

Tuesday, Jan 08 2013 by

I have sold my holding in Halfords. I bought Halfords last September and have made some 37% out of the holding. That in itself is not a good enough reason for selling but I am slightly nervous ahead of next week's trading statement. So far at least we have had a pretty mild winter which may well have meant that its sales of winter motoring consumables such as anti-freeze, screen wash and high margin replacement car batteries may have been a little slow. I have decided therefore to lock in my profit and read next Tuesday's third quarter update from the sideline.


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Halfords Group plc is a United Kingdom-based retailer of automotive and cycling products. The Company is also engaged operating garage servicing and auto repair in the United Kingdom. The Company operates in two segments Halfords Retail, which operates in both the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, and Halfords Autocentres, which operates in the United Kingdom. Halfords Retail employs sells around 9,000 product lines in store with ranges in car parts, in-car technology, child seats, cycling, roof boxes, outdoor leisure and camping equipment. Halfords Retail trades from 465 retail stores and online through halfords.com and halfords.ie Websites. Halfords Autocentres is a car servicing and repair operator offering maintenance, service, motor ordinance test (MOT) and repair services. Halfords Autocentres trades from 303 car servicing centers and online through halfordsautocentres.com. Its subsidiaries are lfords Holdings (2006) Limited and Halfords Ireco 1 Limited, among others. more »

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I manage my subscription website  www.JohnsInvestmentChronicle.com in which I show my portfolio and all transactions. I blog within an hour of trading, with an explanation, and send an alert email to all my subscribers. I do not pretend to have all the answers but I hope my portfolio, and the trades, provides food for thought as well as helping those who are new to managing their own portfolios.I think what I do is unique. There are plenty of tipsters out there who will remind you of the good ones and quietly forget the duffers; I do not have that luxury as the portfolio is there for all to see. I have to confront my mistakes and deal with them. A tipster also does not show how a tip fits into the context of an overall portfolio. My portfolio of up to 30 holdings has different holding sizes based on my conviction behind the stock and its risk. I set up www.JohnsInvestmentChronicle.com in January 2012. Prior to that :In September 1984, I left university with a degree in Zoology and started work in the City of London. Over the next twenty five years most of my time was spent managing UK equity portfolios with Fleming Investment Management and Henderson Global Investors, for company and local authority pension schemes as well as the reserve fund for a well known charity. During 2009 I left full time employment and decided to take time out to consider the next stage of my career. In the meantime I have been putting my years of experience to good use investing the family savings. I have thoroughly enjoyed the freedom of investing from home and despite some tricky periods during 2011 it has been a rewarding experience.  more »


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