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 company, which operates as a retailer of cycling products. The Company operates through two segments: Retail and Autocentres. The Company’s Retail segment manages its business in the United Kingdom (UK) and the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and its products are marketed through a national network of stores and through multi-channel offer, which combines Website promotion with direct delivery or collection from store, backed up by in-store services. The Company’s Autocentres segment provides car service, repair and MOTs to both retail and fleet customers throughout the United Kingdom. The Company operates over 460 retail stores, which are located throughout the United Kingdom. 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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