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Real Name: Patrick Leahy

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Interests: Property, Stocks

Location: London

Twitter: pmrleahy

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I am a young private investor; it's a hobby for me. Full-time I am the head of a policy and communications team for a medical royal college.


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2015: 4.2%

2014: 25.2%

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Hi, Can anyone recommend a good RNS alerts service? I was using but they seem to have stopped adding new shares and when I emailed them to request adding them my email bounces back! Hopefully this doesn't break any stockopedia editorial rules by discussing other services. I also tried using the londonstockexchange email service but that doesn't seem to work properly. Ideas appreciated!

I think NAHL (LON:NAH) looks interesting, especially after recent falls. I am currently a holder. It is cheap (p/e of 6-7) and currently trading on a 9% dividend. The business is also easy to understand.However, there are a number of risks to the business which is why it will probably only be a small, short-term holding for me. The biggest of these are proposed regulatory…

I thought I'd start a thread for people to share their thoughts on the one or two shares they think look great value at the moment. I'm partly doing this for selfish reasons as I am struggling to find shares I am interested in right now! I've entitled this 'Bargain Basement Shares' because my strategy is tilted towards value, but I'd also be interested to…

SummaryWith Flybe (LON:FLYB) share price flying low at 54p I've decided to take a closer look at whether it is worth investing in this budget airline. Paul Scott is also long on this share and his comments are definitely worth reading too. This is a turnaround business. In particular they are trying to stop losing money on their remaining Ejets and once cheaper fuel flows…

I am an amateur investor. I don't claim to have any expertise on equipment hire companies but I thought I'd share my research on Lavendon Group which I decided to purchase earlier today. I really welcome the thoughts of others.Summary of my view:I like this share.This power access equipment rental company is traded more cheaply than peers (on P/E and significantly more so on book…

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Another key point about Purplebricks (LON:PURP) is that it can pretty much knock out the existing competition in a short space of time - whereas other growth stocks may need longer timescales. That's why it is already the third biggest estate agent in the UK in terms of number of customers (in fact this might be higher now as that's the figure from last June).…

Interesting announcement just now from Purplebricks (LON:PURP) about US expansion and a placing. It'll be interesting to see if this gives it a big leg up tomorrow. Suddenly the £500m market cap looks cheap! Shame the placing isn't open to private investors though.

The other threat to Laura Ashley Holdings (LON:ALY) in the UK is from more fleet-a-foot primarily online players like Made, Sofa, and Loaf (such a shame they are not listed!). Their styles are much more modern whereas Laura Ashley only seems to cater for 'Country House' style. I remain unconvinced about its international growth prospects: it has been saying for years that it is excited…

This is very helpful thanks. Not an insignificant amount which is presumably why some small high street companies are worried. I wouldn't be surprised if there's some kind of Government change on this.

I've noticed in the last few days there are a lot of stories in the press raising concern about the potential impact of business rate rises on businesses. This isn't something i've looked into but wondering if others have a better understanding? Is it something we should all be aware of especially for high street businesses or chains like £RBG? I imagine some of the…

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