Good morning, it's Paul here today with the SCVR for Thursday. Jack's busy with other things today, so you'll have to put up with just me.

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Agenda - everything by Paul today

Alumasc (LON:ALU) (I hold) - another strong trading update for FY 06/2021. Outlook comments mention possible supply chain problems, as many companies are reporting at the moment. Note there's a pension deficit here which sucks out a fair bit of cashflow each year.

Galliford Try Holdings (LON:GFRD) - a mildly positive trading update (towards upper end of analysts forecasts, with a footnote provided!). Cash is above market cap (although outweighed by creditors). Order book strong. Tiny profit margins though, on large complex projects.

Jarvis Securities (LON:JIM) Interim results - readers asked me to look at this, and I love it! Strong results, broker forecast goes up 15% today, divi yield over 5%, and on a PER of only 16.6, which seems good value for such a high quality, growth company. A big thumbs up from me.

Alumasc (LON:ALU)

(I hold)

274p (last night’s close) - mkt cap £99m

Trading Update

Alumasc, the premium building products, systems and solutions group, provides a trading update for the year ended 30 June 2021, ahead of publishing FY 2021 results on 7 September 2021.

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