Good morning, it's Paul here.

Formatting of pictures - I'm writing these articles in the new Stockopedia site now, so am learning how to format the pictures so that they work in both old & new sites. That went a bit wrong yesterday, as some pictures were over-sized when viewed in the old Stockopedia site. I've made them smaller now, so yesterday's article should now be easy to read in both old & new formats. Anyway, I know what to do now, so it should be fine for this point onward, whichever version of the site you are using.

Estimated time of completion - I have to be finished by 1pm today, with no extensions, as my cousin is coming over to visit, so I'm booked in to be Uncle Paul to his kids for the afternoon!

Update at 13:17 - today's report is now finished.

Agenda for today;

We'll start with 3 profit warnings - De La Rue (LON:DLAR) (yes, it's a small cap now), Synectics (LON:SNX) & Empresaria (LON:EMR)

After that I'll look at a couple of in line updates - Redde (LON:REDD) , Hargreaves Services (LON:HSP)

Then if there's enough time, I'll take a look at the Q3 trading update from Next (LON:NXT) (large cap bellwether, which I always report on here, because it's interesting for read-across to other consumer stocks) EDIT: sorry, ran out of time. We'll look at NXT another day.

As always, please do add your own comments below - it's a team sport!



De La Rue (LON:DLAR)

Share price: 147p (down c.21% today, at 08:13)
No. shares: 103.9m
Market cap: £152.7m

Trading update (profit warning)

De La Rue plc, the world's premier currency and authentication provider...

We've never written about DLAR before here, because it used to be a mid-cap. Amazingly, for such a prominent international business, the market cap is now down to only £150m.

Things started to go really wrong in 2017, as you can see from the 5-year chart below (note this has an integrated StockRank history chart below it, on the new Stockopedia site, which is a new feature that I really like);




As you can see from the vertical…

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