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Real Name: Patrick Leahy

Occupation: Other

Interests: Property, Stocks

Location: London

Twitter: pmrleahy

About Me:

I am a private investor in my mid-thirties; it's a hobby for me. Full-time I am the head of a policy and communications team in healthcare.


2018: -8.8%

2017: 18.4%

2016: 4.8%

2015: 4.2%

2014: 25.2%

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IMImobile (LON:IMO) popped up on one of my screens recently. It's got reasonable growth (albeit mostly through acquisitions), the PE ratio isn't too crazy, and the chart setup for Minervini lovers looks of interest trading above the 50 and 200 day moving average and arguably in a period of consolidation. I thought I'd generate a discussion thread to hear views as I am considering buying.In…

QUIZ (LON:QUIZ) clothing looks interesting to me. I was first attracted to it as a share because it has strong Boohoo.Com (LON:BOO) style advertising everywhere on the London Underground and I noticed more women in my office were browsing the site at work. This is a retailer towards the budget end of the highstreet with around 70 physical stores, primarily in the UK, around 170…

The new Google Finance update has lost the portfolio and live prices (for UK stocks anyway) feature. In fact it's a terrible update - I don't see why I'd use the website anymore. Can anyone recommend a website that has live prices for free? I use the mobile app Webull but its portfolio feature is a bit basic and I try and avoid using my…

I’ve recently been going over Innovaderma (LON:IDP) a share I’ve held on and off this year, so thought I’d share my research with Stockopedia users. I currently hold it and topped up recently after it fell nearly 50% from its high earlier in the year. Graham Neary has also written about it a few times and it was Graham that originally flagged it to me.…

Do Stockopedia readers have a personal view on the outlook for the UK economy at the moment? I appreciate it's all educated guesswork but it's obviously important for considering what to do with one's portfolio. For me there are some contradictory signals. E.g. Safestyle UK (LON:SFE) recent update made me nervous that we're on the verge of a recession if a big ticket item like…

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Can someone help explain to me why National Accident Helpline's basic earnings per share are down so much? I hadn't expected that (I don't hold but it's on my watchlist). The company says it is due to the "Shifting balance of case allocation between panel law firms and Legal Services business unit" and the underlying EPS is due to "minority interest payments associated with the…

£LOOP (I'm not sure how you get the ticker on the new site?) results aren't that pretty and flattered by the acquisition. I think I will sit on the sidelines until I can work out whether there is a fundamental problem with the product or if indeed the issue is macroeconomic headwinds: "“H1 2019 revenue in established base down 8% year-on-year.” They blame this primarily…

Great results from £BLV (LON:BLV) this morning. I am also pleased the already high dividend isn't being increased as that might provide an opportunity to pare down debt. This is looking like a decent value play. It's the balance sheet, housing market, and the fear of impact from the lettings fees ban that has put some investors off.Two things to pull out from the detail…

Holders of £OTB should have seen problems coming.  At the half-year results published in May, revenue was actually falling once you stripped out the revenue benefit of acquisitions  made since the previous year - I had calculated international revenue had fallen 56% (sounds dramatic but it was previously a small percentage of total revenue), the main websites had only grown 1%, and even the acquisition…

Fantastic write-up of Creightons (LON:CRL) Graham and I am very happy you flagged the share to me previously! There is some really helpful detail in that PI webcast - it's a pity that some of that ambition and transparency doesn't really come through in their RNS statements. E.g. it would have been really good to have seen the RNS last week note that sales are…

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