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Share Price:
Up 256.00p
Change Today:
5.40p
Market Cap:
1,566.06m
Sector:
Technology Hardware & Equipment

Director dealings: PCA of Spirent director makes share purchase

By Iain Gilbert

Date: Thursday 11 Mar 2021

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Spirent Communications revealed on Thursday that Elaine Sullivan, a person closely associated with non-executive director Gary Bullard, had acquired 10,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed communications firm.
Sullivan purchased the shares at an average price of 255.92p each, for a total value of 25,592.24.

Spirent also reported a rise in full-year profit on Thursday and declared a special dividend despite "a challenging environment" due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Adjusted pre-tax profit jumped 10% to $103.6m in 2020 on revenue of $522.4m, up 4% from 2019, while the company's order intake ticked up 1% to $539.4m.

The dividend per share was lifted 12% to 6.04 cents, with Spirent declaring a special dividend of 7.50 cents per share.

As of 1645 GMT, Spirent shares were up 6.53% at 253.0p.

Top Director Buys

Helios Underwriting (HUW)
Director name: Hanbury,Nigel
Amount purchased: 173,000 @ 165.02p
Value: 285,479.40

Helios Underwriting (HUW)
Director name: Hanbury,Nigel
Amount purchased: 151,500 @ 165.02p
Value: 250,005.30

Helios Underwriting (HUW)
Director name: Hanbury,Nigel
Amount purchased: 127,800 @ 165.02p
Value: 210,895.94

Helios Underwriting (HUW)
Director name: Hanbury,Nigel
Amount purchased: 90,500 @ 165.03p
Value: 149,354.86

Derwent London (DLN)
Director name: Breuer ,Mark
Amount purchased: 4,000 @ 3,311.71p
Value: 132,468.35

Spirent Communications (SPT)
Director name: Bullard,Gary
Amount purchased: 10,000 @ 255.92p
Value: 25,592.24

Crh (CRH)
Director name: Murphy,Senan
Amount purchased: 318 @ 39.85
Value: 11,415.05

Crh (CRH)
Director name: Manifold,Albert
Amount purchased: 318 @ 39.85
Value: 11,415.05

Polymetal International (POLY)
Director name: Sousa-Oliveira,M L S De
Amount purchased: 300 @ 1,468.92p
Value: 4,406.75

Prudential (PRU)
Director name: Wells,Mike
Amount purchased: 13 @ 1,490.75p
Value: 193.80

Croda International (CRDA)
Director name: Maiden,Jez K
Amount purchased: 3 @ 6,328.00p
Value: 189.84

Team17 Group (TM17)
Director name: Crawford ,Mark
Amount purchased: 22 @ 690.00p
Value: 151.80

Sabre Insurance Group (SBRE)
Director name: Kingan,Anneka
Amount purchased: 59 @ 256.00p
Value: 151.04

Sabre Insurance Group (SBRE)
Director name: Carter,Geoffrey Richard
Amount purchased: 59 @ 256.00p
Value: 151.04

M&g (MNG)
Director name: Bousfield,Clare
Amount purchased: 69 @ 217.00p
Value: 149.73

Croda International (CRDA)
Director name: Foots,Steve
Amount purchased: 2 @ 6,328.00p
Value: 126.56



Top Director Sells

Crh (CRH)
Director name: Manifold,Albert
Amount sold: 86,503 @ 39.60
Value: 3,085,663.41

Crh (CRH)
Director name: Manifold,Albert
Amount sold: 37,500 @ 39.87
Value: 1,346,959.42

Crh (CRH)
Director name: Murphy,Senan
Amount sold: 24,553 @ 39.60
Value: 875,834.29

Helios Underwriting (HUW)
Director name: Hanbury,Nigel
Amount sold: 173,000 @ 165.00p
Value: 285,450.00

Helios Underwriting (HUW)
Director name: Hanbury,Nigel
Amount sold: 151,500 @ 165.00p
Value: 249,975.00

Helios Underwriting (HUW)
Director name: Hanbury,Nigel
Amount sold: 127,800 @ 165.00p
Value: 210,870.00

Base Resources Ltd (BSE)
Director name: Bwye,Colin
Amount sold: 896,820 @ $0.32
Value: $149,810.27

Helios Underwriting (HUW)
Director name: Hanbury,Nigel
Amount sold: 90,500 @ 165.00p
Value: 149,325.00

Convatec Group (CTEC)
Director name: Schulkes,Frank
Amount sold: 3,658 @ 190.20p
Value: 6,957.52

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SPT Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Price 256.00p
Change Today 5.40p
52 Week High 304.00p
52 Week Low 228.50p
Volume 1,127,662
Shares Issued 611.74m
Market Cap 1,566.06m
Beta 0.01

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What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 4
Buy 0
Neutral 3
Sell 0
Strong Sell 2
Total 9
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SPT Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Special
Ex-Div 18-Mar-21 18-Mar-21
Paid 30-Apr-21 30-Apr-21
Amount 2.78p 5.40p

Trades for 07-May-2021

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 189,535 @ 256.00p
16:29 6 @ 255.40p
16:29 6 @ 255.40p
16:29 24 @ 255.60p
16:29 28 @ 255.60p

SPT Key Personnel

CFO Paula Bell
CEO Eric Updyke