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04 Mar 2021 | 16:10

Director dealings: Vistry Group boss builds stake as homebuilder nails forecasts

(Sharecast News) - Vistry Group's boss, Greg Fitzgerald, picked up some more shares in the homebuilder close on the heels of its latest full-year results. According to the company, Fitzgerald purchases 53,618 shares at roughly 926p apiece for a total transaction amount of approximately £496,503.

Earlier, the company had posted full-year profits before tax of £144m, for a 23.5% drop year-on-year (Numis: £140m), as total volumes fell by 24% on a proforma basis and gross margins by 680 basis points to 15.6%.

Commenting on the firm's latest update, analysts at Numis, who had a 'buy' recommendation on its stock, described it as "good", saying: "it is clear Vistry has strong levels of momentum which his expected to drive a more than doubling of profit in FY21.

"We do not think this momentum, improved balance sheet position or the Partnerships fundamentals are reflected in the current December 2022 rating of 1.08x P/NTAV, 7x PE and a yield of 6.4%."

Top Director Buys

Uniphar (UPR) Director name: Rabbette,Gerard Amount purchased: 559,999 @ 2.46 Value: 1,243,197.79

Uniphar (UPR) Director name: Rabbette,Gerard Amount purchased: 233,068 @ 2.51 Value: 527,027.64

Vistry Group (VTY) Director name: Fitzgerald,Greg Amount purchased: 53,618 @ 925.56p Value: £496,266.76

Uniphar (UPR) Director name: Dempsey,Padraic Amount purchased: 155,378 @ 2.51 Value: 351,350.25

Uniphar (UPR) Director name: Dolphin,Timothy Amount purchased: 155,378 @ 2.51 Value: 351,350.25

The Panoply Holdings (TPX) Director name: Sweetland,Christopher Paul Amount purchased: 30,000 @ 199.17p Value: £59,751.00

Dx (group) (DX.) Director name: Goodson,Paul Amount purchased: 176,810 @ 28.25p Value: £49,948.82

The Panoply Holdings (TPX) Director name: Sweetland,Christopher Paul Amount purchased: 20,000 @ 192.00p Value: £38,400.00

Geiger Counter Limited (GCL) Director name: Leahy,James Gerald Amount purchased: 100,000 @ 33.40p Value: £33,400.00

Polymetal International (POLY) Director name: Abt ,Andrea Amount purchased: 1,500 @ 17.10 Value: 23,108.11

Hunting (HTG) Director name: Chesney,Carol Amount purchased: 5,000 @ 268.00p Value: £13,400.00

Tristel (TSTL) Director name: Napper,Isabel Amount purchased: 2,000 @ 618.20p Value: £12,364.00

Filtronic (FTC) Director name: Behrendt,John Amount purchased: 60,000 @ 8.74p Value: £5,244.00

Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (cdi) (GTE) Director name: Guidry,Gary Amount purchased: 4,630 @ $0.86 Value: $3,283.42

Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (cdi) (GTE) Director name: Ellson,Ryan Amount purchased: 3,280 @ $0.86 Value: $2,326.05

Ultra Electronics Holdings (ULE) Director name: Sclater,Jos Amount purchased: 8 @ 1,958.00p Value: £156.64

Ultra Electronics Holdings (ULE) Director name: Pryce,Simon Amount purchased: 8 @ 1,958.00p Value: £156.64

British American Tobacco (BATS) Director name: Marroco,Tadeu Amount purchased: 6 @ 2,549.87p Value: £152.99

Top Director Sells

Augean (AUG) Director name: Mills,Christopher Amount sold: 1,500,000 @ 230.00p Value: £3,449,999.93

Uniphar (UPR) Director name: Rabbette,Gerard Amount sold: 491,643 @ 2.46 Value: 1,088,657.07

Uniphar (UPR) Director name: Rabbette,Gerard Amount sold: 233,068 @ 2.51 Value: 527,027.64

Uniphar (UPR) Director name: Dempsey,Padraic Amount sold: 155,378 @ 2.51 Value: 351,350.25

Uniphar (UPR) Director name: Dolphin,Timothy Amount sold: 155,378 @ 2.51 Value: 351,350.25

Uniphar (UPR) Director name: Rabbette,Gerard Amount sold: 68,356 @ 2.46 Value: 151,362.36

Geiger Counter Limited (GCL) Director name: Leahy,James Gerald Amount sold: 100,000 @ 33.40p Value: £33,400.00

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