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The Restaurant Group non exec sells out, after profitable dessert.

John Jackson, Non Exec Director of The Restaurant Group (RTN, 157p), and CEO of Jamie Oliver Holdings Limited, prompted us to reiterate our positive signal on The Restaurant Group shares when he tripled his holding on October 20th by buying 200,000 shares at 104p (‘The Restaurant Group Non Exec trebles holding‘). In March 2008 five […]

The Restaurant Group non exec trebles holding.

The Restaurant Group (RTN, 117p) has outperformed the FT Small Cap by 20%, or the FT All Share by 15% since it was written up here on March 14th : ‘Consumer stocks at risk? Not TRG according to¬†directors‘. When impressive interim results were announced in August, analysts warned of the impact of cost pressures on […]

A reminder of directors buys with a ‘strong signal’

I’m off on hols tomorrow for a week. Before then I want to remind you of the “STRONG SIGNAL’ companies where we’ve seen directors buying shares. A STRONG signal involves more than one director buying shares, in significant size both in terms of amount of money and as a proportion of previously existing shareholding. So […]

Consumer stocks at risk? Not TRG according to directors

The Restaurant Group (RTN, 135p) keeps hitting the radar screen. This is the owner of Garfunkels, Frankie and Bennys, Chiquito, as well as many other brands and concessions, owning over 300 restaurants in the UK. It hits the screen on director purchases, but also because these purchases are in a sector highly vulnerable to a […]

Real Estate sector- directors buying accelerates

When I looked at Director share activity in the Real Estate back in early January, I found that buys outnumbered sells by 4:1 (source digitallook. using net director activity over 1 month. cut off ¬£50k). I find on my return from holiday that this has now accelerated to 10 buys vs 0 sells. Admittedly these […]