(Sharecast News) - Industrial transportation's sinking feeling was led by shipping broker Clarkson after Peter Anker, president of brokerage and investment banking, sold more shares.
Anker and his wife sold 52,059 and 41,647 shares respectively at a price of 2,725p to gross £2.55m between them.
This comes in the wake of the pair's sale of 72,941 shares earlier in the month at 2,750p and 17,500 share disposal at 2,635p in July, making more than £5m of sales since the start of summer. August's interim results showed a fall in profits at the shipping services company, flagged in an April profit warning, but chief executive Andi Case said the shipping industry was "seeing the return of more positive fundamentals that will ultimately generate increased activity and higher freight rates". Top Director Buys Trufin (TRU) Director name: Bergh,James van den Amount purchased: 75,000 @ 222.00p Value: £166,500.00 Solo Oil (SOLO) Director name: Fitzpatrick,Jon Amount purchased: 4,542,642 @ 2.25p Value: £102,209.45 Solo Oil (SOLO) Director name: Ferguson ,Alastair Amount purchased: 4,444,444 @ 2.25p Value: £99,999.99 Lowland Investment Co (LWI) Director name: Robertson,Robert Amount purchased: 5,000 @ 1,510.00p Value: £75,500.00 Henderson European Focus Trust (HEFT) Director name: Hastings,Victoria (Vicky) Amount purchased: 5,000 @ 1,245.00p Value: £62,250.00 Abcam (ABC) Director name: Patten,Louise Amount purchased: 4,029 @ 1,304.00p Value: £52,538.16 Solo Oil (SOLO) Director name: Strang,Donald Ian George Layman Amount purchased: 2,000,000 @ 2.25p Value: £45,000.00 F&c Commercial Property Trust Ltd.
(FCPT) Director name: Marcuse,Paul Amount purchased: 29,753 @ 144.20p Value: £42,903.83 Abcam (ABC) Director name: Aspinall,Mara G Amount purchased: 3,282 @ 1,304.00p Value: £42,797.28 Abcam (ABC) Director name: Milner,Jonathan Simon Amount purchased: 2,090 @ 1,304.00p Value: £27,253.60 Abcam (ABC) Director name: Harris,Sue Amount purchased: 2,078 @ 1,304.00p Value: £27,097.12 Ophir Energy (OPHR) Director name: Schrader,William (Bill) Amount purchased: 60,000 @ $0.52 Value: $24,262.42 Solo Oil (SOLO) Director name: Maling,Daniel Amount purchased: 790,000 @ 2.25p Value: £17,775.00 Hollywood Bowl Group (BOWL) Director name: Keen,Laurence Amount purchased: 2,352 @ 212.50p Value: £4,998.00 Sthree (STHR) Director name: Smith,Alex Amount purchased: 56 @ 341.50p Value: £191.24 Sthree (STHR) Director name: Elden,Gary Amount purchased: 56 @ 341.50p Value: £191.24 Charles Stanley Group (CAY) Director name: Teper,Gary Amount purchased: 40 @ 375.00p Value: £150.00 Charles Stanley Group (CAY) Director name: Coutts,Ben Money Amount purchased: 40 @ 375.00p Value: £150.00 Charles Stanley Group (CAY) Director name: Abberley,Paul Amount purchased: 40 @ 375.00p Value: £150.00 Aviva (AV.) Director name: Briggs,Andrew Amount purchased: 31 @ 478.41p Value: £148.31 General Electric Co (GEC) Director name: David Leon,Joyce Amount purchased: 10,000 @ n/a Value: n/a Top Director Sells Unite Group (UTG) Director name: Lister,Joe Amount sold: 35,000 @ 911.50p Value: £319,024.99 Unite Group (UTG) Director name: Smith,Richard Amount sold: 35,000 @ 911.50p Value: £319,024.99 Unite Group (UTG) Director name: Lister,Joe Amount sold: 35,000 @ 911.50p Value: £319,024.99 General Electric Co (GEC) Director name: David Leon,Joyce Amount sold: 4,405 @ $12.35 Value: $46,449.78
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