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Luceco PLC (LUCEL)

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LUCEL Price Commentary

Directors buying at 108.00p
513p -8.09% 343p 545k
Markets obviously expected a positive trading update given the rise up to it; and there were positives in the statement: margins have been restored overseas growth is buoyant & debt has reduced. But they are not out of the woods yet. Debt is still high. Total sales has fallen slightly in a market which should be growing strongly; and there seems to be a bit of guessing about why sales in the UK have dropped: de-stocking by retailers is plausible, but if that is the main reason we should see a rebound fairly quickly. On a PE of under 10 in a strong growth market, the concerns are more than adequately priced in, so I think on the whole I'd class it as a buy
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