Friday, March 28, 2008

Sky City share volumes sets tongues wagging

Chart for Sky City Entertainment Group Li (SKC.NZ)

Related Quote


All Detailed Quotes
Delayed 20 mins
Quote data provided by Reuters

Reuters story on SKC
- NZ's Sky City CEO sees year of consolidation, then expansion (March 25, 2008)

With volume of Sky City Entertainment[SKC.NZ] shares traded on the NZX at over 8 million today and around 5 million yesterday one would have to ask why the large volumes changing hands? The average trading volume is just over 1.2 million shares.

Answer, I don't know for sure, but I'm going to speculate again.

Clearly the number one stab in the dark would be a share price so low it would have to be about 6 years ago that it traded at the present level of NZ$3.48 and it has got out the bargain hunters and institutions.

Number two punt is a mystery buyer getting a controlling stake-although talk of anyone kicking the tyres of the company is long gone, for now.

Three, Unitab as it was around 3 years ago, now Tattersalls[TTX.AX], from Australia topping up their 0.5% shareholding that they already have in the company.

Fourthly, and probably most likely, Commonwealth Bank[CBA.AX], who dumped Tattersalls stock on March 7 (PDF disclosure) and who is also a biggish player in SKC.

Just to hedge my bets, a combo of all four is also part of my playbook!

The coming year is going to be a tough one for Sky City, But new CEO Nigel Morrison has restructured and redefined a number of casinos in this part of the world. The giant Crown Casino in Melbourne but one of them.

Disclosure: I own SKC shares

Related Share Investor reading

Sky City half year exceptional on cost cutting
NZX Press release: Sky City profit to HY end Dec 2007
Sky City Cinemas no Blockbuster
Sky City Entertainment share price drop
New Broom set to sweep
Sky City Management: Blind, deaf and numb
Sky City sale could be off
Opposition to takeover
Premium for control
Sky City receives takeover bid
Sky City Casino Full Year Profit to June 30 2007
Setting the record straight
Sky City CEO resigns

Sky City Casino: Underperforming
Sky City Casino 2007 HY Profit(analysis)
Sky City Casino 2007 HY Profit

c Share Investor 2008

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comment on Share Investor Stuff