Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stock of the Week: Hallenstein Glasson

The resilient result out late last week for Hallenstein Glasson [HLG.NZ] prompted me to add this company to the Stock of the Week list. A profit down from last year nonetheless but a result that shows promise for better to come and a well managed business in very troubled times.

Like every other stock on the New Zealand sharemarket this one has taken off recently (see one year chart above) and at NZ $3.03 it is higher than it was over a year ago when the economy really hit the fan and people stopped shopping but it has been alot pricier at a high of over $ 5.75 3 years ago (see 5 year chart below)

Another attractive selling point is its consistently good dividends that have been paid over the long term and this has been the result of maintaining costs to a minimum and growing sales and therefore cash flow to pay that dividend.

It is paying a gross return of over 10% at today's share price of $3.03.

If you are interested in a good long-term investment get in on general market weakness come October.

Good Luck!

Hallenstein Glasson @ Share Investor

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Disclosure: I own HLG shares in the Share Investor Portfolio

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