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  1. #1
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    UK People: Royal Mail Shares

    Anyone Investing in Royal Mail Shares?

    Deadline is tomorrow

    I am in 2 minds whther to go ahead with it or not

    anyone here investing?

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    UK People: Royal Mail Shares

    Personally think it will be good investment. Lots of room for improvement to the service.

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    The Royal Mail is not profitable as company, personally I think it will be risky to invest.

    The government will hold majority of shares:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24395691

    the company is not qualify for FTSE 100:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/p...st-minute.html
    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...uation-too-low
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    Re: UK People: Royal Mail Shares

    I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole, i dont think we are too far off privatisation with the constant price hikes.
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    Min Investment is like 750 which is not too bad as i have this spare cash lying around so i may opt for the minium

    actually my first time in dealing with shares!



    but i know people who are planning to invest like 30,000 :|

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    Never heard of it.

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    I will miss this time, better to invest to funds instead of single company.
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    Re: UK People: Royal Mail Shares

    Quote Originally Posted by dayhost View Post
    Never heard of it.
    Its the UK's main postal service
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    Probably good for the short term due to all the hype in the press. Wouldn't be surprised to see strong gains in the first day (or week) followed by a sharp drop (depending on the financials of the business which I haven't bothered looking at).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpat View Post
    Probably good for the short term due to all the hype in the press. Wouldn't be surprised to see strong gains in the first day (or week) followed by a sharp drop (depending on the financials of the business which I haven't bothered looking at).
    agree with you, the first week strong will be gain and after will go down, at the end of the day the Royal Mail is not profitable. 50% controlled by government, 10% by members of staff and the rest is by public.
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    No, Royal mail is a dead horse time for City link and the several others who are cheaper and better to take over.

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthHosts View Post
    Its the UK's main postal service
    Yeah for consumer mail its corporate and commercial services which was the bread and butter for the firm are pretty much long gone.

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    Nope just wouldn't bother, they are useless and I can't see them being very profitable private Companies are starting to get most of the parcel work too now

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    as I thought:
    http://www.iii.co.uk/articles/122203...p-strike-fears
    and shares dropped: -14 (-2.86%)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cd/home View Post
    No, Royal mail is a dead horse time for City link and the several others who are cheaper and better to take over.
    As far as I know City Link is not sending letters and anyway there is much more parcels through RM network compare to City Link

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    Quote Originally Posted by serverfactory View Post
    As far as I know City Link is not sending letters and anyway there is much more parcels through RM network compare to City Link
    City Link offer the whole lot from unsorted and sorted bulk letters however it's handed off at the final mile there also both cheaper and faster than Royal Mail.

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    I would of loved to have the spare cash to invest, minimum you could put in was 750 worth and the city got 70% of it. They defiantly under valued the sale and I seen on the news that they have voted to strike. So the tax payer has been short changed and we get no deliveries lol.

    Think its unfair the employees can't sell their shares for 3 years owe.

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    The Royal Mail have a hell of a lot more infrastructure there to work with and turn profitable over it's competitors. As it now has share holders and a market to answer to, hopefully we'll see all this infrastructure being utilized more efficiently in future.

    Either that, or it'll get scaled back and either privatized completely by the government (doubtful), or more likely it'll get bought up by one of it's competitors.
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