Johnston Press (LSE:JPR)
Our last expedition into the potentials of , a Scottish media company reputed to alienate their readership with frequent anti-Scottish stances in their main title (The Scotsman), speculated as to whether a bottom of 7.5p would make a guest appearance.
It has, twice!
The reason for a re-visit is to specify target levels required to confirm bottom is actually "in" as we've a major issue should 7.5p break. We cannot calculate anything lower, never a comfortable signal. Of course, this does not mean the price is going to zero, just that we've exhausted our supply of tea leaves.
The share price requires to exceed 10p just to remove itself from the current downtrend. At time of writing, it's trading around 8.55p so in theory does not need much oomph to pull it from the gutter of share price damnation.
If we choose to take some hope from our 7.5p not actually being broken and thus, hinting of hidden strengths, anything now above 10p is supposed to generate lift to an initial 11.5p. If bettered, our secondary target calculates at 13.25p though, with any positive news, the price could easily accelerate to 16.25p.
In summary, our argument is fairly straightforward. If the price betters 11.5p, there's an initial belief the price has actually bottomed and some continued growth can be hoped. For the longer term, should the share ever close a session above 17.5p, it becomes a pretty viable play for some strong recovery. But we'll need re-run the numbers.
Source: interactive investor Past performance is not a guide to future performance
Alistair Strang has led high-profile and "top secret" software projects since the late 1970s and won the original John Logie Baird Award for inventors and innovators. After the financial crash, he wanted to know "how it worked" with a view to mimicking existing trading formulas and predicting what was coming next. His results speak for themselves as he continually refines the methodology.
Alistair Strang is a freelance contributor and not a direct employee of Interactive Investor. All correspondence is with Alistair Strang, who for these purposes is deemed a third-party supplier. Buying, selling and investing in shares is not without risk. Market and company movement will affect your performance and you may get back less than you invest. Neither Alistair Strang, Shareprice, or Interactive Investor will be responsible for any losses that may be incurred as a result of following a trading idea.
These articles are provided for information purposes only. Occasionally, an opinion about whether to buy or sell a specific investment may be provided by third parties. The content is not intended to be a personal recommendation, and is not provided based on an assessment of your investing knowledge and experience, your financial situation or your investment objectives. The value of your investments, and the income derived from them, may go down as well as up. You may not get back all the money that you invest. The investments referred to in this article may not be suitable for all investors, and if in doubt, an investor should seek advice from a qualified investment adviser.
Full performance can be found on the company or index summary page on the interactive investor website. Simply click on the company's or index name highlighted in the article.