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Director dealings: Mothercare director makes share purchase

(Sharecast News) - Mothercare revealed on Wednesday that non-executive director, Mark Newton-Jones had acquired 604,789 ordinary shares in the London-listed retailer. Newton-Jones, who took over as CEO in 2014, purchased the shares on Tuesday at an average price of 9.90p each, for a total value of £59,874.11.

Mothercare posted a drop in interim profits back in November as it announced the appointment of Daniel Le Vesconte as its new chief executive officer. In the 26 weeks to 24 September, total group pre-tax profit fell to £800,000 from £4.0m in the same period a year earlier. International retail sales by franchise partners rose 15% to £162.1m, excluding Russia.

As of 1540 GMT, Mothercare shares were up 6.89% at 10.16p.

Reporting by Iain Gilbert at Sharecast.com

Top Director Buys

Mothercare (MTC) Director name: Newton-Jones,Mark Amount purchased: 604,789 @ 9.90p Value: £59,874.11

Maven Income & Growth 3 Vct (MIG3) Director name: Nixon,William Robert (Bill) Amount purchased: 87,229 @ 57.32p Value: £49,999.66

Maven Income & Growth 3 Vct (MIG3) Director name: Pickering,Keith Amount purchased: 87,229 @ 57.32p Value: £49,999.66

Ecora Resources (ECOR) Director name: Lafleche,Marc Bishop Amount purchased: 25,000 @ 146.60p Value: £36,650.00

Seeing Machines Ltd. Npv (di) (SEE) Director name: Ive,Martin Amount purchased: 450,000 @ 7.06p Value: £31,770.00

Filtronic (FTC) Director name: Behrendt,John Amount purchased: 140,000 @ 10.70p Value: £14,977.20

Staffline Group (STAF) Director name: Spain,Thomas Amount purchased: 20,721 @ 35.00p Value: £7,252.35

Sdcl Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEIT) Director name: Clarkson,Helen Amount purchased: 6,674 @ 91.56p Value: £6,110.64

Maven Income & Growth 3 Vct (MIG3) Director name: Allan,David Amount purchased: 8,722 @ 57.33p Value: £5,000.32

Eco Animal Health Group (EAH) Director name: James,Tracey Amount purchased: 5,000 @ 90.00p Value: £4,500.00

Thor Energy (THR) Director name: Warland,Nicole Galloway Amount purchased: 1,000,000 @ $0.01 Value: $3,175.78

Bigblu Broadband (BBB) Director name: Mills,Christopher Amount purchased: 3,500 @ 44.00p Value: £1,540.00

Bigblu Broadband (BBB) Director name: Mills,Christopher Amount purchased: 1,500 @ 44.00p Value: £660.00

National Grid (NG.) Director name: Pettigrew,John Amount purchased: 15 @ 1,046.03p Value: £156.90

Softcat (SCT) Director name: Charlton,Graham Amount purchased: 12 @ 1,284.00p Value: £154.08

Barr (a.g.) (BAG) Director name: Kemp,Jonathan David Amount purchased: 27 @ 555.00p Value: £149.85

Barr (a.g.) (BAG) Director name: Lorimer,Stuart Amount purchased: 27 @ 555.00p Value: £149.85

Barr (a.g.) (BAG) Director name: White,Roger Alexander Amount purchased: 27 @ 555.00p Value: £149.85

National Grid (NG.) Director name: Agg,Andrew Amount purchased: 14 @ 1,046.03p Value: £146.44

Softcat (SCT) Director name: Watt,Graeme Amount purchased: 11 @ 1,284.00p Value: £141.24

Top Director Sells

Harbour Energy (HBR) Director name: Thomas,Blair Amount sold: 1,529,559 @ 310.21p Value: £4,744,814.55

Harbour Energy (HBR) Director name: Thomas,Blair Amount sold: 3,460 @ 320.00p Value: £11,072.00

Staffline Group (STAF) Director name: Spain,Thomas Amount sold: 20,721 @ 35.00p Value: £7,252.35

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