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Directors deals: ABF's Hauser buys shares near decade lows

(Sharecast News) - One of Associated British Food's independent non-executive directors picked up some shares in the food processing and retailing giant as they traded near their lowest ebb since the start of 2012. Dr.Wolfhart Hauser purchased 3,243 shares for 1,534.0p apiece on 7 July, for a total transaction amount of 49,746.09p, the company said in a statement.

Just over two weeks earlier, ABF reported that trading had been in line with expectations over the half ending on 28 May and that the outlook was unchanged.

"Our full year outlook remains unchanged with significant progress expected in adjusted operating profit and adjusted earnings per share for the Group," ABF said on 20 June.

On 5 July, analysts at Deutsche Bank lowered their target price for the shares from 1,900.0p to 1,850.0p.

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Alphawave Ip Group (AWE) Director name: Sutardja,Sehat Amount purchased: 200,000 @ 127.85p Value: £255,699.99

Everyman Media Group (EMAN) Director name: Kaye,Adam Amount purchased: 100,000 @ 105.28p Value: £105,280.01

Associated British Foods (ABF) Director name: Hauser,Wolfhart Amount purchased: 3,243 @ 1,533.95p Value: £49,746.10

United Oil & Gas (UOG) Director name: Dunne,Peter Amount purchased: 585,308 @ 6.70p Value: £39,215.64

Everyman Media Group (EMAN) Director name: Wise,Paul Amount purchased: 30,000 @ 105.24p Value: £31,572.00

Augmentum Fintech (AUGM) Director name: Russell,William Amount purchased: 20,000 @ 120.67p Value: £24,134.00

Close Brothers Group (CBG) Director name: Biggs,Michael N Amount purchased: 1,000 @ 1,000.98p Value: £10,009.85

Lookers (LOOK) Director name: Laird,Oliver Amount purchased: 13,527 @ 72.76p Value: £9,842.24

Severn Trent (SVT) Director name: Sheldon,Gillian Amount purchased: 350 @ 2,791.74p Value: £9,771.11

Novacyt S.a. (cdi) (NCYT) Director name: Wakefield,James Amount purchased: 7,000 @ 117.00p Value: £8,190.00

United Oil & Gas (UOG) Director name: Larkin,Brian Amount purchased: 481,154 @ 1.59p Value: £7,650.35

Augmentum Fintech (AUGM) Director name: Russell,William Amount purchased: 5,000 @ 120.00p Value: £6,000.00

Cropper (james) (CRPR) Director name: Maddock,Isabelle Amount purchased: 707 @ 834.00p Value: £5,896.38

United Oil & Gas (UOG) Director name: Leather,Jonathan Amount purchased: 262,871 @ 1.59p Value: £4,179.65

United Oil & Gas (UOG) Director name: Larkin,Brian Amount purchased: 150,000 @ 1.50p Value: £2,250.00

Oracle Power (ORCP) Director name: Memon,Naheed Amount purchased: 434,516 @ 0.27p Value: £1,173.19

United Oil & Gas (UOG) Director name: Leather,Jonathan Amount purchased: 50,000 @ 1.50p Value: £750.00

Oracle Power (ORCP) Director name: Migge,Andreas Amount purchased: 86,903 @ 0.27p Value: £234.64

Mj Gleeson (GLE) Director name: Allanson ,Stefan Amount purchased: 39 @ 523.00p Value: £203.97

Mj Gleeson (GLE) Director name: Thomson,James Amount purchased: 38 @ 523.00p Value: £198.74

Mj Gleeson (GLE) Director name: Johnson,Leanne Amount purchased: 37 @ 523.00p Value: £193.51

United Oil & Gas (UOG) Director name: Dunne,Peter Amount purchased: 11,343 @ 1.65p Value: £187.16

Oracle Power (ORCP) Director name: Hutchins ,David (Sam) Amount purchased: 66,046 @ 0.27p Value: £178.32

Brewin Dolphin Holdings (BRW) Director name: Beer,Robin Amount purchased: 33 @ 510.00p Value: £168.30

Lsl Property Services (LSL) Director name: Stewart,David Amount purchased: 44 @ 340.00p Value: £149.60

Lsl Property Services (LSL) Director name: Castleton ,Adam Amount purchased: 44 @ 340.00p Value: £149.60

British American Tobacco (BATS) Director name: Marroco,Tadeu Amount purchased: 4 @ 3,507.03p Value: £140.28

Brewin Dolphin Holdings (BRW) Director name: Ferry ,Charles Amount purchased: 27 @ 510.00p Value: £137.70

Oracle Power (ORCP) Director name: Steed,Mark Amount purchased: 49,535 @ 0.27p Value: £133.74

Ssp Group (SSPG) Director name: Davies,Jonathan Amount purchased: 53 @ 237.50p Value: £125.88

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Alpha Financial Markets Consulting (AFM) Director name: Fraser ,Euan Amount sold: 563,485 @ 400.00p Value: £2,253,940.00

Auto Trader Group (AUTO) Director name: Coe,Nathan Amount sold: 82,591 @ 584.00p Value: £482,331.45

Auto Trader Group (AUTO) Director name: Faiers,Catherine Amount sold: 23,217 @ 584.00p Value: £135,587.28

Auto Trader Group (AUTO) Director name: Warner,Jamie Amount sold: 10,186 @ 584.00p Value: £59,486.24

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