Wealth Manager - the site for professional investment managers

Register to get unlimited access to Citywire’s fund manager database. Registration is free and only takes a minute.

AA-rated Nick Train ups stake in Celtic FC

AA-rated Nick Train ups stake in Celtic FC

Citywire AA-rated stockpicker Nick Train has upped his stake in long-term holding and current Scottish Premiership champion Celtic Football Club.

Train increased the stake in the club held by his Finsbury Growth & Income trust from 2.6 million shares to 2.84 million or 3% worth £2.1 million at a share price of 74p.

Across his range of three investment funds, Train, co-founder and director of investment house Lindsell Train, holds more than 7% of club shares.

Canaccord Genuity initiated coverage on Celtic last year with a buy recommendation and a target price of 103p.

Speaking to Citywire in 2011, Train said that he considered the-then valuation of Celtic at £35 million a significant discount to the embedded value of the business. Speaking more recently, financial analysts have estimated the enterprise value of the club as above £50 million.

In the second half of 2013 Celtic reported profit of £21.3 million compared to £14.9 million in 2012.   

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.
Citywire TV
Play Kames' Ennett: Trump good for US high yield, but beware Europe

Kames' Ennett: Trump good for US high yield, but beware Europe

Kames Capital’s head of high yield David Ennett believes the changing political landscape will be a positive for the US, but negative for Europe in 2017.

Play Philip Milburn: why inflation won't run out of control

Philip Milburn: why inflation won't run out of control

Kames bond fund manager views inflation as more of 'scare' than a 'problem' and is positioning his portfolios accordingly.

Play Henderson's Lofthouse on merger boost and political risk

Henderson's Lofthouse on merger boost and political risk

Ben Lofthouse talks through where he is finding income and what surprises await the global economy in the new year.

Read More
Your Business: Cover Star Club

Profile: why Patronus Partners' founder left the only job he ever knew

Profile: why Patronus Partners' founder left the only job he ever knew

'There was a definite idea of how things would work out over 12 months. When we look back, that was inaccurate'

Wealth Manager on Twitter