Wickes Group Plc (LSE:WIX) Maybe a share price which won’t tank…

#FTSE #Nasdaq The amusing case of the “tank” parked at Wickes, Basingstoke, for some weeks, a protest due to an apparently sub-standard kitchen installation, has come to an end. The bloke has caved in to a legal demand it be moved, neatly proving he wasn’t ‘slightly ignorant’ and could rise above the moniker used by a Wickes executive last year, damaging their own share price slightly. The puzzle over the whole affair is why it happened. The chap had the remedy of the Small Claims Court, yet chose not to use it despite the cost of repairs being within the courts ability. And Wickes also chose to enjoy international TV coverage over a dispute which would have been relatively easily cleared up. The affair reeks of being a battle of ego’s on each side, one which is doubtless not finished.

However, there’s now the hope Wickes shall experience a surge in their share price, given their Basingstoke branch is no longer threatened by a 60 year old military vehicle!


From a charty perspective, some hope is indeed possible for the share. It broke a downtrend in December last year, enjoyed an initial surge followed by an inevitable fallback. The price to which it fell back was at 137.5p, just above the level of trend break at 137p. This implies some genuine strength may in fact be evident.

Currently trading around 157p, it looks like above 160p should next trigger price recovery to an initial 173p. Visually, there’s a vague threat of some hesitation at the 173p level but given previous hiccups at this point only lasted a short time, we’re not inclined to expect real dramatics. In the event the 173p level is exceeded, our longer term secondary calculates at a future 204p along with almost certain stutters in the price cycle.


If Wickes intend any attempt at self immolation, below 137p would be a problem, risking triggering reversal to an initial 116p with secondary, if broken, at 105p and hopefully a bottom.




Time Issued Market Price At Issue Short Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Long Entry Fast Exit Slow Exit Stop Prior
9:38:20PM BRENT 7860 ‘cess
9:42:46PM GOLD 2035.48 ‘cess
9:45:47PM FTSE 7690.6 7621 7598 7563 7653 7703 7720 7738 7683 Success
9:48:02PM STOX50 4690.9 Success
9:50:32PM GERMANY 17018.2 Success
9:54:31PM US500 4949.8
9:58:09PM DOW 38477
10:00:55PM NASDAQ 17558 17476 17422 17336 17567 17582 17617 17664 17546
10:04:12PM JAPAN 35975 Success
6/02/2024 FTSE Closed at 7681 points. Change of 0.91%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,595,046,133 a change of -6.77%
5/02/2024 FTSE Closed at 7612 points. Change of -0.04%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,001,091,520 a change of -6.39%
4/02/2024 FTSE Closed at 7615 points. Change of 0%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 6,410,714,874 a change of 39.22%
2/02/2024 FTSE Closed at 7615 points. Change of -0.09%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,604,656,485 a change of -16.86%
1/02/2024 FTSE Closed at 7622 points. Change of -0.1%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,538,356,181 a change of -5.22%
31/01/2024 FTSE Closed at 7630 points. Change of -0.47%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 5,843,417,633 a change of 22.29%
30/01/2024 FTSE Closed at 7666 points. Change of 0.45%. Total value traded through LSE was: £ 4,778,161,303 a change of -12.39%

SUCCESS above means both FAST & SLOW targets were met. ‘CESS means just the FAST target met and probably the next time it is exceeded, movement to the SLOW target shall commence.

Our commentary is in two sections. Immediately below are today’s updated comments. If our commentary remains valid, the share can be found in the bottom section which has a RED heading. Hopefully, this will mean you no longer need to flip back through previous reports. HYPERLINKS DISABLED IN THIS VERSION

Please remember, all prices are mid-price (halfway between the Buy and Sell). When we refer to a price CLOSING above a specific level, we are viewing the point where we can regard a trend as changing. Otherwise, we are simply speculating on near term trading targets. Our website is www.trendsandtargets.com.

UPDATE. We often give an initial and a secondary price. If the initial is exceeded, we still expect it to fall back but the next time the initial is bettered, the price should continue to the secondary. The converse it true with price drops.

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Section One – Outlook Updated Today. Click here for Section Two – Outlook Remains Valid shares

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