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Rightmove Chairman sells 7m pounds of shares

27 May 14

LONDON (ShareCast) - Rightmove's Chairman Scott Forbes has offloaded nearly a half of a holding in the property website group, selling over seven million pounds in shares.

Forbes, who has been in his current role since 2005, sold 300,000 shares at an average price of 2,350.81p each, raising a total of 7.05m.

Following the deal, his holding was reduced to 319,300 shares, representing a 0.3221% stake in the company.

Rightmove said earlier this month that it had made a "positive start" to 2014 as audience continued to grow with page impressions up 14% in the first four months of the year.

Meanwhile, the company generated a record 14.8m enquiries for its customers, up 30% on the year, while average revenues per advertiser showed "healthy growth".

The business has been boosted over the past year by the recent boom in the UK housing market. However, competition has increased in recent months with rival firm Zoopla announcing its intention to float in June and another property portal called Agent Mutual due to launch next January.

Rightmove's shares have fallen by around 15% in the year-to-date but have still risen by nearly 500% since the stock first listed in 2006.

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Director name: Mr Brian Finlayson
Amount sold: 5,975 @ 475.00p
Value: 28,381


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Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Price 152.50p
Change Today 0.000p
52 Week High 225.00p
52 Week Low 95.00p
Volume 0
Shares Issued 43.95m
Market Cap 67.02m


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