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Director dealings: Standard Life Aberdeen CEO ups stake

Thu 29 October 2020 16:04 | A A A

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(Sharecast News) - Standard Life Aberdeen revealed on Thursday that chief executive Stephen Bird had purchased 500,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 100-listed investment company.

Bird, who took over as CEO back in June, purchased the shares at an average price of 217.59p each, for a total value of £1.08m.

Back in September, analysts at JP Morgan upgraded their recommendation for shares of Standard Life Aberdeen from 'neutral' to 'overweight' after analysing the various avenues at the new CEO's disposal to close the valuation gap versus rivals.

As of 1630 GMT, SLA shares were down 0.46% at 218.30p.

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Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA)

Director name: Bird,Stephen

Amount purchased: 500,000 @ 217.59p

Value: £1,087,949.99

Innovaderma (IDP)

Director name: Ward,Mark Michael

Amount purchased: 387,905 @ 69.52p

Value: £269,671.57

Altus Strategies (ALS)

Director name: Poulton,Steven

Amount purchased: 111,903 @ 61.46p

Value: £68,775.58

Bellway (BWY)

Director name: Smith,Paul Hampden

Amount purchased: 2,151 @ 2,312.70p

Value: £49,746.18

Iomart Group (IOM)

Director name: Steele ,Ian

Amount purchased: 10,000 @ 309.50p

Value: £30,950.00

Polypipe Group (PLP)

Director name: Boyd,Kevin

Amount purchased: 4,500 @ 453.27p

Value: £20,397.24

Diurnal Group (DNL)

Director name: Whitaker,Martin

Amount purchased: 11,343 @ 60.00p

Value: £6,805.80

Diurnal Group (DNL)

Director name: Ross,Richard

Amount purchased: 4,749 @ 60.00p

Value: £2,849.40

Diurnal Group (DNL)

Director name: Ross,Richard

Amount purchased: 3,668 @ 60.00p

Value: £2,200.80

Bellway (BWY)

Director name: Smith,Paul Hampden

Amount purchased: 42 @ 2,318.00p

Value: £973.56

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