Share price of OnTheMarket leaps over 17% in one day – with no obvious reason

An enormous jump in OnTheMarket’s share price yesterday sent it leaping nearly 17.5% – an increase of 19p.

The shares finished the day at 128p, valuing the company at £69m.

While some way from their high on February 22 of 168p and still adrift of the planned launch price (on February 9) of 165p, it is a significant pick-up from 108p on April 2.

The reasons for yesterday’s rise are not clear, and other estate agency-related share prices showed little movement.

OnTheMarket trades in a low-volume market, meaning that it takes relatively few trades for the share price to rise or fall.

However, yesterday’s rise could mean that investors are warming to the idea of a newcomer taking on Rightmove and Zoopla.

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6 Comments

  1. Ouch18

    Look over your greedy shoulders Rightmove !!

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    1. Property Poke In The Eye

      The leaveMoooooovment has started. 😉
      They have bitten off, the hand that fed them.

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  2. Property Poke In The Eye

    “Share price of OnTheMarket leaps over 17% in one day – with no obvious reason”
    Well the reason could be that.  Agents have started giving their notices to rightmove and Zoopla.

    Once OTM has more stock than the duoply, audiences follow accordingly.

    Business owners #SayNoToHighFees

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    1. 1TB

      Funny man… sustained audiences take a lot of money over a long period (years..).  I wouldn’t get to excited.

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  3. J1

    Not on the market sadly may no longer be the alternative

    Most likely the jump comes as those who shorted the stock sold up when it neared £1 and this activity spiked interest in the shares

    Give it a day or two

    If they start a meaningful TV campaign it may jump again but perhaps not until it does

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    1. Eastsidestory90

      I suspect what is more likely the cause in the upsurge is one of two things:

      1) 3 big transactions have taken place over the Last 9 days…one buy at £1.2m and another 2 matching buys each over £100k…both of these may have caused traders to stand up and take interest

       

      2) insider trading

       

      Either way it doesn’t take a genius to realise that if RM is worth £4b and Z £1.45b then currently the OTM share price is cheap.

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