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Hatch’s move follows recent damaging warning from YouGov / Image source: Adobe
  • YouGov CEO buys £169,938 worth of shares
  • GB Group chief executive in £67,600 outlay 
  • Brickability director builds stake

Less than two weeks after the company issued a damaging profit warning, Steve Hatch, CEO of international online research and data analytics group YouGov (YOU:AIM) bought 41,247 shares at 412p in a trade with a total value of £169,938 on 1 July.

Shares plummeted on the day of YouGov's warning (20 June). Year-to-date shares have fallen 65%.


Dev Dhiman, CEO of identity security management specialist GB Group (GBG:AIM) bought 20,000 shares at 338p for in a deal worth £67,600 on 1 July.

Following the purchase Dhiman has a beneficial holding of 20,000 ordinary shares (which represents 0.01% of the issued share capital of the company).

The company recently reiterated its full year 2025 outlook due to improved momentum in identity and location continuing from the final quarter of full year 2024.

GB Group shares are up 50% over the past year.


Douglas Bryce, managing director within the contracting division of construction materials distributor Brickability (BRCK:AIM) snapped up 400,000 shares at 67p on 17 June.

Following the £268,000 transaction, Douglas Bryce is beneficially interested in a total of 1,209,750 ordinary shares representing approximately 0.38% of the company's issued share capital.

The company recently said its full year trading update was in line with management expectations, however continued to reflect the lower levels of demand in bricks and associated building products in the first nine months of 2024.

Bryce’s stake-building move could be viewed as a vote of confidence and an indication of his hope for a future recovery in the sector.

Year-to-date the company’s shares have gained 15%.

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Issue Date: 04 Jul 2024