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Walsh and Page up stakes in Carpetright

Carpetright Distribution Centre 2The chief executive and group finance director of Carpetright have upped their stakes in the chain, but paying very different prices.

Yesterday, after the chain revealed a drop in like for like UK sales but an unchanged profit forecast, Wilf Walsh and Neil Page upped their shareholdings in the group.
Walsh bought 12,500 shares at £2 a share, increasing his holding to 53,778 shares, or 0.08% of the total shares.
Page bought 10,000 shares, paying £1.927 for 2,500 of them and 7,500 at an average of £1.967, increasing his holding to 38,782 (0.06%).
At the time of writing Carpetright’s shares were trading at £1.9316, valuing the retailer at £131.2m. A year ago the shares were trading at £5.