HispurchaseofsharescomessoonafterThomasCookbeatexpectationswithitsresultsfortheyeartoSeptember30,withanadjustedpre-taxprofitof£308。

2m,downslightlyfrom£309。

3mthepreviousyear,asrevenuesclimbedto£9。

27bnfrom£8。

75bn。

ThomasCookmanagedtoweatherthedownturnbyliftingticketpricesandreducingcapacity。

ThomasCookalsobenefitedfromholidaymakerssteeringclearofthestrongeurobyheadingtomoreexoticlocationssuchasTurkeyandEgypt。

SharesinthecompanyhavebeensteadysinceFontenla-Novoaslastpurchase,whenhetook90,907sharesat218。

5patime,buthehasseengoodgainsonthe311,793shareshetookat192。

5pinJanuaryinthedepthsofthedownturn。

Fontenla-Novoa,whomovedtoLondonfromSpainattheageof11,hasbeenchiefexecutiveofthecompanysinceJuly2007。

TopDirectorBuys

ThomasCookGroup(TCG)

Directorname:MrMannyFontela-Novoa

Amountpurchased:44,819@221。

56p

Value:£99,301

RCGHoldings(RCG)

Directorname:DrRaymondChu

Amountpurchased:60,000@88。

14p

Value:£52,884

UKSelectTrustLtd。

(UKT)

Directorname:MrDavidWarr

Amountpurchased:30,000@129。

05p

Value:£38,715

BlackRockSmallerCompaniesTrust(BRSC)

Directorname:MrRobertSinclairRobertson

Amountpurchased:10,000@285。

95p

Value:£28,595

TopDirectorSells

MayGurneyIntegratedServices(MAYG)

Directorname:MrMichaelDunn

Amountsold:950,000@240。

00p

Value:£2,280,000

MayGurneyIntegratedServices(MAYG)

Directorname:MrIanFindlater

Amountsold:700,000@240。

00p

Value:£1,680,000

EducationDevelopmentInternational(EDD)

Directorname:MrNigelMSnook

Amountsold:1,000,000@135。

00p

Value:£1,350,000

EducationDevelopmentInternational(EDD)

Directorname:MrBarrieClark

Amountsold:350,000@135。

00p

Value:£472,500

MayGurneyIntegratedServices(MAYG)

Directorname:MrTimothyRoss

Amountsold:163,375@240。

00p

Value:£392,100

JardineMatheson(Singapore)(JAR)

Directorname:MrSimonLKeswick

Amountsold:6,000@$30。

00

Value:$180,000

EducationDevelopmentInternational(EDD)

Directorname:DrDrJeniferMaryMoody

Amountsold:67,312@135。

00p

Value:£90,871

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