The share price of Games Workshop surged after chairman Tom Kirby snapped up 185,000 shares – at 535p, the transaction was worth close to £1m, and means he now holds 6.7 per cent of the company. We've been fans of the shares for some time, first tipping them at 423p in August 2010 – since then they've risen 36 per cent, but the company's policy of distributing surplus cash to shareholders means that total returns have, in fact, been 67 per cent. That policy is one of the reasons why we're still keen on the shares.
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