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.... When the number of “rebellions” falls, as at FTSE 100 companies, it means “companies have listened”. But when the figure increases, as at FTSE 250 firms, we’re told it doesn’t mean the board has closed its ears; rather, it shows the companies are “in the investor spotlight”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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EasyJet and Ryanair should be wary of launching Air Berlin bid | Nils Pratley image
.... When the number of “rebellions” falls, as at FTSE 100 companies, it means “companies have listened”. But when the figure increases, as at FTSE 250 firms, we’re told it doesn’t mean the board has closed its ears; rather, it shows the companies are “in the investor spotlight”. ...
AA shares plunge after boss is fired for 'gross misconduct' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 03:26:24 PM
. The AA has fired its boss, Bob Mackenzie, for “gross misconduct”, with immediate effect, wiping nearly a fifth off the value of the company and making it the biggest faller in the FTSE 250. ...
Greece's €3bn bond sale doesn't mean its debt crisis is at an end | Nils Pratley image
....2m for what would be considered a par score. This is a FTSE 250 storage company, remember, not an international corporate titan. ...
How has Brexit vote affected UK economy? July verdict image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 05:01:27 AM
.... While the FTSE 100 has not surpassed the record high achieved in early June, the index is up over the last month and is now around 18% above its level on the night of the Brexit vote. The FTSE 250 index of midcaps is up about 14% from its level on 23 June 2016. ...
Private equity houses offer £3bn for payments processor Paysafe image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of July 2017 01:46:49 PM
....Shares in Paysafe shot to record highs after the announcement of the 590p-a-share offer from the private equity houses Blackstone and CVC, a consortium that has made four approaches for the company since May. The offer for Paysafe, a constituent of the FTSE 250 index, comes just weeks after a £7. ...
HBOS inquiry: the time for delays is over | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 06:28:07 PM
.... Now they have a chance to prove it. Safestore, a FTSE 250 company that offers storage space, withdrew its original proposal in March because rewards for individuals were judged too generous and performance targets too soft. ...
Carillion has 'no future without rights issue of at least £500m' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 06:20:18 AM
.... But a small group of bankers were about to have their weekend ruined by a summons to an emergency meeting in London’s Maddox Street. Board papers had been delivered to the homes of the directors of Carillion, a FTSE 250 business best known as a builder that works on huge construction projects, and the documents contained disturbing news. ...
Carillion boss steps down as shares crash 40% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 09:40:51 AM
....The company, which maintains roads, railways, government buildings and military bases, said worsening cash flow and rising debts had prompted a “comprehensive review of the business and the capital structure”. Shares in the FTSE 250 firm crashed, closing down 39% at 117p. ...
Get rich quick? Not with Utility Warehouse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 8th of July 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... It adds that it is confident it is “not taking advantage of” its partners. The Utility Warehouse brand is owned by Telecom Plus, a FTSE 250 company. ...
Mike Ashley 'paid ex-Sports Direct chief secret £1m-a-year bonus' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 04:57:10 PM
....“According to Sports Direct’s annual reports, Mr Forsey receives an annual salary of £150,000 per annum,” Blue said in evidence filed at the high court. “On that basis, Mr Forsey receives one of the lowest salaries of any chief executive leading a FTSE 100 or FTSE 250 listed company. ...
HSBC ends up but FTSE ends lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 04:05:38 PM
.... . In the FTSE 250, shares in packaging firm DS Smith rose 8% after it said it had entered the US market by buying an 80% stake in US firm Interstate Resources for $920m (£709m). ...
UK retail sales dive sparks biggest FTSE 250 fall since last summer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 10:13:53 AM
. A worse-than-expected decline in retail sales volumes has sparked the biggest daily fall in the FTSE 250 since last summer, with shares in retailers, housebuilders, restaurant chains and car dealers all going into reverse. ...
British Airways looks to Capita to run call centres after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 12:04:02 PM
....It said there was “a shortlist of strong candidates” to succeed Parker, in what would be “a transitional year for the group”, with profits improving in the second half of the year. Capita’s shares were the biggest risers in the FTSE 250 index, jumping 13%. ...
Pound recovers after sharp falls as political turmoil hits markets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:46:50 PM
....On the stock market the FTSE 100 – packed full of companies with big overseas earnings which benefit from a weaker pound – rose just over 1% to 7527. 33 while the FTSE 250, down initially, recovered after the DUP talks to close up 0. ...
Pound sinks but FTSE 100 climbs after shock election result image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:22:37 AM
.... While sterling’s weakness pulled up the FTSE 100, which gained around 40 points, or 0. 5%, it failed to cushion the domestically focused FTSE 250, which fell by almost 1%, or 180 points. ...
FTSE 100 steady as Burberry shares fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 08:06:48 AM
....Nordic Capital and Avista raised £805m by selling 250 million shares. In the FTSE 250, shares in electrical appliances retailer AO World fell 10. ...
First Group leads FTSE 250 losers' list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 07:33:17 AM
....Bus and rail operator First Group saw its share price tumble 5% on Thursday after giving a cautious trading outlook. It was the biggest loser on the FTSE 250, despite reporting a 23% rise in pre-tax profits to £207m for the year to the end of March. ...
G4S rejoins FTSE 100 as Debenhams drops out of FTSE 250 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:56:36 PM
....In the latest reshuffle of the FTSE share market indexes, security company G4S is rejoining the FTSE 100. But department store Debenhams has lost its spot in the broader FTSE 250, alongside online electrical retailer, AO World. ...
Bumper bonus: four directors grab £40m each in City payday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:58:59 AM
.... The company was founded and floated on the stock market in 2003 as a cash shell by Miller, Roper and Peckham, who put about £3m into the business. Melrose is listed in the FTSE small cap index but is expected to rejoin the FTSE 250 soon. ...
FTSE reaches record high as UK opinion poll spooks sterling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:37:09 PM
....Shares in Britain’s biggest companies reached record levels on Friday as a slump in the pound boosted the value of firms with overseas earnings. The FTSE 100 jumped 63 points to close the day at 7,547, closely followed by the FTSE 250, seen as a better barometer of the health of UK business, which also reached an all-time closing high, rising 57 points to 20,024. ...
UK shares reach new highs as sterling slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 09:42:58 AM
....4% at 7,547. 63, while the FTSE 250 closed up 57. ...
FTSE ends flat as Wizz Air takes off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 08:01:17 AM
. London's FTSE 100 share index ended tantalisingly close to a record level on Thursday, but the mid-cap FTSE 250 index enjoyed the greater action. ...
Is M&S being radical enough as it slips out of fashion? | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:40:53 PM
....Lack of glamour, however, is not an excuse for letting the company slip away on the cheap. Until a profits warning last October, Berendsen was the model of a reliable FTSE 250 index performer. ...
FTSE 100 rises as sterling weakens image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 12:02:52 PM
....2% rise in Cairn Energy's shares. The FTSE 250 company was boosted after Macquarie lifted its rating to "outperform" from "neutral". ...
WannaCry attack lifts shares in cybersecurity firm Sophos to record high image
....”. Shares rose 10% after the FTSE 250 company reported better-than-expected results for the year to the end of March. ...
PwC fined £5m over Connaught audit misconduct image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 10:35:26 AM
....". Exeter-based Connaught was a FTSE 250 company. ...
FTSE 100 lifted by HSBC and Shell results image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 08:36:35 AM
....4% after it reported falling sales and trimmed the top end of its full-year profit forecast. In the FTSE 250, shares in Ladbrokes Coral fell 4% after it reported a 2% drop in UK net revenues at its betting shops. ...
Galliford shares hit by £100m project blow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 07:30:48 AM
....7% after rising costs on two Scottish infrastructure projects took their toll. The FTSE 250-listed firm has taken a one-off charge of nearly £100m on the cost of the Queensferry Crossing bridge and the Aberdeen West Peripheral Route. ...
Ocado shares boosted by M&S deal report image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 07:52:03 AM
....Ocado shares have jumped after reports that the company could tie up with Marks and Spencer when the High Street giant launches its online food service. Shares in the online grocery service - which is listed on the FTSE 250 - were up 5. ...
FTSE 100 up 2% as European stocks rally after French vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 07:55:14 AM
....Bank shares across European markets were among the best performers. The FTSE 250 Index, seen as a better barometer of the health of UK business than the more international FTSE 100, rose 1. ...
Drax investors rebel on bosses' pay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 04:07:48 PM
....It would only approve pay increases for directors if workers' wages also rose. BlackRock is a major shareholder in almost every company listed on the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250. ...
FTSE 100 takes flight after airline shares rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 07:39:41 AM
....Analysts said investors were nervous about the geopolitical tensions between the United States and Russia over Syria. Gold miners also helped the mid-cap FTSE 250 index build on Monday's record close. ...
Pound falls on weak UK economic data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 11:52:23 AM
....4% higher after UBS assigned a "buy" rating to both of the supermarkets. However, in the FTSE 250, shares in Ocado fell 4. ...
McCarthy & Stone blames Brexit for tumbling profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 07:05:36 AM
....The company said its forward order book is "strong" and it expects to meet its sales targets for both 2017 and 2018. But shares in the FTSE 250 company fell 6. ...
Sports Direct increases Debenhams stake to 16% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 08:35:42 AM
....Sports Direct has 420 UK stores and owns several brands including Dunlop, Slazenger, Everlast and Karrimor. It was taken public by Mr Ashley in February 2007 and is a member of the FTSE 250, having spent two-and-a-half years years in the FTSE 100. ...
FTSE 100 slides as South African-exposed firms hit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 07:52:27 AM
....HSBC raised its rating on the UK insurance group to "buy", while it was lifted to "overweight" at JP Morgan. In the FTSE 250, shares in challenger bank Shawbrook soared 11. ...
FTSE 100 slides as sterling strengthens image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 08:32:29 AM
...."Stocks are still in a bit of a holding pattern with traders lacking a bit of conviction," said Jasper Lawler at London Capital Group. In the FTSE 250, shares in AO World fell at first after the household appliance retailer said it was raising £50m through a share placing in order to fund expansion. ...
FTSE 100 falls as pound jumps against dollar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 08:11:23 AM
....2%, after the company said it had agreed to terminate a contract to clean up 12 Magnox nuclear sites. In the FTSE 250, transport group FirstGroup rose 3. ...
FTSE 100 closes at another record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:52:07 AM
....4% after upbeat comments from analysts at Natixis. In the FTSE 250, shares in Tullow Oil slumped by 14% on news of a rights issue. ...
UK shares lifted by takeover news image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:09:59 AM
. (Close): A flurry of takeover activity helped to push the mid-cap FTSE 250 index to a record. ...
Bovis Homes rejects offers from Redrow and Galliford Try image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:09:00 PM
....7m. The FTSE 250 firm is without a chief executive at present and is led by chairman Ian Tyler. ...
Morrisons leads FTSE 100 lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:21:19 AM
....However, the company said post-tax profits dropped 22% to £859m after it took a £380m charge to cover recent changes to the way that compensation is calculated for accident victims. In the FTSE 250, Domino's Pizza sank 12% after the chain reported a slowdown in sales at the start of the year. ...
FTSE 100 dragged lower as Paddy Power Betfair shares fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:33:52 AM
....Pre-tax profits fell 30% to £353m, with changes to the payment formula cutting profits by £217m. In the FTSE 250, shares in Aggreko sank 11% after the temporary power provider said it expected profits to fall this year. ...
FTSE 100 down despite Standard Life boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:00:40 AM
....Shares in Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management were higher after they confirmed they had agreed a tie-up, creating a company overseeing assets worth £660bn. Standard Life shares rose 6%, while FTSE 250 member Aberdeen Asset Management climbed 4%. ...
Pensions BOOSTED by record stock markets but savers cautioned image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 04:07:00 PM
....Britain's top indices, which hold billions of pounds worth of pension savings, have soared in 2017. The FTSE 100 is up almost four per cent since the start of February and has broken the 7,390 mark for the first time today, while the FTSE 250 has also reached its highest ever level this week. ...
FTSE 100 falls from record high as Capita slumps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:09:57 AM
....The weak pound had led to more European tourists visiting its UK sites, which also include Madame Tussauds. In the FTSE 250, shares in Travis Perkins fell 6% after the building materials company said full-year profits had fallen by two-thirds. ...
Dixons and Capita to drop out of FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:06:23 PM
....Shares in outsourcing giant Capita fell after a profits warning in September. The changes, which will see the companies drop to the FTSE 250, will take effect on Monday 20 March. ...
FTSE 100 closes at new record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:19:22 AM
....5% after announcing a £200m special dividend with its annual results. On the FTSE 250, outsourcing firm Mitie Group added 3. ...
Moneysupermarket shares hit as revenues dip image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:27:26 AM
....Shares in Moneysupermarket fell more than 6% after the comparison website warned that revenues so far this year were running below last year's levels. The FTSE 250 company said this was due to customers switching less between savings and current accounts because of low interest rates. ...
BME career progression 'could add £24bn a year to UK economy' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:01:21 AM
.... People from BME backgrounds were also more likely to work in lower paid and lower skilled jobs despite being more likely to have a degree, the report found. McGregor-Smith, who became the first Asian woman to run a FTSE 250 company when she took over at Mitie in 2007, said her own experience had shown there was little diversity at the top of British business but she was still surprised by the extent of both conscious and unconscious bias uncovered by her report. ...
Firms urged to publish ethnic breakdown image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:12:53 AM
...."The consequences of continuing to do nothing will be damaging to the economy and to the aspirations of so many," she said. Baroness McGregor-Smith was one of the first Asian women to lead a FTSE 250 company. ...
RBS leads FTSE 100 lower as losses mount image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 09:10:51 AM
Is it time to grab a bigger share of the stock market? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... Other investors prefer exchange traded funds (ETFs), low-cost tracker funds that passively follow stock markets up and down. Vanguard S&P 500, iShares FTSE 100 and iShares FTSE 250 are particularly popular, according to Interactive Investor. ...
War of convenience as supermarket chains take on small stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 04:00:33 PM
.... “I think the CMA is best placed to answer whether that’s the case here – but I would say that, given my position, wouldn’t I?”. Tesco made its first serious foray into what was then the backwater of convenience store retailing when it swooped on West Midlands-based T&S, buying the FTSE 250 company for £377. ...
Five on Brexit Island lifts WH Smith sales as adult colouring books fade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 11:47:01 AM
....6% to £15. 93, making the retailer the biggest riser on the FTSE 250. ...
FTSE 100 heads towards another record image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 09:08:23 AM
....6% after Goldman Sachs named the broadcaster as one of a number of possible bid targets in the European media sector. FTSE 250 company SIG jumped nearly 10% after it reported higher sales. ...
FTSE 100 closes at new high in longest-ever winning streak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:19:08 PM
.... After coming within a whisker of the elusive 20,000 barrier on Friday before falling back, the Dow rebounded in early trading on Tuesday to within 60 points of it. Even the more UK domestically focused FTSE 250 hit a new closing high of 18,413 on Tuesday, although it remains below its all time peak of 18,607 reached on 4 Ocober 2016. ...
FTSE edges higher but gloomy Next outlook hits retailers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 08:44:33 AM
....8% higher respectively. In the FTSE 250, B&M shares rose nearly 9. ...

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