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....2% stake. The tonic water group has seen its share price rise more than 900% since it floated in late 2014. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:48:50 AM
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....The firm earlier said it had replaced chief executive, Mark Fields, following a major reshuffle at the US car giant. His departure comes as Ford faces weak sales, falling profits and a near-40% decline in its share price since Mr Fields took up his role in 2014. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... It is reviewing its Anglo-Dutch corporate structure, and has put its margarines and spreads business up for sale, launched a €5bn share buyback and set a public target of achieving 20% profit margins by 2020. Those actions have boosted the share price by a fifth, which is the best defence against a bid, but Polman also wants to draw wider lessons – and among his intended audiences are governments. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Shareholders were offered 11 new shares at 200p for every 18 they owned. Comparisons with the current share price are made difficult by changes to the share base since the bailout but the equivalent price would be 2,000p. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Nintendo’s share price has hit its highest point in seven years, thanks to booming sales of the new Switch, its hybrid between a traditional home console and a handheld gaming machine. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. The move appeared to bookend a happy period when the Anglo-Australian mining colossus had rediscovered its direction after 19 people were killed in a disastrous dam burst at an iron ore joint venture in Brazil in 2015 and the share price sank to a 10-year low. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....To complete investors’ misery, Petrofac reported that the findings of its internal investigation – which concluded there was no evidence of payment of bribes – had not been accepted by the SFO. Cue a further 30% plunge in the share price. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....1% of it would mean an investment of just over £2. 15bn at current share price. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Chairman Bill Ford’s promotion of Jim Hackett sounds logical on paper and, it might be said, Fields cannot complain about being ejected. The company’s share price has fallen by a third during his three years in charge and GM is doing better in the production of conventional cars. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Petrofac's move to appease SFO offers fuel for thought | Nils Pratley image
....To complete investors’ misery, Petrofac reported that the findings of its internal investigation – which concluded there was no evidence of payment of bribes – had not been accepted by the SFO. Cue a further 30% plunge in the share price. ...
Fever-Tree founder toasts £73m share sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:48:50 AM
....2% stake. The tonic water group has seen its share price rise more than 900% since it floated in late 2014. ...
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
. Marks & Spencer’s share price has improved 10% since Archie Norman, lately of ITV and once of Asda, was named as the next chairman earlier this month. ...
Nintendo's share price hits seven-year high as Switch sales soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:29:39 PM
. Nintendo’s share price has hit its highest point in seven years, thanks to booming sales of the new Switch, its hybrid between a traditional home console and a handheld gaming machine. ...
RBS could rob us of the chance to see Fred Goodwin grilled in court | Nils Pratley image
....Chairman Bill Ford’s promotion of Jim Hackett sounds logical on paper and, it might be said, Fields cannot complain about being ejected. The company’s share price has fallen by a third during his three years in charge and GM is doing better in the production of conventional cars. ...
Ford chairman denies that he fired chief executive image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:20:07 AM
....The firm earlier said it had replaced chief executive, Mark Fields, following a major reshuffle at the US car giant. His departure comes as Ford faces weak sales, falling profits and a near-40% decline in its share price since Mr Fields took up his role in 2014. ...
RBS shareholders take battle over cash call to high court image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 01:03:31 PM
....Shareholders were offered 11 new shares at 200p for every 18 they owned. Comparisons with the current share price are made difficult by changes to the share base since the bailout but the equivalent price would be 2,000p. ...
Five minute guide to investing in the UK's big banks image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 12:01:00 AM
....5billion to prevent a banking meltdown, and is now set to offload its remaining stake. Lloyds’ share price jumped on the news, peaking at 74p earlier in the week, and stockbrokers are now saying it could be a good long-term investment for savers seeking dividend income. ...
Paul Polman: ‘I could boost Unilever shares. But cutting costs is not our way’ image
.... It is reviewing its Anglo-Dutch corporate structure, and has put its margarines and spreads business up for sale, launched a €5bn share buyback and set a public target of achieving 20% profit margins by 2020. Those actions have boosted the share price by a fifth, which is the best defence against a bid, but Polman also wants to draw wider lessons – and among his intended audiences are governments. ...
Mine craft: why BHP's strategic overhaul could help repel a hedge fund predator image
....”. The move appeared to bookend a happy period when the Anglo-Australian mining colossus had rediscovered its direction after 19 people were killed in a disastrous dam burst at an iron ore joint venture in Brazil in 2015 and the share price sank to a 10-year low. ...
National Grid boss says Labour plan will stall green energy drive image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:00:40 PM
....Separately, investors in two of the UK’s biggest energy companies appear to have shrugged off the impact of Theresa May’s price cap on the energy bills. The share price of British Gas owner Centrica was up by 2% and SSE was up 1% on Thursday after the Tory manifesto included only a woolly promise to protect “more customers on the poorest-value tariffs”, compared with the 17m households the party had pledged before. ...
Royal Mail posts strong rise in profits as parcels improve image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:33:54 AM
....Despite the strong performance from its international operation, the company described its Italian and French businesses as "challenging" and said it had lost out in Germany due to a rise in the minimum wage. But the City was impressed overall, with the share price rising almost 4% in early trading, sending the stock to a four month high of 446. ...
Global stock markets fall as Trump turmoil intensifies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 05:31:25 PM
....However, the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, insisted that the administration's legislative agenda was not becoming paralysed, blaming "some people out there who want to harm the president". Financial stocks, big risers over the last few months, bore the brunt of Wednesday's share price falls. ...
VW chief Matthias Mueller probed over emissions scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:57:50 AM
.... . In the wake of the scandal, Volkswagen's share price dropped dramatically. ...
Share sale returns Lloyds to private sector image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:54:38 PM
....Reaction from the City was broadly positive. "Lloyds is now back to business as usual, and the withdrawal of a large seller from the market should be positive for the share price," said Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. ...
Lloyds reaches landmark as government sells final shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:45:44 PM
....While the last chunk of shares have been sold at a loss, below that breakeven price, the bulk were sold at a profit. The fall in the share price meant that the government’s intention to sell the last shares in a discounted share offering to the public had to be abandoned. ...
Ford 'set to shed 10% of workforce' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 07:39:31 AM
....Ford is planning to cut around 10% of its global workforce in an attempt to boost profits, according to reports. Chief executive officer Mark Fields also wants to arrest the slide in the US car company's share price. ...
Will Theresa May defend workers' rights? Don't hold your breath | Nils Pratley image
....He has been in the stock for more than 15 years, he said, so grumpiness is perhaps understandable. At the time of the grand merger in 2000, GSK’s share price was pushing £20. ...
Staley might be right: UK immigration policy could be key to City's future | Nils Pratley image
.... That was the market’s thinking when the founder announced in February that his chairmanship would revert to a hands-on executive role on Dido Harding’s exit. The share price, after a horrible two years, quickly improved by a quarter. ...
ITV revenues fall 3% as advertising continues to shrink image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:34:29 AM
...."However, if it were not for . Adam Crozier, one can't help but feel that the near 10% decline in the share price since Brexit would have been much worse. ...
Tory MPs plot to water down Theresa May's energy price cap pledge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:00:53 PM
....The prime minister would not be drawn on whether some cabinet ministers opposed the price cap policy. Iain Conn, the chief executive of British Gas owner Centrica, which saw its share price slide 1. ...
Dulux owner Akzo Nobel has shown its colours by rebuffing takeover bids | Nils Pratley image
. Few boards of large public companies get to reject three unsolicited offers from the same bidder, especially if the last one is worth 50% more than the old share price. ...
British Gas owner warns Tory energy price cap could push up prices image
.... “It’s a competitive market and whether you like it or not we have to compete for the best person,” said Rick Haythornthwaite. Shareholders also railed at the state of the company’s share price, which closed up by 2% at £2. ...
Apple can’t just make iPhones for ever. What’s next? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 06:00:25 AM
.... It signalled a cut in the dividend this year, thereby removing the sole source of solace for investors during Fallon’s ill-starred reign. The share price, even after the bounce that accompanied the unveiling of yet another restructuring plan, has halved in little more than two years. ...
Rich List 2017: UK's super-rich carry on making billions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 12:04:04 AM
....They saw their fortune drop by £500m to £10. 5bn because of a fall in the share price of Associated British Foods, in which they have a 20. ...
Pearson: two-thirds of shareholders reject pay package image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 04:38:28 PM
....5m in 2016, including a £343,000 bonus. Pearson, whose share price has tumbled since last summer, said it was disappointed at the outcome of the vote. ...
Pearson shareholders reject chief executive's £1.5m pay package image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 01:32:23 PM
....In January, the company slashed its profit forecast for this year by £180m and scrapped its target of £800m next year. However, Pearson’s share price shot up more than 12% on Friday after the company pleased investors with its trading update for the first quarter of 2017. ...
Next shares tumble as retailer warns of challenging market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 10:50:34 AM
....”. As investors took fright, Next was the biggest faller in early trading on the FTSE 100, before the share price rallied to around the £42 mark, a decline of about 4. ...
KPMG's audits of Rolls-Royce accounts probed by regulator image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 08:31:07 AM
....Often described as "a jewel in the UK's industrial crown", Rolls-Royce makes engines for military and civil planes, as well as for trains, ships, nuclear submarines and power stations. But in addition to the corruption claims, the company has been hit by a string of profit warnings that sparked a tumble in the share price in the past couple of years. ...
Adam Crozier will leave ITV looking a picture of health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:50:32 PM
....Crozier and former chairman Archie Norman rightly resisted quick cures. They thought a properly managed ITV could live without fresh capital and they have proved their point in spades: since 2011 ITV has paid a total of 55p per share in dividends, which equates to the share price when Crozier arrived. ...
ITV chief executive Adam Crozier steps down after seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:25:36 AM
....Crozier joined ITV in January 2010 as the broadcaster struggled to recover from the post-crash recession, a time the former executive chairman Michael Grade referred to without hyperbole as a “near-death experience”. He has received more than £27m in pay, bonus and incentive payouts during his tenure, while overseeing a recovery in ITV’s share price from about 17p in the months before he joined to more than 200p now. ...
New Zealand media merger: watchdog blocks tie-up of biggest print companies image
....7 million New Zealanders and controlled more than 90% of the print media market. NZME’s share price fell by 5. ...
Hard times for Whole Foods: 'People say it's for pretentious people. I can see why' image
.... Comedian John Oliver is particularly fond of its asparagus water. The difficult transition from expensive behemoth to a more nimble grocery store is reflected in its share price, which has dropped by almost half since October 2013. ...
Fangs: the lightning rise of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 08:00:25 AM
....Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google have been roaring away since the turn of this year. Their share prices have climbed so far, so fast, that together they are now worth an extraordinary $250bn more than just four months ago. ...
RBS and Lloyds IT faults cause online banking frustrations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 03:24:55 PM
.... After a more severe systems meltdown in 2012, RBS was fined £50m when customers were unable to access their cash. The problems occurred after RBS reported profits for the first three months of 2017 of £259m, which increased its share price by 4. ...
Qualcomm says Apple withholding royalty payments amid legal row image
...."These licence agreements remain valid and enforceable," Don Rosenberg, executive vice president and general counsel of Qualcomm, said. Qualcomm's share price dropped 3% following the latest update, which came less than two weeks after the company reported quarterly earnings. ...
Will Lloyds chief enjoy plain sailing or will he jump ship? | Nils Pratley image
.... The company’s drug pipeline is widely regarded as one of the best in the business, especially in oncology, but promise and hard success are not the same thing. AstraZeneca’s share price is still well below the level at which Pfizer bid in 2014. ...
Boohoo online fashion retailer sees its profits double image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:17:43 AM
....The Manchester-based firm puts its success down to "combining cutting-edge, aspirational design with an affordable price tag". Its booming sales growth has also been reflected in its share price, which has more than trebled in the past year. ...
Andrew Tyrie, scourge of bankers, deserves new City role | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 06:18:25 PM
.... That strategy seems perfectly sensible – but it’s not designed for short-term excitement, especially in a “tougher consumer environment,” as the company described current conditions. To judge by the 7% fall in share price, some investors are struggling to accept the new reality. ...
London share prices edge higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:57:49 AM
. London share prices rose slightly on Tuesday with the FTSE 100 index closing 11 points higher at 7,276. ...
Toy-maker Hasbro revenues boosted by Monopoly sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 03:00:22 PM
.... . Investors responded positively to the results, sending the share price up more than 5% in morning trading on Monday. ...
Accountants Grant Thornton fined £2.3m over audit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 02:48:48 PM
....The regulator said GT, and its partner Robert Napper, had admitted a "lack of professional competence and due care". This had allowed AssetCo to falsely inflate its value and its share price. ...
Jimmy Choo seeks well-heeled buyer image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:35:35 AM
Lloyds bank bailout repaid in full, says Philip Hammond image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 05:00:20 PM
.... António Horta-Osório, the bank’s chief executive, said it was a “moment of huge pride for all of us at Lloyds” that the government could say it has already reclaimed its money. Even so, it has taken much longer than expected during the financial crisis and has only been possible because Hammond was able to sanction the recent sales at a loss because of profits made from earlier transactions when the share price was higher. ...
Dortmund attack: man arrested on suspicion of share-dealing plot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 04:36:02 PM
....In the end, their investigations led them to an entirely new category of extremism: terror fuelled by financial greed. On Friday, German police arrested a 28-year-old German-Russian national on suspicion of having carried out the explosives attack on Dortmund’s team bus in order to collapse the club’s share price so he could profit from stock market speculation. ...
Borussia Dortmund bombs: Part of an elaborate scam? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:10:46 AM
....There are several ways a trader could have made money in this instance. The process used in Casino Royale is known as "short selling", and is basically when traders bet on a share price falling to make a quick profit. ...
M&S share rise fails to lift FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:12:14 AM
....55. There was little corporate news to move share prices, though Reckitt Benckiser closed down 0. ...
Borussia Dortmund bombs: 'Speculator' charged with bus attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 06:59:39 AM
.... . He would have made large profits if the team's share price collapsed. ...
London shares stagnate in shade of UK election campaign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 07:38:55 AM
Burberry's sales growth slows despite 'exceptional' UK performance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 05:23:32 PM
....Shares in Burberry have slumped after the luxury brand revealed that strong sales in the UK and China had failed to offset a slowdown in the US and Hong Kong. Burberry’s share price slid nearly 8% on Wednesday amid investor disappointment that the British label had not echoed the bullish performance of Louis Vuitton owner LVMH last week which had appeared to herald a turnaround in the luxury market. ...
IMF says global financial stability has improved image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:31:28 PM
.... . The report notes that share prices in countries with substantial manufacturing exports to the US - such as Mexico and Vietnam - have been relatively weak. ...
Primark owner Associated British Foods sees profits jump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 07:00:40 AM
...."The impact of the US dollar's strength on Primark's input costs have been well flagged and our commitment to price leadership in clothing retail has seen, as forecast, a decline in its operating margin," added Mr Sinclair. ABF's share price rose by 3. ...
Next slashes Wolfson's pay by half after profits slide image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:35:51 PM
...."It has been a challenging year for Next and the remuneration outcomes for the directors have reflected this," she said. Companies are coming under increasing pressure from institutional investors to limit executive pay - particularly when profits have disappointed or the share price has underperformed. ...
Sparks fly on Wall Street over Tesla’s current valuation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 03:00:05 PM
. Tesla, the electric carmaker, briefly became America’s most valued auto manufacturer last week when a surge in its share price saw it roar past General Motors. ...
'Week of perfectly avoidable gaffes': how Pepsi, United and Spicer went wrong image
....Zitron said airline bosses should have immediately expressed genuine concern for the man and promised to investigate. Instead, United chief executive Oscar Munoz first blamed Dao then made several grudging statements before, as the share price fell, fully saying sorry. ...
Credit Suisse bosses slash bonuses 40 percent image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 03:10:01 PM
....Thiam, who was previously boss of insurance giant Prudential, said: “Our decision [to cut the bonus pool] reflects the total confidence we have in the progress we are making. Although that progress is not yet reflected in our share price, I am confident that our strategy and our disciplined execution will in due course create value for you, our shareholders. ...
Is business starting to get spooked about Donald Trump? | Larry Elliott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:36:22 PM
....Financial markets are starting to have doubts about Donald Trump. The euphoria that sent share prices on Wall Street to record levels has quickly dissipated amid fears that the new president is dangerously unpredictable. ...
Tesla board 'too close to Elon Musk' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 09:01:58 PM
....Tesla board members include Mr Gracias, a shareholder and board member of SpaceX, another company controlled by Elon Musk; as well as Brad Buss, a former chief financial officer at solar power business SolarCity, which was founded by Mr Musk and later bought by Tesla. The $2bn deal was widely criticised on Wall Street and led to a 13% fall in Tesla's share price when it was announced last June. ...
Employment is high, skills are in demand. So why is pay still not rising? | Larry Elliott image
.... The dark days when the company recorded an annual loss of more than £6bn – one of the biggest in UK corporate history – are now fast receding. Yet the near 6% drop in Tesco’s share price made it the biggest loser in the FTSE 100. ...
Tesco shares tumble despite first UK growth in seven years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:26:58 AM
....5% to £320m, due in part to a price war in Poland. Black suggested the severe share price fall was more to do with “fast money being disappointed and buggering off somewhere else” after taking a gamble on Tesco in the wake of its proposed £3. ...
United Airlines boss sorry for 'horrific' passenger removal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 01:45:32 AM
....United earlier said it was trying to talk to him directly in order to "further address and resolve this situation". United's parent company's share price plummeted on Tuesday. ...
United Airlines CEO offers softer apology after stock nosedives image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 03:27:54 PM
.... He also described the man as “disruptive and belligerent”. As the company’s share prices plunged on Tuesday, however, the executive turned attention back on to the company. ...
United Airlines shares fall after passenger removal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 03:04:37 PM
....It comes just weeks after the company, whose slogan is "Fly the Friendly Skies", was criticised on social media for refusing to allow two teenage girls to board a flight because they were wearing leggings. The recovery in the United share price came as US stocks narrowed their losses in afternoon trading. ...

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