|Bid||4.3700 x 180000|
|Ask||4.5000 x 180000|
|Day's range||4.1640 - 4.1640|
|52-week range||3.1940 - 4.5700|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||0.90|
|PE ratio (TTM)||13.22|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.19 (4.34%)|
|1y target est||N/A|
The company has been grappling with volatility in paper pricing and falling demand in its industrial packaging business, particularly hit by weakness in the automotive sector in Germany and the Benelux region. The company, which makes corrugated cardboard and recycled paper, posted a growth of just 0.7% in box volumes in the first half, missing Jefferies expectations of a growth of 1.4%. "Our leadership in e-commerce and sustainable packaging solutions has enabled us to perform well despite a difficult macro environment and volatility in paper pricing," Chief Executive Miles Roberts said.
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** Eddie Stobart Logistics Plc said on DBAY Advisors Limited, its third-largest shareholder, has been granted more time to make a firm takeover offer for the haulage company, and that their talks are ongoing. ** Packaging firm Liqui-Box Corp agreed to sell its bag-in-box business to Peak Packaging to comply with requirements from Britain's competition watchdog over the U.S.-based company's takeover of DS Smith's plastics business. ** South Africa's Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd (Implats) said it would buy Canada-based North American Palladium Ltd for about C$1 billion ($751.77 million), marking the miner's first purchase outside of Africa.
Britain's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was investigating whether Liqui-Box's $585 million takeover of the DS Smith business would reduce competition. "We're happy to have clearance now in the U.K. and move one step closer to completing the acquisition of the DS Smith Plastics Division," Liqui-Box CEO Ken Swanson said. Liqui-Box, owned by private equity firm Olympus Partners, said it would sell its bag-in-box (BiB) business which caters to customers in Britain.
Britain's FTSE 100 index touched an eight month low on Thursday after sluggish U.S. services data cemented fears of a global slowdown triggered by a string of weak manufacturing data, while the UK appeared to have tipped into a recession. UK stocks lagged their European peers and Wall Street, with the main index, which suffered its worst one-day drop since before the 2016 Brexit referendum on Wednesday, ending 0.6% lower.
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