|Bid||2,449.00 x 48700|
|Ask||3,200.00 x 26800|
|Day's range||2,930.00 - 2,974.00|
|52-week range||1,910.00 - 3,183.00|
|PE ratio (TTM)||21.33|
|Dividend & yield||0.46 (1.25%)|
|1y target est||3,086.83|
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Unilever, Associated British Foods, RELX, Pearson and BT Group
Britain's FTSE 100 rose on Wednesday, as strong earnings updates underpinned recent gains and housebuilder Barratt outperformed peers. "The main drivers have gone from top down to bottom up," said Ian Williams, economics and strategy analyst at Peel Hunt.
British fashion chain Next (EUREX: NXTJ.EX - news) lowered its annual profit forecast on Thursday, counting the cost of tough trading conditions and self-inflicted problems with its product ranges. Next (Frankfurt: 779551 - news) , Britain's most successful clothing chain in recent years, is one of a number of companies to feel the impact of a squeeze on consumer spending as inflation bites. Next also said that "omissions" in some of its product ranges would not be fully rectified until the launch of its Autumn season in September, a rare misstep for a retailer that has been in tune with the British mid-market since it was founded in the 1980s.