ABF.L - Associated British Foods plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
2,891.00
+63.00 (+2.23%)
At close: 4:42PM GMT
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Previous close2,828.00
Open2,897.00
Bid2,700.00 x 48700
Ask3,000.00 x 26800
Day's range2,861.00 - 2,905.00
52-week range2,335.00 - 3,387.00
Volume1,458,270
Avg. volume918,850
Market cap22.787B
Beta1.18
PE ratio (TTM)19.07
EPS (TTM)151.60
Earnings dateN/A
Forward dividend & yield0.47 (1.10%)
Ex-dividend date2017-06-08
1y target est3,360.63
  • Reuters6 hours ago

    Energy, mining stocks drag FTSE lower

    Oil and mining companies dragged Britain's FTSE 100 index to a negative close on Tuesday, tracking energy and metals prices lower, after gaining earlier in the session on a fall in sterling. The blue chip FTSE 100 (.FTSE) index ended down 0.28 percent at 7,747.18 points, retreating further from a record set last week and slightly underperforming the broader European market. Interest rate-sensitive banks propped up the FTSE, but the downward pressure from oil and mining shares grew through the rest of the session, pulling the index into the red.

  • Reuters - UK Focus7 hours ago

    Energy, mining stocks drag Britain's FTSE lower

    Oil and mining companies dragged Britain's FTSE 100 index to a negative close on Tuesday, tracking energy and metals prices lower, after gaining earlier in the session on a fall in sterling. The blue chip ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus13 hours ago

    Britain's FTSE 100 rises, shakes off weaker commodity stocks

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  • Next shares soar after surprise sales rise
    Sky News13 days ago

    Next shares soar after surprise sales rise

    Next (Frankfurt: 779551 - news) has reported a 1.5% rise in full-price sales over the festive season, beating its own expectations of a dismal Christmas. The fashion and homewares retailer credited colder weather for driving the performance - perhaps giving hope that Christmas has not proved to be the damp squib for the wider sector that some commentators had feared. Marks & Spencer (Frankfurt: 534418 - news) rose by 1.4%.

  • Reuters13 days ago

    Weaker sterling spurs turnaround for FTSE 100 as oil and retailers rally

    By Helen Reid LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's main stock index (.FTSE) rose 0.4 percent to within a whisker of its recent record high, reversing an earlier swoon as oil majors jumped higher and the U.S. dollar ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus13 days ago

    European shares post strong rebound as dollar, Wall Street rise

    European shares recovered on Wednesday from a muted start to the year as a rising dollar boosted exporters and new records on Wall Street lifted spirits on a day devoted to the implementation of the new European MiFID II market rules. Euro zone blue chips gained 0.6 percent and the pan-European STOXX 600 index closed up 0.5 percent while trading volumes were slightly up from the previous session despite new financial regulations kicking in. A greenback rally triggered by upbeat U.S. manufacturing and construction data ahead of the release of the Federal Reserve's December policy meeting minutes helped blue chips in France and in Germany.

  • Reuters - UK Focus13 days ago

    Weaker sterling spurs turnaround for FTSE 100 as oil and retailers rally

    Britain's main stock index rose 0.4 percent to within a whisker of its recent record high, reversing an earlier swoon as oil majors jumped higher and the U.S. dollar gained back ground against sterling, ...

  • Reuters13 days ago

    Happy Christmas for Next spreads cheer among UK clothing retailers

    British clothing chain Next (NXT.L) reported better-than-expected Christmas sales, helped by colder weather, sending shares across the sector higher on hopes other retailers have defied forecasts for gloomy festive trading. With Britain's consumers being squeezed by slow wage growth and the jump in inflation that followed the 2016 Brexit vote, expectations for Christmas spending had been subdued. Growth in online sales more than compensated for lower sales in stores.

  • Reuters - UK Focus13 days ago

    Happy Christmas for Next spreads cheer among UK clothing retailers

    British clothing chain Next (EUREX: NXTJ.EX - news) reported better-than-expected Christmas sales, helped by colder weather, sending shares across the sector higher on hopes other retailers have defied forecasts for gloomy festive trading. Next shares were up 7.4 percent at 1230 GMT on Wednesday after it also raised its full-year profit forecast, while shares in rivals Marks & Spencer (Frankfurt: 534418 - news) and Primark owner Associated British Foods gained 1.5 and 2.2 percent respectively. With Britain's consumers being squeezed by slow wage growth and the jump in inflation that followed the 2016 Brexit vote, expectations for Christmas spending had been subdued.

  • Reuters - UK Focus14 days ago

    Retailers rally after Next sales beat as FTSE flags

    Retailers stole the spotlight among UK stocks on Wednesday after Next delivered a strong Christmas update, as the FTSE 100 edged down from record highs. Britain's main stock index dipped 0.1 percent, weighed ...

  • Next credits cold weather for surprise rise in Christmas sales
    Sky News14 days ago

    Next credits cold weather for surprise rise in Christmas sales

    Next (Frankfurt: 779551 - news) has reported a 1.5% rise in full price sales over the festive season, beating its own expectations of a dismal Christmas. The fashion and homewares retailer credited colder weather for driving the performance - perhaps giving hope that Christmas has not proved to be the damp squib for the wider sector that some commentators had feared. Its shares surged by 10% when the FTSE 100 opened for trading while Associated British Foods (LSE: ABF.L - news) , which owns Primark, and Marks & Spencer (Frankfurt: 534418 - news) also rose sharply - by 3% in early deals.

  • Reuters - UK Focus14 days ago

    LIVE MARKETS-Closing snapshot: European shares end slightly lower

    Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market ...

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  • Primark fashions assault on M&S with move for ex-Zara executive
    Sky News25 days ago

    Primark fashions assault on M&S with move for ex-Zara executive

    Primark is throwing the gauntlet down to rivals Next (Frankfurt: 779551 - news) and Marks & Spencer (Frankfurt: 534418 - news) (M&S) by hiring a former executive from the owner of Zara to become its new womenswear chief. Sky News has learnt that the high street chain, which is part of the conglomerate Associated British Foods (LSE: ABF.L - news) (ABF), has recruited Paula Dumont Lopez as its new trading director. The role, which she will take up next month, will give her oversight of the main functions of Primark's womenswear operations in all of the markets in which it operates, including the UK and US.

  • Reuters28 days ago

    French competition watchdog clears Tati's sale to rival Gifi

    PARIS (Reuters) - The French competition watchdog on Tuesday cleared the sale of Tati, the country's iconic cut-price shop, to domestic rival Gifi, on the condition it sold four stores. Tati, well-known ...

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    Ex-divs to take 0.7 points off FTSE 100 on Dec 14

    The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, ...

  • Primark owner AB Foods forecasts 2017-18 earnings rise
    Reuterslast month

    Primark owner AB Foods forecasts 2017-18 earnings rise

    Associated British Foods said on Friday it expected a rise in 2017-18 earnings led by its Primark fashion chain. In a statement issued to coincide with its annual shareholders' meeting, the group forecast "progress" in adjusted operating profit and adjusted earnings per share (EPS). "With Primark margins in line with that of our last financial year, we expect an increase in retail profit," it said.

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    Primark owner AB Foods forecasts 2017-18 earnings rise

    Associated British Foods said on Friday it expected a rise in 2017-18 earnings led by its Primark fashion chain. In a statement issued to coincide with its annual shareholders' meeting, the group forecast ...

  • Reuterslast month

    Energy stocks, Brexit drama send FTSE to 10-week low

    By Georgina Prodhan and Helen Reid LONDON (Reuters) - UK stocks fell to a 10-week low on Thursday, weighed down by energy stocks and consumer staples as sterling edged higher on a glimmer of hope in Brexit ...

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    Energy stocks, Brexit drama send FTSE to 10-week low

    UK stocks fell to a 10-week low on Thursday, weighed down by energy stocks and consumer staples as sterling edged higher on a glimmer of hope in Brexit talks. The blue-chip FTSE 100 ended the session down ...

  • Biofuel plant suspends production blaming Government 'inaction'
    Sky Newslast month

    Biofuel plant suspends production blaming Government 'inaction'

    The country's largest producer of bioethanol has suspended production and blamed the Government, raising fears for its future. Vivergo Fuels, bought from BP two years ago by Primark parent firm Associated British Foods (LSE: ABF.L - news) , said a collapse in profit margins meant it had taken its £350m plant in Hull offline for the "foreseeable future". Vivergo, one of the Government's Northern Powerhouse Partners, said the market "remained constrained by inaction" in the UK on the EU-led E10 initiative - making fuel producers use 10% bioethanol in petrol by 2020 to cut carbon emissions.

  • Weakest week in two months for FTSE as retailers, earnings weigh
    Reuters2 months ago

    Weakest week in two months for FTSE as retailers, earnings weigh

    British shares could not shake a downbeat mood on Friday and suffered their biggest weekly drop in two months as retail stocks continued to weigh, with Burberry and Bunzl leading losses. FTSE 100 was down 0.7 percent, sliding for the second day alongside broad weakness in European trading. Bunzl dropped 6.3 percent, the weakest-performing large-cap stock, after a note from Morgan Stanley said the retail distributor's shares were not yet reflecting potential disruption from Amazon Business, the online giant's business-to-business distribution venture.

  • Reuters - UK Focus2 months ago

    Weakest week in two months for FTSE as retailers, earnings weigh

    British shares could not shake a downbeat mood on Friday and suffered their biggest weekly drop in two months as retail stocks continued to weigh, with Burberry and Bunzl leading losses. Britain's FTSE ...

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