|Bid||766.20 x 0|
|Ask||766.60 x 0|
|Day's range||757.60 - 767.40|
|52-week range||430.00 - 767.40|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.67|
|PE ratio (TTM)||10.60|
|Earnings date||5 Feb 2020|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.29 (4.34%)|
|1y target est||609.25|
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Britain's FTSE 100 rose on Monday on renewed hopes an initial Sino-U.S. trade deal may be clinched this year while further signs the Conservatives are set to win an election next month drove mid-caps to their highest since September 2018. The main index climbed 1%, boosted by miners and Asia-focused financial stocks HSBC and Prudential after the U.S. national security adviser said a preliminary trade deal was possible this year. The index, which jumped more than 1% in the previous session, was also supported by a 3% gain in Burberry after rival LVMH agreed to buy U.S. jeweller Tiffany for $16.2 billion.
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Falls for mining stocks and a 4% drop in Asia-exposed luxury brand Burberry led London's FTSE 100 lower on Friday, as doubts about a U.S.-China trade deal halted a five-day winning streak for European markets. The main index was down 0.6%, while the FTSE 250 , which hit a three-week high on Thursday after two Bank of England policymakers unexpectedly voted for lower interest rates, shed 0.5%.
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The FTSE 100 blue-chip stock index dropped more than 1% on Thursday, under pressure from results-driven falls in Shell and Lloyds and the latest tensions over the U.S.-China trade situation. The main index ended 1.1% lower on its worst day in a month, lagging its European counterparts, while losses in the domestically focused FTSE 250 were capped at 0.5% in response to stronger sterling.
British homebuilder Crest Nicholson on Thursday warned that annual profit would fall by a third as prices flatten on Brexit-hit consumer confidence and as the company's new leadership embarks on changes to the business. The company, which builds houses and flats in London and across the southern half of England, said new Chief Executive Peter Truscott wants to develop more projects and rely less on land sales in the coming years. Crest Nicholson now expects to make pretax profit of between 120 million pounds ($155.2 million) and 130 million pounds for the year to Oct. 31, down as much as 32% year on year.
Shares in domestically-focused UK firms eased on Wednesday as votes in parliament kept investors guessing on the final timing and shape of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, while the blue-chip FTSE 100 touched a near one-month high. The FTSE 100 climbed 0.7%, hitting its highest since Sept. 25, as oil majors tracked gains in crude prices and miners benefited from a rise in nickel and copper prices.
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Sterling, shares in British banks and even German and Irish government bonds are among the financial assets most sensitive to Brexit developments as long-running negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union enter a crucial week. The pound surged as much as 1.5% on Tuesday to a near five-month high of $1.28 after Bloomberg reported British and EU negotiators were close to a Brexit draft deal. The British currency enjoyed its best week since 2017 last week after Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar said they could see "a pathway" for an agreement for Britain to leave the EU by Oct. 31.
Shares in the Midlands-based builder slid as much as 4% in morning trade after it stuck by its medium-term financial targets, but said forward sales were down in value in the first 15 weeks of the year starting in July. "Whilst there is economic and political uncertainty, we continue to be disciplined and have a strong balance sheet and cash position," Barratt said. UK house price growth has been flattening off for months as buyers worry the split might bring a deeper shock while outright falls in prices in London have driven developers to change strategy to cope.
Britain's biggest housebuilder Barratt Developments reported marginal sales growth and a dip in the value of homes sold in the first months of its financial year, the latest sign of pressure on developers from a weakening UK property market. Shares in the Midlands-based builder slid as much as 4% in morning trade after it stuck by its medium-term financial targets, but said forward sales were down in value in the first 15 weeks of the year starting in July. "Whilst there is economic and political uncertainty, we continue to be disciplined and have a strong balance sheet and cash position," Barratt said.
Sterling, British bank shares and even German and Irish government bonds are some of financial prices most sensitive to the ebb and flow of Brexit developments as the long-running saga enters a crucial week. While Brexit has cast a cloud over world markets since the June 2016 referendum resulted in a narrow win for Leave, some assets are particularly sensitive to headlines and will show an outsized reaction, whatever the outcome of the talks. Following is a graphical tour of just what's in play as the Brexit endgame commences: SILVER AND GILT Sterling's exchange rate has been by far the most sensitive price to Brexit newsflow.
Famed British money manager Neil Woodford shut his asset management business on Tuesday, calling it quits hours after administrators stepped in to wind down his flagship fund and sack him as its manager. Woodford, one of Britain's most high profile investors, had been battling to save his company since June after a flood of investor redemption requests forced him to suspend withdrawals in his flagship LF Woodford Equity Income Fund.