|Bid||0.00 x 169200|
|Ask||0.00 x 5000|
|Day's range||442.04 - 446.50|
|52-week range||380.00 - 494.50|
|PE ratio (TTM)||16.08|
|Earnings date||31 Mar 2017 - 3 Apr 2017|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.13 (2.83%)|
|1y target est||527.00|
Investors struggled to find buying opportunities after the collapse of British construction and support services company Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) on Monday, underscoring how risks have piled up for the whole industry. Calculating the implications of one of the biggest UK corporate failures of recent years is a challenge because of the wide scope of Carillion's operations. Companies from Serco to Interserve (Frankfurt: 860509 - news) , Balfour Beatty and Kier Group (LSE: KIE.L - news) could now pick up work from Carillion, which did everything from providing school meals to building hospitals and managing part of the mammoth HS2 north-south rail project.
Britain's 2017 budget gave some meagre support on Wednesday to domestic stock and currency markets suffering from nerves over its plans to leave the European Union and the fallout for increasingly hard-pressed consumers. While finance minister Philip Hammond announced a rise in official growth forecasts for this year and cut predicted rates of public debt from November estimates, it was not enough to turn either the pound or the FTSE index positive on the day. Britain's construction & materials index hit a high for the day, up 0.3 percent, and shares in Costain Group (LSE: COST.L - news) rose 0.8 percent.
UK shares steadied at the close on Wednesday as Britain's budget statement delivered few surprises, although builders got a small boost from reassuring comments on infrastructure spending. Finance minister ...
UK shares inched up on Wednesday after Britain's budget statement delivered little surprises but builders got a small boost from reassuring comments on infrastructure spending. Finance minister Philip ...