|Bid||655.00 x 176000|
|Ask||656.00 x 160600|
|Day's range||656.00 - 672.00|
|52-week range||431.30 - 1,066.60|
|PE ratio (TTM)||117.14|
|Earnings date||21 Sep 2017|
|Dividend & yield||0.45 (5.16%)|
|1y target est||594.76|
"Smart meters are here - and they put you in control," reads one of the emails energy companies are bombarding customers with as they battle to roll out the digital devices. But as energy suppliers ...
The outsourcer which handles share registration services for half of the FTSE-100 is plotting a £100m rights issue to fund a takeover that will herald its maiden push into the lucrative US market. Sky News has learnt that Equiniti Group has agreed a deal with the giant American bank Wells Fargo (Swiss: WFC-USD.SW - news) to acquire its share registration unit in a deal worth approximately $250m. The takeover, which is expected to be announced on Wednesday, will include a rights issue to raise roughly half of the purchase price, according to City investors.
British construction services firm Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) 's profit warning, CEO departure and dividend suspension will not have surprised many funds who saw "short" bets on its stock pay off. Paper profits for short sellers on Monday were nearly $90 million after Carillion shares fell by more than 35 percent, Reuters calculations show. Carillion was the most heavily shorted stock on the London market according to disclosures from Britain's Finiancial Conduct Authority, with "significant" shorts -- bets amounting to 0.5 percent or more of outstanding shares -- accounting for more than a quarter of its shares at Friday's close.