|Bid||459.60 x 26100|
|Ask||459.80 x 2500|
|Day's range||458.80 - 464.80|
|52-week range||439.00 - 588.00|
|PE ratio (TTM)||10.62|
|Earnings date||12 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.21 (4.51%)|
|1y target est||542.50|
The Environment Secretary Michael Gove risks reigniting a row over his approach to Whitehall impartiality by lining up a group of close allies to join the board of his department. Sky News has learnt that Mr Gove's ministry will announce in the coming days that Ben Goldsmith, a businessman and brother of the former Conservative London mayoral candidate Zac, is to be one of five new non-executive directors. The appointments will also include Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of the fast-food restaurant chain Leon, and Lizzie Noel, a former board member of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) during Mr Gove's tenure there as Secretary of State.
Puerto Rico's island-wide power outage will mean a surge in insurance claims for lost business income that will increase the already high cost of damage caused by Hurricane Maria, likely tipping some big reinsurers into the red this year, according to industry experts. Claims from Maria, on top of two other major Caribbean hurricanes this season, could push total global catastrophe losses for the year as high as $190 billion, according to some estimates, which would make it the most costly year on record for the insurance and reinsurance industries.
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, ...
Essentra Plc (LSE: ESNT.L - news) said two of its health and personal care packaging sites in Puerto Rico have been disrupted as a result of the recent Hurricane Maria, and added that there are "significant impediments" to resuming manufacturing activity. Facilities at Manati and Guaynabo have not sustained "significant physical damage", the supplier of specialty plastic and packaging products said on Monday. "It is not currently possible to confirm the timing that normal output levels will be resumed, however, this is unlikely to be in the immediate future", it said in a statement.
Britain's top share index was shaken from its summer lull on Wednesday as geopolitical tensions hit equity markets globally, sending investors into safe-havens such as gold mining stocks, while an earnings ...