|Bid||61.30 x 0|
|Ask||61.70 x 0|
|Day's range||60.50 - 63.10|
|52-week range||58.50 - 134.00|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||1.22|
|PE ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings date||10 Sep 2019|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||141.67|
Neil Woodford has sold 97 million pounds ($123 million) of shares over the past 10 days to boost liquidity in his suspended equity income fund, a Woodford spokesman said on Thursday. Market participants have been expecting a wave of forced selling by Woodford, with some hedge funds taking out short positions against his investments. "Since suspension, Woodford has sold 97.1 million pounds of stock as he continues to reposition the Woodford Equity Income Fund portfolio," a Woodford spokesman said by email.
Britain's top stock index rose on Friday after a tumultuous week, supported by a rally in oil stocks after OPEC and Russia agreed to cut output, but investors also fretted about next Tuesday's key parliamentary vote on Brexit. The FTSE 100 (.FTSE) rebounded from Thursday's plunge to gain 1.1 percent, but put in its worst weekly performance in two months as jitters over Britain's divorce from the European Union, the U.S.-China trade war and worries about global growth sapped confidence in the UK market. The British parliament is due to vote next Tuesday on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal amid expectations that it will be rejected, prolonging the uncertainty over Britain's future relations with its biggest trading partner.