|Bid||173.70 x 3209800|
|Ask||173.90 x 712600|
|Day's range||173.40 - 175.80|
|52-week range||152.40 - 221.76|
|PE ratio (TTM)||17.21|
|Earnings date||29 Jul 2015 - 4 Aug 2015|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.10 (4.47%)|
|1y target est||205.90|
British budget airline easyJet (EZJ.L) won't enter the rapidly growing low-cost, long-haul market given its abundance of options to buy parts of failed European airlines, CEO Carolyn McCall said on Tuesday. In the last week, easyJet has confirmed its interest in parts of Air Berlin (AB1.DE) and Alitalia (CAITLA.UL), which went into administration earlier this year, and McCall said easyJet was also interested in airport slots of failed airline Monarch [MONA.UL] after it went bust at the start of October. EasyJet has also agreed a long haul connection service with Norwegian Air Shuttle (NWC.OL).
BRUSSELS, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 17 (Reuters) - British budget airline easyJet won't enter the rapidly growing low-cost, long-haul market given its abundance of options to buy parts of failed European airlines, CEO Carolyn McCall said on Tuesday. In the last week, easyJet has confirmed its interest in parts of Air Berlin (LSE: 0GPE.L - news) and Alitalia (Stuttgart: 2278962.SG - news) , which went into administration earlier this year, and McCall said easyJet was also interested in airport slots of failed airline Monarch after it went bust at the start of October. EasyJet (Frankfurt: A1JTC1 - news) has also agreed a long haul connection service with Norwegian Air Shuttle (LSE: 0FGH.L - news) .
** HSBC says Q3 results for the broadcasters to meet or exceed admittedly lowered market expectations ** HSBC raises ITV and M6 to "buy" from "hold" ** Broker says it is largely constructive ...
Britain's FTSE signed off September with a monthly loss on Friday, underperforming continental peers in a month that saw sterling shoot to its highest level since the Brexit vote. The FTSE 100 (.FTSE) index ended Friday's session 0.7 percent higher at 7,372.76 points, however, as GDP data showing that UK growth slowed to a four-year low in the second quarter put pressure on sterling on the day. While the disappointing GDP data stoked doubts as to whether the Bank of England would raise rates at its next meeting in November, recent hawkish rhetoric from the central bank has supported the pound.
Entertainment One Ltd (Other OTC: ENTMF - news) , maker of children's TV show Peppa Pig, received just enough support to pass a string of resolutions on management pay at a shareholder meeting on Wednesday. Resolutions such as the directors' remuneration report, the directors' remuneration policy and amendments to the long-term incentive plan passed with votes in favour ranging between 52.64 and 61.81 percent of total votes cast. London financial newspaper City A.M. reported earlier that Entertainment One faced a shareholder revolt over a plan to award its chief executive, Darren Throop, a 7.6 million pound ($10 million) payout and a large pay rise.
National Grid plc (LON: NG) remains an income stalwart but Harvey Jones is tuning into a stock with a higher dividend and better growth prospects.
Rupert Murdoch's planned $15 billion takeover of European broadcaster Sky was thrown into doubt on Tuesday when Britain toughened its stance on the deal over concerns about standards at his U.S. Fox News network. Media Secretary Karen Bradley had already wanted regulators to scrutinise the increased influence Murdoch would gain from fully owning Sky, but in an unexpected twist she said they should also examine whether he had a genuine commitment to broadcasting standards. "I consider it important that entities which adopt controversial or partisan approaches to news and current affairs in other jurisdictions should, at the same time, have a genuine commitment to broadcasting standards here," Bradley told parliament.
Political tensions and a surging euro sent European shares to their lowest in six months on Tuesday after a missile launch by North Korea sapped global risk appetite. The pan-European STOXX 600 ended the ...
Shares in German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 dropped more than 14 percent to a four-year low after it warned that TV advertising revenues in German-language markets would decline in the third quarter and said it may look for external investors. The top German free-to-air broadcaster had already cut its TV advertising market outlook twice this year but said as recently as earlier this month it still expected a bounce-back in the second half of the year. Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS-PB - news) downgraded ProSieben to "neutral" from "buy".
Britain's ITV (Frankfurt: A0BLQP - news) reported stronger than expected first-half earnings despite weak advertising income, showing that new boss Carolyn McCall will inherit a media group better placed to withstand economic downturns than in the past. Shares in Britain's biggest free-to-air commercial broadcaster rose 4 percent on Wednesday after the group reiterated its full-year targets helped by revenue growth from its programme production and online businesses. While the group expects advertising to remain tough, it sees the pressures easing in the third quarter of the year and said it would outperform the wider market in 2017.
Commercial broadcaster ITV said the pressures weighing on its advertising income should ease in the third quarter after it reported first-half results buoyed by its production and online businesses. The "Coronation Street" and "Britain's Got Talent" broadcaster said on Wednesday the net advertising revenue for its family of channels is expected to fall by around 4 percent in the third quarter of the year, compared with an 8 percent drop in the first half. "Looking ahead our guidance for 2017 remains unchanged," Executive Chairman Peter Bazalgette said.
Britain's Prince William and his brother Harry recall memories from their childhood 20 years after the sudden death of their mother, Princess Diana, in a new television documentary to be broadcast this week. The 90-minute film - "Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy" - celebrates the life and work of Diana, Kensington Palace said in a statement. Diana, the first wife of heir to the throne Prince Charles, was killed in a car crash in Paris in August 1997 when William was aged 15 and Harry was 12.
Cautious comments by British budget airline easyJet on the outlook for summer pricing hit its shares and those of rival airlines on Thursday, overshadowing an increased profit target after a strong quarter. The airline is seeking a replacement for CEO Carolyn McCall, who is joining broadcaster ITV.
Britain's public broadcaster, the BBC, pays its top male star five times more than its best-paid female presenter, it revealed on Wednesday after bowing to the government's demand to publish the salaries of its highest earners. Highest paid was Chris Evans, the presenter of Britain's most popular breakfast radio show who also hosted motoring programme "Top Gear" for one series, receiving up to 2.25 million pounds ($2.9 million) in 2016/17. The highest paid woman was entertainment presenter Claudia Winkleman, who earned less than half a million pounds for her work on "Strictly Come Dancing" and other shows.
British broadcaster ITV has poached easyJet boss Carolyn McCall to be its next chief executive, hoping she can continue a record of delivering returns for shareholders in the face of intense competition. McCall, who was CEO at newspaper publisher Guardian Media Group before moving to easyJet in 2010, will start at ITV on Jan. 8, replacing Adam Crozier, who has already stepped down.
Another wobble in commodity-related shares and dollar earners put pressure on British blue chips on Friday, underscoring their underperformance against continental European peers a year on from Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Britain's FTSE 100 was down 0.2 percent at its close, weighed down by weakness in health care and mining stocks - large-cap dollar earners. Friday marked the one-year anniversary of Britons voting in a referendum by a narrow margin to quit the EU, a shock outcome which then sent sterling, British and European stocks into a tailspin.
** British broadcaster's shares +2.5 pct after Morgan Stanley upgrades stock for first time in over a year ** MS, rated 5 stars for recommendation accuracy on ITV by StarMine, raises rating to "overweight" ...
Liberty Global (Frankfurt: A1W0FL - news) 's John Malone says he is open to doing separate deals with Vodafone and British broadcaster ITV (Frankfurt: A0BLQP - news) , but has yet to make the valuations work. Malone told the Financial Times in an interview that Liberty "just couldn't quite get there on valuation," with Vodafone. "The door is always open and the telephone number is published," Malone told the FT.
Britain's FTSE 100 rose on Wednesday, as strong earnings updates underpinned recent gains and housebuilder Barratt outperformed peers. "The main drivers have gone from top down to bottom up," said Ian Williams, economics and strategy analyst at Peel Hunt.