|Bid||8,630.00 x 0|
|Ask||8,638.00 x 0|
|Day's range||8,562.00 - 8,672.00|
|52-week range||75.15 - 8,746.00|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.52|
|PE ratio (TTM)||76.83|
|Earnings date||30 Jul 2020|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.47 (0.54%)|
|Ex-dividend date||20 Aug 2020|
|1y target est||4,810.83|
The London Stock Exchange indicated on Friday it was in no rush to shorten its trading day, after its European rivals said they opposed reducing hours. The LSE held a public consultation earlier this year on shortening the trading day by 90 minutes, a family-friendly step asset managers and banks have called for to attract more women to trading desks and improve mental wellbeing generally. The exchange said in June that its consultation showed widespread backing for shorter hours if part of a broadly aligned approach across Europe.
Lawmakers from Italy's ruling 5-Star party said they would ask the Rome government to table a bid for the Milan stock exchange after the London Stock Exchange (LSE) <LSE.L> said on Friday it may sell part or all of it. "We have filed a resolution ... to get the government to take every initiative needed to arrange a competitive bid to bring back Borsa Italiana under domestic control and stave off any break-up of the group," 5-Star lawmaker Davide Zanichelli said in a statement.
The London Stock Exchange (LSE) said on Friday it may sell all or part of Borsa Italiana to help get its $27 billion takeover of Refinitiv over the line, a move that could trigger a bidding war among European exchanges for the Milan assets. The London exchange operator said that it had begun "exploratory discussions" which could result in MTS, Borsa Italiana's bond trading platform, or its entire Italian arm being sold. The European Union's antitrust regulators are currently reviewing the deal and expressed concern in June about the combined company's large market share in the trading of European government bonds because both MTS' trading venue and Refinitiv's Tradeweb are already market leaders.