MKS.L - Marks & Spencer Group plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
348.90
-1.50 (-0.43%)
As of 9:44AM BST. Market open.
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Previous close350.40
Open350.70
Bid348.80 x 63000
Ask348.90 x 23400
Day's range348.53 - 351.80
52-week range306.70 - 397.80
Volume901,611
Avg. volume6,378,743
Market cap5.66B
Beta0.79
PE ratio (TTM)48.46
EPS (TTM)N/A
Earnings dateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield0.24 (5.48%)
Ex-dividend date2017-06-01
1y target estN/A
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