MKS.L - Marks & Spencer Group plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
298.30
-1.60 (-0.53%)
At close: 5:08PM GMT
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Previous close299.90
Open299.00
Bid296.00 x 63000
Ask304.00 x 23400
Day's range297.10 - 301.60
52-week range296.70 - 397.80
Volume8,096,659
Avg. volume7,974,554
Market cap4.84B
Beta0.79
PE ratio (TTM)41.43
EPS (TTM)7.20
Earnings dateN/A
Forward dividend & yield0.24 (5.48%)
Ex-dividend date2017-06-01
1y target est344.38
  • Reuters13 hours ago

    UK retailers look to Black Friday to kick start Christmas sales

    After suffering their biggest decline in sales volumes for four-and-a-half years in October, British retailers are pinning their hopes on Black Friday discounts to get shoppers spending again. The annual promotional event was imported from the United States into Britain by Amazon (AMZN.O) in 2010 and has got bigger every year, even if - after chaos and scuffles in stores in 2014 - it has returned to being a mainly online affair. Research firm GlobalData forecasts UK spending during the Black Friday period - defined as Monday Nov. 20 to Monday Nov. 27 - will grow 3.8 percent year-on-year to 10.1 billion pounds, or about 10.4 percent of their total estimate for the last three months of the year.

  • Reutersyesterday

    UK retailers look to Black Friday to kick start Christmas sales

    After suffering their biggest decline in sales volumes for four-and-a-half years in October, British retailers are pinning their hopes on Black Friday discounts to get shoppers spending again. The annual promotional event was imported from the United States into Britain by Amazon in 2010 and has got bigger every year, even if - after chaos and scuffles in stores in 2014 - it has returned to being a mainly online affair. Research firm GlobalData forecasts UK spending during the Black Friday period - defined as Monday Nov. 20 to Monday Nov. 27 - will grow 3.8 percent year-on-year to 10.1 billion pounds, or about 10.4 percent of their total estimate for the last three months of the year.

  • Reuters - UK Focusyesterday

    UK retailers look to Black Friday to kick start Christmas sales

    After suffering their biggest decline in sales volumes for four-and-a-half years in October, British retailers are pinning their hopes on Black Friday discounts to get shoppers spending again. The annual promotional event was imported from the United (Shenzhen: 000925.SZ - news) States into Britain by Amazon in 2010 and has got bigger every year, even if - after chaos and scuffles in stores in 2014 - it has returned to being a mainly online affair. Research firm GlobalData forecasts UK spending during the Black Friday period - defined as Monday Nov. 20 to Monday Nov. 27 - will grow 3.8 percent year-on-year to 10.1 billion pounds ($13.4 billion), or about 10.4 percent of their total estimate for the last three months of the year.

  • Reuters - UK Focus6 days ago

    Asda's stalling sales growth shows new boss' challenge

    Sales growth at Asda, the British supermarket arm of Walmart, the world's largest retailer, slowed in its latest quarter, showing the tough task facing its new boss to rev-up its recovery in a cut-throat market. Last month, Asda said Chief Executive Sean Clarke, a Walmart veteran of 21 years, would step down in January after just 18 months in the job and be replaced by head of operations Roger Burnley, a former Sainsbury (Amsterdam: SJ6.AS - news) 's executive. Asda and its major rivals -- market leader Tesco (Frankfurt: 852647 - news) , Sainsbury's and Morrisons -- are all grappling with the rapid growth of German discounters Aldi and Lidl.

  • Reuters - UK Focus6 days ago

    Britain's shoppers rein in spending, first yearly decline since 2013

    British retail sales recorded their first year-on-year decline since 2013 last month as consumers struggled with fast-rising prices and stagnant wages. Although the fall was less severe than analysts had ...

  • Marks & Spencer sold 15,000 Paddington toys in 3 days — now they're landing on eBay
    Business Insider11 days ago

    Marks & Spencer sold 15,000 Paddington toys in 3 days — now they're landing on eBay

    M&S Christmas ad starring animated Paddington debuted on Tuesday. Over 100 are listed on eBay at an inflated price. LONDON — Marks & Spencer has almost sold out of their special edition Paddington Bear toys just days after debuting its Christmas advert starring the children's book character.

  • UK retailers slump to worst October in a decade - BDO survey
    Reuters12 days ago

    UK retailers slump to worst October in a decade - BDO survey

    British shops suffered their worst October for sales in a decade, a survey showed on Friday, adding to signs of weakening consumer spending even before interest rates were raised last week. UK consumers' spending power is being squeezed as inflation rises and wage growth falters. Last week, the Bank of England raised borrowing costs for the first time in a decade.

  • Reuters - UK Focus12 days ago

    UK ready meals maker Bakkavor gets IPO away after price cut

    Bakkavor, a ready meals supplier to major food retailers in Britain, has gone ahead with its stockmarket flotation just a week on from shelving the deal, after cutting the price to value itself at 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion).

  • Reuters - UK Focus12 days ago

    UK retailers slump to worst October in a decade - BDO survey

    British shops suffered their worst October for sales in a decade, a survey showed on Friday, adding to signs of weakening consumer spending even before interest rates were raised last week. UK consumers' ...

  • In Retail, Paddington Is a Bear Signal
    Bloomberg13 days ago

    In Retail, Paddington Is a Bear Signal

    TV ads are soft and cuddly. But shoppers are squeezed by Brexit.

  • Reuters - UK Focus13 days ago

    Consumer squeeze and competition curb Sainsbury's sales growth

    British supermarket group Sainsbury (Amsterdam: SJ6.AS - news) 's reported slower quarterly sales growth and a drop in first-half profit on Thursday, as weak consumer spending and intense competition took their toll. Sainsbury's and major rivals - market leader Tesco (Frankfurt: 852647 - news) , Asda and Morrisons - are grappling with the rapid growth of discounters Aldi and Lidl. Shares in Sainsbury's, which acquired electricals and toys retailer Argos last year, were down 2.4 percent at 1026 GMT after it said growth in like-for-like sales, excluding fuel, slowed to 0.6 percent in its second quarter to Sept. 23, from 2.3 percent in the previous quarter.

  • Reuters - UK Focus13 days ago

    Halfords profit falls as weaker pound lifts costs

    British bicycles to car parts retailer Halfords Group (Frankfurt: A0B5TU - news) on Thursday reported a smaller than expected half-year profit, hurt by higher costs resulting from a weaker pound. Weakness in the currency since Britain's vote to leave the European Union has raised Halfords' sourcing costs, prompting it to implement a plan to reduce the impact, including working with suppliers and raising prices. Sterling's depreciation resulted in a rise of 15 million pounds ($19.7 million) to Halfords' cost of sales in first half, which the company said was in line with its forecast of a total of 25 million pounds for the full year.

  • M&S signals more store closures ahead in transformation plan
    Sky News14 days ago

    M&S signals more store closures ahead in transformation plan

    Marks and Spencer has signalled it is to accelerate store closures as it bids to make "significant" cost savings and "reshape" the business. The chain said it was stepping up its transformation efforts across M&S in a bid to return the company to its former glory as the darling of UK retail, with priority placed on a digital-first approach. M&S reported a fall in like-for-like sales in its traditionally strong food division and also its clothing and home operation - with sales coming in 0.1% down and 0.7% lower respectively.

  • Reuters14 days ago

    FTSE inch up but Persimmon update hits housebuilders

    By Kit Rees and Danilo Masoni LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top share index inched up on Wednesday supported by gains among heavyweight consumer and commodity stocks, while housebuilders were dragged lower ...

  • Reuters14 days ago

    M&S to speed up store closures as profits fall

    M&S, Britain's biggest clothing retailer, also said it would accelerate the relocation and downsizing of other stores - part of Chief Executive's Steve Rowe's five-year turnaround plan that is set to initially dent profits. Rowe said its food prices needed to be more competitive in a tough market, while both ranges and availability needed to improve. Rowe, an M&S lifer who became CEO in April last year, denied the latest changes were a direct result of retail veteran Archie Norman joining as chairman in September, saying they were based on data and financial modelling.

  • Reuters - UK Focus14 days ago

    M&S to speed up store closures as profits fall

    M&S, Britain's biggest clothing retailer, also said it would accelerate the relocation and downsizing of other stores - part of Chief Executive's Steve Rowe's five-year turnaround plan that is set to initially dent profits. Rowe said its food prices needed to be more competitive in a tough market, while both ranges and availability needed to improve. Rowe, an M&S lifer who became CEO in April last year, denied the latest changes were a direct result of retail veteran Archie Norman joining as chairman in September, saying they were based on data and financial modelling.

  • MarketWatch14 days ago

    FTSE 100 ends higher, helped by Marks and Spencer’s gain after earnings

    U.K. stocks close with a modest gain Wednesday, as Marks and Spencer Group PLC shares rise after the big retail chain’s results and as miners gained despite a downbeat reading on Chinese trade.

  • Is FTSE 100 dividend giant Marks and Spencer Group plc a strong buy after H1 results?
    Fool.co.uk14 days ago

    Is FTSE 100 dividend giant Marks and Spencer Group plc a strong buy after H1 results?

    Paul Summers takes a look at the latest numbers from battered retailer Marks and Spencer Group plc (LON:MKS)

  • Marks and Spencer slows food expansion plans
    AFP14 days ago

    Marks and Spencer slows food expansion plans

    M&S expects stagnant wages and higher interest rates to eat into consumer spending

  • M&S's Soul-Destroying Revival Fetish
    Bloomberg14 days ago

    M&S's Soul-Destroying Revival Fetish

    Chairman Archie Norman's magic touch may not be enough to stem the decline.

  • Reuters - UK Focus14 days ago

    Britain's FTSE falters as M&S, Persimmon updates disappoint

    The UK's top share index steadied on Wednesday as earnings were a source of weakness for Persimmon and Marks & Spencer, though gains in heavyweight consumer goods firms supported the index. Britain's blue ...

  • The Wall Street Journal14 days ago

    [$$] Marks & Spencer Profit Falls as CFO Quits

    Marks & Spencer reported a sharp fall in its first half profit and announced the departure of its finance chief.

  • Marks & Spencer CEO warns there are 'still many structural issues' as turnaround plan accelerates
    Business Insider14 days ago

    Marks & Spencer CEO warns there are 'still many structural issues' as turnaround plan accelerates

    Marks & Spencer CEO Steve Rowe said on Wednesday that he is accelerating the pace of his turnaround plan as figures show steady revenue but slipping profits. Rowe said in a statement on Wednesday: "The business still has many structural issues to tackle as we embark on the next five years of our transformation, in the context of a very challenging retail and consumer environment.

  • New Marks & Spencer Chairman Speeds Revamp as Food Struggles
    Bloomberg15 days ago

    New Marks & Spencer Chairman Speeds Revamp as Food Struggles

    New Chairman Archie Norman is stamping his authority on Marks & Spencer Group Plc as the U.K. retailer reported a slowdown in the food business that has driven growth in recent years as the clothing unit ...

  • M&S launches shock search for successor to finance chief Helen Weir
    Sky News15 days ago

    M&S launches shock search for successor to finance chief Helen Weir

    Marks & Spencer (Frankfurt: 534418 - news) has kicked off a secret hunt for a new finance chief as it prepares to reveal financial results that will reveal the scale of the turnaround confronting its management. Sky News has learnt that M&S has engaged headhunters to identify a successor to Helen Weir, who has held the role since being poached from the John Lewis Partnership in 2015. The search for a new finance director will surprise retail analysts, and could be announced by the retailer as soon as ‎Wednesday morning, when it unveils half-year results to the City.

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