|Bid||197.80 x N/A|
|Ask||197.80 x N/A|
|Day's range||197.20 - 200.00|
|52-week range||192.15 - 270.50|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||0.95|
|PE ratio (TTM)||19.58|
|Earnings date||12 Sep 2019|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.07 (3.35%)|
|1y target est||251.79|
There will surely be winners and losers in the supermarket wars, and I ask which camp WM Morrison Supermarkets plc (LON: MRW) will be in?
U.S. online retailer Amazon and British supermarket group Morrisons are extending their "Morrisons at Amazon" same-day online grocery delivery service to more cities across Britain. The service, currently available to Amazon's Prime Now customers in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and parts of London, will be rolled out to Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield and Portsmouth this year, the companies said on Thursday.
The companies plan to introduce Prime Now same-day delivery service to cities including Glasgow, Scotland, and Liverpool, England, this year, Morrison said Thursday. Morrison shares rose as much as 2.9% in London, the most since January. Grocers have been competing for an edge in the U.K. e-commerce market since Amazon first formed its alliance with Morrison, the smallest of the U.K.’s main grocery chains, three years ago.
British supermarket Morrisons and Amazon said on Thursday they will extend their "Morrisons at Amazon" same-day online grocery delivery service to more cities across Britain. The service, currently available to Amazon's Prime Now customers in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and parts of London, will be rolled out to Glasgow, Newcastle, Liverpool, Sheffield and Portsmouth this year, the companies said. In future years, Morrisons at Amazon will be expanded to more British cities, they said.
The boss of Tesco said he had unfinished business at Britain's biggest retailer after its quarterly sales growth slowed in a subdued grocery market under a cloud from poor early summer weather. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Tesco is deep into a recovery plan under Chief Executive Dave Lewis after a 2014 accounting scandal capped a dramatic downturn in its fortunes.
British shoppers cut back on their spending last month by the most in more than 20 years, a retailers' group said, raising questions about how long consumers can keep on cushioning the economy from the impact of Brexit. Retail sales sank by an annual 2.7%, the biggest fall - excluding distortions caused by the timing of Easter - since the British Retail Consortium's records began in 1995. The BRC said May's fall should be seen in the context of an unusually strong jump of 4.1% in May 2018, when sales were boosted by sunny weather and the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle which encouraged consumers to hit the shops.
Britain's "Big Four" supermarkets all lost market share in the 12 weeks to May 19, market research company Kantar said, as like-for-like sales flatlined at leader Tesco and fell at Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons. Tesco's share fell to 27.3% from 27.7% a year ago, while Sainsbury's and Asda had equal shares of 15.2%, after sales fell by 1.7% and 0.2% respectively, Kantar said.
As the pound fell, the FTSE 250 lost 1.4% to hit its lowest point since March 29, when Britain was originally scheduled to exit the European Union. Dublin's main index, often regarded as a barometer of Brexit jitters, was also down nearly 1.4%. The turmoil was compounded when prominent Brexit supporter and Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, resigned from the government.
Amazon has taken a stake in British online food delivery company Deliveroo, leading a $575 million fundraising to pit itself against Uber Eats in the global race to dominate the market for takeaway meals. The news the world's biggest online retailer had bought into one of Europe's fastest growing tech companies sent shockwaves through the sector, hitting shares in European rivals Just Eat, Takeaway.com and Delivery Hero. Deliveroo founder and CEO Will Shu said the fundraising would enable the loss-making group to increase its reach, develop technology and pursue innovations such as expanding its own kitchens that can be rented to restaurants to meet demand.
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Amazon has teamed-up with British clothing chain Next to offer a network of stores where the U.S. online retail giant's UK customers can collect their parcels. Seeking to capitalise on the growing popularity of click & collect services, Amazon is offering delivery to hundreds of Next stores as an option on the tens of millions of items it sells online. In the UK Amazon has over 2,500 automated lockers with partners including supermarket groups Morrisons and the Co-operative as well as Shell petrol stations.
British supermarket chain Morrisons missed quarterly growth forecasts, blaming political and economic uncertainty, and warned that the next three months face comparison with last year's strong summer. Morrisons has also agreed to a temporary reduction in automation distribution capacity with online partner Ocado after a fire destroyed one of its Customer Fulfilment Centres in February. Shares in Morrisons, which trails market leader Tesco, Sainsbury's and Walmart's Asda in annual sales, were down 0.5 percent at 1046 GMT on Thursday, extending losses for the past year to 12 percent.
British online supermarket pioneer Ocado has secured more operational capacity following a fire at one of its centres, after it agreed with partner Morrisons to take back sole use of one of its sites in London. The two companies said on Thursday that Ocado would have sole use of its newest customer fulfilment centre (CFC) in Erith, south east London, until January 2021. Ocado, which has championed online delivery since it was founded by three Goldman Sachs bankers in 2000, suffered a major fire earlier this year at its flagship robotic site in Andover.
G A Chester weighs up supermarket stocks Tesco plc (LON:TSCO), WM Morrison Supermarkets plc (LON:MRW) and J Sainsbury plc (LON:SBRY).
Britain’s second-biggest supermarket chain plans to compete head-on with Amazon (AMZN) by selling third-party products and services. Sainsbury’s (UK:SBRY) shrugged off failed plans to merge with Walmart-owned ASDA (WMT) by announcing the new strategy at its full-year results on Wednesday. Chief executive Mike Coupe said the business would look for growth by expanding into wholesale, and using Sainsbury’s online platforms to host products, it doesn’t sell, for third-party partners.
The FTSE 100 ended 0.4 percent lower and the more domestically-focused FTSE 250 inched down 0.1 percent. Shell shed 1.4 percent to a month low and BP gave up 2.1 percent, as crude prices weakened after U.S. oil inventories rose more-than-expected with output reaching a new record of 12.3 million barrels per day. As sterling rose to multi-week highs with lingering hopes of progress in cross-party Brexit talks and ahead of Bank of England interest rate meeting on Thursday, exporter companies bore the brunt as much of their revenue is earned in dollars.
Sainsbury's, reeling from last week's decision by the regulator to block its takeover of rival Asda, was alone among Britain's big four supermarket groups in seeing sales fall in the latest 12-week period, industry data showed on Tuesday. Sainsbury's wanted to buy Walmart owned Asda to boost its scale and buying power, as well as to compete better with market leader Tesco and fast growing German-owned discounters Aldi and Lidl. Sainsbury's is due to publish full year results on Wednesday with Chief Executive Mike Coupe under pressure to reassure investors he has the plan to arrest the sales decline.
J Sainsbury plc (LON: SBRY) shares are reeling after the Asda merger was stopped, and here's why I'd steer clear of Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc (LON: MRW) too.
The FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250 lost 0.6 percent each. Sainsbury's tumbled 4.7 percent to a near three-year low after the supermarket chain scrapped its proposed 7.3 billion pound takeover of Walmart-owned Asda after the deal was blocked by Britain's competition regulator. "The failure of securing a merger with Asda leaves the group in a bit of a vacuum, with leadership and strategic uncertainties the byproduct of the CMA's rebuttal," Jefferies analysts said.
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Britain's competition regulator will publish its final report on supermarket group Sainsbury's takeover of Walmart-owned rival Asda on Thursday, with most analysts and competition lawyers seeing little chance of the deal proceeding. Sainsbury's own share price - down 19 percent over the last three months - has also indicated an expectation that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will either block the 7.3 billion pound takeover outright or conditionally approve it subject to remedies that would be so severe as to make the deal unpalatable. Sainsbury's and Asda agreed last April to combine their businesses, aiming to overtake market leader Tesco.
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