|Bid||32.05 x 30700|
|Ask||32.50 x 30000|
|Day's range||31.50 - 32.35|
|52-week range||18.08 - 32.50|
|PE ratio (TTM)||11.16|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.16 (14.92%)|
|1y target est||N/A|
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: KB Home, Lennar, Persimmon, Beazer Homes and Toll Brothers
BT Group plc (LON:BT-A) and Persimmon plc (LON:PSN) appear to offer an excellent combination of value and quality.
Donald Trump's declaration of an open-ended "fight to win" the 16-year conflict in Afghanistan will resonate with European allies who will now be asked to step up to the plate in boosting Western troop numbers there. European equity investors are looking to the Jackson Hole meeting to provide some fresh direction as the European earnings season rolls to a close.
Britain's second biggest housebuilder Persimmon (Frankfurt: 882058 - news) said its first-half pre-tax profits rose 30 percent to 457 million pounds ($589 million) but it would remain cautious over land buying due to uncertainty around Brexit. Persimmon, which built just over 15,100 homes across the country in 2016, said its volumes rose 8 percent to 7,794 units in the first six months of the year and that customer interest in its developments remained strong. The firm said the housing market was still "confident" and its reservation rate had risen 2 percent in recent weeks but it would be prudent about buying land for future building, the biggest cost faced by most builders.
If he chooses to use it, U.S. President Donald Trump has a chance to patch up trans-Atlantic (Shanghai: 600558.SS - news) ties this week as he returns to Europe for a trip anchored around the G20 summit in Hamburg starting on Friday. Today's stop-over in Warsaw is being billed by his aides as a showcase of his commitment to NATO after he pointedly failed to re-affirm the alliance's mutual self-defence clause during an earlier trip. Poland, one of the few countries in the alliance to meet its defence spending targets, should be the perfect venue to set out NATO's determination to stand up to Vladimir Putin's Russia - but will he take it?
Britain's second biggest housebuilder by volume Persimmon said first-half sales rose by 7 percent, with a national election, which can often dampen demand as buyers put off major purchases, not affecting ...
British investor Royal London Asset Management said on Thursday it would vote against housebuilder Persimmon (Frankfurt: 882058 - news) on several pay-related issues at its annual general meeting. RLAM, which has a 0.46 percent stake in Persimmon worth 32 million pounds, said it would oppose planned resolutions to approve the remuneration report, the re-election of the chair of the remuneration committee and committee member Nigel Mills. Ashley Hamilton Claxton, corporate governance manager at Royal London Asset Management, said she had long-standing concerns about pay at the company despite its "impressive" performance.
Two of Britain's biggest housebuilders on Thursday expressed confidence for 2017, saying that strong demand from first-time buyers and good mortgage availability had propped up sales growth. Taylor Wimpey ...
The importance of London to the UK's housing market cannot be understated. For at least the last 30 years, the fortunes of the capital's housing market have affected what happens elsewhere in the UK, with events in London generally being felt by the rest of the country in subsequent months via a "ripple effect". When house prices in London rise, those increases tend to be followed elsewhere, initially across the south-east of England and then beyond.