|Bid||28.94 x 30700|
|Ask||29.49 x 30000|
|Day's range||29.29 - 29.49|
|52-week range||19.89 - 29.49|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||0.82|
|PE ratio (TTM)||8.66|
|Forward dividend & yield||2.69 (9.43%)|
|1y target est||N/A|
London's mid-cap index outperformed its European counterparts on Friday after the Brexit Party lent further clarity ahead of the Dec. 12 election, while hopes that a U.S.-China may be imminent helped the FTSE 100 eke out gains. The FTSE 250 advanced 0.9% as domestically-focused stocks rose after Nigel Farage's party stood down from more seats not held by the Conservative Party, which could help Tories gain a majority in the upcoming election.
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The FTSE 100 blue-chip stock index dropped more than 1% on Thursday, under pressure from results-driven falls in Shell and Lloyds and the latest tensions over the U.S.-China trade situation. The main index ended 1.1% lower on its worst day in a month, lagging its European counterparts, while losses in the domestically focused FTSE 250 were capped at 0.5% in response to stronger sterling.
British homebuilder Crest Nicholson on Thursday warned that annual profit would fall by a third as prices flatten on Brexit-hit consumer confidence and as the company's new leadership embarks on changes to the business. The company, which builds houses and flats in London and across the southern half of England, said new Chief Executive Peter Truscott wants to develop more projects and rely less on land sales in the coming years. Crest Nicholson now expects to make pretax profit of between 120 million pounds ($155.2 million) and 130 million pounds for the year to Oct. 31, down as much as 32% year on year.
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Shares in domestically-focused UK firms eased on Wednesday as votes in parliament kept investors guessing on the final timing and shape of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, while the blue-chip FTSE 100 touched a near one-month high. The FTSE 100 climbed 0.7%, hitting its highest since Sept. 25, as oil majors tracked gains in crude prices and miners benefited from a rise in nickel and copper prices.
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Smith+Nephew Plc Chief Executive Namal Nawana is stepping down after just 17 months in the role after becoming dissatisfied with his salary at the medical device maker. The company said Nawana, who will be replaced by former Roche Diagnostics head Roland Diggelmann, was leaving to pursue opportunities outside the United Kingdom and his departure was a mutual decision. "There appears to be a pretty simple reason Nawana is leaving – pay," AJ Bell investment director Russ Mould said.
Shares in London's UK-oriented businesses, such as housebuilders and retailers, could rocket to record highs if parliament approves the government's Brexit deal, investors say. British companies that earn most of their revenues at home have been shunned by investors more or less since the 2016 Brexit referendum, as more than three years of uncertainty damaged Britain's economic prospects. Sealing the deal now, however, could send the second-tier FTSE 250 index, a closely watched barometer of Brexit risk, surging around 5%, an informal poll of analysts by Reuters showed.
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Sterling, shares in British banks and even German and Irish government bonds are among the financial assets most sensitive to Brexit developments as long-running negotiations on Britain's departure from the European Union enter a crucial week. The pound surged as much as 1.5% on Tuesday to a near five-month high of $1.28 after Bloomberg reported British and EU negotiators were close to a Brexit draft deal. The British currency enjoyed its best week since 2017 last week after Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar said they could see "a pathway" for an agreement for Britain to leave the EU by Oct. 31.
Hopes that Britain will seal a Brexit deal saw unloved London-listed companies with exposure to the domestic economy rise more than blue-chip stocks on Friday, for the first time since May, in a major reversal of fortunes. JP Morgan's UK domestic plays index that tracks about 30 UK stocks that make all or most of their revenue at home soared almost 8% on Friday for its best day since the grouping was created nearly three years ago. The index outperformed the FTSE 100 by 4.4%, the only time since May that it has performed better.
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Britain's mid-cap index surged nearly 2% on Friday as hopes grew that a Brexit deal may be clinched by the end of the month, while a rally in blue-chip financial stocks and housebuilders helped the FTSE 100 reverse earlier losses. The FTSE 250 jumped 1.9% and was on course for its best day since January by 0953 GMT. After nearly three years of chaotic negotiations, signs that a divorce deal could finally be nailed down were enough to push London-listed companies with exposure to the domestic economy to a premium over the FTSE 100 for the first time since May.
The European Union agreed on Friday to enter intense talks with Britain to try to break the deadlock over Brexit, lifting financial markets with a sign that a deal could be done before the Halloween deadline. A flurry of activity has brought the fraught bargaining process to a new level as Britain's scheduled departure date of Oct. 31 grows ever closer, but it is still uncertain whether the two sides can make a breakthrough before then. By Thursday British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar said they had found "a pathway" to a possible deal, and by Friday some officials were expressing guarded optimism.