|Bid||6,920.00 x 0|
|Ask||6,924.00 x 0|
|Day's range||6,890.00 - 6,946.00|
|52-week range||5,130.00 - 8,191.30|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.20|
|PE ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings date||28 Jul 2020|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.75 (2.50%)|
|Ex-dividend date||20 Aug 2020|
|1y target est||7,085.56|
Here are the top business, market, and economic stories you should be watching today in the UK, Europe, and abroad.
The blue-chip FTSE 100 <.FTSE> closed 0.1% up, led by personal goods makers <.FTNMX3760>, food and drug retailers <.FTNMX5330>, real estate investment trusts <.FTNMX8670> and travel and leisure stocks <.FTNMX5750>. The domestically focused mid-cap FTSE 250 ended 0.4% higher, boosted by soft drinks maker Britvic Plc <BVIC.L>, which jumped 6.4% as it forecast annual adjusted operating profit ahead of market expectations. "There's a lot of wrangling and political posturing but traders are not too scared as it's all part of the process to get a deal," said Stefan Koopman, senior market economist at Rabobank.
Reckitt Benckiser <RB.L> reported on Tuesday a much bigger-than-expected rise in third-quarter sales and raised its full-year outlook, as the coronavirus pandemic lifts demand for its cleaning products. "While there is still more work to do, I'm pleased to say that RB today is in much better shape than it was a year ago," Chief Executive Laxman Narasimhan, who has been in the role for a year, told reporters. Reckitt shares were up 2% at 0705 GMT in London.