|Bid||215.20 x 10300|
|Ask||215.80 x 162400|
|Day's range||211.40 - 235.90|
|52-week range||211.40 - 560.00|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||0.64|
|PE ratio (TTM)||22.49|
|Earnings date||22 May 2019|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.24 (9.61%)|
|1y target est||321.59|
The FTSE rose on Tuesday, helped by a rally in homebuilders amid news of a proposed parliamentary vote on a second Brexit referendum and gains in Asia-facing stocks after the United States relaxed restrictions on China's Huawei. The FTSE 100 was up 0.3%, while the FTSE 250 rose 0.5%, with builder Galliford Try leading gains after announcing job cuts.
Britain's opposition Labour Party wants to nationalise energy and water infrastructure if it can oust Prime Minister Theresa May's ruling Conservatives from power, reversing decades of pro-privatisation public policy. Despite a national election not being due until 2022, the prospect of nationalisation is worrying investors. Analysts have valued the regulated asset values of water and energy networks potentially facing nationalisation at around 125 billion pounds.
Parcel postboxes will be launching across the country as Royal Mail tries to cater for the continuing growth in online shopping. Royal Mail says the 1,400 postboxes will be introduced to 38 towns and cities from August, Birmingham, Leeds, Aberdeen and Cardiff. It comes after a successful three-month trial in Northampton and Leicester last year.
The Royal Mail plc (LON: RMG) share price is in decline but Andy Ross thinks there are better investment opportunities in the FTSE 100 (INDEXFTSE:UKX).
Royal Mail plc (LON: RMG) looks cheap, but is it really? Rupert Hargreaves takes a look at this national treasure.
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British water and power firms are trying to soothe nerves over nationalisation in the event of a Labour government, although some fund managers and lawyers doubt so-called Corbyn-proofing will work. Jeremy Corbyn, the opposition leader, has said the state would take control of Britain's water, electricity, gas and railway operators, as well as Royal Mail and Royal Bank of Scotland if Labour wins power. The privatisation of utilities, which began in the 1980s under Margaret Thatcher's Conservatives, has been a divisive issue.
Paul Summers looks ahead to results from BT Group - Class A Common Stock (LON:BT.A) and two other market giants in May.
G A Chester sees downside risks to revenue and earnings at Royal Mail plc (LON:RMG) ... and its 9% dividend yield under threat.
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The FTSE 100 ended 0.5 percent higher after rallying as much as 1 percent with gains capped due to investors shunning defensive stocks, and the midcaps added 0.6 percent. UK markets joined a global rally sparked by data showing Chinese factory activity grew for the first time in four months in March, as well as hopes of a resolution to a prolonged trade dispute between Washington and Beijing. Also driving sentiment was a survey that showed UK manufacturing growth at an unexpected 13-month high last month as the country stockpiles for Brexit.
London's main index rose on Monday as mining companies gained on upbeat data from China and progress in U.S.-Sino trade talks, though easyJet's weak trading update pulled down airline stocks. The FTSE ...
** According to Berenberg's survey data, growth may slow somewhat in 2019 for EU parcel markets but respondents are planning for c.6% volume growth this year ** The brokerage ups PostNL to "buy", ...
The cost for the UK to participate in European parliamentary elections in late May could easily exceed £100m.
* European shares end lower in choppy trade * Healthcare biggest boost, banks weigh * Brexit process remains in a deadlock * Euro zone bond yields hold near multi-year lows * Wall St muted as growth worries ...
CBI director general Carolyn Fairbairn said the Labour party's proposals 'will harm the very people they are intended to help.'
Williams, former chief executive officer and chairman of British Airways, takes over as the 500-year-old post and parcels company struggles with weaker results, a shareholder revolt over pay packages and a slew of management changes.
A Brexit extension shouldn't be celebrated: It's still expected to cause pain for the UK economy by holding back growth, delaying business investment, and hurting household spending.