|Bid||0.00 x 146000|
|Ask||0.00 x 210000|
|Day's range||324.20 - 328.70|
|52-week range||255.40 - 338.80|
|PE ratio (TTM)||8.88|
|Earnings date||31 Jul 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.04 (1.21%)|
|1y target est||331.08|
U.K. stocks rose for a third straight session on Thursday, boosted by continued gains for miners on the back of a rally in nickel and aluminum prices. The FTSE 100 index (^FTSE) rose 0.2% to 7,333.26, building on a 1.3% rally from Wednesday.
Rentokil Initial said that first-quarter revenue fell 5.1%, impacted by the effects of last September’s hurricane in Puerto Rico and unseasonably cold weather.
UK shares traded lower on Friday morning as concerns over U.S. protectionism fuelled by President Donald Trump's promise to tax aluminium and steel imports sent jitters across stock markets worldwide. ...
** Pest control and hygiene company Rentokil's shares up 3.7 pct and among top gainers on FTSE 100 ** Credit Suisse upgrades Rentokil to Outperform with a 330p price target after recent share price weakness ...
Revenue at the pest control divison rose by 5.6 percent on a like-for-like basis and 17.8 percent including acquisitions. It also maintained its full-year forecast despite saying some of its operations had been affected by severe weather conditions. "Notwithstanding the impact of severe weather conditions on some of our businesses in the third quarter, prospects remain good for the remainder of the year across the majority of our markets and our guidance for the full year is unchanged,” Chief Executive Andy Ransom said.
Revenue at the pest control divison rose by 5.6 percent on a like-for-like basis and 17.8 percent including acquisitions. The company bought six businesses during the quarter and added that its pipeline for deals in the current quarter and in 2018 remained "strong".
A punishing fall in AstraZeneca's shares after the failure of a key lung cancer study for the pharma company offset the impact of earnings-led gains for drinks giant Diageo on Britain's top share index. Britain's FTSE 100 index was flat in percentage terms at 7,450.92 points by 0836 GMT on Thursday, while the broader European market was slightly negative.
DGAP-News: Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH / Key word(s): Joint Venture/Takeover30.06.2017 / 14:00 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.