|Bid||103.35 x 0|
|Ask||103.45 x 0|
|Day's range||101.00 - 103.50|
|52-week range||85.58 - 150.00|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.81|
|PE ratio (TTM)||10.68|
|Forward dividend & yield||4.40 (4.32%)|
|Ex-dividend date||06 May 2022|
|1y target est||148.67|
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Security services group Securitas reported on Wednesday a rise in first-quarter profit that matched expectations helped by strong sales growth in Europe. Operating profit rose to 1.25 billion Swedish crowns ($126.7 million) from a year-earlier 1.03 billion. CEO Magnus Ahlqvist said in a statement the group had passed on higher wage costs to customers in the quarter and expected to be able keep maintaining that balance.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) -Swedish Security services group Securitas reported on Tuesday a rise in fourth-quarter profit and said demand for airport security, which plunged early in the pandemic, was recovering. Securitas, which expects to finalise a $3.2 billion deal to buy Stanley Black & Decker's electronic security solutions arm in the coming months, said operating profit before amortisation rose 17% from a year earlier to 1.65 billion crowns ($180.5 million) on the back of cost savings and sales growth. Sales growth before acquisitions was 4%, unchanged from the third quarter and up from a year-ago 1%, driven by the group's Security Services Europe and Security Services Ibero-America divisions and helped by a recovering airport security business.