|Bid||775.00 x 98600|
|Ask||1,084.00 x 60300|
|Day's range||776.60 - 793.00|
|52-week range||648.60 - 1,078.00|
|PE ratio (TTM)||12.57|
|Earnings date||24 May 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||846.36|
By Danilo Masoni MILAN (Reuters) - Technology companies led European stocks lower on Wednesday on persistent concerns over a regulatory crackdown and falls in major tech stocks overnight. The pan-regional ...
Following today's news, Paul Summers prefers this Footsie giant over water company United Utilities Group plc (LON: UU).
Revenue is expected to be "slightly higher" for the year, while underlying operating profit is expected to be "moderately higher", the company said, adding that current trading was in line with its expectations. The company's revenue for the year ended March 31, 2017 was 1.7 billion pounds and profit was 622.9 million pounds. The utility, which supplies and treats water in north-western UK, maintained its guidance on capital expenditure and outcome delivery incentives - used by Britain's water regulator Ofwat to push companies to offer better services to customers, improve operations and cut down on costs.
Around a third of United Utilities' employees are expected to strike on March 16 and 19, but the company said it planned to keep its services running as normal. The company said it had already agreed with unions to introduce a "hybrid" pension scheme rather than scrap its defined benefit scheme. "Many companies have found that final salary pension schemes have become much more expensive to fund and United Utilities is no exception," United Utilities said.
A round-up of notable broker activity this morning from Europe's top-ranked* analysts: ** Inderes upgrades Kone to "reduce" from "sell". Broker lowers 2018 expectations due to one-off ...
The extent of the pay gap between male and female employees at some of the country's biggest firms has been revealed. Government figures show that men are paid nearly 65% more per hour at high street fashion store Phase Eight and nearly 52% more at EasyJet (Frankfurt: A1JTC1 - news) . Thousands more firms, public sector bodies and other organisations are expected to reveal their gender pay gaps in the next few months.
** Centrica shares up 2 pct, United Utilities up 1.6 pct - top gainers on UK bluechip index, as Credit Suisse becomes less negative on sector ** CS raises Centrica to "outperform" from "neutral" ...
The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, ...
The chairman of Carillion (Frankfurt: 924047 - news) , the crisis-hit construction and outsourcing group, is being lined up for a new role in the boardroom of Survitec, a British-based manufacturer of survival equipment. Sky News has learnt that Philip Green, the former boss of United Utilities (LSE: UU.L - news) , is in discussions with Onex, Survitec's Canadian owner, about taking on the chairmanship of the company. The talks are said to have been delayed as Mr Green focuses on efforts to rescue Carillion, a key player in Britain's infrastructure industry.
Britain's water regulator, OFWAT, which sets prices each company can charge customers, has introduced separate price controls for different services offered by the water industry from the one price control used earlier. United Utilities, which supplies and treats water in north-western UK, said underlying operating profit rose to 344 million pounds from 312.5 million pounds a year earlier.
(Adds company news items and futures) Nov 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 futures is flat ahead of the cash market open on Wednesday. * THOMAS COOK: Travel firm Thomas Cook reported an 8 percent rise ...
Water firm United Utilities (LSE: UU.L - news) has been fined £300,000 after supplying water unfit for human consumption to more than 700,000 customers. People in Lancashire were forced to boil their water for almost three weeks in the summer of 2015 after the microbial parasite cryptosporidium was found in the Franklaw water treatment works in Preston (Other OTC: PSNP - news) . The firm admitted supplying water unfit for human consumption at an earlier hearing and will also have to pay £150,000 in prosecution costs.