|Bid||1,933.00 x 74700|
|Ask||1,935.00 x 77700|
|Day's range||1,930.50 - 1,963.50|
|52-week range||1,697.00 - 2,326.00|
|PE ratio (TTM)||26.46|
|Earnings date||20 Feb 2018 - 26 Feb 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.58 (3.00%)|
|1y target est||2,303.68|
The company's operating profit rose 36.4 percent to 292 million pounds for the year ended Dec. 31. Analysts on average had expected an operating profit of 273.68 million pounds, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Orders in the oil and gas business rose to 732 million pounds from 438 million pounds, with North America orders increasing 82 percent.
LONDON/MILAN, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 31 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE sealed its best monthly gains since May on Tuesday as a series of upbeat earning updates including from oil major BP helped it rebound and end October on a high. The internationally-exposed FTSE 100 inched up 0.1 percent, closing at 7,493.08 points after a 0.2 percent fall on Monday when strength in the pound ahead of this week's Bank of England policy meeting weighed. The stock index ended October up 1.6 percent, its best month since May, when the election of President Emmanuel Macron in France sent stock markets across Europe soaring.
MILAN, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 31 (Reuters) - The FTSE inched up on Tuesday as a series of upbeat earning updates including from oil major BP helped UK's top share index rebound. The internationally exposed FTSE rose 0.3 percent at 7,513 points by 0929 GMT after a 0.2 percent fall seen on Monday when strength in the pound ahead of this week's Bank of England policy meeting weighed. BP rose as much as 4.1 percent to its highest level in three years since July 2014 after a strong update in a sector supported by the reecent surge of crude oil prices to above $60.
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Finland's mining equipment maker Metso (Amsterdam: MS6.AS - news) on Wednesday appointed Nico Delvaux as chief executive from Swedish rival Atlas Copco (LSE: 0R82.L - news) to lead growth plans after years of restructuring and weak demand. Metso, the maker of grinding mills and crushers for miners as well as valves and pumps for the oil and gas industry, has been battling tough market conditions due to spending cuts by miners and uncertainty over growth in top metals consumer China. Now (Frankfurt: 11N.F - news) , with Metso having a very strong balance sheet, we really want to see growth, going from cost cutting and restructuring to growing our business," Chairman Mikael Lilius told a news conference.
** Weir Group up 2.3 pct - highest in over 2 years ** JP Morgan raises rating to "overweight" from "neutral," ups target price to 2175p from 1800p ** "While demand in Weir’s two ...