|Day's range||48.31 - 48.31|
|52-week range||43.85 - 50.95|
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Shareholder advisory firm Glass Lewis on Thursday recommended investors vote against the reelection of Ian Cheshire to the board of Barclays (LSE: BARC.L - news) , saying he has too many commitments to fulfill all his duties. Cheshire is chairman-designate of Barclays's UK retail bank, which will be separated from the investment bank in 2019 under rules designed to protect savers' deposits. Barclays shareholders will have the opportunity to vote on Cheshire and the bank's other board members at the bank's annual general meeting in London on May 10.
British coffee and sandwich chain Pret A Manger said on Thursday it was on track to grow its global store estate to 500 in 2017 as it reported an 11 percent rise in core earnings. Pret (Shenzhen: 002324.SZ - news) , majority owned by private equity firm Bridgepoint, made core earnings of 93.2 million pounds ($120.2 million) in 2016 as total sales rose 15 percent to 776.2 million pounds. The outcome was a twelfth straight year of revenue and core earnings growth.
British online fashion retailer Boohoo forecast sales growth of 50 percent in its new financial year after a doubling of profit in 2016-17, resisting signs from other retailers that shoppers are turning cautious on spending. Recent official data, industry surveys and company comments, for example from Carpetright (Other OTC: CGHXF - news) and Costa Coffee owner Whitbread (Frankfurt: WHF4.F - news) on Tuesday, have indicated that Britons are starting to feel the strain of rising prices after last year's vote to leave the European Union sent the pound plunging. Boohoo, which sells own-brand clothing, shoes and accessories online to a core market of 16-24 year-olds, has been one of the best performing UK stocks over the last year, almost quadrupling in value.