WMH.L - William Hill plc

LSE - LSE Delayed price. Currency in GBp
328.90
+4.50 (+1.39%)
At close: 4:35PM BST
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Previous close324.40
Open324.00
Bid294.50 x 50500
Ask352.70 x 126000
Day's range324.00 - 330.30
52-week range239.10 - 345.00
Volume3,124,082
Avg. volume8,556,837
Market cap2.827B
Beta-0.18
PE ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-9.70
Earnings date3 Aug 2018
Forward dividend & yield0.13 (4.70%)
Ex-dividend date2018-04-26
1y target est326.93
  • The Wall Street Journal20 hours ago

    [$$] The Book on Sports Betting: The House Holds the Cards

    Now that the Supreme Court has paved the way to legalize sports betting across the U.S., novices may get the itch to go for broke. In 1992, the federal government barred states from authorizing sports gambling on the grounds that it threatened the integrity of athletics. Nevada’s existing gambling laws were grandfathered in, but with last week’s high court decision, any state may now opt to permit sports betting.

  • MarketWatch5 days ago

    How to make money on sports betting while everyone else loses their shirt

    Sports betting now might become similarly widespread in the U.S. The great American expectations for the pastime—blasted by critics as addictive and impoverishing, and praised by fans as fun and lucrative—follow the past week’s Supreme Court decision nixing federal prohibitions on states’ allowing it. Gambling companies William Hill (WMH.L)  , GVC Holdings (GVC.L)and 888 Holdings (888.L)are among the names that bulls view as due for gains. William Hill already runs 108 of the 192 sports books in Nevada, and it’s the risk manager for sports betting within the Delaware lottery.

  • Reuters9 days ago

    Britain cuts top stake on gambling machines on addiction fears

    Critics of the machines, often dubbed the "crack cocaine" of gambling, had also written to Prime Minister Theresa May urging the government to cut the stake to 2 pounds. The decision deals a blow to companies such as William Hill (WMH.L) and GVC (GVC.L) who had argued that the terminals were a major source of income for high-street betting shops which are struggling to stay afloat as younger gamblers move online, putting jobs at risk. Gambling companies -- most of which run internet as well as high street businesses -- face a two-way squeeze as the government plans to increase Remote Gaming Duty on online gambling to offset the loss of income from the cut in the stake.

  • Reuters - UK Focus9 days ago

    Britain cuts top stake on gambling machines on addiction fears

    Britain will cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals to just two pounds after the government opted to try to tackle problem gambling and rejected claims that such a big reduction could cost thousands of jobs. Critics of the machines, often dubbed the "crack cocaine" of gambling, had also written to Prime Minister Theresa May urging the government to cut the stake to 2 pounds. The decision deals a blow to companies such as William Hill (Frankfurt: 633847 - news) and GVC who had argued that the terminals were a major source of income for high-street betting shops which are struggling to stay afloat as younger gamblers move online, putting jobs at risk.

  • Reuters10 days ago

    Factbox: Bookmakers spell out impact of new UK gambling curbs

    Online gambling businesses also face a squeeze as the government said it plans to increase Remote Gaming Duty to offset its loss of income from the cut in the FOBT stake. Here are the latest reactions from bookmakers and industry heads to the UK government's move.

  • Reuters10 days ago

    Factbox: Bookmakers spell out impact of new UK gambling curbs

    Online gambling businesses also face a squeeze as the government said it plans to increase Remote Gaming Duty to offset its loss of income from the cut in the FOBT stake. Here are the latest reactions from bookmakers and industry heads to the UK government's move.

  • All Is Not Lost for U.K. Bookies After FOBT Blow, Analysts Say
    Bloomberg10 days ago

    All Is Not Lost for U.K. Bookies After FOBT Blow, Analysts Say

    While the U.K. government’s move to cut the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals to 2 pounds is a painful blow to Britain’s bookmakers, investors were more than prepared for such an outcome, analysts say. The decision dispels the uncertainty that had lingered over the sector, according to Davy’s David Jennings. The expected dent to company earnings stemming from Thursday’s announcement could spur another wave of industry consolidation, according to Canaccord Genuity’s Simon Davies, who sees bid speculation providing support to share prices.

  • Bookies William Hill, Paddy Power set out cost of new gambling curbs
    Reuters10 days ago

    Bookies William Hill, Paddy Power set out cost of new gambling curbs

    (Reuters) - Bookmakers William Hill (WMH.L) and Paddy Power Betfair (PPB.I) said plans to cut the maximum stake on fixed odd betting terminals in Britain to two pounds would hit gaming revenue hard. William ...

  • Reuters - UK Focus10 days ago

    Bookies William Hill, Paddy Power set out cost of new gambling curbs

    Bookmakers William Hill and Paddy Power Betfair said plans to cut the maximum stake on fixed odd betting terminals in Britain to two pounds would hit gaming revenue hard. William Hill expects total gaming ...

  • The Wall Street Journal10 days ago

    Gambling Firms Race to Expand After Limits Are Lifted on Sports Betting

    Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets. Gambling firms are wagering that the U.S. sports-betting market is the next frontier after the Supreme Court lifted limits on the business, and several are vying to be first out of the gate with offerings. Paddy Power Betfair PLC, a Dublin gambling company, said Wednesday it is in talks to merge its U.S. business with FanDuel Inc., a fantasy-sports company that offers games daily.

  • Bloomberg11 days ago

    U.K. to Announce Crackdown on Gambling Machines This Week

    The U.K. will announce a clamp down within days on the highly addictive roulette and poker machines that are so profitable for the gambling industry but also blamed for contributing to social and economic hardship. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has dropped his objection to imposing to a new maximum limit of 2 pounds ($2.70) -- down from 100 pounds -- on fixed-odds betting terminals, according to people familiar with the matter, paving the way for the measure to go through. The machines -- dubbed the “crack cocaine” of gambling -- are used by thousands of betting shops across Britain, and have helped offset a decline in revenue caused by the growth in online gambling.

  • Legal sports betting could help gamblers like my dad not get in over their heads: US gaming CEO
    CNBC11 days ago

    Legal sports betting could help gamblers like my dad not get in over their heads: US gaming CEO

    Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US, says companies rushing to cash in on the Supreme Court's decision need to act responsibly.

  • Reuters - UK Focus12 days ago

    Gaming investors eye jackpot from U.S. sports betting ruling

    Shares (Berlin: DI6.BE - news) in gaming and casino companies jumped on Monday, led by Scientific Games Corp , as investors wagered on new business opportunities for the industry after the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for states to legalize sports betting. The ruling endorsed New Jersey's bid to allow sports betting and struck down a 1992 federal law that widely prohibited the practice, potentially adding a new line of business for many casinos and for betting technology providers such as Scientific Games and International Game Technology (Frankfurt: 7IG.F - news) .

  • FOBT reforms 'will trigger William Hill bid', bosses warn
    Sky News12 days ago

    FOBT reforms 'will trigger William Hill bid', bosses warn

    Slashing maximum bets on gaming machines will leave Britain’s biggest independent bookmaker at risk of being swallowed by an overseas rival, its chairman and chief executive warned ministers on Monday. Sky News has obtained a letter sent by Roger Devlin, the new chairman of William Hill (Frankfurt: 633847 - news) , to Matt Hancock, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, in which he claimed that proposed reforms to Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) could leave it vulnerable to a takeover bid. Mr Devlin also highlighted the risk to tens of thousands of jobs across the gambling sector if the maximum FOBTs stake is, as widely expected, cut from £100 to £2.

  • Supreme Court strikes down sports betting ban: What happens next
    Yahoo Finance12 days ago

    Supreme Court strikes down sports betting ban: What happens next

    The US Supreme Court strikes down PASPA, the law banning sports betting—here's what the decision means for pro sports leagues, fantasy sports, and casinos.

  • Bloomberg12 days ago

    The Bettor’s State-by-State Guide to Legal Sports Gambling

    Now that the Supreme Court has overturned the federal ban on sports betting, some fans in the U.S. should be able to place bets within weeks. New Jersey, which petitioned the Supreme Court for this decision, and Delaware, which currently has a sports lottery that consists of NFL parlay bets, are most likely to move first into this new market. New Jersey’s Monmouth Park is expected to open first.

  • Reuters - UK Focus12 days ago

    BUZZ-British bookies: surge on potential unlocking of U.S. sports betting market

    ** Shares in British bookmakers William Hill, Paddy Power Betfair and GVC surge higher in volume spike after U.S. top court backs New Jersey's bid to legalize sports betting ** The U.S. Supreme Court paved ...

  • Casino Stocks Rally After Ruling Opens Up $4 Billion Market
    Bloomberg12 days ago

    Casino Stocks Rally After Ruling Opens Up $4 Billion Market

    Shares of casino companies soared after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that bars gambling on individual sporting events, potentially opening up a $4 billion market for the industry. Scientific Games Corp., Boyd Gaming Corp., MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment Corp. all rose in the wake of the decision. Other companies, such as online gaming giant Stars Group Inc. and International Speedway Corp., also climbed.

  • Bloomberg12 days ago

    Casino Stocks Jump After Sports-Wagering Ban Gets Overturned

    Shares of casino companies soared after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that bars gambling on individual sporting events, opening up a new source of revenue for the industry. Scientific Games Corp., Boyd Gaming Corp., MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment Corp. all rose in the wake of the decision. Other companies, such as online gaming giant Stars Group Inc. and International Speedway Corp., also climbed.

  • MarketWatch12 days ago

    Shares in Paddy Power, William Hill climb after U.S. Supreme Court ruling

    Shares in U.K.-listed gambling companies jumped Monday following news of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that favored their industry. Shares in William Hill PLC recently were up 8.5%, while Paddy Power Betfair ...

  • MarketWatch12 days ago

    Supreme Court rules that federal law doesn't bar sports gambling

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of the state of New Jersey in a case that could open sports betting around the nation. In a 6-to-3 vote, the Supreme Court in Murphy vs. National Collegiate ...

  • William Hill boss dealt bloody nose from investors over £600,000 salary
    The Telegraph18 days ago

    William Hill boss dealt bloody nose from investors over £600,000 salary

    William Hill boss dealt bloody nose from investors over £600,000 salary

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  • Reuters19 days ago

    Roma, March Madness gift William Hill revenue bounce

    Net revenue at William Hill Plc (WMH.L) for the first 17 weeks of 2018 was 3 percent higher compared to the same period a year ago, the company said in a trading statement, as a recovery at its online business offset a decline in high street betting. Roma surprised pundits last month by bouncing back from a 4-1 first leg defeat in the Champions League against the new Spanish champions to win the second leg 3-0 and the tie on goal difference.

  • Reuters - UK Focus19 days ago

    Roma, March Madness gift William Hill revenue bounce

    Roma's shock defeat of Barcelona and a surge in U.S. March Madness college basketball betting drove a 12 percent rise in online net revenue for British bookmaker William Hill (Frankfurt: 633847 - news) in the first 17 weeks of this year, the company said on Tuesday. Net (LSE: 0LN0.L - news) revenue at William Hill Plc for the first 17 weeks of 2018 was 3 percent higher compared to the same period a year ago, the company said in a trading statement, as a recovery at its online business offset a decline in high street betting. Roma surprised pundits last month by bouncing back from a 4-1 first leg defeat in the Champions League against the new Spanish champions to win the second leg 3-0 and the tie on goal difference.

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