|Bid||297.000000 x 140300|
|Ask||330.000000 x 458500|
|Day's range||317.200012 - 321.399994|
|52-week range||247.600006 - 321.899994|
|PE ratio (TTM)||48.24|
|Earnings date||8 Aug 2017|
|Dividend & yield||0.02 (0.40%)|
|1y target est||329.40|
British bookmaker William Hill Plc (Frankfurt: 633847 - news) , which in March named a new chief executive and finance head, on Tuesday reported a 16 percent rise in online net revenue for the 17 weeks to April 25 after product improvements helped it to attract more customers. Group total net revenue was up 9 percent, with the strongest increase coming from Australia. Steady growth in online comes as a welcome respite for the company which has been struggling to keep pace with rivals in that part of the business.
British retailers reported only weak growth in sales over the Easter holidays, a survey showed on Friday, adding to signs that consumer spending is losing steam as Britain gears up for a national election next month. Retail sales in the five weeks to the end of April were 1.9 percent higher than the same period in 2016 on a like-for-like basis that excludes new store openings, accountants BDO said. BDO said this was weaker than it had expected, despite marking the fastest growth since September 2015, as it had expected more of a rebound from April 2016's 6.1 percent slump.
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