The latest story is HHC, a US group, will mount a cash and share offer of 240p within the next few weeks. As part of the deal, Ladbroke's management will buy out the group's betting and casino interests.
The shares cut an early fall to 2p at 193p in busy late trading.
rA bidder could be on the prowl for Harry Ramsden's, the renown fish and chip chain. The shares have been strong lately.
They rose 14p to 384p compared with a 326p close on Monday.Reuse content