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Sunday 18 October 2009
ITV has approached new headhunters to replace Russell Reynolds as the troubled television company steps up its search for a new chief executive and chairman to replace its outgoing boss, Michael Grade.
Friday 04 September 2009
In these troubled times, what better than to get away from it all on a nice boat trip to, say, Hawaii or Alaska. Analysts at Credit Suisse were certainly recommending that investors carry on cruising yesterday, as they threw their support behind Carnival.
Thursday 20 August 2009
It was a rare chance for bosses at Lloyds Banking Group to break out the champers yesterday after analysts made a rare "buy" recommendation on the stock. Surprisingly the support came from RBS, perhaps signalling the part-nationalised banks are keen to stick together in these troubled times. Ian Smillie, analyst at RBS, said Lloyds offers a "compelling restructuring opportunity" and more than doubled his price target from 60p to 150p. "Margin expansion, cost control and normalising bad debts are key to a rise in return on funded assets to 1.1 per cent," he added. Lloyds rose 2 per cent to close at 98.72p.
Saturday 08 August 2009
Rentokil Initial strengthened last night after a broker outlined a path to recovery which could put the pest control-to-parcel delivery company's shares higher in the coming months.
Friday 12 June 2009
Pharma stocks firmed up last night, with GlaxoSmithKline gaining 2.6 per cent or 26.5p to 1,058.5p, after a leading broker turned positive on the sector.
Friday 12 June 2009
Historic legislation to curb smoking in the US, the world's second-largest tobacco market after China, passed the country's Senate yesterday, heralding a clampdown on advertising and a ban on flavoured products.
Tuesday 12 May 2009
Shares in Imperial Tobacco (IMT.L) dipped today as the world's fourth-largest cigarette maker signalled dividend growth may moderate after it met forecasts with a 14 per cent rise in half-year earnings.
Wednesday 06 May 2009
Hopes of a re-rating in cyclical stocks strengthened Hays, the mid-cap staffing group which last night closed at its highest level since the summer.
Thursday 16 April 2009
British American Tobacco traded higher last night, as defensive stocks, depressed by some sharp selling in the session before, staged a recovery.
Monday 23 March 2009
The FTSE 100 was 1.4 per cent or 54 points ahead at 3896.8 while the FTSE 250 advanced to 6336.8, up 1 per cent or 64.4 points, at around 11.30am. Sentiment was strong as investors awaited the details of the Obama administration’s bank rescue plan.
Wednesday 18 March 2009
Wednesday 18 March 2009
ITV's joint house broker reignited the rights issue debate last night, arguing that the broadcaster should tap shareholders for as much as £500m to mitigate balance sheet risks.
Saturday 14 March 2009
The advertising group WPP was unsettled last night, retreating to the bottom end of the benchmark index following a warning on its prospects as the recession bears down on revenues.
Wednesday 11 March 2009
The FTSE 100 was 15.3 points behind at 3699.9 while the FTSE 250 gained 38 points to 5992.8 at 11:58 am this morning.
Wednesday 04 March 2009
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