JD sports has seen an 80% rise in pre-tax profits - and shares are on the up - but other's aren't so lucky, with Shell bogged down in a possible corruption scandal around its Nigerian oil licence. For more of the latest company news, Ed Bowsher was joined by Paul Sedgewick, Head of Investments at Frank Investments.
Entertainment One, the company behind popular children's character Peppa Pig, released its Q4 update - are they too reliant on Peppa's success? And challenger bank Shawbrook shares spike - will a takeover deal be done? Rodney Hobson, financial commentator, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to assess the day's biggest company stories.
BT has been fined £42m by Ofcom for failing to compensate rivals after delays to broadband installation - a record figure. They'll also have to pay around £300m in compensation to rivals. Plus Stagecoach loses South Western franchise to FirstGroup and Hong Kong firm MTR and YouGov reveals its results. Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City Index, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for the day's company stories.
Profits at Morrisons have risen 40% but why is the share price is down 6%? Plus John Lewis has cut staff bonus for fourth year in a row and Countrywide shares slump to an all-time low. For more on the latest company news, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Richard Hunter of Wilson King Investment Management.
Standard Life will acquire rival Aberdeen Asset Management for £3.8bn - the move would create the UK's largest fund management group, managing £660bn in assets with an £11bn market capitalisation. Why has the deal been done? Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City Index, for more on this, plus GM sells its European brands Vauxhall and Opel, Informa's revenue rises 11 percent and possible tax rises in this week's budget.
Sales at Primark rose 21% last year - but what did this mean for Primark's owner, Associated British Foods? For this and the day's biggest company moves including house builder Persimmon, Trinity Mirror and Direct Line, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City Index.
Barclays has reported a surge in profits, from a net loss of almost £400 million in 2015 to net profit of £1.6 billion in 2016, but the share price is slightly softer - for more on why, Richard Hunter, head of research at Wilson King Investment Management, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to talk through the day's biggest company stories.
The company behind messaging app Snapchat, Snap Inc, has brought in its valuation target at $19.5bn to $22.2bn - big numbers but still lower than the $25bn hoped for in initial documents. And shares in defence business Cobham have crashed 20% today while profits at drug company Shire have soared 60%. Richard Hunter, head of research at Wilson King Investment Management, went through this and the day's need-to-know company stories with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Engine-maker Rolls-Royce has announced a pre-tax full year loss of £4.6 billion, one of the biggest UK corporate losses in history. But it's not all bad news for the company - Garry White, chief investment commentator at Charles Stanley, explains this and the major company stories of the day with Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Oil giant BP has missed analysts' expectations, reporting its lowest earnings in the last decade. And Aldi overtakes Co-op to become Britain's fifth biggest supermarket group. Deputy companies editor at the Financial Times Daniel Thomas joined Share Radio's Sarah Lowther for this and more.
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