Ocado has posted solid first quarter results, so why are investors selling the stock? Plus why are mergers on the rise in the UK? For more on this and all the need-to-know company news, deputy companies editor at the Financial Times, Daniel Thomas, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
Two takeover bids for housebuilder Bovis Homes pushed the share price up 9 percent today even as the company rejected the initial offers from Redrow and Galliford Try. The latter remains 'in talks' with Bovis on another bid. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Ken Odeluga from City Index for the day's need-to-know company news.
Shares in BT are up 5 percent as the company ends two years of wrangling over the future of its OpenReach division. Plus insurer Esure shares jump on positive news and Wetherspoons chairman rails against the budget. For all of the day's need-to-know company stories, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Craig Erlam from OANDA.
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.
Online food delivery company Just Eat has beat profit expectations but in a competitive market, can it stay ahead? Plus results from Paddy Power Betfair, insurer Direct Line and a profit warning from temporary power provider Aggreko. Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke with Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator at Charles Stanley, for more on the day's need-to-know company news.
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.
The London Stock Exchange has raised its dividend 20 percent as the merger with Deutsche Börse looks increasingly unlikely. What does it signal? Plus shares at global ad giant WPP are down 8% and cryptocurrency Bitcoin's outstripping gold on the markets. Craig Erlam of OANDA joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for more on the day's big company stories.
Sports Direct has emerged as a likely buyer for lingerie company Agent Provocateur as it enters administration, while Capita's CEO will step aside after a 33 percent fall in pre-tax profits. For more on these and the rest of the day's big company stories, Share Radio's Ed Bowsher was joined by Richard Hunter, head of research at Wilson King Investment Management.
The much-awaited valuation of Snap, messaging service Snapchat's parent company, is imminent - what could the final number look like? Plus ITV's mixed results, the BHS pensions settlement and the wash-up from the LSE and Deutsche Boerse merger. For the day's biggest company stories, founder of Financial Orbit Chris Bailey joined Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher.
A long-awaited merger between London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse appears ready to collapse - but who's responsible? Plus part-owner of Southern Rail operator Go-Ahead issue profit warning, and results from Boohoo, Greggs and Taylor Wimpey. For these and more, Share Radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher was joined by Daniel Thomas, deputy companies editor at the Financial Times.