Tesla's market value has overtaken that of motoring giant Ford. The electric car maker's shares increased more than 7% last night, bringing its market value to $49bn at the close of trading. Ed Bowsher discussed further with tech consultant and journalist Chris Green.
Apple has ended its deal with chip designer Imagination Technologies, with shares in the UK-based firm plummeting almost 70% in early trade. Can Imagination survive without its biggest customer? And Burberry strikes a deal with US cosmetics giant Coty to grow its beauty brands. Ken Odeluga, market analyst at City Index, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for these and more need-to-know company news.
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.
Tesco's takeover target Booker Group has delivered solid results - has this helped cement the £3.7bn deal with the supermarket giant? Plus tobacco company Imperial Brands hits modest targets and furniture retailer DFS pays a special dividend. Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator at Charles Stanley Direct, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher for the latest market news.
The merger between the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Borse has been vetoed by the European Commission - so what's next? Plus Johnston Press's reports a £300 million loss and Flybe announces a profit warning. Chris Bailey, founder of Financial Orbit, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to cover the day's biggest company stories.
Tesco's been warned against its deal with wholesaler Booker, with two of its biggest shareholders saying the £3.7 billion price tag is too steep. Plus newly-merged bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral sees £200 million loss on merger costs. Daniel Thomas, deputy companies editor at the FT, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
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.
Co-op Bank says several ‘credible’ buyers have come forward since it was put up for sale in February - but who might want it now TSB owner Banco Sabadell has bowed out? Plus FTSE 100 engineering conglomerate Smiths Industries sees revenue up 18% - for all the day's key company news, Craig Erlam, senior market analyst at Oanda, joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher.
High Street retailer Next has announced its first fall in profits for eight years, but shares were stronger on the back of dividend news. Plus haulage company Eddie Stobart plans to float on AIM, Ted Baker results and gaming company GVC, behind foxybingo, increases its dividend. Richard Hunter, head of research at Wilson King Investment Management, went through the day's biggest financial stories.