Market Wrap: Tesco's shares up over 9%, BT quarterly profits drop 37%, Alliance Trust agrees to buy out Elliott and more - with AJ Bell's Russ Mould
The Share Radio Evening Show
Join Share Radio's Simon Rose as he investigates what has been happening in the bourses and businesses of Britain and the world. To put the day's events in context, he was joined by Russ Mould, Investment Director at the online stockbrokers, AJ Bell. In today's wrap: the UK's biggest supermarket group, Tesco, has agreed to buy the UK's biggest food wholesaler, Booker Group; quarterly profits at BT have dropped 37%; Alliance Trust has agreed to buy out Elliott, a US activist investor that spent years pushing for management and structural changes at the Dundee-based financial services group; and the mortgage lender Paragon has reported that first quarter profits are in line with expectations due to cost controls and good trends in high margins and volumes.