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Admiral Group: upside trend continues
Admiral Group, a financial services company, announced that it has agreed to sell Penguin Portals Group and its 50% share of Preminen Price Comparison Holdings Limited.
Bunzl: new up leg in sight?
Bunzl, a multinational distribution and outsourcing company, said that “group revenue for the year is expected to increase by approximately 8%.
AstraZeneca: technical support at 7121
AstraZeneca, the global biopharmaceutical firm, announced its acquisition of rare-disease US specialist Alexion Pharmaceuticals.
Rolls-Royce shares down after trading update
Rolls-Royce, the engineering group, said that it plans to sell assets worth 2 billion pounds to pay down debt and is cutting 1.3 billion pounds in costs.
British American Tobacco: range-bound trading strategy
British American Tobacco, the cigarettes manufacturer, said in its 2H trading update that constant currency adjusted revenue growth is now estimated to be at the high end of the 1-3% range.
Ashtead Group’s upward momentum continues
Ashtead Group, an industrial equipment rental company, reported that 2Q underlying EPS fell 6% on year to 54.3p.
Kingfisher’s shares near technical support level
Kingfisher, the retailing company, said it intends to return in full the U.K. and Republic of Ireland business rates relief received as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
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Capita shares face significant hurdle
Capita confirmed that it has entered into exclusive talks with Montagu over the potential sale of its Education Software Solutions business.
Aviva shares within an upward-sloping channel
Aviva, the insurance group, reported 9-month life PVNBP (present value of new business premiums) of 32.1 billion pounds.
United Utilities shares supported by a rising trend line
United Utilities, a water company, announced that 1H underlying profit after tax dropped 16.0% on year to 174 million pounds.
Pennon Group: Key resistance at 1100p
Pennon Group, a water utility and waste management company, reported that 1H adjusted EPS dropped 10.9% on year to 17.9p.
AstraZeneca: Key support at 7766p
AstraZeneca reported: "Positive high-level results from an interim analysis of clinical trials of AZD1222 in the UK and Brazil showed the vaccine was highly effective in preventing COVID-19".
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Sage Group shares nearing support
Sage Group, an enterprise software company, posted underlying operating profit down 6.7% to 411 million pounds that missed estimates.
Royal Mail is nearing overbought territory
Royal Mail, a postal service and courier company, posted 1H adjusted profit before tax declined 87.7% on year.
Halfords formed a bullish flag pattern
Halfords, the provider of motoring and cycling products and services, posted 1H underlying profit before tax of 56 million pounds, compared with a profit before tax of 27.5 million pounds in the prior year.
EasyJet: Watch the support level at 682p
EasyJet, a low-cost airline, posted full-year loss before tax of 1.27 billion pounds, compared with a profit before tax of 430 million pounds in the prior year.
Vodafone formed a bullish double bottom chart pattern
Vodafone, the telecommunications group, reported that 1H adjusted EPS jumped to 0.0411 euro from 0.0085 euro in the prior-year period.
Persimmon to pay extra dividend
In a trading update today, the housebuilding company Persimmon said that it will pay shareholders an additional dividend on back on strong 3Q performance.