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Will UK SPACs takeoff in 2022?

UK regulators made it easier for SPACs to join the market last year, but will it be enough to fuel a boom in listings like we have seen in the US?

Stagflation: definition, causes, and predictions

Fears of stagflation in the UK are increasing as business confidence collapses, supply bottlenecks tighten, energy prices rise, and winter fuel shortages add to fears. But what exactly is stagflation? And what could it mean for the economy?

October 20, 2021 09:00 AM

Trustpilot IPO: Everything you need to know about Trustpilot

Danish company Trustpilot has chosen to float on the London Stock Exchange in an IPO that could raise up to £500 million. So why now and how did it get to where it has?

March 16, 2021 01:47 PM

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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.

December 29, 2020 04:36 AM

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%.

December 16, 2020 03:22 AM

AstraZeneca: technical support at 7121

AstraZeneca, the global biopharmaceutical firm, announced its acquisition of rare-disease US specialist Alexion Pharmaceuticals.

December 14, 2020 03:33 AM

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.

December 11, 2020 03:51 AM

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.

December 9, 2020 02:44 AM

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.

December 8, 2020 04:31 AM

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.

December 7, 2020 03:33 AM

Brexit: Three Scenarios and What’s Priced In for GBP/USD?

As we approach the end of the year, Brexit negotiations will be the most important factor for GBP and FTSE traders to watch.

December 1, 2020 09:14 AM

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.

November 27, 2020 03:47 AM

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.

November 26, 2020 03:45 AM

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.

November 25, 2020 03:13 AM

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.

November 24, 2020 04:02 AM

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".

November 23, 2020 03:22 AM

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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.

November 20, 2020 02:51 AM

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.

November 19, 2020 03:33 AM

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.

November 18, 2020 03:52 AM

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.

November 17, 2020 03:47 AM

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.

November 16, 2020 03:24 AM

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.

November 10, 2020 03:55 AM