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Director deals: Softcat, Hotel Chocolat and Morgan Sindall bosses give themselves hefty paydays featured picture

Director deals: Softcat, Hotel Chocolat and Morgan Sindall bosses give themselves hefty paydays

Several company bosses appear to have given themselves hefty paydays over the last week as a number of chief executives and chairmen cashed in shares. By far the biggest beneficiary has been Softcat (SCT) chairman Martin Hellawell, who sold off 1.17m shares – 1m at £10.46 per share and 170,000 at £10.96 apiece –banking £12.3m in the process. Hellawell, who used to be chief executive ...
Burberry tops FTSE 100 on profits jump but market remains dogged by trade war and Brexit worries featured picture

Burberry tops FTSE 100 on profits jump but market remains dogged by trade war and Brexit worries

Luxury brand Burberry (BRBY) shot to the top of the FTSE 100 leader board on Thursday after reporting a rise in half year profit as new collections boosted sales. Shares in the company rallied close to 7% in early trading to £22.02 as the £9bn business delivered an 11% hike in pre-tax profit to £193m for the 26 weeks ended 28 September, although the UK fashion brand said it expected a ...
Market report: Taylor Wimpey buoyed by resilient housing market, while UK stocks sag on lack of new detail on US-China trade deal featured picture

Market report: Taylor Wimpey buoyed by resilient housing market, while UK stocks sag on lack of new detail on US-China trade deal

The FTSE 100 index dropped 36 points to 7,340 today along with international markets after Donald Trump merely re-iterated his rhetoric that a trade deal was imminent with China without providing new information, in a speech at the Economic Club of New York last night. Shares in house builder Taylor Wimpey (TW.) bucked the trend to firm 1% at 171.5p after the company’s trading statement said ...
Private equity has been in a sweet spot in recent years - should that give investors pause for thought? featured picture

Private equity has been in a sweet spot in recent years - should that give investors pause for thought?

THIS IS AN ADVERTISING FEATURE By Merrick McKay, Fund Manager, Standard Life Private Equity Trust plc -The private equity sector has drawn considerable interest thanks to robust returns and some high profile companies. -There is ‘dry powder’ in the sector, but there are still reasons to believe the sector can thrive from here. -Standard Life Private Equity Trust (SLPET) primarily ...
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