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Market report: FTSE falters, Barratt bullish, recruiters struggle after Page warning

UK stocks open weaker on Wednesday with the FTSE 100 index of leading stocks drifting off by 0.2% to 7,522 due to softness in Beverages, Personal Goods, Tobacco and Utilities Housebuilder Barratt Developments (BDEV) delivers a positive trading update for the year to 30 June and forecasts annual pre-tax profit above the current market consensus of £884m thanks to a big improvement in operating ...

Recruiter Robert Walters bucks weak sector as trading firmer that first glance suggests

Shares in Robert Walters (RWA) seem to be bucking a weak recruitment sector in the wake of a negative note on Dutch firm Randstad from influential investment bank Goldman Sachs. While the share price has stayed flat at 600p, valuing Robert Walters at £456m, larger operators Hays (HAS) and PageGroup (PAGE) are both off by a couple of percent on Tuesday. In Robert Walters' favour is ...

Hays is showering investors with impressive dividends but UK challenges weigh on market sentiment

International recruitment agency Hays (HAS) has increased both its normal and special dividend by 18%, bringing the total payout for the past financial year to 8.81p per share. This equates to £128.4m being returned to shareholders, a substantial increase on 2017’s £108.2m. The company’s full year earnings per share figure beat market forecasts by 2%, coming in at 11.44p. Hays managed ...
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