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Market report: Takeovers enliven Friday trade as Provident and Dairy Crest accept bids, Metro Bank wins £120m competition cash

Investors have a couple of interesting takeovers to concentrate on in early trade on Friday as lender Provident Financial (PFG) and Cathedral City cheese maker Dairy Crest (DCG) recommend bids to shareholders. Provident, the £1.3bn business behind Vanquis credit cards, accepts a £1.3bn offer tabled subprime lending peer Non-Standard Finance (NSF). Interestingly, NSF was founded in 2014 by ...

Why some investors are unhappy with structure of Pearson’s school textbook unit sale

The dip in academic publisher Pearson’s (PSON) share price despite news of the divestment of its structurally-challenged K12 US school textbook business could reflect the fact the deal does not represent the clean break the market is looking for. Pearson shares fall 0.7% to 913.8p as the $250m sale of K12 to Nexus Capital Management involves just $25m up front with the remainder being paid ...

Market report: Reckitt beats forecasts, McColl's looks to move on from dreadful year

The FTSE 100 starts the week on the back foot although it is still holding on to a position north of 7,200, down 0.37% at 7,210.16 in early trading. An uptick in the pound contributing to the weaker open. Consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser (RB.) reports a 65% drop in annual profit owing to one-off gains and expenses but underlying earnings are up as the company hit the top end of its sales ...

Market report: Reckitt rocked by Kapoor’s departure, buoyant Bovis catches a bid

Despite Prime Minister Theresa May’s heavy Brexit vote defeat, the pound is holding firm and the UK-heavy FTSE 250 index trades 57.3 points higher at 18,487 on Wednesday. This perhaps reflects hopes we are going to get more time for negotiations, we’re less likely to have a hard Brexit or Brexit won’t happen at all. However, the EU has already said it isn’t going to negotiate further and ...
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