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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 ...

UK dividend yields hit highest level since the global financial crisis – what can investors expect?

Dividend yields on UK shares are at their highest level, 4.8%, since 2009. Dividends continue to grow while concerns over the trade war, Brexit and interest rates drag on sentiment. High yields are typically seen as a warning sign that dividends are unsustainable and are also a sign that stocks are out of favour. In 2018, rising profitability, more special dividends and a weaker pound helped ...
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