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Whitbread shares slide as they are no longer propped up by promise of capital return

Shares in Premier Inn owner Whitbread (WTB) have dropped 3.4% to £47.34 as it announces it will return around £2bn to shareholders at a price of £49.72 per share. The tender offer is a way of returning some of the proceeds from Whitbread’s £3.9bn sale of Costa Coffee to Coca-Cola earlier this year. Including a £482m share buyback earlier this year, Whitbread has returned just under ...

Market report: Metro Bank jumps on possible £500m sale, Whitbread down as it returns £2bn to investors

UK stocks start the week flat with the FTSE 100 opening at 7,509, little changed from Friday as investors weigh up the political environment. Ahead of Boris Johnson’s likely appointment as the new prime minister tomorrow investors seem to be acting cautiously with uncertainty over a 'no-deal' Brexit set to go up a notch. Heightened tensions in the Gulf, as well as a possible interest rate ...

Market report: Berkeley buoyed by forecast ‘beat’ as sorry Saga slumps again

London’s FTSE 100 dips 23 points to 7,420.5 on Wednesday with investors waiting for the latest Federal Reserve meeting with bated breath. In stark contrast, Asian shares rally after US President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he had a ‘very good’ call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, raising investors’ hopes of an amicable resolution to the US-China trade war. High-end housebuilder ...

Billion dollar stocks: should you invest in Uber, Airbnb and other big names joining the market?

We’re seeing a large number of high profile companies join, or plan to join, the stock market in 2019. The catch is that they are choosing the main stock exchanges in the US rather than listing in the UK. That isn’t generally a problem in terms of getting access as most UK stockbrokers and investment platforms let you buy shares in overseas-listed companies. The real issue is whether you ...

Market report: Santa rally fails to appear as investors put optimism on hold for Christmas, Playtech hit by new gaming taxes

UK markets continue their losing run in a predictably quiet final trading session before the holiday. The FTSE 100 index loses around 40 points in a truncated Christmas Eve session that will close for the Christmas break at 1pm when the London Stock Exchange shuts down. That leaves the blue-chip index at 6,681.07 as investors struggle to shake-off a multitude of concerns for the weeks and ...
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