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Booker Group PLC (BOK.L)

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Booker Group plc is a food wholesaler. The Company operates through wholesaling activities segment. The Company offers a range of grocery, tobacco, alcoholic products and other products. It comprises Booker Wholesale, Makro, Booker Direct, Classic Drinks, Ritter Courivaud, Chef Direct, Premier, Family Shopper, Budgens, Londis... (more)


Beta: 0.60
Market Cap(Mil.): £3,608.13
Shares Outstanding(Mil.): 1,781.79
Dividend: 0.63
Yield (%): --


  BOK.L Industry Sector
P/E (TTM): 26.86 33.74 40.61
EPS (TTM): 0.08 -- --
ROI: 21.47 5.49 59.88
ROE: 25.83 8.63 67.63

PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Feb 6

Feb 6 The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Feb 05 2017

Resurgent Tesco surprises with $4.6 billion swoop for wholesaler Booker

LONDON Britain's biggest retailer Tesco agreed a surprise 3.7 billion pound ($4.6 billion) takeover of food supplier Booker on Friday, increasing its exposure to the fast growing catering sector.

Jan 30 2017

Factbox: Tesco's $4.6 billion takeover of Booker - what happens next?

LONDON Britain's biggest supermarket Tesco last week agreed a 3.7 billion pound ($4.6 billion) cash and shares takeover of Booker , the country's largest wholesaler, that would increase its dominance of a 195 billion pound food market.

Jan 30 2017

Fitch: Tesco Deal Highlights Industry Focus on Innovative M&A

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, January 30 (Fitch) Tesco's purchase of food wholesaler Booker Group points to a trend of UK food retailers seeking to expand outside of their core business, Fitch Ratings says. These deals reflect the limited prospects for organic growth or acquisitions within the mature and highly concentrated food retail sector. They also provide ways to diversify into other growing retail channels, improve logistics and digital services

Jan 30 2017

UPDATE 4-Resurgent Tesco surprises with $4.6 bln swoop for wholesaler Booker

* Tesco shares up 10.5 pct, Booker shares up 18 pct (Adds detail, investor comment, updates shares)

Jan 27 2017

BRIEF-Tesco CEO "very confident" no competition issue with Booker deal

* Booker CEO says Tesco/Booker deal is "pro competition", "compelling" case to clear competition regulations

Jan 27 2017

Tesco to buy UK wholesaler Booker for 3.7 bln stg

LONDON, Jan 27 Britain's biggest supermarket Tesco said it would buy the country's largest cash and carry wholesale supplier Booker in a recommended share and cash merger which valued Booker at about 3.7 billion pounds ($4.64 billion).

Jan 27 2017

BRIEF-Future Consumer to enter JV with Booker Group

* Future Consumer Ltd says co to make investment in Booker India Pvt to tune of INR 500 million

Nov 14 2016

UPDATE 1-Wholesaler Booker Group's sales boosted by online business

Oct 13 Booker Group Plc, Britain's biggest cash-and-carry wholesaler, posted a 13 percent jump in total sales for the 24 weeks ended Sept. 9, driven by its online business.

Oct 13 2016

BRIEF-Booker Group says H1 pretax profit up 9 percent

* As previously indicated, we intend to make a special return to shareholders in July 2017

Oct 13 2016

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