Associated British Foods PLC (ABF.L)
17 Jan 2019
* Shares rise as much as 6.7 pct (Recasts with FD, analyst comment, shares)
Jan 17 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 24 points lower at 6,839 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with FTSE 100 futures down 0.49 percent ahead of the cash market open. * WHITBREAD: British hotel owner Whitbread Plc on Thursday reported a 2.4 percent increase in third-quarter sales and expects 2019 results to be in-line with expectations, as the expansion of its Premier Inn chain pays off. * SAGE: British software company Sage said it had made a strong start to
LONDON, Jan 17 Primark owner Associated British Foods maintained its full-year earnings guidance on Thursday, reporting revenue growth in the Christmas quarter in all of its businesses apart from sugar.
* Sector M&A boosts AstraZeneca, GSK (Adds company news items, analyst comment, updates share moves)
Jan 3 A rare revenue warning from smartphone giant Apple triggered a new wave of selling in UK shares on Thursday as investors' fears of slowing global growth were confirmed and miners, oil, and luxury stocks fell.
* Plus500 gains after trading update (Adds and updates share moves)
Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 1 point higher at 6,881 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * SAINSBURY: Sainsbury's and Asda, the British supermarket groups that want to combine their businesses, will challenge a refusal by the regulator probing their 7.3 billion pound deal to give them longer to respond to the latest evidence. * VODAFONE: Australia's competition regulator on Thursday expressed preliminary competition concerns about the proposed merger between TPG T
* Oil stocks lead gains after OPEC, Russia deal to cut output
* Primark owner ABF falls 2.5 pct after weak trading statement
LONDON, Dec 7 Associated British Foods blamed a fall in shopper numbers and unseasonably warm weather for negative underlying sales at its Primark fashion chain in November, sending its shares lower.