Taylor Wimpey PLC (TW.L)
European shares slipped on Thursday as weak earnings from Nokia and news of failed attempts at mergers added to a downbeat mood on renewed fears of a slowdown in global growth.
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April 25 British shares were in the red on Thursday as Sainsbury's shares soured after the company scrapped its proposed takeover of Walmart's Asda while Taylor Wimpey's warning on margins whacked housebuilders across the board.
April 25 Britain's third-largest homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Plc on Thursday said it expects to sell slightly more homes this year than last year, but warned that margins would be a tad lower.
Feb 27 Britain's third-largest homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Plc said on Wednesday that demand for its homes remained strong at the start of the year, while reporting a higher full-year pretax profit.
Feb 27 Britain's third-largest homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Plc reported a higher full-year pretax profit, selling more homes despite a market dampened by uncertainty in the run up to Britain's looming exit from the European Union.
Feb 12 UK shares lagged their euro-zone peers on Tuesday as growing risks of a disorderly Brexit rattled investors, while poor results from tour operator TUI and a profit warning from online trading platform Plus500 sapped appetite for stocks.
Feb 13 London's blue-chip stocks gained on Wednesday as positive results and hopes of a possible delay to the UK's exit from the European Union lifted housebuilders and packaging firms DS Smith and Smurfit Kappa were boosted by upbeat earnings.