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Paddy Power enlivens FTSE, housebuilders fall

11/24/2017 | 12:25pm EST
Pedestrians leave and enter the London Stock Exchange in London

LONDON (Reuters) - British shares on Friday ended Black Friday just slightly lower, with Paddy Power leading winners against a strong pound, which was poised to rise for a third consecutive week amid growing hopes that Brexit talks could bear fruits next month.

British Prime Minister Theresa May this morning in Brussels renewed her wish to make a joint move with the European Union to open negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal.

A stronger pounds tends to weigh on heavyweight dollar earning companies in the index such as miners.

Housebuilders were among the top FTSE decliners on Friday after UK mortgage approvals sank to a 13-month low. [nL9N1MV00U]

The FTSE <.FTSE> closed down 0.1 percent at 7,409.64 points, leaving it up about 0.4 percent on the week.

Britain's blue-chip index was enlivened by betting-shop operator Paddy Power Betfair (>> Paddy Power Betfair), which rose 3.2 percent on a report that it may expand overseas to offset tougher gambling regulations in Britain.

Along with rival William Hill, Paddy Power was reported to have held talks on a deal with Australia's CrownBet (>> Crown Resorts Ltd).

3i Group (>> 3i Group) rose 1.7 percent as Canaccord rose its target price for the listed private equity firm.

Travel firm Thomas Cook (>> Thomas Cook Group) jumped 4.7 percent after it was reported it bid for failed rival Monarch Airlines' <MONA.UL> landing and take-off slots at London Gatwick airport.

Among other mid caps, pub operator Mitchells & Butlers (>> Mitchells & Butlers plc) which tanked on Thursday after reporting full year earnings, rebounded 3.8 percent.

Among housebuilders hit after poor mortgage data, Persimmon (>> Persimmon) and Barratt Developments (>> Barratt Developments) fell 3.6 percent and 3.3 percent respectively while Taylor Wimpey (>> Taylor Wimpey) retreated 2.4 percent.

Provident Financial (>> Provident Financial) also shed 1.9 percent. The British subprime lender said Executive Chairman Manjit Wolstenholme died at age 53.

The troubled lender had appointed Wolstenholme to the position in August, with the aim of turning around the group and protecting its franchises.

(Reporting by Georgina Prodhan, additional reporting by Julien Ponthus; Editing by Toby Chopra)

By Georgina Prodhan


© Reuters 2017
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
3I GROUP PLC -2.19% 1141.5 Delayed Quote.-1.38%
BABCOCK INTERNATIONAL GROUP -16.50% 220.2 Delayed Quote.-21.29%
BARRATT DEVELOPMENTS PLC -0.03% 695.6 Delayed Quote.3.82%
BERKELEY GROUP HOLDINGS PLC -0.25% 4467 Delayed Quote.-5.80%
BT GROUP PLC -0.39% 140.85 Delayed Quote.6.50%
CENTRICA PLC -1.17% 50.6 Delayed Quote.8.63%
CROWN RESORTS LIMITED -0.88% 10.11 End-of-day quote.4.98%
EXPERIAN PLC -1.07% 2682 Delayed Quote.-3.42%
JUST GROUP PLC -3.86% 79.65 Delayed Quote.14.45%
MEDICLINIC INTERNATIONAL PLC -0.54% 292.6 Delayed Quote.3.19%
MITCHELLS & BUTLERS PLC 0.00% 238 Delayed Quote.-1.04%
NEXT PLC 0.68% 8018 Delayed Quote.13.15%
PERSIMMON PLC 0.67% 2688 Delayed Quote.-2.78%
PROVIDENT FINANCIAL PLC -0.64% 277.8 Delayed Quote.-9.51%
TAYLOR WIMPEY PLC -0.94% 163.45 Delayed Quote.-1.33%
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Sales 2021 4 520 M 6 129 M 6 129 M
Net income 2021 180 M 244 M 244 M
Net Debt 2021 1 569 M 2 127 M 2 127 M
P/E ratio 2021 6,19x
Yield 2021 1,35%
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EV / Sales 2021 0,59x
EV / Sales 2022 0,58x
Nbr of Employees 32 819
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Average target price 308,75 GBX
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David C. Lockwood Chief Executive Officer & Director
Ruth L. Cairnie Chairman
David Anthony Mellors Chief Financial Officer & Director
Jon Hall Chief Innovation & Technology Officer
David Omand Independent Non-Executive Director
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