|Bid||1,845.00 x 203900|
|Ask||1,975.00 x 136800|
|Day's Range||1,848.00 - 1,920.50|
|52 Week Range||1,572.50 - 2,461.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.16|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||8.30|
|Earnings Date||Mar 5, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.34 (1.82%)|
|1y Target Est||2,438.13|
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The FTSE 100 (.FTSE) top share index was up 1.3 percent at the close with gains in mining stocks and big exporters helping it outperform the domestically tilted FTSE 250 (.FTMC) index, which gained 0.9 percent after hitting two-year lows on Monday. Trading turned volatile towards the close after reports said lawmakers had enough letters to trigger a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May's leadership, hours after German leader Angela Merkel ruled out further negotiations on Brexit. "It's virtually impossible to predict the outcome but we take a relatively neutral stance," said Nigel Bolton, chief investment officer of international equities at BlackRock.
European shares rose on Tuesday as optimism over the China-U.S. trade dispute helped them recover from the two-year lows hit in the previous session on a burst of political risk and worries over slowing global growth. The pan-European STOXX 600 (.STOXX) benchmark index rose 1.5 percent, while euro zone stocks (.STOXXE) added 1.3 percent and Germany's DAX (.GDAXI), the most sensitive to China due to its big exporters, rose 1.5 percent. Further cementing expectations that trade talks had not been interrupted was a report that China was preparing to cut its tariffs on U.S. car imports.
Perhaps investors have been too negative. On Tuesday, Ashtead’s soon-to-retire chief executive Geoff Drabble said there’s a “danger of people worrying about a recession that is not anywhere close to upon us.” In reality business conditions are “more sanguine than financial markets,” he told Bloomberg Opinion, referring to customers’ long order backlogs. In any case, Ashtead is now much larger and more resilient than it was when Drabble took over almost 12 years ago. When accounting irregularities got Ashtead into bother with its creditors in 2003, the stock plummeted to just 2.5 pence.
"Our business is performing well in supportive end markets," Ashtead Chief Executive Geoff Drabble said in a statement. Ashtead's Sunbelt business in the United States accounts for 87 percent of its overall revenue, and clean-up efforts in the country following Hurricanes Florence and Michael raised additional rental revenue of between $15 million and $20 million (15.71 million pounds) in the first half, the company said. In a sign of Sunbelt's importance to Ashtead, the company last month appointed Sunbelt's head as its next CEO.
UK shares sustained heavy losses alongside their European peers on Wednesday as worries about slowing growth and trade wars weighed on sentiment. The FTSE 100 (.FTSE) was down 1.44 percent, its worst day since October 11, as a survey showed uncertainty about Brexit left the economy at risk of contracting. Shares in UK housebuilders however bounced off two-year lows as investors and traders covered bearish bets ahead of next week's vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal.
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Sunbelt made up 87 percent of Ashtead's revenue last year. "Geoff has been a dominant force within Ashtead and many investors will be sad to see him step down ... this has been well flagged and planned, with a strong replacement in Brendan Horgan," Jefferies analysts said.
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Ashtead Group (ASHTY) seems well-positioned for future earnings growth and it is seeing rising earnings estimates as well, coupled with a solid Zacks Rank.
Shares in Britain's dollar-earning multinationals edged down on Tuesday amid rising tensions between Washington and Beijing, while Ashtead rose on results. The FTSE 100 (.FTSE) ended 0.1 percent lower. Consumer goods giants were among the biggest drags on the FTSE 100, taking a cumulative 12.2 points off the index.
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The company, which makes 84 percent of its revenue from U.S. business Sunbelt, said first-quarter underlying profit jumped 20 percent, helped by better margins, lower capital spending on replacing equipment and a lower pound. "With the benefit of weaker sterling, we expect full year results to be ahead of our expectations and the board continues to look to the medium term with confidence," Ashtead said in a statement, without giving details of its expectations. Nicholas Hyett, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said Ashtead also appeared to be benefitting from U.S. President Donald Trump's policies aimed at boosting economic growth.