|Bid||154.60 x 0|
|Ask||154.65 x 0|
|Day's Range||153.20 - 155.07|
|52 Week Range||94.68 - 157.73|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.96|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||8.88|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Dec 24, 2019|
|1y Target Est||284.59|
The £31 billion merger between Virgin Media and O2 has been provisionally cleared by the U.K.'s competition watchdog, after it found the deal was unlikely to lead to reduced competition or higher prices for wholesale mobile services.
The firm said the unexpected rise in its costs was caused by the pandemic and a dramatic rise in internet use over the last year as people were forced to work from home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
BT joins other companies including supermarkets Sainsbury and Lidl in rewarding their staff for working during the pandemic.