|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||47.52 - 48.28|
|52 Week Range||42.65 - 56.82|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.04|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||12.01|
|Earnings Date||Oct 30, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.64 (5.52%)|
|1y Target Est||68.27|
Historically, the reams of research and economic analysis produced by Wall Street’s army of “sellside” analysts has been targeted at hedge funds and fund managers — the “buyside” in industry jargon. to look for new opportunities in the corporate world. Simon Bound, global head of research at Morgan Stanley, said: “The catalyst is pressure on the overall business.
U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Cameron LNG is loading cargoes according to schedule despite finding a technical fault at its facilities, it said late on Monday. LNG traders said on Friday it had declared force majeure due to technical issues at the export terminal but that the impact on volumes had not been immediately clear. "Cameron LNG continues to produce LNG from Train 1 and is loading cargoes in accordance with the lifting schedules agreed with its customers," the company said in emailed comments.
A modern commercial estate converted from old warehouses and television studios in the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers may hold the key to understanding why France’s economy is outperforming Germany, the eurozone’s longstanding powerhouse. In a modern office on the estate, 43-year-old entrepreneur Nicolas d’Hueppe’s digital start-up Alchimie is investing in more staff and in expansion abroad. For years the German economy prospered as its companies benefited from growing global trade and freedom to export.
The French company should have sufficient free cash flow to boost its dividend at a 10% annual clip over the next three years, according to Cowen.
Grocer Wm Morrison increased its earnings in the most recent six-month period even as a key underlying sales growth figure nearly stalled amid waning consumer confidence and unfavourable summer weather. The supermarket group said profit before tax and exceptional factors for the six months to August 4 rose 5.3 per cent to £198m. The figure exceeded the consensus estimate of analysts polled by Bloomberg of £192m.
Trainline, the online train-ticketing company whose June float was the second-largest in the UK this year, lifted revenues by almost 30 per cent in the first half. Trainline’s primary business is the consumer-facing thetrainline.com website, which aggregates fares and gives travellers a clean booking interface.
International students will be allowed to remain in the UK for two years after completing their university studies while seeking work in a sharp reversal by Boris Johnson of tight controls imposed by his predecessor as prime minister. Mr Johnson said the “new route for international students to start their careers in the UK” would ensure the country was “open to the brightest and the best from across the globe to study and work”. unveiled earlier this year is founded on the aim to increase international student numbers by nearly a third to 600,000 over the coming decade to help boost annual exports generated by the sector from £20bn to £35bn.
The UK labour market has continued to show resilience despite the political uncertainty as wage growth accelerated to its fastest pace since mid-2008 and the employment rate rose to a record high. In the three months to July, annual growth in average weekly earnings for employees increased to 4 per cent for total pay, which includes bonuses, up from 3.8 per cent in the three months to June. “Including bonuses, wages are now growing at 4 per cent a year in cash terms, for the first time since 2008,” said David Freeman, head of labour market statistics at the ONS.
French energy giant EDF’s nuclear programme was dealt a further blow on Tuesday as welding problems at some of its plants sparked the biggest daily fall in the company’s shares in nearly two years. The components are made by Framatome, EDF’s majority-owned nuclear reactor construction unit. It is too early to tell whether reactors at some of EDF’s 58 nuclear power stations will be shut, but the problems caused a sharp rise in gas prices in the UK, which imports electricity from France.
Exam bodies should intensify their scrutiny of the UK’s vocational sector to tighten inspections of test centres and improve reporting of cheating, leading educational experts said on Monday. against a backdrop of potential conflicts of interest and increased scope for cheating posed by technology. “The variety of types of malpractice is increasing and it is difficult for the system to keep ahead of developments,” it said, citing a survey showing that 17 per cent of examination officers believed malpractice was widespread and 62 per cent had experience of dealing with it among students.
Total SA has suspended its planned $3.5 billion crude export pipeline from Uganda to Tanzania after the collapse of a deal to buy a stake in Tullow Oil Plc's oil fields in Uganda.
(Bloomberg) -- After months of delays and new commitments by Total SA, Papua New Guinea will honor a gas deal with the French energy giant, clearing a major hurdle for a $13 billion plan to expand the nation’s fuel exports.The Papua LNG project, which counts Exxon Mobil Corp. and Oil Search Ltd. as partners, has been in limbo since Prime Minister James Marape’s government swept to power in May pledging better resource deals for the country. His decision to review and possibly renegotiate the agreement, which was signed in April, has drawn criticism for raising the specter of “sovereign risk” and potentially scaring off foreign investment.Read a QuickTake on how Papua New Guinea has grappled with the LNG industryThe nation’s petroleum minister, Kerenga Kua, said in a statement Tuesday that Total has made new commitments, detailed in an Aug. 30 letter, that are mostly “substantial new concessions on potential future benefits not previously available to the country under the signed agreement.”It’s the government’s position “that the Papua LNG project be allowed to proceed in accordance with the terms of the related gas agreement,” Kua said in the statement. “But which terms must be interpreted and applied in accordance with the Total letter and the related expectations of the government and the state.”Total said it welcomed the decision to honor the gas agreement, calling it “a positive signal for foreign investment in the country.”Moving AheadFinalization of the Papua LNG deal is necessary for talks to resume on the related Exxon-led P’nyang project. Once those are concluded, both ventures, which will share infrastructure, can progress to front-end engineering and design work. The partners are competing with a wave of LNG projects around the world aiming to start up next decade.After reviewing the agreement and meeting in Singapore for talks last month, Total rejected the government’s request to renegotiate the financial terms of the deal, which was signed by Marape’s predecessor, Peter O’Neill.According to Kua, Total committed to preparing a detailed plan for how the project will use local content, building third-party access points for the project’s pipelines, engaging in future negotiations for the government to buy stakes in the pipelines and evaluating the use of LNG tankers owned by the nation’s state oil company, Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd.Oil Search shares ended Tuesday in Sydney up 2.1%. The benchmark ASX 200 Index fell 0.1%. The company traded ex-dividend Tuesday, meaning buyers won’t be entitled to the 5-cent dividend payment due Sept. 24.Kua also said he and the mining minister have been instructed to draft new resource laws that ensure Papua New Guinea will receive early cash flow from future mining and petroleum projects and relieve the state of burdensome expensive loans.Currently the government gets most of its gas revenue through Kumul, which has to buy multi-billion dollar stakes in projects, often borrowing at higher interest rates than its international partners.(Updates with Total comment in fifth paragraph.)\--With assistance from Dan Murtaugh and Stephen Stapczynski.To contact the reporter on this story: James Thornhill in Sydney at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Ramsey Al-Rikabi at firstname.lastname@example.orgFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Papua New Guinea said on Tuesday it would honour a gas deal that Total SA signed with a previous government for a $13 billion plan to expand gas exports, after securing promises from the French company to consider some future benefits for the country. "The government has now cleared Total to proceed full steam ahead with the implementation of the Papua Gas Project," Petroleum Minister Kerenga Kua said in a statement, following nearly three weeks of talks seeking to revise the agreement. Total and its partners, Exxon Mobil Corp and Oil Search Ltd, had pressed the government to honour the gas agreement signed in April with the previous government.
Papua New Guinea said on Tuesday it will honour a gas deal that Total SA signed with a previous government for a $13 billion plan to expand gas exports, after securing minor concessions from the French company. The decision removes uncertainty over the plan to double liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the Pacific nation that arose after new Prime Minister James Marape came to power in May promising to win more benefits for the impoverished country. The Papua LNG gas agreement is one of two agreements needed for Total and its partners, Exxon Mobil Corp and Oil Search Ltd, to go ahead with the LNG expansion plan.
Papua New Guinea's opposition leader, Patrick Pruaitch, on Friday pressed the nation's prime minister to back a gas deal with France's Total SA rather than seek changes and delay a $13 billion expansion of the country's gas exports. The government, led by James Marape, earlier this month suddenly called for talks with Total to revise the Papua LNG gas agreement, one of two needed for Total, Exxon Mobil Corp and their partners to go ahead with two major projects. Neither Total nor the government have disclosed the status of talks, but Total's partner in Papua LNG, Oil Search Ltd has said the companies believe the agreement, signed with Marape's predecessor, Peter O'Neill, should be honoured.