|Bid||211.70 x 0|
|Ask||211.80 x 0|
|Day's Range||203.85 - 213.20|
|52 Week Range||0.94 - 361.40|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||2.59|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Jul 30, 2021|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jul 02, 2020|
|1y Target Est||7.17|
The U.K. government has relaxed travel restrictions, which could boost some specific stocks. Announced on Friday, tourists from the U.K. will be able visit 12 countries or territories as of May 17 without having to self-isolate upon return, fueling hopes for a recovery in travel and tourism on a day when two of the biggest companies in the sector posted results. Shares in International Airlines Group (AT:IAG) a group that owns British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, and other airlines, traded more than 2.5% higher on Friday ahead of the government’s announcement, while shares in hotels giant InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) similarly ticked up 1.5%.
Britain will allow international travel to resume from May 17 but just a handful of countries made a list of destinations open for quarantine-free holidays as the government cautiously lifts coronavirus restrictions. That angered stricken airlines and holiday companies that are battling for survival after a year of minimal flying. Left off the list were Spain, France, Italy and the United States, the top four most visited countries by UK residents in 2019, which all sit in the amber category, requiring self-isolation on return to the UK.
Heavily weighted mining shares were leading gains on Friday, though the FTSE 100 scaled back gains after disappointing U.S. data.