|Bid||2,159.50 x 53900|
|Ask||2,160.00 x 40000|
|Day's Range||2,112.50 - 2,162.00|
|52 Week Range||2,095.00 - 3,009.00|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.02|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||13.30|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.62 (10.75%)|
|1y Target Est||3,018.82|
Britain's biggest domestic lender Lloyds Banking Group said on Thursday it would pay dividends quarterly from the first quarter of 2020, in a move aimed at distributing income to its 2.4 million shareholders more regularly and efficiently. The new approach will see the lender adopt three equal interim ordinary dividend payments for first three quarters of year followed by, subject to performance, a larger final dividend in the fourth quarter, the bank said in a statement. Lloyds is one of Britain's biggest dividend payers and distributed around 4 billion pounds to investors in 2018.
The FTSE 250 was up 0.3 percent, helped by gains in industrial and oil stocks. World markets saw an uptick after the U.S. said it had received an indication that Beijing wanted to make a trade deal. Washington earlier announced it would raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.
Imperial Brands Plc dropped to a five-year low on concern that a slowdown in U.S. vape sales and weaker-than-expected tobacco revenue in the first half may push the cigarette maker’s full-year target out of reach. Second-half sales growth would need to more than double from the first half’s pace for Imperial to meet its full-year target of at least a 4 percent increase, wrote James Edwardes Jones, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets. The company is under pressure to boost its vaping business as consumers increasingly switch from cigarettes, the longtime driver of profit growth.
British tobacco company Imperial Brands reported weaker-than-expected sales of its e-cigarettes on Wednesday, citing a temporary slowdown in the United States, helping to send its shares to their lowest level this year. The maker of Gauloises cigarettes and blu e-cigarettes reported higher half-year revenue in line with analysts' estimates and earnings per share that were above forecasts. Chief Executive Alison Cooper told Reuters a slowdown in the United States was to blame, with sales there hurt by a regulatory backlash against youth vaping.
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Imperial Brands shares had their steepest drop since October on Wednesday after growth in the tobacco company’s e-cigarette business disappointed investors. While Imperial Brands, formerly known as Imperial Tobacco, saw sales at its so-called next generation products more than triple to £148m for the six months to the end of March, that fell short of the £176m forecast by City analysts. In the US there was “uncertainty with retailers and wholesalers following statements by the US Food and Drug Administration,” Imperial Brands said.
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● Imperial Brands slipped after the tobacco company posted first-half results showing weaker than expected sales of its next-generation products due largely to slow take-up of its Blu e-cigarette in the US. Better than expected margins on cigarettes meant earnings beat consensus and management reiterated full-year guidance, despite a 6.9 per cent drop in cigarette volumes.
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The FTSE 100 ended 0.4 percent lower and the more domestically-focused FTSE 250 inched down 0.1 percent. Shell shed 1.4 percent to a month low and BP gave up 2.1 percent, as crude prices weakened after U.S. oil inventories rose more-than-expected with output reaching a new record of 12.3 million barrels per day. As sterling rose to multi-week highs with lingering hopes of progress in cross-party Brexit talks and ahead of Bank of England interest rate meeting on Thursday, exporter companies bore the brunt as much of their revenue is earned in dollars.
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The maker of Davidoff, Parker & Simpson and Gauloises Blondes cigarettes said last year it would sell businesses, as it looks to roll out new vaping products to improve performance in a declining tobacco market. Imperial does not list performance indicators for the premium cigar business, but Jefferies analysts estimate it generates annual sales of about 345 million pounds and profit of about 85 million pounds.
The FTSE 100 was down 0.2 percent and the FTSE 250 dropped 0.1 percent. "What's clear from today's PMI numbers is that there are as yet no green shoots of spring for the euro zone," Markets.com analyst Neil Wilson said. Euro zone business activity barely grew in April as demand was sluggish even though prices rose modestly, surveys showed.
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The FTSE 100, which earns more than two-thirds of its earnings in U.S. dollars, added 0.6 percent on its best day in a week - and the FTSE 250 was up 0.1 percent. Sterling lost more than a percent as May failed to sway hardline opponents of her European Union divorce deal with an offer to quit, while none of eight indicative options to break the Brexit deadlock won majority support in parliament. Tobacco giant Imperial Brands advanced 2.3 percent and British American Tobacco climbed 2 percent as brokerage Citi hiked rating on both stocks to "Buy" saying regulatory threat will probably move away from cigarettes.
The British company said it expected volumes at its core tobacco business to be "slightly" behind the second half of last year, including in the United States, after recent price increases. The market in next generation vaping products like myblu towards which a number of tobacco companies are transitioning has come under scrutiny in recent months as U.S. regulators worried over a surge in teenage users. Imperial is among a handful of major firms, including market leader Juul Labs Inc, to have made promises last year to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of action to prevent sales to minors.
British American Tobacco PLC put one of Canada’s top cigarette distributors into bankruptcy protection in the U.S. after that subsidiary, sued by Quebec smokers in 1998 for hiding health risks, was ordered to pay 9.2 billion Canadian dollars (US$6.9 billion). Officials who put Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. into chapter 15 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York said the move is meant stop creditors from taking the tobacco held at the company’s Ohio and Montana warehouses while it negotiates a payment plan. Tobacco for its cigarettes, grown in Mexico, is stored in those warehouses as part of its importing process.