WTB.L - Whitbread PLC

LSE - LSE Delayed Price. Currency in GBp
4,232.00
-3.00 (-0.07%)
At close: 4:42PM BST
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Previous Close4,235.00
Open4,305.00
Bid4,200.00 x 6300
Ask4,360.00 x 10000
Day's Range4,227.00 - 4,333.00
52 Week Range3,499.90 - 4,333.00
Volume745,244
Avg. Volume798,169
Market Cap7.769B
Beta0.73
PE Ratio (TTM)16.46
EPS (TTM)257.10
Earnings DateApr 25, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield0.97 (2.55%)
Ex-Dividend Date2017-11-09
1y Target Est4,128.26
  • Coffee, Property and Telcos: Elliott's Europe Bets in Focus
    Bloomberg15 hours ago

    Coffee, Property and Telcos: Elliott's Europe Bets in Focus

    It’s going to be a busy week for billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Corp. as the spotlight turns on three of the activist hedge fund’s European investments. Hammerson Plc, in which Elliott disclosed a stake on Friday, holds its annual general meeting on April 24, as does Telecom Italia SpA. Whitbread Plc is due to report results the next day.

  • Whitbread's 2 Billion Pound Cup of Coffee
    Bloomberg16 hours ago

    Whitbread's 2 Billion Pound Cup of Coffee

    The CEO's dithering on the group's structure has left investors seriously out of pocket.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Whitbread boss believes Costa Coffee split inevitable - report

    Whitbread boss Alison Brittain believes a split between the group's hotel and coffee shop businesses is inevitable, the Sunday Times reported ahead of the company's annual results announcement on Wednesday. Last week, hedge fund Elliott Advisors became the second activist investor to call for Whitbread to split its Premier Inn hotel chain from the Costa Coffee businesses, pushing shares in the company higher. Whitbread declined to comment on the article.

  • What Does Whitbread PLC’s (LON:WTB) Share Price Indicate?
    Simply Wall St.7 days ago

    What Does Whitbread PLC’s (LON:WTB) Share Price Indicate?

    Let’s talk about the popular Whitbread PLC (LSE:WTB). The company’s shares saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the LSE, rising to the highs ofRead More...

  • MarketWatch7 days ago

    European stocks close lower as geopolitical worries remain on traders’ radars

    European stocks ended lower Monday, as traders weighed the limited strikes on the Syrian regime over the weekend and news of potential fresh U.S. sanctions against Russia.

  • MarketWatch7 days ago

    FTSE 100 pulled lower by slump for WPP

    U.K. stocks drop Monday, led lower by drops for shares in Sage Group PLC and WPP PLC. But a surge for Costa Coffee parent Whitbread PLC helps limit the drop. Traders also are assessing the fallout from ...

  • FTSE dips after Syria strike; WPP falls on Sorrel exit
    Reuters7 days ago

    FTSE dips after Syria strike; WPP falls on Sorrel exit

    UK shares eased on Monday morning, with two corporate events taking centre stage: CEO Martin Sorrell's exit from advertising company WPP and U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management raising its stake in hotel and coffee-shop operator Whitbread. The blue chip FTSE 100 index (.FTSE) ended the session down 0.9 percent at 7,198.20 points, with traders across Europe remaining cautious, fearing that the weekend's missile strikes in Syria could increase tensions between the United States and Russia.

  • Reuters8 days ago

    Elliott adds voice to calls for Whitbread break-up

    Elliott, which disclosed a 6 percent stake in the FTSE 100-listed group at the weekend, agrees with fellow activist Sachem Head that Whitbread should split into two but differs on the best way to proceed from there. While Sachem Head began pushing for a breakup three months ago, and possible sale of the popular Costa coffee-shop chain, Elliott is pushing for it to be listed under its own name, a source familiar with the fund's thinking told Reuters.

  • Reuters8 days ago

    Elliott adds voice to calls for Whitbread break-up

    Elliott, which disclosed a 6 percent stake in the FTSE 100-listed group at the weekend, agrees with fellow activist Sachem Head that Whitbread should split into two but differs on the best way to proceed from there. While Sachem Head began pushing for a breakup three months ago, and possible sale of the popular Costa coffee-shop chain, Elliott is pushing for it to be listed under its own name, a source familiar with the fund's thinking told Reuters.

  • Pressure mounts on Whitbread to spin off Costa Coffee
    Evening Standard8 days ago

    Pressure mounts on Whitbread to spin off Costa Coffee

    Pressure was on Monday brewing for Premier Inn owner Whitbread to spin off its Costa Coffee arm, as the City cheered an activist US hedge fund becoming the leisure giant’s largest shareholder.

  • Elliott's Caffeine Kick
    Bloomberg8 days ago

    Elliott's Caffeine Kick

    Elliott's proposals will be difficult for the company to rebuff.

  • Financial Times8 days ago

    [$$] Break-up hopes for Costa and Premier Inn-owner lift Whitbread 7%

    Whitbread investors sure are pleased to see Elliott. Shares in the group behind Costa Coffee and Premier Inn climbed 6.6 per cent on Monday, after it was revealed on Sunday that the activist hedge fund ...

  • Elliott Stake Adds to Pressure for Whitbread Split, Analysts Say
    Bloomberg8 days ago

    Elliott Stake Adds to Pressure for Whitbread Split, Analysts Say

    The emergence of Elliott Advisors on Whitbread Plc’s shareholder register ratchets up the pressure on the U.K. company to consider splitting its Costa Coffee shops from its Premier Inn hotels.

  • Costa Coffee owner's share price jumps after reports the cafe chain will be spun off
    The Independent8 days ago

    Costa Coffee owner's share price jumps after reports the cafe chain will be spun off

    The owner of Costa Coffee is facing pressure to spin off the high street cafe chain after activist investor Elliott Advisors built up a stake of more than 6 per cent in the group. Whitbread’s share price jumped more than 6 per cent on Monday morning following reports over the weekend that Elliott had bought more shares in the company. Elliott’s holding is now worth more than £430m, making it the largest shareholder in Whitbread and giving it various voting rights that will allow the investor to press its case for splitting Costa Coffee from the rest of the business.

  • The Wall Street Journal8 days ago

    [$$] Elliott Builds Stake in Whitbread

    Shares in Whitbread rose after U.S. hedge fund Elliott Management said it has built up a stake of more than 6% in the owner of Costa Coffee and Premier Inn.

  • Whitbread Soars as Elliott Discloses Stake in Costa Owner
    Bloomberg8 days ago

    Whitbread Soars as Elliott Discloses Stake in Costa Owner

    Shares of Whitbread Plc, the operator of Costa Coffee shops and Premier Inn hotels, rose the most in nine years after activist investor Elliott Management Corp. disclosed a 6 percent stake, making it the ...

  • Financial Times8 days ago

    [$$] Whitbread demerger plot has activist funds telling same old story

    As it approached the new millennium, Whitbread was brewing beer and spotting such literary talent as Zadie Smith and John Lanchester in its eponymous Book Awards. Just a few years later, it was brewing ...

  • Financial Times8 days ago

    [$$] Elliott stakebuilding ups ante on potential Whitbread break-up

    The emergence of Elliott Advisors as a major shareholder in Whitbread increases the likelihood that the coffee to hotels group will be broken up and could herald a wider change of strategy, analysts and ...

  • Reuters8 days ago

    PRESS DIGEST- British Business - April 16

    The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times - Splitting Costa Coffee and Premier ...

  • Reuters8 days ago

    Activist Elliott now largest shareholder in Whitbread

    A unit of U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management said it now held the largest stake in Whitbread Plc , making it the second activist in recent months to draw attention to Britain's biggest hotel and ...

  • Hedge fund Elliott adds to calls for Whitbread to spin off Costa
    The Telegraph8 days ago

    Hedge fund Elliott adds to calls for Whitbread to spin off Costa

    Hedge fund Elliott adds to calls for Whitbread to spin off Costa

  • Financial Times9 days ago

    [$$] Elliott turns heat up on Whitbread as it builds stake

    Pressure on Whitbread ’s management to consider a break-up of the business has increased after Elliott Advisors, the activist hedge fund, became the company’s largest shareholder. Elliott first bought ...

  • Are Whitbread PLC’s (LON:WTB) Interest Costs Too High?
    Simply Wall St.last month

    Are Whitbread PLC’s (LON:WTB) Interest Costs Too High?

    There are a number of reasons that attract investors towards large-cap companies such as Whitbread PLC (LSE:WTB), with a market cap of UK£7.21B. Risk-averse investors who are attracted to diversifiedRead More...

  • Reuters2 months ago

    UK government resists "latte levy" in bitter blow for campaigners

    Britain has resisted a call by campaigners and lawmakers to impose a so-called "latte levy" on single-use coffee cups, opting instead to reduce the use of the cups through voluntary measures. Less than 1 percent of coffee cups are recycled in Britain because of the tightly bonded plastic liner, the difficulties of recycling packaging which has been in contact with food and drink and a lack of facilities. A committee of lawmakers had recommended a 25 pence ($0.34) levy on the use of disposable coffee cups to try to cut on their usage.