These FTSE listed companies - Barclays (LON: BARC), UDG Healthcare (LON:UDG), Boeing (LON:BOE), Royal Dutch Shell (LON:RDSA), and International Consolidated Airlines (LON:IAG) – are likely to hog the limelight today.
- Barclays Plc (LON:BARC)
After it was discovered that some perks to customers of Barclays blue rewards had been underpaid, the bank has decided to refund the money. The bank would get in touch with affected customers, even with those who have left Barclays since then.
The shares of the company closed at GBX 173.20 on 29 June.
- Boeing Co. (LON: BOE)
United Airlines plans to purchase 200 Boeing aircraft, the company announced the largest order made in its history. The company would also purchase 70 Airbus planes. This could prove to a big bet on the recovery of the travel industry post Covid.
The shares of the company closed at $240.50 on 29 June.
- UDG Healthcare Plc (LON: UDG)
The board of the healthcare company approved a higher takeover bid resulting in the company being valued at £2.8 billion. The private equity company Clayton, Dubilier & Rice announced that it would be the final offer, at 1,080p per share, and it had the approval of large investors.
The shares of the company closed at GBX 1,069 on 29 June.
- International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A (LON: IAG)
The European Commission has begun a detailed investigation into International Airlines Group's acquisition plan of Spain's Air Europa. The body looks at antitrust policies and violations. It said there were concerns that the acquisition would cut competition on the domestic routes of Spain, as well as on the Spanish overseas routes.
The shares of IAG closed at GBX 173.90 on 29 June.
- Royal Dutch Shell Plc (LON: RDSA)
The oil & gas giant is looking to buy a stake in lonity, the electric vehicle charging company. Owners of lonity include BMW, Volkswagen, Ford, and Daimler. The company had said in March this year that it was looking to expand its fast chargers’ network throughout Europe. Renault is also reported to be eyeing a stake in the company.
The shares of Shell closed at GBX 1,448.80 on 29 June.