Three key Market Moving FTSE Stocks – DWF Group Plc, Stagecoach Group Plc and British American Tobacco Plc

  • Dec 11, 2019 GMT
  • Team Kalkine
Three key Market Moving FTSE Stocks – DWF Group Plc, Stagecoach Group Plc and British American Tobacco Plc

 DWF Group Plc

DWF Group Plc (LON: DWF), also previously known as DWF Group Limited, is a London, United Kingdom based Industrial support services company that is mainly engaged in providing Legal and Compliance services in the country. The company provides their expert services across various sectors such as the likes of Construction and Infrastructure, Energy, Financial Services, Food, Healthcare, Hospitality and Leisure, Insurance, Public Sector Undertakings, Real Estate, Retail and many others. The company’s expertise includes various spaces such as Banking and Finance, Business Restructuring, Commercial Law, Construction Disputes, Consumer Credit, Corporate, Debt Recovery, EU and competition law, Insurance, Litigation and Arbitration, Pension, Police Care and justice, Real estate, as well as Regulatory Compliance and Investigations. The company’s provision of connected services includes DWF Advocacy, DWF 360, DWF Adjusting and others. The company operates in 28 key locations across the world with presence in countries like Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France and Germany as well as many other locations that include a workforce of more than 3100 people across four continents.

DWF Interim Management Statement

On 18th November 2019, the company issued an interim management statement for the half year of FY 2020 ended on 31st October 2019. As per the highlights presented by the management in the statement, the board expects that the group revenue growth will be at least of 10 per cent, majorly driven by organic activity in the International and Connected services segment. The company also reported an efficient working capital management with a reduction of £9.5 million in Net Debt in comparison with the same period in the last year.

DWF Stock Price Performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters) Daily Chart as on 11-December-19, prior to the close of the market

As on 11th December 2019, at 08:15 A.M Greenwich Mean Time, while this was being written, DWF Group Plc’s price of the stock has been reported to be trading at GBX 122.00 per stock on the London Stock Exchange, an increase in the value of 1.24 per cent or GBX 1.50 per stock, as opposed to the last day’s closing share price, which has been reported to be at GBX 120.50 per stock. By the time of capturing, the DWF Group Plc stock was reported to be trading 6.09 per cent above the 52-week low price of the stock, which was at GBX 115.00 per stock, that the company’s stocks reached on August 16, 2019. At the time of writing, the stock was also trading 8.44 per cent below the 52-week high price at GBX 133.25 per stock, which the company’s stock achieved on November 18, 2019. The company’s market capitalisation has been reported to be at GBP 361.50 million with regards to the current share price of the company.

The DWF Group Plc stock has given a positive change in the last six months in the value, of around 1.24 per cent from the price of the stock of GBX 120.50 per stock that the company’s stock achieved on June 11, 2019. DWF Group Plc’s stock has also declined by 1.61 per cent in value, in the last one month from the price of GBX 124.00 per stock that the stocks closed at on November 11, 2019.

Stagecoach Group Plc

Stagecoach Group Plc (LON: SGC) is a Perth, United Kingdom headquartered Travel and Leisure company that is mainly involved in the operations as well as sales of Passenger transport. The company serves more than 3 million customers a day by providing its services that include a range of 8400 buses and coaches as well as 640 railway services. The company’s operation span in the regions of England, Scotland and Wales. The company also runs a low-cost coach service called megabus.com in the United Kingdom.

SGC Financial Performance

On 11th December 2019, the company gave a snapshot of its interim results for the six months ended 26th October 2019. The revenue was reported to be at a significant decline during the period from £1009.9 million in H1 FY 2019 to £800.2 million in H1 FY 2020. Profit before tax was also reported by the company to have decreased during the period in comparison from the same period in the previous year from £73.1 million to £66.6 million. There was a 5 per cent year on year decline in the Earnings per share from GBX 10.5 per share in H1 FY 2019 to GBX 10.00 per share in H1 FY 2020.

SGC Stock Price Performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters) Daily Chart as on 11-December-19, prior to the close of the market

As on 11th December 2019, at 08:25 A.M Greenwich Mean Time, while this was being written, Stagecoach Group Plc’s price of the stock has been reported to be trading at GBX 129.00 per stock on the London Stock Exchange, an increase in the value of 2.71 per cent or GBX 3.40 per stock, as opposed to the last day’s closing share price, which has been reported to be at GBX 125.60 per stock. By the time of capturing, the Stagecoach Group Plc stock was reported to be trading 13.56 per cent above the 52-week low price of the stock, which was at GBX 113.60 per stock, that the company’s stocks reached on June 26, 2019. At the time of writing, the stock was also trading 26.16 per cent below the 52-week high price at GBX 174.70 per stock, which the company’s stock achieved on April 3, 2019. The company’s market capitalisation has been reported to be at GBP 691.03 million with regards to the current share price of the company.

The Stagecoach Group Plc stock has given a positive change in the last six months in the value, of around 3.28 per cent from the price of the stock of GBX 124.90 per stock that the company’s stock achieved on June 11, 2019. Stagecoach Group Plc’s stock has also declined by 4.59 per cent in value, in the last one month from the price of GBX 135.20 per stock that the stocks closed at on November 11, 2019.

The beta of the company’s stock has stood at a value of 0.7898. By this, the investors can imply that stock price movement of the company, is less volatile, in comparison with the movement of the comparative market index.

British American Tobacco Plc

British American Tobacco Plc (LON: BATS) is a London, United Kingdom domiciled multinational consumer goods company that is majorly operating as a tobacco and other next generation products organisation, running in four geographical segments namely, the United States (US), Europe and North Africa (ENA), Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa (AMSSA) and Asia-Pacific and Middle East (APME).

BATS Trading Update

On 27th November 2019, the company issued a trading update for the second half of the period on a pre-closing basis. The company highlighted that there was a robust financial performance on an adjusted basis. The company also provided an update regarding the excellent performance from the combustibles segment. The company also reported that the FY New Category constant currency revenue growth was highlighted to be at the lower end of the company’s guidance spectrum of 30 per cent to 50 per cent, driven by the slowdown in the United States vapour market due to the new regulations of the US Food and Drug Administration.

BATS Stock Price Performance

(Source: Thomson Reuters) Daily Chart as on 11-December-19, prior to the close of the market

As on 11th December 2019, at 08:35 A.M Greenwich Mean Time, while this was being written, British American Tobacco Plc’s price of the stock has been reported to be trading at GBX 3006.00 per stock on the London Stock Exchange, an increase in the value of 0.40 per cent or GBX 12.00 per stock, as opposed to the last day’s closing share price, which has been reported to be at GBX 2994.00 per stock. By the time of capturing, the British American Tobacco Plc stock was reported to be trading 33.66 per cent above the 52-week low price of the stock, which was at GBX 2249.00 per stock, that the company’s stocks reached on May 17, 2019. At the time of writing, the stock was also trading 6.70 per cent below the 52-week high price at GBX 3222.00 per stock, which the company’s stock achieved on April 01, 2019. The company’s market capitalisation has been reported to be at GBP 68.678 billion with regards to the current share price of the company.

The British American Tobacco Plc stock has given a negative change in the last six months in the value, of around 2.12 per cent from the price of the stock of GBX 3071.00 per stock that the company’s stock achieved on June 11, 2019. British American Tobacco Plc’s stock has also gone up by 3.28 per cent in value, in the last one month from the price of GBX 2910.50 per stock that the stocks closed at on November 11, 2019.

The beta of the company’s stock has stood at a value of 1.4264. By this, the investors can imply that stock price movement of the company, is more volatile, in comparison with the movement of the comparative market index.

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