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Lloyds announces £1bn share buyback after 2017 results

Lloyds Banking Group marked 2017 as the year it returned to full private ownership on Wednesday by treating its shareholders to a £1bn share buyback after announcing a 24% rise in full-year profit before tax

Neil Dennis

Accor surprises on the upside with improved profits

AccorHotels, has delivered a 10.1% rise in like-for-like operating profits for 2017, helped by cost controls and strong demand most of its’ key regions. The figures were above company guidance and broker forecasts.

David Burrows
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US update: Street ends lower, retail pain on Walmart earnings miss, Treasury yields spike

Holiday hangover? On the first day of trading after US bank holiday, a deflated performance as the three major market indicators broke their six days of session gains closing lower on Tuesday.

Claire Hunte

Walmart shares plunge on disappointing results

Walmart shares were on course for their worst day of trading in over two years after the company reported disappointing results. Shares were down by 9.4% in New York trading.

James Hester
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PM update: RBS ‘secret’ report published, London and US shares slip, Walmart down heavily

A rash of big FTSE 100 names – HSBC, InterContinental Hotels Group and BHP Billiton – all saw big chunks taken out of their share price mid-afternoon

Adrian Holliday

Qualcomm ups offer for NXP Semiconductors

Chipmaker Qualcomm has upped the ante in its pursuit of NXP Semiconductors, raising its offer to $127.50 per share.

James Hester

Asda’s sales up but growth slows

Asda saw sales growth slow in the fourth quarter of 2017, with like-for-like sales increasing 0.5% compared with 1.1% the previous quarter.

Claire Veares

Rite Aid shares jump 26% on Albertsons tie-up

Shares in US pharmacy chain Rite Aid surged 26% in pre-market trading on Tuesday after the group revealed it had agreed a merger with privately-owned US grocery giant Albertsons.

James Hester

Domino’s Pizza shares recover after premarket dip

Shares in Domino’s Pizza have recovered after falling premarket when the chain announced fourth-quarter revenue below market expectations.

Claire Veares

The Home Depot’s shares rise on good results

Shares in The Home Depot rose 4% in premarket trading as the retailer announced better than expected fourth-quarter results.

Claire Veares

Walmart shares drop after earnings disappoint

Shares in Walmart have fallen 4% in premarket trade after its fourth-quarter earnings fell short of analysts’ predictions.

Claire Veares

Dunelm share price takes a hit as profits fall

Dunelm Group saw its share price slump over 8% in mid-morning trading to 587.25 following a mixed set of interim results.

David Burrows

Fidessa shares soar as takeover talks progress

Shares in Fidessa Group rose sharply in early morning trading up over 29% to 3,585, on the back of advanced negotiations with Temenos over a potential acquisition.

David Burrows

InterContinental Hotels beat full-year profit forecasts

Shares in InterContinental Hotels fell on Tuesday after as investors took profits following the company's stronger than expected full-year results

Neil Dennis

Blackrock bullish on US equities but cools on Europe

US investment manager BlackRock has upgraded its outlook for US equities on the bases of robust earnings growth while also shifting to a neutral stance on the eurozone.

David Burrows

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