Share Prices & Company Research


15 June 2017

Redmayne-Bentley’s Top Trades

Below we take a look at the most frequently traded shares through Redmayne-Bentley over the last couple of weeks and consider why they have been so popular. (BOO)

Index: FTSE AIM All-Share

Sector: General Retailers

Market capitalisation: £2,660.50m

Shares in online retailer have risen almost fivefold in the last year and were heavily traded by investors last week following a trading update. The group reported a 106 per cent increase in revenue to £120.1m for the 3 months to the end of May, with a net cash position at the end of the period of £74m. Joint chief executives Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane commented: “Across the Group, the combination of broadening product ranges, strong brand image, competitive prices and good customer service continues to drive sales momentum”.

Marks & Spencer (MKS)
Index: FTSE 100

Sector: General Retailers

Market capitalisation: £5,703.20m

For the year to 1st April, leading retailer Marks & Spencer showed a significant fall in profit due to restructuring costs and lower clothing sales. The group recorded over £400m of costs relating to head office restructuring, closing overseas outposts and impairments. Consequently, pre-tax profit fell by 63.9 per cent to £176.4m. However, investors were cheered by comments from chief executive Steve Rowe who said the group’s market share was “starting to stabilise” after 5 consecutive years of decline.

easyJet (EZJ)
Index: FTSE 100

Sector: Travel & Leisure

Market capitalisation: £5,288.18m

easyJet reported strong passenger and revenue growth for the six months to the end of March. The group saw a record number of passengers of 33.8m, up 9 per cent year-on-year. This helped drive total revenue up 3.2 per cent to £1.83bn. The group also reported forward bookings ahead of the previous year and said it had agreed to purchase 30 new A321 NEO aircraft. Commenting on the results, chief executive Carolyn McCall said: “our expectations for the full year are in line with current consensus market expectations.”

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Redmayne-Bentley’s Top Trades
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