Aggreko, Playtech, SABMiller, Shell: U.K., Irish Equity Preview
The following is a list of companies that may have unusual share-price changes in U.K. and Irish markets. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are from the last market close.
The FTSE 100 Index fell 74.75 points, or 1.4 percent, to 5,131.10. The FTSE All-Share Index dropped 1.3 percent to 2,665.24, while Ireland’s ISEQ Index fell 0.8 percent to 2,450.
Aggreko Plc (AGK) : The world’s largest provider of mobile-power supplies raised its forecast for underlying profit growth this year after winning contracts in countries such as Japan, Russia and Iraq. The stock rose 0.1 percent to 1,765 pence.
Playtech Ltd. (PTEC) : The Internet software company that has a joint venture with William Hill Plc may spend as much as 100 million euros ($144 million) on purchases or joint ventures, Chief Financial Officer David Mathewson said. The shares dropped 4.2 percent to 303.25 pence.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) : Europe’s largest oil company is planning to continue to export Syrian oil in September in the face of new U.S. sanctions and a looming EU embargo, according to Reuters. The stock fell 1.5 percent to 1,943.5 pence.
SABMiller Plc (SAB) : The world’s second-largest brewer by volume hired 10 banks to raise loans for its hostile $12.5 billion bid to take over Foster’s Group Ltd., according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. The stock fell 0.7 percent to 2,108.5 pence.
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