Persimmon PLC (PSN.L)
|Market Cap (Mil.):||£4,138.81|
|Shares Outstanding (Mil.):||305.90|
* Shares up 0.5 pct after early jump to five-month high (Adds CEO comments, analyst reaction, shares)
LONDON, Aug 19 - Housebuilder Persimmon Plc posted a 57 percent rise in pretax profit after it sold 6,408 new homes in the six months to end-June, and said it was trading ahead of last year in the traditionally slower summer period.
* Underlying h1 pbt up 57 percent to 212.9 million stg, revenue up 33 percent to 1.2 billion stg
LONDON, July 2 - British housebuilder Persimmon Plc said its revenue rose a third in the first half, boosted by high demand for its new properties across its sites in England, Scotland and Wales.
* Trading during first six months of this year has been strong
LONDON, June 13 - Shares in Britain's house builders, including Barratt Developments and Persimmon slipped on Friday after finance minister George Osborne said he would give the Bank of England stronger powers to curb mortgage lending.