Persimmon PLC (PSN.L)
|Market Cap (Mil.):||£4,046.54|
|Shares Outstanding (Mil.):||305.86|
* 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.
LONDON, April 16 - British housebuilder Persimmon said demand for new houses continued to strengthen, helped by government intervention to help first-time buyers.
LONDON, April 16 - British housebuilders Persimmon and Telford Homes said the market for new homes continued to strengthen, underpinned by better availability of mortgages and demand from buyers outstripping supply.
March 17 - Persimmon * Shares in Persimmon lead rise in housebuilding stocks, open 3 percent
LONDON, Feb 25 - British housebuilder Persimmon posted a 49 percent jump in full-year pretax profit, in line with analyst expectations, and said the strong recovery in housing demand would help it accelerate plans to return cash to shareholders.