William Hill PLC (WMH.L)
25 Aug 2016
LONDON, Aug 23 Britain's leading share index rose on Tuesday, helped by a rise in housebuilders after strong results from Persimmon suggested that the sector was coping with the uncertainty from Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
Aug 23 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 24 to 28 points, or 0.4 percent, on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.5 percent ahead of the cash market open.
(Corrects first bullet to say index closed down 0.4 percent at 6,828.54 points) Aug 23 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 24 to 28 points, or 0.4 percent, on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers. * The UK blue chip index closed down 0.4 percent at 6,828.54 points on Monday, with commodity-related stocks leading the market lower following a drop in metals and crude oil prices. * RANK GROUP: Casino operator Rank Group Plc said on Tuesday Britain's de
Aug 23 Casino operator Rank Group Plc said on Tuesday Britain's decision to leave the European Union would have little or no direct impact on its performance, days after it dropped its joint bid to buy bookie William Hill Plc . Rank, the operator of Grosvenor casinos and Mecca bingo hall, said it was mainly a UK-focused business with limited exposure to non-sterling earnings. The company, however, said any impact of Brexit could be driven by lower UK growth rates or loss of
* William Hill gains after deal breaks down (Recasts, adds detail and quote, updates prices)
Casino and bingo hall operator Rank Group Plc and online gambling company 888 Holdings Plc ended efforts to take over rival British bookmaker William Hill Plc days after a revised offer was rejected.
* William Hill sees FY operating profit at top end of guidance
Aug 18 Casino and bingo hall operator Rank Group Plc and online gambling company 888 Holdings Plc have withdrawn their proposal to combine with rival British bookmaker William Hill Plc.
* Had a good start to second half of year and board now expects operating profit 1 for 2016 to be at top end of previously guided £260-280m range
* 888 Holdings Plc and Rank Group Plc announce that they do not intend to make an offer for William Hill Plc