Financial ratios http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25834/all en Britain's FTSE 100 edges up, charts point to a pullback http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/britains-ftse-100-edges-charts-point-pullback <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSE up 4.93 points * Miners up, ENRC, Vedanta boosted by bullish CS note * Yield and easing Europe risk lift financials * Oils fall as Nomura warns on outlook By David Brett LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Britain's blue chip shares inched higher on Monday helped by banks and mining stocks, though the market looked set to pull back as charts showed it was overbought after gains since the start of the year. London's blue chip index was up 4.93 points, or 0.1 percent at 6,126.51 by 0859 GMT, having added more than 2 percent since the start of 2013.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/britains-ftse-100-edges-charts-point-pullback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Financial economics Financial ratios Investment Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:15:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734060 at http://www.globalpost.com European shares near peaks, pressured by earnings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/european-shares-near-peaks-pressured-earnings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* EuroSTOXX 50 flat, in sight of 18-month high</p> <p>* Earnings concerns prompt some profit-taking</p> <p>* Charts show scope for further gains after consolidation</p> <p>By Toni Vorobyova</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Major European equity indexes consolidated near multi-month peaks on Friday, with miners supported by strong Chinese data but concerns ahead of the corporate earnings season prompting some investors to lock in profits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/european-shares-near-peaks-pressured-earnings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Financial ratios Politics Rate of return Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:00:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736077 at http://www.globalpost.com Wall St Week Ahead: Earnings, money flows to push stocks higher http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/wall-st-week-ahead-earnings-money-flows-push-stocks-higher <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Rodrigo Campos</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Reuters) - With earnings momentum on the rise, the S&amp;P 500 seems to have few hurdles ahead as it continues to power higher, its all-time high a not-so-distant goal.</p> <p>The U.S. equity benchmark closed the week at a fresh five-year high on strong housing and labor market data and a string of earnings that beat lowered expectations.</p> <p>Sector indexes in transportation, banks and housing this week hit historic or multiyear highs as well.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/wall-st-week-ahead-earnings-money-flows-push-stocks-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Financial economics Financial ratios Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:45:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736461 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Wall St Week Ahead: Earnings, money flows to push stocks higher http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/rpt-wall-st-week-ahead-earnings-money-flows-push-stocks-higher <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Rodrigo Campos</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 20 (Reuters) - With earnings momentum on the rise, the S&amp;P 500 seems to have few hurdles ahead as it continues to power forward, its all-time high a not-so-distant goal.</p> <p>The U.S. equity benchmark closed last week at a new five-year high on strong housing and labor market data and a string of earnings that beat lowered expectations.</p> <p>Sector indexes in transportation, banks and housing last week hit historic or multiyear highs as well.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/rpt-wall-st-week-ahead-earnings-money-flows-push-stocks-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Financial economics Financial ratios Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 16:45:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736921 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Travis Perkins calls for radical rethink by government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/update-1-travis-perkins-sees-signs-growth-will-return-markets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Conventional economic solutions are not enough, CEO says</p> <p>* Calls for cut to VAT on home improvement products</p> <p>* Posts 2012 adjusted EPS of 95.1 pence, in line with forecasts</p> <p>* Full-year dividend up 25 pct at 25 pence</p> <p>* Shares down 3 pct</p> <p>By James Davey</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/update-1-travis-perkins-sees-signs-growth-will-return-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Currency Entertainment Financial ratios Pound sterling Rate of return Travis Perkins Travis Perkins Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:45:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760813 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-British insurer RSA cuts dividend as investment sags http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/update-2-british-insurer-rsa-cuts-dividend-investment-sags <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Total 2012 dividend down 7.3 pence vs 9.3 pence consensus</p> <p>* Shares down 13.3 percent, biggest FTSE faller</p> <p>* 2012 operating profit 684 mln stg vs 665 mln stg consensus</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - RSA, Britain's biggest business insurer, unexpectedly cut its dividend by a fifth after weak investment returns, sending its shares sharply lower.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130220/update-2-british-insurer-rsa-cuts-dividend-investment-sags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dividend Finance Financial ratios RSA Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:30:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5760914 at http://www.globalpost.com Defensives lead FTSE 100 higher ahead of BoE rate decision http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/defensives-lead-ftse-100-higher-ahead-boe-rate-decision-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSE 100 up 0.2 percent</p> <p>* Consumer staples lead after bullish CS note</p> <p>* Aggreko rises as it ramps up dividend</p> <p>* IMI buoyed by buyback promise</p> <p>* Aviva tumbles after slashing dividends</p> <p>By David Brett</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/defensives-lead-ftse-100-higher-ahead-boe-rate-decision-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviva Group Ireland Business Dividend yield Financial ratios Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 09:45:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5775883 at http://www.globalpost.com European shares pause for breath near 4-1/2 yr peaks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/european-shares-pause-breath-near-4-12-yr-peaks-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.05 pct</p> <p>* Fresh gains seen after a pause</p> <p>* Dividend hike boosts Antofagasta</p> <p>By Toni Vorobyova</p> <p>LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) - European shares held steady on Tuesday, taking their cues from a mixed showing on Wall Street and pausing for breath before what technical analysts say could be a push to new multi-year highs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130312/european-shares-pause-breath-near-4-12-yr-peaks-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dow Jones & Company Dow Jones Industrial Average Financial ratios Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:15:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5781292 at http://www.globalpost.com FTSE snaps three-day rally after miner weakness http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/profit-takers-italian-bond-sale-drag-ftse-five-year-peak <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alistair Smout</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - The FTSE 100 fell on Friday after a three-day rally, as investors backed away from riskier sectors and U.S. GDP figures came in below expectations.</p> <p>Material and energy stocks, which are sensitive to optimism over the global economic outlook, took 26 points off the FTSE 100, dragging the index into negative territory.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/profit-takers-italian-bond-sale-drag-ftse-five-year-peak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 110th United States Congress Asia Barclays BHP Billiton BP BP Burberry Business Business cycle Commodities market Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange Crédit Agricole Cyprus Divided regions Dividend Dividends Dow Jones Industrial Average Dual-listed companies Economic history Economics Economy of New York City Economy of the European Union Economy of the United Kingdom Economy of the United States Economy of Western Australia Emergency Economic Stabilization Act Environment Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Euro European Union Ex-dividend date Finance Financial data vendors Financial economics Financial markets Financial ratios Financial regulation Financial services Financial Times FTSE 100 FTSE 100 Index FTSE 250 Index FTSE 350 Index Funds Futures contract Gainer Glencore Gross domestic product Health Hedge Hospitality HSBC Human Interest InterContinental Hotels Group Investec Bank Investment Investment banks John Lewis Partnership Labor Late-2000s financial crisis Law Levant Macroeconomics Marks & Spencer Mining Morrisons Newedge Group Ocado OJSC Polymetal P/E ratio Political geography Politics Publishing Racal Recessions Reckitt Benckiser Reuters Rio Tinto Group Saxo Bank Social Issues Stock market Stock market index Strepsils Technology Tesco TNK-BP TUI AG TUI Travel United Kingdom Verizon Communications Verizon Wireless Vodafone War Xstrata Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:31:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5782291 at http://www.globalpost.com Analysis - Underappreciated consumer stars in S&P 500 rally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/analysis-underappreciated-consumer-stars-sp-500-rally <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Rodrigo Campos and Herbert Lash</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors who had bet on the American consumer even as the U.S. economy was entering the Great Recession are the biggest winners as the S&amp;P 500 stock index set a new closing record on Thursday.</p> <p>Millions of jobs were lost in 2008 and 2009, the toughest recession in half a century, and many Americans saw the value of their investments and their homes dive. The U.S. consumer retrenched, focused on paying down debt.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130328/analysis-underappreciated-consumer-stars-sp-500-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Financial ratios Human Interest Investment P/E ratio Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:45:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5796578 at http://www.globalpost.com listed firms-dividend payout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130331/listed-firms-dividend-payout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, April 1 (Yonhap) -- South Korean listed firms' dividend payouts remained lackluster in 2012 compared to global peers, data showed Monday, which could foster speculative movements on the local stock market.</p> <p>The average dividend yield ratio came at 1.31 percent for the companies listed on the main bourse for fiscal 2012, falling sharply from 2.58 percent tallied in 2008, according to the data compiled by Shinyoung Securities Co.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130331/listed-firms-dividend-payout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Finance Financial economics Financial ratios Yonhap News Agency Mon, 01 Apr 2013 01:15:48 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5798324 at http://www.globalpost.com Listed firms' cash dividends down 14.2 % in 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/listed-firms-cash-dividends-down-142-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> South Korean listed companies' cash dividend payouts plunged 14.2 percent in 2012 from a year earlier as a protracted economic slowdown eroded their earnings, the bourse operator said Monday.</p><P>The combined cash dividends paid out by 448 firms listed on the main bourse came at 11.4 trillion won (US$ 10 billion) for fiscal 2012, compared to 13.3 trillion won tallied in 2011, according to the Korea Exchange (KRX).</p><P>The average dividend yield ratio came in at 2.1 percent, down 0.25 percentage point from the 2.35 percent tallied the previous year, the KRX added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/listed-firms-cash-dividends-down-142-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Financial economics Financial ratios Investment KRW Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:36:47 +0000 Asianet 5807508 at http://www.globalpost.com Morning Shout released by KASB Securities Limited and Economics Research http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/morning-shout-released-kasb-securities-limited-and-economics-research <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>April 10, 2013 (PPI-OT)</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/morning-shout-released-kasb-securities-limited-and-economics-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> APL programming language family Chevron Pakistan Computing Financial ratios Asianet Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:16:58 +0000 Asianet 5808999 at http://www.globalpost.com Swann to bow out with solid WH Smith profit growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/swann-bow-out-solid-wh-smith-profit-growth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - British books and stationery retailer WH Smith &lt;SMWH.L&gt; posted a 5 percent rise in pretax profits in the first half of 2013, with cost cuts helping to improve gross margin and offset falling sales, the company said on Thursday.</p> <p>Pretax profit for the group hit 69 million pounds for the 6 months ending 28 February, as the company's travel operations in airports, railway stations and motorway service areas posted profits up 7 percent.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/swann-bow-out-solid-wh-smith-profit-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Financial ratios Generally Accepted Accounting Principles Profit Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Apr 2013 08:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5810267 at http://www.globalpost.com Nvidia says to return $1 billion to shareholders this fiscal year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/nvidia-says-return-1-billion-shareholders-fiscal-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp plans to return $1 billion (649.5 million pounds) to shareholders this fiscal year via dividend payments and share buybacks, the company said in a Thursday announcement that helped its shares trim earlier losses.</p> <p>Shares in the chipmaker slid as much as 4 percent after it told investors at its annual analysts' day that it expects its mobile processor business to remain flat this year. They recovered after the buyback news, and were down just 0.5 percent at $12.77 in the afternoon.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130411/nvidia-says-return-1-billion-shareholders-fiscal-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dividend Financial ratios Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:30:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5812017 at http://www.globalpost.com