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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Marks & Spencer LSE:MKS London Ordinary Share GB0031274896 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -4.40p -1.13% 386.20p 386.20p 386.30p 391.30p 385.60p 386.80p 4,310,537 12:56:00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 10,555.4 488.8 24.9 15.5 6,311.05

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27/5/2016
13:06
Fri 27 May 2016 (ShareCast News) - Societe Generale downgraded Marks & Spencer to 'hold' from 'buy' and cut the price target to 424p from 545p following the retailer's full-year results earlier in the week. The French bank said M&S was certainly worth holding for the total dividend yield. It said the company remains strongly cash generative, backed by healthy margins and growth in the food business, with a commitment to making ongoing surplus cash returns to shareholders. M&S announced a 4.6p special dividend for the first half and SocGen assumes a further 4.6p special dividend in the second half, along with special dividends in the outer years, in view of the company's target net debt/EBITDA range of 1.5x-2.0x. "The 7% total estimated dividend yield is attractive. However, we would need more than 15% total shareholder return to retain the 'buy' recommendation," the bank said. SocGen said that while M&S was lucky to have a top-end market position focusing on specialty, convenience, health and quality, Clothing and Home present an ever-increasing challenge from all angles. "We do not expect sustainable like-for-like sales recovery at any point. It is difficult to disagree with the measures that are being taken in response to detailed customer feedback, but there is very low visibility on recovery at this stage in our view. Hence we downgrade," it said.
qantas
27/5/2016
12:56
) For anyone particularly keen the webcast is available to view on the investors site, it gives the option to skip through, the opening CEO statement and the Q&A at the end of the presentation are usually the most telling bits - or just go straight to the Q&A.
essentialinvestor
27/5/2016
12:47
EI, FWIW I dabbled with a few at 385 myself. Must be certifiable!
cwa1
27/5/2016
12:32
capeview There you are, you do understand charts!
libertine
27/5/2016
12:03
May regret this, bought a very small amount.
essentialinvestor
27/5/2016
11:28
They have a BOD stuffed full of well paid non execs, not even a single share buy since the statement. The exec directors have share options so fair enough if they don't buy, would you not think the Chairman might have a few at these levels?.
essentialinvestor
27/5/2016
11:16
Mentioned Next and Zara as comparators as if MKS can not effectively compete with these two there will be no non food turn around. If anyone has a different take would be interested to hear.
essentialinvestor
27/5/2016
11:11
no worries at all.
scottishfield
27/5/2016
11:11
freedom97 Thank you
84stewart
27/5/2016
11:11
Sorry didn't see your post scottishfield.
freedom97
27/5/2016
11:09
From Final Results: Robert Swannell, M&S Chairman, said: "Steve Rowe is today setting out his priorities as our new Chief Executive. His number one priority is to restore our Clothing & Home business to profitable growth, while maintaining the pace of growth and success of our market leading Food business. "Today we announce a proposed final dividend for 2015/16 of 11.9p resulting in a full year dividend of 18.7p, up 3.9% on last year and broadly in line with underlying profit growth. As part of our ongoing programme of enhanced returns, we are also announcing a special dividend of 4.6p per share (c.GBP75 million) for the first half of the 2016/17 year. This will be paid to shareholders in July at the same time as the final dividend. We will update on further capital returns at our Interim results in November."
freedom97
27/5/2016
11:08
In the final results rns of 25/05. "Today we announce a proposed final dividend for 2015/16 of 11.9p resulting in a full year dividend of 18.7p, up 3.9% on last year and broadly in line with underlying profit growth. As part of our ongoing programme of enhanced returns, we are also announcing a special dividend of 4.6p per share (c.GBP75 million) for the first half of the 2016/17 year. This will be paid to shareholders in July at the same time as the final dividend. We will update on further capital returns at our Interim results in November."
scottishfield
27/5/2016
10:59
freedom 97 where is the reference to special divi as i have only just bought in again after a long time out
84stewart
27/5/2016
10:04
Eisler, that aspect would not concern me too much. The last two CEO's talked an incredibly good game, highly articulate convincing, believable.. and the result was ?
essentialinvestor
27/5/2016
09:56
No terribly impressed with the interviews given by CEO this week - didn't fill me with confidence that there is the vision and strategy to turn this around
eisler
27/5/2016
09:52
Usually DYOR is best, and speaking of which for many people its more than possible to do a little rudimentary research on the MKS non food side. Walk in to a local NXT or Zara store, you don't need to be a devoted follower of fashion to observe the lay out, atmosphere, quality of staff etc, then visit a Marks store. If you are unable to do that have a look at the online offerings.
essentialinvestor
27/5/2016
08:47
Freedom - an exciting divi but also likely the share price will drop 16p or 4% ishSo for me it's all about the day after divi day
19bells
27/5/2016
08:21
Hi philanderer, I remember you from when you used to post on the JLP thread many years ago. I'm still invested there, as the company has finally turned a corner and should start to show a profit, the future looks very good now. The last time I held MKS shares was in 2009. Well, thought the current share price undervalues the company (providing property prices don't drop). So I just bought £5K worth, as next Wednesday is the last day to buy to qualify for the 11.9p Divi & the 4.6p Special Divi as goes EX Divi on Thursday. One of my fixed rate bonds just matured and I can't even get 3% on new fixed rate bonds now, so imo much better to invest here. Plus I think Steve Rowe will turn this company around. The new directors should also help bring a positive change quickly too imo. From past experience I've found it's better to do the opposite to what broker targets suggest.
freedom97
27/5/2016
08:03
The last ceo was ex Morrisons and look what happened to them,took a long time for them to recover,I would stick with Rowe give him his chance
84stewart
27/5/2016
08:01
Are clothing sales actually so difficult to improve, i wouldn't have thought so, you can (more or less) see what your customers are wearing when they are in store,so more of the same i would suggest.... and ask them!I have always though the mens shoe section was "very poor" at best Its not like the results were that bad, a good all round tweaking would have more effect on bottom line than to much focus on Mrs Average...search me, time will tell!
flaton2000
26/5/2016
22:38
EI, good point re the PPI provision made in the accounts , gawd knows what that figure may end at eventually ?
philanderer
26/5/2016
21:58
If this was 10 years ago may be, now unlikely. The PPI provision appeared to come out of the blue, has there been any comment on whether this is a one time event?. Registered for the webcast, will review it tomorrow, although not sure I can sit through the entire 2hrs worth. Steve is a little different from the two previous CEO's, that may be no bad thing.
essentialinvestor
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