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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Future Plc LSE:FUTR London Ordinary Share GB00BYZN9041 ORD 15P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -96.00 -2.62% 3,570.00 159,245 12:24:05
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
3,562.00 3,566.00 3,740.00 3,570.00 3,740.00
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Electricity 339.60 52.00 46.40 76.9 4,306
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
12:22:52 AT 1 3,570.00 GBX

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28/9/2021
09:20
Future Daily Update: Future Plc is listed in the Electricity sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker FUTR. The last closing price for Future was 3,666p.
Future Plc has a 4 week average price of 3,568p and a 12 week average price of 3,058p.
The 1 year high share price is 3,968p while the 1 year low share price is currently 1,596p.
There are currently 120,624,133 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 252,463 shares. The market capitalisation of Future Plc is £4,335,231,340.02.
19/8/2021
05:56
lomax99: Today's FT markets section:Future built on this week's rally after Berenberg raised its target price for the publisher, which announced on Monday it was buying peer Dennis.The broker saw "multiple synergy opportunities", which would lead to a significant upside for Future's full-year earnings by 2023. The purchase added meaningful subscription revenue and expanded reach in the US.
17/8/2021
17:58
daveme: So much for the Dennis announcement, the share price is more or less back to where it was before anyone had heard of Dennis! I can only assume a number of holders have taken the opportunity to top slice into the strength of what has been a very successful investment. Hopefully once the selling is out of the way then things will start creeping up again to take account of the acquisition.
16/8/2021
19:32
spawny100: Same here davros. Wish I'd bought a lot more back when I bought in of course. Interesting that a price of £49.50 is mentioned for automatic FTSE100 entry. Remarkably close to the fair value figure of £50 my well connected source suggested. Seems like perhaps that is their target?
23/7/2021
10:35
squintyflinty: Still plenty of upside left in FUTR. If it dips under £35 , I will buy some more
06/7/2021
15:23
spangle93: Funny old world. I bought Future in April 2000, during dotcom times, based on a tip sheet, for £8.75. I got diluted to the hilt in the subsequent years, such that my original 200 shares were reduced to 13 - by 2017 the price was so low that the cost of selling didn't even cover the heinous £30 that computershare charges to trade. So I decided to take part in a rights issue in 2018, and got 9 more, for about £3 a share if I remember right, solely so that I had enough shares to cover selling them. I just sold the 22 shares, 21 years on, for 3203p each. I hope this will be my very last CREST transfer form. It's still more than a 50% loss, but I never thought it would turn out like this. Wishing all who continue to hold the very best for (ahem) Future gains.
03/6/2021
21:47
kinwah: I'm talking to myself but the CEO sells shares and discloses it late. Should be good for another £1 off the share price tomorrow.
28/5/2021
16:38
kinwah: This board's a bit quiet isn't it? The government announces plans to stop insurance companies penalising loyal insurance customers and not a comment on here. I took the opportunity to short a few at 2940p as it looked a no-brainer. Go Compare would suffer if people generally didn't chop and change their insurers regularly. Maybe no real impact for a year or so but in terms of sentiment always a few percent off the share price when this sort of thing happens.
25/11/2020
16:05
aquaesulis01: Telegraph view on the acquisition: It’s not over 'til the fat man sings. How apt then that a deal to unite magazine house Future Publishing with the comparison website famous for its irritating adverts featuring a fictional Italian tenor will leave shareholders scratching their heads. Investors in Go Compare probably won’t have too many complaints about a part-cash, part-paper deal that values the company at £594m. Future’s 136p per-share offer is a 24pc premium to the previous day’s share price, or 33pc if you take the three-month average. And 138p is the highest it ever reached, back in June 2018. But as for what the publisher of eminent publications such as Practical Caravan and Guitar World wants to do with a price comparison website, well you won’t find too many clues from a company content to waffle on about how the tie-up will strengthen its “proposition of seeking to address the growing consumer demand for informed and value driven purchasing decisions”. Ditto how “the combination of Future's deep audience insight with GoCo group's expertise in price comparison” is a “truly unique opportunity”. But then again, this is an outfit that boasts on its website about being an “experience-maker”, whatever that means. A whopping 17pc fall in Future’s share price is much more revealing. The truth is that combining publishing and price comparison sites is not a new idea and the results have been mixed at best. German publishing giant Bauer owns several platforms across Europe but its private ownership makes it difficult to assess whether it has been a successful strategy. A better example might be the short-lived ownership of Uswitch by American media conglomerate Scripps. Having parted with more than £200m for the fledgling website in 2006, it racked up heavy losses and Scripps offloaded the business three years later for just a few million pounds. There is an unavoidable suspicion that the deal is a de facto retirement vehicle for Go Compare chairman Peter Wood, not helped by the fact that Future boss Zillah Byng-Thorne is also on the board of the company she is buying. Though Byng-Thorne has been excluded from the discussions in her capacity as a Go Compare independent director, the connection doesn’t look great. Wood’s 29.6pc stake will earn him another £180m to add to an estimated £800m fortune, assembled from the sale of insurance brands Direct Line and Esure, which Go Compare was spun out of in 2016. Meanwhile, further questions will be asked about Byng-Thorne’s seemingly insatiable appetite for deal-making in her capacity as Future chief executive, and whether she needs to keep the acquisitions rolling in order for the company’s impressive growth to continue. After all, it is only a year since the £140m takeover of TI Media, a deal Byng-Thorne celebrated by offloading £14.6m worth of shares just weeks later. The ill-timed sale triggered an 8pc fall in Future’s share price as investors asked whether it was a sign that her faith was wavering. Future’s transformation from troubled publisher of forgotten print publications to one of the UK’s hottest media companies has been an unlikely one but perhaps it really has worked out how to make money from digital publishing. City forecasts have been repeatedly smashed and its share price has rallied strongly from Covid-inspired lows of just 42p in March. But this giant leap into unknown territory will be the biggest test of Byng-Thorne’s dizzying six-year reign yet. On the bright side, she has come under fire for being “overboarded” – City speak for being on the boards of too many companies at once. This deal at least helps address that little problem
25/11/2020
13:07
daveme: The share price drop seems a tad extreme to say the least! After market expectation beating results I can only conclude the drop relates to the GoCompare acquisition. I can't imagine the deal is that bad so I suspect it is due to GoCompare shareholders selling/shorting FUTR shares so as to crystallise the cash portion of the deal. When the deal goes through they will get the FUTR shares back leaving their position unchanged. Consequently I suspect things might be volatile for a short while before, hopefully, the share price climbs back up to where it started before the GoCompare announcement.
25/11/2020
10:01
donald pond: The drop in FUTR share price today wipes about 9/10p off the amount GOCO shareholders receive. That could be a problem
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