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Hollywood Bowl’s success & National Grid’s £7bn equity raise: The Companies and Markets Show

Jennifer Johnson begins this week’s podcast by discussing Hollywood Bowl’s (BOWL) results. Jennifer, Dan and Julian weigh in on the company’s successes and growth prospects, the factors underpinning its dividend prospects, and its current valuation case.


National Grid (NG.) is next on the roster. Alex Hamer shares how the electricity giant surprised the market by securing the largest equity raise the London market has seen in almost a decade at £7bn. Alex and Dan discuss the rights issue’s importance for shareholders, what the money will be used for, and the impact the upcoming election will have on new grid investment. 


Last up, Dave Baxter dives into the latest apology from UK fund manager Nick Train on Finsbury Growth & Income's (FGT) shares lagging the FTSE All-Share. Dave and Dan discuss where the fund went wrong, the holdings it’s increasing exposure to and the prospects for the portfolio in general. 


Timestamps

1:25 Hollywood Bowl (BOWL)

14:28 National Grid (NG.)

27:44 The latest apology from Nick Train


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