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BoE raise rates again and expect them stay higher for longer

Season 1, Ep. 92

BAE Systems, a defence, aerospace, and security company, saw its share price increase by approximately 8.7% last week after announcing first half results which beat market expectations. The company also raised its guidance for full year sales, underlying Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT), Earnings Per Share (EPS) and free cash flow. The dividend also increased by 11% when compared to last year alongside an approved further share buyback program of up to £1.5 billion. This program is expected to roll-on after completion of the current buyback program and conclude within three years of its commencement...

 

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BAE Systems, ConvaTec Group Plc and Greggs Plc

 

 

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This podcast is intended to be Walker Crips Investment Management’s own commentary on markets. It is not investment research and should not be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy, sell or trade in any of the investments, sectors or asset classes mentioned. The value of any investment and the income arising from it is not guaranteed and can fall as well as rise, so that you may not get back the amount you originally invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Movements in exchange rates can have an adverse effect on the value, price or income of any non-sterling denominated investment. Nothing in this podcast constitutes advice to undertake a transaction, and if you require professional advice you should contact your financial adviser or your usual contact at Walker Crips. Walker Crips Investment Management Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is a member of the London Stock Exchange.

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