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Marks & Spencer Share Chat (MKS)



Share Price: 287.60Bid: 287.70Ask: 287.80Change: 4.00 (+1.41%)Riser - Marks & Sp.
Spread: 0.10Spread as %: 0.03%Open: 284.30High: 289.20Low: 282.80Yesterday’s Close: 283.60


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WorldGoRound
Posts: 285
Off Topic
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:288.30
RE: Marks Bid surely soon
Today 16:13
Chinese oligarchs were supposed to be moving into a West London
development near Acton.
The only chinks i seen round there are in the wai too yung restaurant selling number
69 noodle with broccoli.
Fuk yu man.
 
boraki
Posts: 368
Observation
Opinion:Strong Buy
Price:288.30
Marks Bid surely soon
Today 15:49
I would not like to be short on these at the moment, in case a bid comes in.

Surely the Chinese must be looking at these by now?

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M&S shares rise on bid speculation Anne-Sylvaine Chassany
March 18, 2013 Shares in Marks and Spencer rose 7 per cent on Monday, as investors bet on the high street chain becoming the subject of a bid.

Shares in M&S closed up 25.6p at 398.10p, giving the company a market capitalisation of �6.4bn, following reports that the Qatar Investment Authority was weighing an offer worth �8bn and sounding out private equity partners. The stock briefly rose above 400p level at which Sir Philip Green proposed acquiring the retailer nine years ago.

However, a person close to Qatar Holding, one of the country�s main investment vehicles, said it was not considering a bid for M&S.

Neither M&S nor Qatar Holding made statements to the Stock Exchange on Monday.

Under Takeover Panel rules, prior to any approach being made, the obligation lies with the potential bidder to make a statement. After an approach is made, the obligation is with the company receiving it.

An announcement must be made if the company is the subject of rumour and speculation or if there is an unusual movement in its share price. But if there is takeover speculation without any substance, the panel does not require an announcement.

Despite these factors, investors and analysts continued to believe M&S was in play, driving the shares higher.

Chief executive Marc Bolland is under pressure to turn round the clothing business � particularly womenswear � after a poor Christmas. Several people familiar with the situation said trading had also been tough this quarter.

While private equity firms have looked at a possible bid for M&S in the past, including CVC Capital Partners last year, the general feeling among the private equity industry is that such a large deal would still be difficult to fund for a traditional buyout firm.

The investment would be a bet on the UK economy, which has been sluggish in the wake of the financial crisis amid a wave of austerity measures, and would not be easy to realise. But M&S is still a valuable brand name and would be a trophy asset for a middle eastern or Chinese investment fund.

After Monday�s rally, any bidder would need to pay about �8bn for the equity. With debt of almost �2bn and pension obligations, that means a bid would need to be pitched at about �10bn-�11bn, requiring an equity cheque of �3bn to �4bn, according to bankers. One factor that could aid any bid is that M&S�s pension deficit has fallen to &am
TheFarEnd
Posts: 1,184
Off Topic
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:284.00
RE: re: re: Question.
Mon 22:46
I guess that's an honest answer.
Costa77
Posts: 268
Off Topic
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:280.60
RE: relevant news or information
Fri 21:34
News about Patrick was not unexpected. Reckon that it came about a year later than it should've done. Additional store closures will now be announced in May. Will only be on line with previous guidance about store estate closures though of between 15-20 to add to the previous 16 that have already been announced. All IMO
WorldGoRound
Posts: 285
Off Topic
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:280.60
RE: RE: RE: Question
Fri 19:21
Yes I have an M&S 3 piece suit vest in charcoal black (the only other choice was Tory Navy Blue)
for grandads funeral.
The moths are currently eating it
TheFarEnd
Posts: 1,184
Off Topic
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:281.30
RE: RE: Question
18 Apr '18
Are you actually invested here WorldGoRound?
Carrington
Posts: 391
Off Topic
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:278.10
RE: RE: Question
18 Apr '18
Makes no difference as the denominations are in dollars so sterling rising against the dollar reduces the need to hedge and will ultimately increase margin - that is basic economics ffs -
Dyor etc
Joeclvrt
Posts: 4
Off Topic
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:281.00
RE: RE: Question
17 Apr '18
Well worldgoround if there£s so much you don£t like in this country especially companies Marks and Spencer and Royal Mail why don£t you do everyone a favour, book a world cruise and don£t come back.
WorldGoRound
Posts: 285
Off Topic
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:281.00
RE: RE: Question
17 Apr '18
Is Sterling rising vs The Bangladeshi Pootah?
OK lets take the controversial policies out of it.
You go in the food hall.Whatcha got?
Any really nice lean German T bone steaks?Nup.
Any fresh fish from the counter?nup
Any classy fresh desserts made to order?nup.
You go in the cafeteria what ya got?
Lets not go there.
So many things just............................wrong.
WorldGoRound
Posts: 285
Off Topic
Opinion:No Opinion
Price:281.00
My family on Mayflower.Red Ind comp
17 Apr '18
My family came over on The Mayflower in 1621.
We feel we werent recievd properly like...being scalped.?
Can we claim compo from Red Indian Preservations?
This could affcet some workers "@ MKS.
On a lighter note announced today MKS closing Warehouse in London
& Warrington.
Who do you think your kidding Mr.Hitler,
If you think old Englands done?
We are the boys who will stop your little game.....




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