Asda's staff cash in on shares

Supermarket retailer Asda today has announced that over 16,500 colleagues will share in a &pound;43m payout thanks to the company&rsquo;s Sharesave plan. This years plan will be the largest ever payout since Wal-Mart acquired Asda in 1999. The current stock price means all investors will receive a 150 per cent return on their monthly investments.<br /><br />Shareholders who have saved a maximum of &pound;250 per month for the past three years will pocket around &pound;13,800 which is over &pound;4,500 more than their original &pound;9,000 investment.