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Flat house prices amid 2019’s prolonged Brexit uncertainty hurt Taylor Wimpey’s profit margin last year, with no recovery expected in 2020, it revealed today. The figures Taylor Wimpey’s profit before tax climbed 3.1 per cent year on year to £835.9m in 2019. But weak house price growth and building costs knocked the firm’s operating profit [...]
Housebuilding firm Taylor Wimpey said the housing market remained stable last year, despite ongoing economic and political uncertainty. In a trading update this morning the company said that conditions were more challenging in London and the South East but demand for homes remained strong in the face of uncertainty caused by Brexit. Read more: New [...]
The uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the country’s future has long been blamed as a source of the property market’s recent struggles. However a sizeable Conservative majority in the general election has already resulted in a sharp rise in housebuilder stocks. FTSE 100 firm Taylor Wimpey’s share price rose by 11.4 per cent in early morning [...]
House building giant Taylor Wimpey reported strong demand for new homes in the second half of the year despite uncertainties related to Brexit. The company said the UK housing market remained resilient in the second half, but said customer caution increased in the higher-priced markets of London and the South East. Read more: Taylor Wimpey profits [...]
Shares in house builder Taylor Wimpey fell more than six per cent this morning as the company reported a drop in profits due to higher costs. The figures Profit before tax and exceptional items fell 9.4 per cent in the first half of the year to £299.8m from £331m in 2018. Read more: Taylor Wimpey [...]
Housebuilders were among the biggest risers in the FTSE 100 this morning after Boris Johnson, the front runner to be the next prime minister, said he would slash stamp duty and tax in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Berkeley Group shares were up 3.16 per cent today followed by Persimmon, which rose 2.63 per [...]
British Land became the latest in a string of property giants to reveal a fall in the value of its assets today, swinging to a loss amid turmoil in the retail sector. The FTSE 100 group, which owns developments such as Broadgate campus in the City of London, reported a £300m loss in the 12 months [...]
Japan’s largest housebuilder is entering the UK property market after signing a £90m deal with developers to deliver thousands of new homes across the country. In a joint venture with Homes England and Urban Splash, leading modular builder Sekisui House is planning to deliver 2,000 new residential homes a year for the next decade. Read [...]
Housebuilding giant Barratt has said it expects its full-year results to be “modestly” ahead of expectations after posting a rise in sales for the year so far. The London-listed firm posted sales of £3.4bn to 5 May, up 2.4 per cent on the same period last year. Read more: Barratt Developments builds profit in strong [...]
By Graeme Evans from interactive investor. After a great first quarter for stock markets, we assess the best and worst blue-chips of 2019 so far. It’s been a storming start to 2019 for the FTSE 100 index, with popular interactive investor stocks including Lloyds Banking Group (LSE:LLOY), Next (LSE:NXT) and Tesco (LSE:TSCO) among those on [...]
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