Sports Direct Gains on Positive Broker Note

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The FTSE 100 posted small gains on Wednesday, helped by an increase in the share values of the main supermarkets as well as a strong performance by Sports Direct.

The UK based sportswear retailer gained 5.8 percent, topping the list of FTSE 100 gainers, thanks to a positive note from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The bank commented that the company had a lot of potential to grow, and could show a compound annual growth rate of around seven percent over the next ten years. It noted that the company was growing its online division and that it was also expanding into Europe. Both of these offer good potential for growth.

The FTSE was also assisted by positive news about the Chinese economy. The economy has reportedly...

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