EasyJet Slips to Bottom of FTSE 100

Friday, July 25, 2014

A poorer than expected full-year profit guidance report from EasyJet pushed their shares to the bottom of the FTSE 100. The company said that it believes its annual profit will be in the range of £545 - £570million, lower than the consensus forecasts of £578 million.

This news led to concerns of overcapacity in the industry, as a similar profit warning had been issued last month by Air-France KLM. Easyjet, however emphasized that its capacity rose by 7 percent in the third quarter.

The profit warning caused EasyJets shares to slip by eight percent at one point during the trading session, making it the single biggest loser during opening trade. However, the company recovered some ground later in the trading session, and closed down by just 4.5...

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