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Current Price:  
437.20p
on 28-08-2014 at 15:50:09
Change:   2.60p fall 0.59 %
Buy:   437.30p
Sell:   437.10p
   

Marks and Spencer has long been a British institution. Since its creation in 1894, Marks and Spencer has been a high street staple with almost 600 shops in the UK and 240 in more than 30 countries around the world. Marks and Spencer is also the largest clothing retailer in Britain and many of its domestic stores also have a food range made famous by a nationwide TV advert campaign. More recently though, Marks and Spencer has branched out into homewares, furniture and technology.

Some of Marks and Spencers' peak years were in the mid-nineties as its profits soared and it became the first shop to reach a pre-tax profit of over 1 billion pounds. However, in hindsight its then owner may have been pushing too hard for profit margins and in the early 2000s, the company took a nosedive with a 2.8m net profit in March 2001. In March 2008, the net profit had increased to 821m. This massive growth is in part due to the recruitment of younger designers to make the shop more appealing to a younger market. Also, the food side was expanded and has gained a reputation as producing high-quality food. On February 28 2008 the Company acquired 50% of the Marks and Spencer Marinopoulos B.V. On March 20 2008 the Company acquired 51% of the COMS a.s.

Despite a new found popularity, share prices have taken a plunge during mid 2008 due to conservative shopping during the credit crunch. Current revenue stands at 9.06 billion pounds and net income stands at 651.70 million.

Marks & Spencer Group (MKS, MKS.L, LON:MKS) Price Details (LSE MAIN Listed Equity)
Last Trade: 488 at 437.20p Days Range: 435.20 - 440.44p
Day's Volume: 3,005,717 52wk Range: 416.60 - 513.50p
Last Close: 439.80p Market Capitalisation:* £ 7.15 bn
Open: 438.80p VWAP: 438.13p
ISIN: GB0031274896 Shares in Issue: 1.64 bn
Sector:  General Retailers    Listed in:  UK All SharesEuropean first 300UK 100UK 350

Retailers Lag But FTSE Strong Overall

News - Thursday, October 24, 2013

The FTSE 100 reached a five month high today, after strong economic data from China boosted basic materials stocks. The retail sector, however, lagged behind the rest of the markets.

Marks And Spencer Makes FTSE Recovery

News - Monday, August 26, 2013

Last week saw Marks And Spencer make a recovery in the FTSE 100. The company has been through a rough few months, struggling to stay relevant against competition from cheap supermarkets and low-cost clothing companies and department stores. What is it that sparked the recovery?

Buy/SellVolumePriceTrade CodeTrade TypeTrade Time
Unknown488437.20p1050794426186531Automated Trade15:50:09 - 28/08
Unknown1519437.30p1050794426186350Automated Trade15:49:40 - 28/08
Sell680437.30p1050794426186193Automated Trade15:49:37 - 28/08
Sell600437.30p1050794426186141Automated Trade15:49:34 - 28/08
Buy4096437.40p1050794426185982Automated Trade15:49:33 - 28/08
Sell6437.30p1050794426185965Automated Trade15:49:33 - 28/08

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