Hilton Food Group (HFG)

Sector:

Food

Index:

FTSE 250

907.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -9.00p
  • 52 Week High: 942.00p
  • 52 Week Low: 637.00p
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 89.70m
  • Volume: 29,325
  • Market Cap: £813.60m
  • RiskGrade: 184

FTSE 250 movers: Media stocks Future and Ascential see shares surge

By Benjamin Chiou

Date: Thursday 04 Apr 2024

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Future stole the show on Thursday after the media group reported a return to organic revenue growth in its second quarter, largely attributed to robust performances in Go.Compare, B2B sectors, and resilient magazine sales.




The FTSE 250 specialist publisher said challenges were persisting in affiliate products and digital advertising, but that it was confident in its ability to meet expectations for the full 2024 financial year, pending any impact from foreign exchange translation.

Also in demand was Ascential, the B2B media and events company, after expanding on plans to return £850m to shareholders. The return involves a tender offer to acquire up to £300m of Ascential shares, a special dividend of at least £450m, and on-market share buyback programmes to acquire £100m of Ascential shares. Shares jumped 3%.

Aston Martin Lagonda Global was performing well, rising more than 3% on the same day that Swedish carmaker Volvo reported its best-ever single month of sales in March, with unit deliveries up a quarter on the year before.

OSB Group led the fallers list after going ex-dividend, meaning that new shareholders won't be entitled to the company's latest dividend payout. Breedon, Hammerson and Domino's were also ex-dividend.

Meat, seafood and meat alternatives group Hilton Foods was in the red, pulling back after a decent gain the previous session after it reported a 20% increase in full-year adjusted profits, helped by the turnaround in its seafood business.

Power generation business Drax edged higher after revealing it had signed a new £150m term-loan facility to help refinance its debt which expires next year.



FTSE 250 - Risers

Future (FUTR) 662.00p 10.43%
Pagegroup (PAGE) 477.80p 6.04%
Mitie Group (MTO) 111.20p 5.10%
Dr. Martens (DOCS) 96.45p 3.93%
Wizz Air Holdings (WIZZ) 2,248.00p 3.88%
Close Brothers Group (CBG) 442.40p 3.41%
Ascential (ASCL) 315.20p 3.28%
Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings (AML) 167.10p 3.28%
Mobico Group (MCG) 65.60p 2.90%
SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEIT) 60.50p 2.89%

FTSE 250 - Fallers

OSB Group (OSB) 367.40p -2.96%
Hammerson (HMSO) 27.76p -2.73%
Hilton Food Group (HFG) 848.00p -2.30%
Breedon Group (BREE) 381.50p -2.18%
Domino's Pizza Group (DOM) 339.80p -1.96%
Lancashire Holdings Limited (LRE) 603.00p -1.95%
Barr (A.G.) (BAG) 574.00p -1.88%
Trustpilot Group (TRST) 189.80p -1.76%
Britvic (BVIC) 793.50p -1.55%
Finsbury Growth & Income Trust (FGT) 834.00p -1.42%

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HFG Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 907.00p
Change Today -9.00p
% Change -0.98 %
52 Week High 942.00p
52 Week Low 637.00p
Volume 29,325
Shares Issued 89.70m
Market Cap £813.60m
RiskGrade 184

HFG Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
more star ratings
Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
74.62% below the market average74.62% below the market average74.62% below the market average74.62% below the market average74.62% below the market average
85.19% below the sector average85.19% below the sector average85.19% below the sector average85.19% below the sector average85.19% below the sector average
Price Trend
45.34% above the market average45.34% above the market average45.34% above the market average45.34% above the market average45.34% above the market average
51.72% above the sector average51.72% above the sector average51.72% above the sector average51.72% above the sector average51.72% above the sector average
Income
34.52% above the market average34.52% above the market average34.52% above the market average34.52% above the market average34.52% above the market average
14.29% above the sector average14.29% above the sector average14.29% above the sector average14.29% above the sector average14.29% above the sector average
Growth
18.69% below the market average18.69% below the market average18.69% below the market average18.69% below the market average18.69% below the market average
11.11% below the sector average11.11% below the sector average11.11% below the sector average11.11% below the sector average11.11% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 2
Buy 2
Neutral 1
Sell 1
Strong Sell 0
Total 6
buy
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HFG Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 30-May-24 02-Nov-23
Paid 28-Jun-24 01-Dec-23
Amount 23.00p 9.00p

Trades for 19-Jul-2024

Time Volume / Share Price
16:35 17,488 @ 907.00p
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16:35 163 @ 907.00p
16:35 122 @ 907.00p
16:35 48 @ 907.00p

HFG Key Personnel

CFO Matt Osborne

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