FTSE CLOSE: Games Workshop slides on warning of ‘uncertainties’ ahead; Domino’s Pizza delivers with share buyback; Unilever misses forecasts; Sterling slips back down to $1.30
The FTSE 100 closed down 27.61 points at 7,026.99 and the pound has taken a slight tumble to just above $1.30 against the dollar.
Games Workshop shares slid today as it warned of ‘uncertainties’ ahead in an unscheduled trading update.
Domino’s Pizza said UK sales rose 2.2 per cent in the last three months despite ‘evident uncertainty among UK consumers, and hot weather across Europe’.
Unilever – the maker of Marmite and Dove soap – reported sales growth of 3.8 per cent in its most recent quarter, below analyst expectations of 4.3 per cent. Today’s statement had no mention of the firm’s recent embarrassment when it was forced to shelve plans to relocate to Rotterdam.