Aveva, Games Workshop, JD Sports, Frontier, Sainsbury’s: Morning Roundup

Read the latest news from London-listed stocks this morning, including Aveva, JD Sports, and Sainsbury’s.

Aveva

  • The boards of Schneider Electric and Bidco and the Aveva Independent Committee announced they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition.
  • Schneider agreed to buy the remaining Aveva shares in a £9.4 billion deal or £31 per share acquisition.
  • Aveva shares are up 2.3% on Wednesday.

Games Workshop

  • Games Workshop announced its trading update for the three months to 28 August.
  • Trading was in line with expectations with a core revenue of £106 million.
  • The board also declared a dividend of 30p per share, taking dividends declared in 2022/23 to £1.20 per share.

JD Sports

  • JD Sports announced on Wednesday its update on Directorate change.
  • The company was pleased to announce it had reached an agreement with Peter Cowgill with respect to his departure from the business.
  • The deal will see Cowgill return as a consultant.

Frontier Developments

  • Frontier Developments reported its FY22 results.
  • Revenue grew 26% to £114 million, however, operating profit fell from £19.9 million in FY21 to £1.5 million in FY22.
  • Its EPS tumbled 56% to 24.6p.

Sainsbury’s

  • Sainsbury’s is in talks to offload £500 million store portfolio, according to Sky News.
  • The supermarket chain is reportedly in advance talks to offload a portfolio of prime retail sites to London-listed real estate investor LXi REIT.
  • A number of other parties have expressed an interest, as supermarkets are under pressure from investors to improve the efficiency of their balance sheets.

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