Aga Rangemaster Plc, the inventor of the range cooker in the early 1800s, rose for a seventh day in the longest streak in six years, as investors bet that trading will improve at the Fired Earth tile unit and in the U.S.
Marks & Spencer Group Plc , the U.K.’s largest clothing retailer, said mounting pressure on consumer finances will make business more difficult this year after reporting sales growth in the holiday period.
Marks & Spencer Group Plc , the U.K.’s largest clothing retailer, reported sales that beat estimates and forecast improved profitability as Chief Executive Officer Marc Bolland starts to put his stamp on the business.
Dixons Retail Plc, the U.K.’s largest electronics retailer, rose the most five months in London trading after reporting a smaller first-half loss than analysts had estimated and an improving sales trajectory.
Sports Direct International Plc, the U.K.’s largest sports retailer, headed for its highest close since first listing in London in February 2007, amid reports the company will pay employee bonuses linked to profit targets.
Next Plc, the U.K.’s second-largest clothing retailer, reported “disappointing” holiday sales and forecast slack profit growth next year as the euro-debt crisis and a credit squeeze restrict consumer spending.