Mothercare plc (MTC) Plunges -1.72% on Nov 15

November 15, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

Shares of Mothercare plc (LON:MTC) last traded at 85.5, representing a move of -1.72%, or -1.5 per share, on volume of 96,007 shares. After opening the trading day at 88, shares of Mothercare plc traded in a close range. Mothercare plc currently has a total float of 170.87 million shares and on average sees 79,872 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 85.5 and high of 137.12.

What Drives The Trade and Commerce In The UK

The UK is one of the richest nations globally. It has long been among the driving forces behind the success of the European economy. It has been always been leveraging opportunities and maximizing its capabilities to execute its prospects.

Truthfully, Europe would not be the global leader that it is today if it’s not for the economic growth initiatives of countries such as the UK.

Similarly, investors can benefit from this revolutionary growth through time. By simply learning about the ins and outs of equity market in the UK, they, too, can succeed financially in their own ways.

The Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is the primary stock exchange in the UK. Established in 1801, it is surely one of the first stock exchanges in the world.

With nearly 2,300 stocks listed on it and a total market valuation of more than ‘6 trillion, the LSE is the largest stock exchange in Europe. Worldwide, it is the third largest stock exchange.

The LSE Group (LSEG) oversees the operation of the LSE. In October 2007, it had been established from the consolidation of the LSE and the Borsa Italiana.

The regular trading session on the LSE opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 4:00 p.m.

The Index

The Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 Index is the benchmark blue-chip index in the UK. It tracks the 100 largest stocks on the LSE based on free-float market capitalization, representing over 80% of the total market valuation on the LSE. Mothercare plc is a stock traded on the U.K’s stock exchange.

The FTSE 100 had been established on January 3, 1984 using a base value of 1,000 points. Currently, the FTSE Group, an LSEG subsidiary, oversees the operation of the FTSE 100. As of the third quarter, it has a total market valuation of ‘1.70 trillion.

Rebalancing of the FTSE 100 happens four times a year on a Wednesday immediately succeeding the first Friday of the months of March, June, September, and December. This helps maintain the actual representation of the FTSE 100. Mothercare plc has relatively good liquidity.

The FTSE 100 is a powerful indicator of the LSE but not of the UK economy because it is mostly composed of international stocks. The FTSE 250 is a more powerful indicator of the national economy for two reasons: 1) it tracks the 250 largest stocks on the LSE, making it a broader indicator; and 2) it is mostly composed of domestic stocks.

The FTSE 100 had touched an all-time low of 427.50 points in February 1978 and an all-time high of 7,103.98 points in April 2015. Meanwhile, on October 11, it had touched its best intraday high of 7,129 points.

The UK economy has gotten better and more progressive through time. It is indeed one of the fastest growing economies in the world’ not just in Europe.

There is no better way to bet on this valuable economic growth than to enter the equity market in the UK. Investors can expect rewarding investment returns by trading on the LSE. Professional analysts might be interested how this will affect Mothercare plc.

More notable recent Mothercare plc (LON:MTC) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Mothercare Plc : Directorate change” on September 11, 2017, also Marketwatch.com with their article: “96.00” published on April 01, 2010, Globenewswire.com published: “Mothercare Plc : AGM Statement” on July 31, 2017. More interesting news about Mothercare plc (LON:MTC) were released by: Fool.Co.Uk and their article: “Can Mothercare plc rise 30% after today’s update?” published on January 12, 2017 as well as Fool.Co.Uk‘s news article titled: “Why this month’s flops dropped: Mothercare plc (-38%), Premier Foods plc (-32 …” with publication date: May 15, 2016.

Mothercare plc is a retailer for parents and young children. The company has market cap of 146.10 million GBP. The principal activity of the Company is to operate as a specialist omni-channel retailer, franchisor and wholesaler of products for mothers-to-be, babies and children under the Mothercare and Early Learning Centre brands. It has a 18.92 P/E ratio. The Company’s operating divisions include the UK business and the International business.

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