Ashtead Group is a 72-year-old company headquartered in London, the UK. At the time of the founding, the company’s name was Ashtead Plant Hire Company. The company went public in 1986 when it floated its shares on the London Stock Exchange. Ashtead Group trades under the ticker name AHT, and it is part of the FTSE 100 composite. The company operates in the Industrials sector, where main business operations are renting and leasing industrial and construction equipment. In addition to the industrial and construction equipment, Ashtead and its subsidiaries provide disaster relief equipment. In the US, Ashtead runs its business via a subsidiary called Sunbelt Rentals. Sunbelt Rentals Canada is in charge of operations in Canada, and A-Plant is in charge of the UK business. Other principal subsidiaries include Ashtead Plant Hire Co. (Ireland) Ltd and Ashtead Technology (South East Asia) based in Singapore. Major competitors for Ashtead include United Rentals Inc. and Aggreko plc.
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In its statement on Monday, Ashtead Group (LON: AHT) warned that its annual profit is expected to come in weaker than last year. The equipment rental firm cited Coronavirus shutdowns for a significant decline in demand that pushed the company into withdrawing an additional £402 million loan. In the year that ends on April 30th, Ashtead forecast £1.05 billion in underlying pretax profit. The company had recorded £1.11 billion in...
The FTSE 100 has been little changed in London this Tuesday, pressured by downbeat data out of China. In individual movers, JD Sports (LON:JD) is rallying on the back of a strong set of half-year results. FTSE 100 little changed As of 12:35 BST, the blue-chip index had added 2.78 points to stand 0.04 percent lower at 7,238.59. Sentiment has been subdued in today’s session after disappointing factory data out of China, the world’s bigg...
Ashtead’s (LON:AHT) share price has fallen into the red in today’s session, even as the company posted a rise in revenue and profits for the first quarter of its financial year. The rental equipment group further pointed out that it remained confident over the medium term. As of 09:57 BST, Ashtead’s share price had given up 2.32 percent to 2,234.00p, underperforming the broader London market, with the benchmark FTSE 100 index currently standing 0...
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Ashtead’s share price (LON:AHT) has climbed higher in London in today’s session, as the company updated investors on its fourth-quarter and full-year performance. The company posted gains in revenues and profits and hiked its payout to shareholders. As of 08:46 BST, Ashtead’s share price had added 1.02 percent to 1,981.50p, outperforming the broader UK market, with the benchmark FTSE 100 index currently standing 0.03 percent higher at 7,359.60 po...
The FTSE 100 looks set to start trading little changed this morning, with investors eyeing the start of the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting later today. In corporate releases, Ashtead (LON:AHT) is due to post an update. Muted start for FTSE 100 IG’s opening calls suggest that the Footsie will start trading 0.08 percent higher at 7,363 points. In the US, shares rose marginally last night, finding support in the tech sector, ahead of the F...
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