Dignity PLC (DTY.L)
19 Jan 2018
LONDON Britain's major share index rallied to a higher close on Friday as strong metals prices boosted miners and investors sought out makers of consumer staples following fresh evidence of a slowdown in consumer spending.
LONDON, Jan 19 Britain's major share index rallied to a higher close on Friday as strong metals prices boosted miners and investors sought out makers of consumer staples following fresh evidence of a slowdown in consumer spending.
LONDON, Jan 19 Britain's major share index stalled on Friday, as profit warnings from Dignity and Carpetright hurt retailers and a drop in retail sales last month provided further evidence of a broad slowdown in consumer spending.
Shares in British funeral services company Dignity lost half their value on Friday after it warned results for 2018 would be substantially below market expectations as it is forced to cut some of its prices.
* Expects more families to opt for simple service (Adds shares, CEO quote)
Jan 19 Crematorium operator Dignity said it would reduce simple funeral prices by about 25 percent to draw back customer after warning on results for 2018.
* CONFIRMS THAT ITS RESULTS FOR PERIOD ENDED 29 DECEMBER 2017 WILL BE IN LINE WITH MARKET EXPECTATIONS
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