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Will Morrisons get taken over?
A US private equity group is poised to take control of the UK’s fourth-largest supermarket group. Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) has won an auction for the British supermarket Morrisons with a £7bn ($9.5bn) bid.
Shares in listed supermarkets rocketed yesterday as investors geared up for a bidding war over Morrisons. The huge rally follows a shock £5.5billion bid for the UK’s fourth- largest grocer, from New York-based private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CDR).
Morrisons’ market share in August 2017 was 10.14%, down 0.86% from 2015—behind Tesco (27.8%), Sainsbury’s (15.8%) and Asda (15.3%) but ahead of Aldi (7%).
|Net income||GB£348 million (2020)|
|Owner||Clayton, Dubilier & Rice|
|Number of employees||110,000 (2021)|
What is the 30 day rule in stock trading?
The Wash-Sale Rule states that, if an investment is sold at a loss and then repurchased within 30 days, the initial loss cannot be claimed for tax purposes. In order to comply with the Wash-Sale Rule, investors must therefore wait at least 31 days before repurchasing the same investment.
Do you buy stocks low or high?
Stock market mentors often advise new traders to “buy low, sell high.” However, as most observers know, high prices tend to lead to more buying. Conversely, low stock prices tend to scare off rather than attract buyers.
Do Amazon own Morrisons?
“Amazon and Morrisons have had a partnership since 2016 and there has always been speculation that Amazon would bid for the supermarket to significantly expand its grocery offering.
Who owns Sainsbury’s 2021?
As of 2021, the largest overall shareholder is the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar, the Qatar Investment Authority, which holds 14.99% of the company.
|Revenue||£28.993 billion (2020)|
|Operating income||£986 million (2020)|
|Net income||£152 million (2020)|
|Number of employees||111,900 (2020)|