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Frasers Group set to return to FTSE 100

Published
Sep 12, 2022

​Frasers Group will make a FTSE 100 comeback, rejoining the elite index of the biggest shares on the London Stock Exchange.


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The company dropped out of the index six years ago as its value declined, but should make the grade when the new make-up of the ‘Footsie’ is announced on Tuesday. This is due to its rising share price and a space being vacated by defence firm Meggitt that has been bought by a US company.

Being in the FTSE 100 means that index-tracking investment funds have to buy its shares. It’s also a prestigious index to be a part of and all that means that its share price could rise. 

The shares are currently changing hands for around £8 each, giving the business a market capitalisation of around £3.8 billion.

At that price, they’re at levels not reached since 2015 when the share price began a long decline that wasn’t halted until earlier this year. 

At their low point in spring 2020, the shares changed hands for less than £2 each. But a series of canny acquisitions, better corporate governance and some good results announcements have seen a steady climb in the business’s value.

However, the shares are lower than the £9.42 they reached back in July before the cost-of-living crisis really dented the outlook for consumer-facing businesses.

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