UK Housebuilders Raise Dividends

Listed housebuilders Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey and Bovis are raising dividends for investors and announced special pay-outs

James Gard 2 March, 2018 | 7:11AM
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Persimmon Profits Close to One Billion Pounds

Two of Britain’s biggest housebuilders, Persimmon (PSN) and Taylor Wimpey (TW), released full-year results this week as dark clouds gather over Britain’s housing market. On the FTSE 250, Bovis (BVS) also reported annual results.

According to the Nationwide building society, UK house prices registered their first monthly fall in six months in February, following similarly negative data from Halifax. Estate agent Foxtons (FOXT) reflected the problems in London and the south-east with a 65% fall in yearly profits.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Barratt Developments PLC689.40 GBX0.91
Persimmon PLC2,692.00 GBX0.45
Taylor Wimpey PLC157.20 GBX1.22
Vistry Group PLC1,195.50 GBX0.97

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