Shire (pharmaceutical company)

Ticker SHP

Today's data summary

Market open
% change
+0.58%
Price Pence
4521.50
Change
+26.00
As of 14:30 25 Sep 2018
Market cap. Pound sterling
41,348.32 million
As of 14:30 25 Sep 2018

Latest updates

London closes slightly ahead

London Stock Exchange
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London shares have closed slightly ahead, as British drugmaker the Shire soared after Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical Co said it was considering a possible offer for the firm.

The FTSE 100 ended up 44.6 points of 0.64% to 7,044.74.

The FTSE 250 was slightly lower, down 32.5 points or 0.17% to 19,356.59.