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Featured Stocks: Go Ahead Fixes Confidence in “Stagnation of Demand”

Featured Equity: Bus and rail operator Go Ahead’s share has halved over the past year, with current rail travel at just 15% of pre-pandemic levels.

Bus and rail operator Go-Ahead’s share has halved over the past year, and rail travel is now only 15% of pre-pandemic levels.

But there are some bright prospects. This year’s group will employ 1,100 apprentices, from drivers to engineers, two-thirds of whom are located on London Buses.

Sky: Go Ahead currently suffers from rail travel at only 15% of pre-pandemic levels

Go-Ahead is stepping up its recruitment program with the goal of improving the diversity of the male-dominated industry and replacing retired workers.

This move is also a vote of confidence in life returning to the heart of the dying town.

Katy Taylor, Strategic Director of Go-Ahead, said the company believes that leisure travel is “in high demand” and that commuting will resume with less congestion during peak hours. .. Is it really possible to revive the railroad?

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Here is a cool idea. Last year’s Valentine’s Day was the last major consumer event uninterrupted by Covid.

We promise that the celebration of the 14th of next month will be radically different.

High street retailers such as Chocolatier Hotel Chocolatier rely on online sales, and many retailers are expected to perform even better than last year.

Savvy, a shopper research group, predicts that Valentine’s retail sales will increase by 2% compared to last year to around £ 870m.

On the other hand, listed hospitality companies such as The Restaurant Group and Cineworld are completely overlooked.

Familiar, romantic couples say they plan to spend a lot of money on home cooking. Another Covid win for the supermarket.

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Oil majors BP and Shell will release figures for the fourth quarter of this week, a year after the pandemic hit fuel demand and cut jobs and dividends.

BP’s Instagram addict boss Bernard Looney is trying to reduce his debt pile while investing in green energy.

Both BP and Shell have the potential to improve as oil prices fall, but how long will it last as climate policies tighten around the world?

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Keep an eye out for quarterly updates from GlaxoSmithKline this week.

Slightly shaded by rival Covid vaccine efforts, GSK’s partnership with overseas partners to manufacture jabs is still in the pilot stage.

Investors will be keen on updates from CEO Emma Walmsley on these projects and potential Covid treatments, as well as the split between the pharmaceutical and consumer goods divisions.

Meanwhile, in the wake of the vaccine turmoil, former GSK chairman Sir Philip Hampton points out that it is difficult for producers to get a perfect start from scratch to mass production.

He tells me: “If you really have to, you can deliver the car with the wrong color paint … but you can’t get the vaccine wrong.”

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