So the weekend press story that the Marks & Spencer (MKS) chief financial officer Humphrey Singer was set to resign has been confirmed this morning. Naturally it is all nice words ('I feel privileged to be a part of the challenging but hugely rewarding turnaround at Marks & Spencer') but let's face it, no CFO exits into the night if something is about to go hugely right – especially after some well-publicised tough times…
In a world of omnipresent instant communication and next day delivery options, I am not really sure there is that much difference between the first and second class letter service - and I am certain that many of you reading this in rural communities can barely distinguish between the two. Anyhow, Royal Mail (RMG) has itself been downgraded this morning with the news it is out of the FTSE-100 and into the mid-cap melee known as the FTSE-250.
New River Retail (NRR) has issued a strong first quarter trading update which shows continued operation progress at this growing REIT. Even better, Brexit-related share price weakness looks to have created a potential buying opportunity for watchers of the shares.
NewRiver Retail (NRR), the AIM-listed real estate investment trust focused on the retail sector, has announced its annual results this morning. It marks the latest chapter in a stock which is likely to land in mainstream ETFs and funds later in the year.