Drinks giant Diageo (LSE: DGE) has continued to steadily lift the dividend in recent years, even in spite of slowing sales in emerging markets causing earnings growth to slow, and even prompting a rare bottom-line dip in fiscal 2014.
Shares of Bovis Homes (LSE: BVS) increased by 4% in early trade, after the housebuilder reported a 150% rise in operating profit for the six months to 30 June, driven by increased sales volumes, higher average house prices and stronger profit margins.
Director Deals - Bovis Homes Group PLC (BVS). 19 May 2015 | 17:20pm. StockMarketWire.com - David Ritchie, Chief Executive Officer, bought 14 shares in the company on the 18th May 2015 at a price of 1063.48p.