Morrisons sees shares surge

29 September, 2006
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Wm Morrisons' shares reached the highest level since its takeover of Safeway two years ago, after it posted better than expected results last week.
Shares went up by 18p, or 7.7%, to 251½p, as it revealed profits of £134.2 million in the six months to 23 July, ahead of expectations.New chief executive Marc Bolland promised to reveal his strategy for the business in March after completion of a review. He said he would consider all aspects of the retailer including how to improve smaller store profitability and product ranges.Analysts now expect Morrisons to make pre-tax profits of about £281m for the full year.



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