LONDON -- Today the FTSE 100
Individual companies continue to reach new highs and lows every day. Here's a look at three shares from the FTSE indexes that have reached new highs this week.
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Clear skies ahead
Airlines are shunned by many investors for being at the mercy of fuel prices and having little or no competitive advantage. But you'd have done well to buy easyJet
May's interim figures showed an improvement in pretax loss (for the winter low season) of 26.8% to 112 million pounds, and passenger numbers for May and June have been growing nicely. There should be a dividend on for the end of the year.
The beer business has been going through a bit of a resurgence, too, and I was pleased to see Marston's
Forecasts suggest a 5.5% dividend yield for the year to September 2012, rising to 5.8% next year, and those payouts should be well-covered by earnings.
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