CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved.

Rank Group shares tumble almost 10%

The outlook from the gambling company has sent shares down heavily today, despite it reporting an improvement in revenues.

London Stock Exchange Source: Bloomberg

Rank Group tumbles on outlook

Let's take a look at Rank Group, the company which owns Mecca and also the Grosvenor Casinos.

It has come through with an updated report this morning, but so far as shares are concerned, they're on the way down because investors are focused in on the negativity the company is suggesting is going to dominate the outlook from where we go.

Share price chart

Let's take a look at the share price chart, because you can see clearly that since the highs that we had, the recent highs we had back in May 2021, there has been this slide in the share price and it's currently day trading down by a margin of 10.5% today, down to $0.58.

The company has painted a bleak picture for its immediate future, despite reporting what was a small rise in the net gaming revenue in the first quarter (Q1).

But this has been way overshadowed by the expectations that the company is going to continue to see the sort of pressure we've seen building pre-COVID. We had this stock all the way up at £3.28. It's now trading at $0.58 a share.

The company says it's seeing big pressures on consumer spending this year with inflation likely to remain high for some time to come, and as a result of that, business at its Grosvenor casinos and Mecca chain businesses will likely continue to be pressured throughout the foreseeable future. Certainly well into 2023 according to the statement, the company will continue to see pressure building for Rank Group, down on the trading day today so far.

This information has been prepared by IG, a trading name of IG Australia Pty Ltd. In addition to the disclaimer below, the material on this page does not contain a record of our trading prices, or an offer of, or solicitation for, a transaction in any financial instrument. IG accepts no responsibility for any use that may be made of these comments and for any consequences that result. No representation or warranty is given as to the accuracy or completeness of this information. Consequently any person acting on it does so entirely at their own risk. Any research provided does not have regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation and needs of any specific person who may receive it. It has not been prepared in accordance with legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and as such is considered to be a marketing communication. Although we are not specifically constrained from dealing ahead of our recommendations we do not seek to take advantage of them before they are provided to our clients.

Seize a share opportunity today

Go long or short on thousands of international stocks.

  • Increase your market exposure with leverage
  • Get commission from just 0.08% on major global shares
  • Trade CFDs straight into order books with direct market access

Live prices on most popular markets

  • Forex
  • Shares
  • Indices

You might be interested in…

Find out what charges your trades could incur with our transparent fee structure.

Discover why so many clients choose us, and what makes us a world-leading provider of CFDs.

Stay on top of upcoming market-moving events with our customisable economic calendar.