Director dealings: Drax CEO ups stake

updated: 31 July 2020 at 4:54pm Author: Iain Gilbert

(Sharecast News) - Drax Group revealed on Friday that chief executive Will Gardiner had acquired 54,772 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed electricity generator.
Gardiner, who joined Drax as CFO in 2015, purchased the shares on Thursday at an average price of 272.50p each, for a total value of £149,253.69.

On Wednesday, Drax reported a 30% improvement in group adjusted underlying earnings to £179m in its first half.

Drax said that Included an estimated £44m impact from the Covid-19 pandemic, primarily in its Customers SME operations.

Adjusted basic earnings per share came in at 10.8p, up from 2.0p year-on-year.

As of 1650 BST, Drax shares were up 3.31% at 281.20p.

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