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JD Sports expands to the USA with £394m acquisition

27 March 2018, 10:49 | Vickie Mathis

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People pass a JD Sports store in London

JD Sports agreed to pay $13.50 per share for Finish Line, a premium of 28% for the footwear retailer's shareholders compared to the company's closing price of $10.55 as of March 23, 2018. State Street Corp increased its position in shares of Finish Line by 6.5% during the 2nd quarter. The company's institutional ownership is monitored at 93.1 percent. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.24% of Finish Line worth $1,396,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although Finish Line will fall under majority control of JD Sports after the acquisition takes place, Sports Direct would actually remain the second-largest shareholder in Finish Line, with a 9.9% stake. The firm has a market cap of $399.23, a price-to-earnings ratio of -37.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 1.16. Public Employees Retirement System of OH increased its position in shares of Finish Line by 15.9% during the 2nd quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. purchased a new position in shares of Finish Line in the fourth quarter worth $2,124,000.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 19th.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Finish Line (FINL) Downgraded by Susquehanna Bancshares to "Neutral" was first posted by Week Herald and is owned by of Week Herald. Like Finish Line, JD Sports carries only some limited edition shoes like Yeezys-the type of product that continues to drive buzz in the market. If you are reading this piece on another domain, it was stolen and reposted in violation of USA and worldwide trademark and copyright law. The original version of this article can be viewed at https://registrarjournal.com/2018/03/26/finish-line-inc-finl-shares-bought-by-rhumbline-advisers.html.

In a release announcing the deal, JD said its interest in Finish Line stems from a company goal of pushing into the US market because of its size and status as the birthplace for sneaker culture.

Finish Line Cl A (NASDAQ:FINL) has a market capitalization of $399.21 Million and most recently 37.84 Million outstanding shares have been calculated.

The Indianapolis-headquartered target trades from 556 Finish Line branded outlets across 44 USA states and Puerto Rico.

NASDAQ-listed Finish Line is one of the largest retailers of premium multi-branded athletic footwear, apparel and accessories in the U.S., trading from 556 branded retail stores across 44 states and Puerto Rico and online.

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