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NASDAQ 100 4,527.1572 -2.3098 -0.0510% 22/05/2015
DOW JONES 18,235.3496 -53.7202 -0.2938% 22/05/2015
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GOLD 1,204.1000 0.0000 0.0000% 25/05/15 22:00:13
BRENT CRUDE 65.6500 0.0000 0.0000% 25/05/15 22:00:16
UK RISK PREMIUM 132.0000 -2.0000 -1.4900% 26/05/15 14:00:03
BITCOIN/USD 135.0000 135.0000 0.0000% 25/02/14 01:59:06

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Expedia Inc. 113.00 6.71 14:30
NetApp Inc. 33.14 4.31 14:30
Intuit Inc. 106.76 2.50 14:30
Analog Devices Inc. 67.10 2.45 14:30
Avago Technologies Ltd. 132.64 2.35 14:30

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Ross Stores Inc. 97.03 -4.45 14:30
Autodesk Inc. 56.39 -1.95 14:30
Dollar Tree Inc 77.18 -1.91 14:30
Charter Communications Inc. 175.33 -1.86 14:30
Wynn Resorts Ltd. 106.54 -1.44 14:30

Top News

London midday: Banks, oil stocks drag FTSE lower after long weekend

London midday: Banks, oil stocks drag FTSE lower after long weekend

Greek uncertainty, interest rate speculation stateside and tonnes of US economic data ahead led to a nervous start in London following the long weekend.

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Cineworld first quarter sales whipped higher by Fifty Shades of Grey

Cineworld first quarter sales whipped higher by Fifty Shades of Grey

Revenues increased strongly in the first quarter, with a stream of blockbusters expected to deliver a strong year ahead....[more]

Ryanair full-year profit soars 66% on sky-high passenger numbers

Ryanair full-year profit soars 66% on sky-high passenger numbers

Irish airline Ryanair posted a 66% rise in full-year profit after tax as volumes of passengers grew much more than hoped....[more]

Vodafone may float Indian arm to raise $4bn as Liberty merger calls grow louder

Vodafone may float Indian arm to raise $4bn as Liberty merger calls grow louder

As speculation grows about a potential Liberty Global merger, VOD appoints advisers to examine a potential IPO of its Indian arm....[more]

Oil prices have bottomed out, but JPMorgan still cautious

Oil prices have bottomed out, but JPMorgan still cautious

The downside risk facing oil companies has now passed, says JPMorgan Cazenove, though E&Ps still face a "bumpy path"....[more]

Riverstone invests in Carrier Energy Partners

Riverstone invests in Carrier Energy Partners

US oil and gas investment group receives $100m....[more]

Range Resources agrees funding deal

Range Resources agrees funding deal

Beijing Sibo Investment Management signs deal....[more]

William Sinclair warns of funding shortfall

William Sinclair warns of funding shortfall

Shares drop sharply on near-term funding concerns....[more]

Coms jumps on telecoms unit sale

Coms jumps on telecoms unit sale

Timico buying division for up to $3.5m....[more]

Deutsche Bank starts South32 at 'hold'.

Deutsche Bank starts South32 at 'hold'.

Analysts kick off coverage of newly spun-off mining group....[more]

UBS sees re-rating potential at Vedanta

UBS sees re-rating potential at Vedanta

Miner has "growth optionality and re-rating potential", bank says....[more]

Royal Mail sent higher by Cantor Fizgerald note

Royal Mail sent higher by Cantor Fizgerald note

Cantor Fizgerald upgrades stock to 'hold' from its previous 'sell' recommendation....[more]

Japan hit by 5.6-magnitude quake

Japan hit by 5.6-magnitude quake

It was centered in Ibaraki Prefecture, Kanto Region ...[more]

Beijing to strengthen its naval forces

Beijing to strengthen its naval forces

Chinese leaders committed to an "active defense" attitude ....[more]

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Charter/Time Warner Cable, Greece, EU referendum

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Charter/Time Warner Cable, Greece, EU referendum

Charter Communications is set to take over its larger rival Time Warner Cable in a $55bn mega merger of America's two largest cable operators, reports The Times. The deal could be announced as soon as Tuesday.

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Broker tips: Royal Mail, South32, Vedanta, Soco, Housebuilders

Broker tips: Royal Mail, South32, Vedanta, Soco, Housebuilders

After a mixed bag of results from Royal Mail last week, Cantor Fizgerald has upgraded the shares to 'hold' from its previous 'sell' recommendation.

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Market Buzz [more]

Dixons Carphone's risks are overstated and shares undervalued says bullish Exane

Dixons Carphone's risks are overstated and shares undervalued says bullish Exane

Tue, 26 May 2015

Exane has lifted its target price for Dixons Carphone and said the share remains one of its top picks in the sector, with momentum "amongst the best in the sector, yet valuation is amongst the lowest"... [more]

Broker tips: Royal Mail, South32, Vedanta, Soco, Housebuilders

Tue, 26 May 2015

After a mixed bag of results from Royal Mail last week, Cantor Fizgerald has upgraded the shares to 'hold' from its previous 'sell' recommendation.... [more]

Royal Mail sent higher by Cantor Fizgerald note

Tue, 26 May 2015

After a mixed bag of results from Royal Mail last week, Cantor Fizgerald has upgraded the shares to 'hold' from its previous 'sell' recommendation.... [more]

Company News [more]

Flowgroup boiler installations delayed by testing process

Flowgroup boiler installations delayed by testing process

Tue, 26 May 2015

Full-year losses increased at alternative energy group Flowgroup despite strong revenue growth as it begins to roll out production and installation of its innovative combined heat-and-power (microCHP)... [more]

PowerFilm to cancel trading of its shares

Tue, 26 May 2015

PowerFilm said it will cancel the admission of its common shares to trading on Aim.... [more]

PureTech looks to raise $160m with London listing

Tue, 26 May 2015

US-based PureTech Health hopes to raise $160m in a London listing, in efforts to fund extended product development.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Sturgeon criticises Westminster spending cuts

Tue, 26 May 2015

In her first major speech since the general election, Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon attacked the "scale and speed" of government spending cuts.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Hays finance boss offloads £1.2m in shares

Thu, 21 May 2015

The finance director of Hays has raised over £1.2m from selling shares in the recruitment specialist, cutting his stake by 44%.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US data in focus

Sun, 24 May 2015

The coming week will see a raft of macroeconomic data published Stateside, with perhaps the second reading on first quarter gross domestic product standing out the most. The most recent tracking estim... [more]