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Sector movers: Energy stocks jump on oil-price rebound

Sector movers: Energy stocks jump on oil-price rebound

Fri, 19 December 2014

The oil and gas producing sector was near the top of the risers list on Friday as a strong rebound in crude prices went some way to repairing fragile sentiment in the energy industry. Brent crude, whi... [more]

Sector movers: Tesco leads grocers higher on customer-service push, strong data

Sector movers: Tesco leads grocers higher on customer-service push, strong data

Thu, 18 December 2014

A surge in the share price of supermarket giant Tesco gave the UK food and drug retail sector a big boost on Thursday, as investors reacted to upbeat economic data and showed optimism about the compan... [more]

Sector movers: Evraz leads industrial metals higher as Russia halts rouble slide

Sector movers: Evraz leads industrial metals higher as Russia halts rouble slide

Wed, 17 December 2014

An afternoon comeback for UK markets was led by gains in the resources sector, with industrial metals and mining stocks rebounding strongly after some heavy losses the previous session. Iron ore, copp... [more]

Sector movers: Industrial miners hit as metal prices fall on Chinese woes

Sector movers: Industrial miners hit as metal prices fall on Chinese woes

Tue, 16 December 2014

Data from China showing that factory output declined pressured London's industrial metals and mining sector lower on Tuesday as commodity prices fell. Miners such as Zanaga Iron Ore, URU Metals, Evraz... [more]

Sector movers: Miners lead losses on weak outlook for prices

Sector movers: Miners lead losses on weak outlook for prices

Mon, 15 December 2014

A renewed drop in oil prices coincided with a renewed bout of selling in equities across the globe. However, the largest losses were in fact sustained by miners. In a research note e-mailed to clients... [more]

Sector movers: Oil services stocks hit as crude sell-off continues

Fri, 12 December 2014

An ongoing sharp sell-off in London meant that every sector was either trading flat or in the red on Friday, with oil services stocks faring the worst after yet another plunge in crude prices. A lower... [more]

Sector movers: Mining stocks sink as markets extend drop

Thu, 11 December 2014

Not even the hope of more stimulus in China could help mining stocks on Thursday, as shares in the sector tanked on the back of global slowdown concerns. Miners were bearing the brunt of the fourth da... [more]

Sector movers: Energy stocks tank as oil-price plunge intensifies

Wed, 10 December 2014

Stocks in the oil producing and oil services sectors were hit by renewed selling pressure on Wednesday as crude prices dropped to fresh five-year lows. A weaker demand forecast from OPEC and a surpris... [more]

Sector movers: Grocery stocks tank after yet another profit warning from Tesco

Tue, 09 December 2014

Another profit warning from Tesco shattered already-fragile sentiment in the supermarket sector on Tuesday with grocery stocks falling sharply. Tesco's shares were down 7.4% at 173.4p in afternoon tra... [more]

Sector movers: Oil stocks under pressure as crude continues to slide

Mon, 08 December 2014

An on-going slide in the price of oil was weighing on the oil and gas sector again on Monday with crude prices falling to their lowest level in five years. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures for Ja... [more]

Sector movers: UK banking stocks rebound after strong US jobs report

Fri, 05 December 2014

UK banking stocks were on the rise on Friday, bouncing back after taking a hit earlier in the week following the Autumn Statement, with market sentiment helped by a much better-than-expected US jobs r... [more]

Sector movers: Mining and oil stocks drop as ECB holds off on stimulus

Thu, 04 December 2014

Cyclical sectors such as mining and oil were the worst performers of the day on Thursday as the wider stock market weakened in the absence of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank (ECB). Th... [more]

Sector movers: Software stocks rise as Sage results impress

Wed, 03 December 2014

Software and computer services stocks were the best performers in London on Wednesday as a well-received annual report from Sage gave the sector a boost. Sage, the FTSE 100 company which makes busines... [more]

Sector movers: Sainsbury leads grocery stocks higher

Tue, 02 December 2014

Food and drug retailers were the best-performing stocks on Tuesday, with supermarkets leading the charge. The wider retail sector has performed well over recent sessions on the back of the recent plun... [more]

Sector movers: Chemical stocks rise as broker upgrade lifts Croda

Mon, 01 December 2014

The chemical sector was the best-performing category in London on Monday with Yorkshire-based Croda International providing a lift after an upgrade from Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank lifted its rating ... [more]

Sector movers: Oil services bear the brunt of OPEC decision as outlook sours

Fri, 28 November 2014

Oil-related stocks were continuing to feel the impact from a recent plunge in crude prices on Friday, though companies in the energy-services sector were bearing the brunt of the selling pressure. The... [more]

Sector movers: Oil stocks tank as OPEC reportedly maintains target, crude extends losses

Thu, 27 November 2014

Concerns about falling oil prices hammered stocks in the energy sector on Thursday, with shares extending losses on reports that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OEPC) has held off f... [more]

Sector movers: M&A hopes lift telecoms as BT and Vodafone gain

Wed, 26 November 2014

Continuing bid speculation pushed stocks in the telecoms sector higher on Wednesday with heavyweights BT and Vodafone both on the rise. BT, up 2.4% by late afternoon, was extending recent gains after ... [more]

Sector movers: Supermarkets decline as Tesco angers shareholders

Tue, 25 November 2014

The supermarket sector was under pressure on Tuesday as Tesco felt the heat from its indignant shareholders in response to a recent accounting scandal that left a £263m black hole in its accounts. Tes... [more]

Sector movers: Petrofac profit warning sinks oil services stocks, OPEC meeting eyed

Mon, 24 November 2014

A profit warning from blue-chip oilfield services group Petrofac rattled the oil services, equipment and distribution sector in London on Monday, with stocks falling by an average 10%. There was nervo... [more]

Sector movers: Mining stocks rally on Chinese stimulus, but defensives fall

Fri, 21 November 2014

A surprise interest-rate cut in China saw equity markets surge on Friday with cyclical mining stocks benefiting and defensive stocks feeling the brunt from an increase in risk appetite. Cyclical secto... [more]

Sector movers: Miners sideswiped as Chinese manufacturing stagnates

Thu, 20 November 2014

UK-listed mining stocks were bearing the brunt of the selling pressure on Thursday as disappointing economic data from across the globe - China in particular - hit market sentiment. Resource shares, o... [more]

Sector movers: Royal Mail sends transport stocks packing

Wed, 19 November 2014

A slump in the share price of Royal Mail dragged the industrial transportation sector firmly into the red on Wednesday, as the postal service group underwhelmed with its interim reports. The company l... [more]

Sector movers: Global luxury stocks gain as Japan postpones sales-tax hike

Tue, 18 November 2014

Burberry was leading the personal goods sector higher in London on Tuesday as investors in global luxury stocks welcomed the news that Japan is delaying a planned sales tax hike. Data on Monday reveal... [more]

Sector movers: Industrial engineers Weir, IMI and Fenner continue to slide

Mon, 17 November 2014

The industrial engineering sector extended Friday's decline with Weir Group, IMI and Fenner all registering heavy losses. Weir Group dropped after Exane BNP Paribas downgraded the stock to "underperfo... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tullow Oil 425.60 6.85 16:43
Tesco 185.40 5.46 16:55
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,431.00 4.41 17:03
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 176.20 3.65 17:03
BHP Billiton 1,377.50 3.57 17:02

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
TUI AG Reg Shs (Post- 16/12/14)(DI) 1,073.00 -3.25 17:01
SSE 1,624.00 -1.46 17:02
Smiths Group 1,072.00 -1.29 17:03
Sky 891.00 -1.22 16:43
Shire Plc 4,629.00 -1.13 17:15