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Sector movers: Fixed-line telecoms fall as broker downgrades hit BT, Talktalk

Sector movers: Fixed-line telecoms fall as broker downgrades hit BT, Talktalk

Fri, 24 October 2014

Fixed-line telecom stocks were the worst performers in London on Friday as broker downgrades weighed on heavyweight constituents BT Group and Talktalk. BT, by far the largest stock in the sector with ... [more]

Crunch time for retailers as Christmas looms large

Crunch time for retailers as Christmas looms large

Thu, 23 October 2014

Today's retail sales figures have had a deleterious effect on the sector, writes IG market analyst Christopher Beauchamp, with the shock drop in UK consumer confidence to a four-year low adding extra ... [more]

Sector movers: Tesco's woes hit supermarket sector as shares tank

Sector movers: Tesco's woes hit supermarket sector as shares tank

Thu, 23 October 2014

Tesco's highly-anticipated first-half results delivered a blow to the UK supermarket sector on Thursday despite profits coming in ahead of expectations, as analysts raised concerns about the struggles... [more]

Sector movers: Beverage stocks slip after Heineken sales fall

Sector movers: Beverage stocks slip after Heineken sales fall

Wed, 22 October 2014

UK beverage stocks were slightly lower on Wednesday after a gloomy update from Dutch brewing giant Heineken which blamed recent bad weather in Europe for a drop in third-quarter sales. Heineken, famou... [more]

Sector movers: Grocery stocks rise as Kantar data shows improving trends

Sector movers: Grocery stocks rise as Kantar data shows improving trends

Tue, 21 October 2014

Kantar Worldpanel grocery-market data showing Tesco's best sales performance since June helped fragile sentiment in the battered supermarket industry to improve slightly on Tuesday. Shares of the thre... [more]

Sector movers: Weak earnings from IBM weigh on UK tech stocks

Mon, 20 October 2014

Disappointing results from US tech titan IBM were weighing on hardware and equipment stocks this side of the Pond on Monday. IBM reported a profit of just two cents a share for the three months to 30 ... [more]

Sector movers: Petrofac leads oil services higher as crude prices rebound

Fri, 17 October 2014

A continued rebound in crude prices on Friday saw firms in the oil services sector rise after the price of the commodity collapsed over the past few weeks. Fears about an oversupply of oil saw West Te... [more]

Sector movers: Pharma stocks fall as tax-inversion hopes dissipate

Thu, 16 October 2014

Pharmaceutical and healthcare stocks were once again among the worst performers on London's stock market on Thursday after the future of potential multibillion-pound 'tax-inversion' deals was thrown i... [more]

Sector movers: Pharma, healthcare stocks sink with Shire takeover at risk

Wed, 15 October 2014

Pharmaceutical and healthcare stocks were sold off sharply on Wednesday after Abbvie said it was reconsidering its multibillion-pound offer for Shire, quashing hopes for further tax-inversion deals ac... [more]

South Africa to announce iron and coal as 'strategic minerals'

Wed, 15 October 2014

The South African government is poised to announce iron and coal as "strategic minerals", which analysts say would have a negative impact on mining company profits. Ngoako Ramatlhodi, South Africa's m... [more]

Credit Suisse says historical patterns point to cyclicals rebounding

Tue, 14 October 2014

Credit Suisse has pointed out that the ratio of cyclicals to defensives has fallen to levels from which they have bounced on five previous occasions. While this ratio has hit this key post-2009 low, a... [more]

Sector movers: Mining stocks continue to rise as China concerns ease

Tue, 14 October 2014

Mining stocks were on the rise again on Tuesday as share prices continued to rebound after a recent slump. Fears about a global economic slowdown have weighed heavily on equity markets over recent wee... [more]

UK retail sales fell in September says BRC-KPMG

Tue, 14 October 2014

Sales from retailers in the UK fell by 0.8% in September, according to the Retail Sales Monitor from the British Retail Consortium and KPMG, with like-for-like (LFL) revenues down 2.1% down, as clothi... [more]

Sector movers: Mining stocks rebound after recent drop

Mon, 13 October 2014

UK-listed mining stocks, which bore the brunt of the recent market sell-off, jumped by an average of 3% on Monday as strong economic data from China prompted investors to hunt for bargains. The FTSE 3... [more]

Sector movers: Cyclicals slump, defensives rise as risk appetite wanes

Fri, 10 October 2014

Cyclical sectors such as mining and oil services were bearing the brunt of the market sell-off on Friday as fears about a global economic slowdown prompted investors to scale back risk appetite. Minin... [more]

Sector movers: Miners track metals higher after Fed minutes

Thu, 09 October 2014

Mining stocks were leading the gains on London's stock market on Thursday as metal prices advanced amid hopes that the US Federal Reserve will not rush to raise interest rates. A dovish set of minutes... [more]

Sector movers: Insurers prop up the Footsie

Wed, 08 October 2014

The insurance sector led the way higher on Wednesday, led by gains in Prudential and Legal & General. Insurers' share prices got a boost from a positive research note on the global insurance sector fr... [more]

Sector movers: Ebola fears hammer travel stocks, but grocers and miners rise

Tue, 07 October 2014

Fears about the fallout from a potential Ebola outbreak hammered stocks in the travel and leisure sectors on Tuesday with UK-listed airlines and tour operators dropped sharply. In contrast, supermarke... [more]

Sector movers: Next weighs on retailers, while broker commentary buoys miners

Tue, 30 September 2014

Retailers were the weakest performing sector on Tuesday, dragged down by the negative news-flow around ex-market darling Next. The fashion retailer warned investors that third quarter sales would be c... [more]

Sector movers: Tensions in HK weigh on financials

Mon, 29 September 2014

Financial stocks were the Achilles Heel of the market on the first day of the week following reports that the authorities in Hong Kong had used "brutal force", including tear-gas and pepper spray, to ... [more]

Sector movers: Grocers down as analysts warn of price war

Mon, 06 October 2014

Retailers led to the downside on Friday and were clearly the main focus for traders as the negative news surrounding the sector continued to pour in, even as the share price losses continued to snow-b... [more]

Sector movers: Tesco leads supermarkets higher but sentiment still fragile

Mon, 06 October 2014

Supermarket stocks were attempting to claw their way back on Monday after an accounting error and a string of profit warnings at Tesco crushed sentiment in the sector. Tesco's shares have lost 25% of ... [more]

Sector movers: Basic resource shares slide on dollar strength

Thu, 25 September 2014

Oil and basic resource stocks bore the brunt of selling on Thursday, as markets continued to react to the better-than-expected economic data trickling in from the States with the concomitant robustnes... [more]

Sector movers: Broker commentary buoys miners

Wed, 24 September 2014

Better-than-expected economic data Stateside and the prospect of further easing from the European Central Bank lent support to the shares of mining and basic resource companies on Wednesday. Positive ... [more]

Sector movers: Kantar data weighs on grocers

Tue, 23 September 2014

Supermarket operators were clearly at the bottom of the pile on Tuesday after market researcher Kantar published new figures showing a stagnating food retail environment. Fraser McKevitt, head of reta... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Shire Plc 4,038.00 3.67 16:03
Vodafone Group 200.95 2.08 16:03
Standard Chartered 1,112.50 1.23 16:03
Old Mutual 184.70 0.65 16:03
Ashtead Group 998.50 0.60 16:03

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Pearson 1,135.00 -2.91 16:03
Anglo American 1,304.50 -2.65 16:03
G4S 250.40 -2.64 16:03
Tullow Oil 493.00 -2.47 16:03
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,003.00 -1.94 16:03