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Sector movers: Hikma leads pharmaceuticals higher, Vodafone boosts mobile telcos

Sector movers: Hikma leads pharmaceuticals higher, Vodafone boosts mobile telcos

Fri, 22 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Pharmaceutical companies were leading the upside on Friday afternoon, after analysts at Numis initiated coverage of Hikma Pharmaceuticals, rating it at 'add'. "Hikma is emerging as ... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Precious metals miners knocked lower

FTSE 250 movers: Precious metals miners knocked lower

Wed, 20 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Electrocomponents paced gains on the second-tier index after the electrical components distributor said its first quarter sales to 30 June grew only 1%, but that was a slowdown from... [more]

Shares in ARM Holdings rocket, oil and steel-related stocks fall

Shares in ARM Holdings rocket, oil and steel-related stocks fall

Mon, 18 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Cyclicals paced gains on the FTSE 350, with technology shares easily the best performers as shares of ARM Holdings rocketed on the back of a £23bn-pound all-cash offer from Japan's ... [more]

Sector movers: Support services firms get boost from UBS

Sector movers: Support services firms get boost from UBS

Fri, 15 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Footsie closed higher for a fourth consecutive week for a cumulative 5% gain since the EU referendum vote, albeit wih defensive issues pacing gains in the form of advances for t... [more]

Hopes of end to policy vacuum in UK lifts real estate stocks

Hopes of end to policy vacuum in UK lifts real estate stocks

Mon, 11 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Real estate-related stocks and miners paced gains at the start of the week, with the former deriving support from news that Theresa May was set to become Prime Minister on the follo... [more]

Sector movers: House builders and banks rally

Fri, 08 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - House builders, banks topped the blue-chip winners' ladder at close of play on Friday, having last week and this suffered under the shadow of Britain's non-binding vote to quit the ... [more]

Sector movers: Banks and housebuilders rebound

Thu, 07 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Banks and financial services stocks rebounded on Thursday as the market enjoyed a respite from worries about Brexit. Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland were the biggest... [more]

Sector movers: Supermarkets, life insurers lead declines on FTSE

Wed, 06 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Supermarkets led the declines on the FTSE on Wednesday after HSBC warned on sector profit margins. HSBC said margins are likely to be trampled afresh by a round of heavy price cuts ... [more]

Sector movers: Defensives continue to lead, housebuilders crumble again

Tue, 05 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Defensive stocks again topped the leaderboards as investors continue their flight to safety in light of the heightened uncertainty born of the Brexit vote. Drug makers GlaxoSmithK... [more]

Miners and defensives pace gains

Mon, 04 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Miners were doing best among the main market groups, with some market commentary referencing the boost to commodity prices from heightened expectations for further monetary stimulus... [more]

Travel&leisure stocks and financials lead gains

Fri, 01 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Travel stocks led the way higher at the end of the week as the Footsie advanced towards its largest weekly gain since December 2011, with stock in TUI at the top of the leaderboard ... [more]

Insurers and miners pace gains

Thu, 30 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Insurers and miners helped the Footsie outperform on Thursday after Fitch reaffirmed its constructive view on Prudential and an upbeat reserch note out of Credit Suisse helped to bo... [more]

Life insurers, oil stocks boost indices

Wed, 29 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Life insurers jumped on Wednesday on the heels of positive broker comment and supportive remarks from some ex-officials regarding the fall-out, or not, for the sector as a result of... [more]

Sector movers: Real estate and financial services shares weigh the most

Mon, 27 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Falls among smaller UK-focused shares weighed the most on the stockmarket, taking the second-tier FTSE 250“s cumulative two-day decline to 14% - its biggest since 1987. The FTSE 250... [more]

Housebuilders slump on Brexit; pharmas, sin stocks gain

Fri, 24 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Housebuilding stocks were the worst performers on Friday after the UK voted to leave the European Union, with investors concerned that Brexit will trigger a slowdown in the property... [more]

Construction, bank stocks lead gains on low trading volumes

Fri, 24 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Construction, real estate and bank stocks led the Footsie higher as markets continued to price-in the possibility of the UK finally choosing to 'Remain' in the European Union, albei... [more]

Insurers and financials pace gains ahead of referendum

Wed, 22 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Insurers and financials paced gains the day before the referendum, with a fair bit of market commentary highlighting the possible disconnect between financial markets, which appeare... [more]

Financials, Fixed-line telecoms pace gains

Mon, 20 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Life insurers, Fixed line telecommunications, Banks and financial services paced jumped after a flurry of polls over the weekend pointed to renewed momentum for the 'Remain' camp. T... [more]

Engineers, oil equipment lead gains

Fri, 17 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Somewhat reduced angst around the outcome of the upcoming 23 June referendum saw shares of industrial engineers and banks bounce back, alongside a sharp bounce in oil equipment stoc... [more]

High-div stocks pace gains

Thu, 16 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Losses on the top flight index were contained by gains in shares of several of the most-reliable dividend payers on the London market, including the likes of BP, British American To... [more]

Miners and tech lead gains

Wed, 15 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - A lull in US dollar strength gave industrial metals' prices a boost, in turn sending shares of miners higher. Adding to the positive sentiment, data published overnight in China rev... [more]

Sector movers: Financial services, real estate pace losses

Tue, 14 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - The results of another online poll pointing to increased momentum for the 'Leave' camp ahead of the EU referendum was again weighing on sterling and financial services and real esta... [more]

Financials, insurers pace drops

Mon, 13 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - The latest Brexit poll results sent traders scurrying for cover as they revealed another small lurch towards the UK leaving the European Union on 23 June. Although most analysts app... [more]

Insurers and banks lead falls

Fri, 10 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - A renewed move lower in government bond yields across the globe weighed on financials, especially UK-listed life insurers, which some analysts believed were the most exposed sector ... [more]

Miners and homebuilders pace losses, precious metals miners shine

Thu, 09 June 2016

(ShareCast News) - Miners and homebuilders weighed on the main UK equity benchmarks the most, against a backdrop of sovereign bond yields slipping to record lows and some market commentary flagging th... [more]