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Sector movers: Petrofac profit warning hits energy services stocks

Sector movers: Petrofac profit warning hits energy services stocks

Mon, 20 April 2015

Cost overruns at Petrofac and a fall in oil prices hit shares across the oil services, equipment, services and distribution sector on Monday. FTSE 250 outfit Petrofac saw shares drop 10% after saying ... [more]

Sector movers: Greek concerns and heightened UK political risk dent market confidence

Sector movers: Greek concerns and heightened UK political risk dent market confidence

Fri, 17 April 2015

Persistent concerns over Greece defaulting on its sovereign debt obligations and heightened UK political risk dented market confidence as the FTSE 100 slipped below the 7,000 mark and firmly into the ... [more]

Sector movers: Unilever leads blue chips, but FTSE 100 retreats from previous high

Sector movers: Unilever leads blue chips, but FTSE 100 retreats from previous high

Thu, 16 April 2015

Unilever led gains on the top flight index on Wednesday even as the FTSE 100 index slipped back below 7,100 with concerns over Greece weighing on investor sentiment. At 16:26 BST, the blue chip index ... [more]

Sector Movers: Oil and retail stocks edge FTSE 100 higher

Sector Movers: Oil and retail stocks edge FTSE 100 higher

Wed, 15 April 2015

Oil and gas, oilfield services, engineering and retail sector stocks pushed the FTSE 100 above 7,100 mark on Wednesday. At 16:02 BST, the FTSE 100 was trading up 0.37% or 25.96 points higher at 7101.2... [more]

Sector Movers: M&A chatter perks up oil and gas, tech stocks

Sector Movers: M&A chatter perks up oil and gas, tech stocks

Wed, 08 April 2015

M&A chatter dominated trading in London, with oil and gas shares rising on the back of blue chip Royal Dutch Shell's successful bid for smaller FTSE 100 rival BG Group. At 15:40 BST on Wednesday, the ... [more]

Sector Movers: Mining, oil stocks recover from pre-Easter slump

Tue, 07 April 2015

Natural resources shares led the London market with mining companies reversing pre-Easter declines in the first day of trading after the festive period. At 15:55 BST on Tuesday, the FTSE 100 was tradi... [more]

Sector movers: Tobacco, oil & gas and mining drag FTSE 100 into the red

Tue, 31 March 2015

Tobacco, oil & gas and mining stocks knocked the FTSE 100 down on a day of few positives over the course of Tuesday's trading in London. At 16:25, the FTSE 100 was trading down 93.98 or 1.36% at 6797.... [more]

Sector Movers: FTSE 100 continues slide but REITs, Travel & Leisure stocks lend support

Fri, 27 March 2015

The FTSE 100 continued its slide from the 7,000 mark on Friday but real estate, travel and leisure and beverages stocks emerged as top performers to stem the decline. At 16:15 on the FTSE 100 was down... [more]

Sector Movers: Chemicals, oil stocks lead the market while BT props up telcos

Wed, 25 March 2015

Chemicals, oil and gas and oilfield services stocks emerged tops on Wednesday, rising on average 1%. However, the FTSE 100 did slide below its historic 7,000 point mark achieved earlier this week on w... [more]

Sector Movers: Real estate and housebuilders in the green, but tobacco takes a hit

Thu, 19 March 2015

The UK 2015 Budget continues to impact market sentiment as real estate and housebuilding stocks followed oil and gas services companies in posting an uptick in performance. In his final budget before ... [more]

Sector movers: Oil stocks extend gains as Budget confirms North Sea tax breaks

Wed, 18 March 2015

Confirmation by chancellor George Osborne of budgetary measures to ease the pain in the struggling oil industry gave energy producers and services stocks another big lift on Wednesday. The 2015 Budget... [more]

Sector movers: Tax break hopes drive energy stocks higher ahead of UK Budget

Tue, 17 March 2015

Hopes about tax breaks in the North Sea energy industry were providing stocks in the oil producing and services industry with a much-needed boost on Tuesday, even as the price of crude continued to tu... [more]

Sector movers: Tesco and Sainsbury on shopping lists as grocery stocks rise

Mon, 16 March 2015

Supermarket stocks were the best performers in London on Monday as speculation about Tesco's data-analysis unit helped shares in the UK's largest retailer bounce, while Sainsbury rose ahead of a tradi... [more]

Sector movers: Oil stocks drops as IEA warns of further crude declines

Fri, 13 March 2015

A fall in oil prices was hitting shares in the energy sector on Friday after the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned that crude may have further to fall. In its monthly report, the Paris-based in... [more]

Sector movers: Stock Spirits, Diageo and SABMiller boost beverage stocks

Thu, 12 March 2015

Investors were holding up a glass to Stock Spirits on Thursday after annual results impressed, while upbeat broker comments boosted Diageo and SABMiller, giving the UK beverages sector a lift in after... [more]

Sector movers: Antofagasta leads miners lower on weak China data, metal prices

Wed, 11 March 2015

Falling metal prices, subdued risk appetite and weak Chinese economic data were weighing on mining stocks on Wednesday, with Antofagasta among the worst performers. A surge in the dollar on increased ... [more]

Sector movers: Energy stocks hammered as crude falls, risk appetite declines

Tue, 10 March 2015

Every sector on London's stock market was either flat or trading in the red on Tuesday afternoon, with energy stocks bearing the brunt of the sell-off as risk appetite collapsed. "Rising share prices ... [more]

Sector movers: CRH and Balfour Beatty drag construction/materials stocks lower

Mon, 09 March 2015

Construction and material stocks were under the weather on Monday, with the sector being dragged lower by heavyweights CRH and Balfour Beatty. CRH, which is set to pick up assets worth €6.5bn fro... [more]

Sector movers: Vodafone drags telecoms lower as Nomura highlights dividend risk

Fri, 06 March 2015

Vodafone was not connecting with shareholders on Friday as a falling share price pulled the mobile telecoms sector into the red on the back of gloomy comments from broker Nomura. Nomura maintained a '... [more]

Sector movers: Results from Aviva and Friends Life spark surge among life insurers

Thu, 05 March 2015

Insurers Aviva and Friends Life Group (FLG) each jumped over 7% on Thursday as investors celebrated the companies' 2014 results ahead of the proposed merger, giving the life insurance sector a big boo... [more]

Sector movers: StanChart and Barclays give banks a boost

Wed, 04 March 2015

Decent gains from the likes of Standard Chartered and Barclays drove the UK banking sector higher on Wednesday. Emerging markets-focused lender Standard Chartered was rising 4.3% in afternoon trade de... [more]

Sector movers: RSA, Jardine Lloyd Thompson and Direct Line drag non-life insurers lower

Tue, 03 March 2015

Non-life insurers were out of favour on Tuesday as a broker downgrade at RSA and a cool reaction to results from Jardine Lloyd Thompson and Direct Line weighed on sentiment. General insurer RSA was tr... [more]

Sector movers: Miners fall as PBOC rate cut underwhelms

Mon, 02 March 2015

Mining stocks declined on Monday as investors shrugged off some improving economic data from top metals user China and a rate cut by its central bank in an attempt to boost growth. The People's Bank o... [more]

Sector movers: Lloyds and StanChart gain but banking sector edges lower

Fri, 27 February 2015

The UK banking sector was slightly lower on Friday as well-received results from Lloyds and decent gains from Standard Chartered were offset by falls in the share prices of RBS, HSBC and Barclays. The... [more]

Sector movers: RSA drags non-life insurers lower as results underwhelm

Thu, 26 February 2015

Underwhelming results from RSA were weighing down on the non-life insurance sector on Thursday despite the FTSE 100 company swinging to a profit and recommencing its dividend payment. RSA, the third-l... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. 85.88 5.05 22:10
Amazon.Com Inc. 389.51 3.71 22:08
Discovery Communications Inc. Class A 33.96 3.54 22:10
Microsoft Corp. 42.90 3.10 22:09
Seagate Technology Plc 59.13 2.97 22:00

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Mylan Inc. 68.04 -2.54 22:10
Altera Corp. 43.16 -1.95 22:02
Charter Communications Inc. 183.88 -1.53 22:10
Whole Foods Market Inc. 48.37 -0.90 22:10
Tesla Motors Inc 205.27 -0.74 22:10