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Sector movers: StanChart and Barclays give banks a boost

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

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

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

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

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]

Sector movers: Engineers fall as Weir, Avingtrans and Molins disappoint

Wed, 25 February 2015

The industrial engineering category was at the bottom of the pile on Wednesday as the share prices of sector peers Weir Group, Avingtrans and Molins all dropped sharply on the back of disappointing re... [more]

Sector movers: BHP Billiton boosts mining sector as results impress

Tue, 24 February 2015

Well-received results from the largest mining company in the world gave the UK mining sector a big lift on Tuesday. BHP Billiton was trading nearly 6% higher at 1,639p in afternoon trading, giving the... [more]

Sector movers: Banking sector falls as HSBC disappointment offsets gains elsewhere

Mon, 23 February 2015

A 5% drop in the share price of HSBC pushed the banking sector firmly into the red on Monday even though shares of other lenders were making gains. Lloyds and RBS were still in positive territory in ... [more]

Sector movers: Utilities SSE and Centrica trading lower

Fri, 20 February 2015

UK electricity stocks were trading lower again on Friday while the utility sector was subdued as energy provider Centrica extended losses after some gloomy annual results the previous session. Electri... [more]

Sector movers: Oil stocks track crude prices lower ahead of stockpile data

Thu, 19 February 2015

Oil producers and energy services stocks were hit on Thursday by a tumble in the price of crude on the back of speculation that US government data will show that oil stockpiles rose to a record high l... [more]

Sector movers: Intu and British Land lead real estate stocks lower

Wed, 18 February 2015

Real estate groups were among the worst performers in London on Wednesday with broker downgrades hitting shares of heavyweights Intu Properties and British Land. Shopping centre owner Intu fell 3% to ... [more]

Sector movers: Consumer staple stocks jump as UK inflation hits record low

Tue, 17 February 2015

Consumer staples such as beverage and tobacco stocks were given a lift on Tuesday by data which showed that UK inflation slowed to its lowest rate on record last month. Analysts said that the drop in ... [more]

Sector movers: Analysts warm to Oil&Gas sector

Mon, 16 February 2015

Shares in select Oil&Gas and oil service sector names led gains on Monday as analysts weighed in with positive views. In a research note e-mailed to clients first thing in the morning a team at Morgan... [more]

Sector movers: Oil stocks rise as Brent tops $60 for first time in 2015

Fri, 13 February 2015

A rebound in Brent crude to above $60 a barrel (bbl) gave oil exploration and production stocks a lift on Friday on hopes that prices have finally reached their bottom after a torrid few months for th... [more]

Sector movers: Miners rise on Ukraine ceasefire deal, Rio Tinto jumps

Thu, 12 February 2015

Mining stocks gained on Thursday, benefitting from an increase of risk appetite across financial markets as tensions between Ukraine and Russia eased, while Rio Tinto impressed with its annual results... [more]

Sector movers: Redrow and Reckitt give household sector a lift

Wed, 11 February 2015

Well-received results from builder Redrow and consumer products group Reckitt Benckiser meant the household goods and home construction sector was the best performer in London on Wednesday. Redrow's s... [more]

Sector movers: Supermarkets lead retailers higher on upbeat grocery data

Tue, 10 February 2015

Retailers were at the top of investors' shopping lists on Tuesday after an acceleration in UK retail sales growth lifted sentiment, while supermarkets were supported by some upbeat grocery news from K... [more]

Sector movers: Mining stocks in demand despite worsening outlook for China

Mon, 09 February 2015

Mining stocks were resilient in the face of some gloomy trade figures from top metals consumer China on Monday, as hopes increased for further stimulus measures by Beijing to avert a sharp slowdown in... [more]

Sector movers: Food stocks binned after Tate & Lyle profit warning

Fri, 06 February 2015

Tate & Lyle was dampening the food sector in London on Friday after the sweeteners maker disappointed investors with its second profit warning in just four months. Tate & Lyle said it now expects adju... [more]

Sector movers: Industrial stocks rise as bid speculation boosts can maker Rexam

Thu, 05 February 2015

M&A speculation surrounding Rexam sparked a surge in industrial stocks in London on Thursday after the beverage can maker confirmed rumours that it has been approached by Ball Corporation. Rexam's sha... [more]

Sector movers: GSK leads defensive pharma stocks higher

Wed, 04 February 2015

A massive cash return by Glaxosmithkline gave the wider sector a lift on Wednesday, with defensive healthcare and pharmaceutical stocks also benefiting from a reduction in risk appetite as UK markets ... [more]

Sector movers: Oil stocks rise as crude rally continues, BP impresses

Tue, 03 February 2015

Oil and gas producers were tracking the continued rally in crude on Tuesday, with strong gains from BP supporting the sector. Brent futures for March delivery were up 1.8% at $55.71 a barrel in aftern... [more]

Sector movers: Energy stocks jump as crude steadies after recent surge

Mon, 02 February 2015

The biggest strike by US refinery employees in three decades and speculation about a slowdown in drilling Stateside helped keep crude prices steady on Monday, pushing energy stocks and oil services sh... [more]

Sector movers: Gold miners track bullion higher

Fri, 30 January 2015

A slight rebound in gold on Friday after its worst one-day slump in over a year gave precious metals miners a boost in London. Blue-chip mining stocks such as Fresnillo and Randgold were among the bes... [more]

Sector movers: Shell dampens energy stocks, gold miners track bullion lower

Thu, 29 January 2015

Worse-than-expected results from one of the biggest oil companies in the world hit stocks in the energy sector on Thursday. Royal Dutch Shell delivered a 12% year-on-year increase in adjusted profits ... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
ITV 234.50 5.73 17:10
Standard Chartered 1,024.00 5.11 17:00
Barclays 262.40 3.19 17:10
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 569.50 2.43 17:10
Reed Elsevier 1,128.00 2.36 16:39

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Fresnillo 724.50 -8.46 17:09
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,786.00 -4.22 17:09
Anglo American 1,163.50 -3.11 17:09
Legal & General Group 270.30 -2.84 17:14
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,138.00 -2.82 17:03