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Hot cold sectors

Sector movers: Insurers and telecoms lead gains

Sector movers: Insurers and telecoms lead gains

Tue, 03 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - Insurers led the way higher on Tuesday, boosted by positive coverage from some of the largest brokers, including Barclays and Macquarie. RSA Insurance was the standout gainer on Tue... [more]

Sector movers: Banks, engineering stocks lead drop

Sector movers: Banks, engineering stocks lead drop

Fri, 29 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Banks weighed on the Footsie at the end of the week as Royal Bank of Scotland flagged to investors the risk that the sale and separation of its Williams&Glyn retail and business ban... [more]

Large-cap miners pace gains

Large-cap miners pace gains

Thu, 28 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Shares in large-cap mining groups paced gains on the top flight index after one of their number closed the sale of two of its Brazilian businesses, a possible indication that the ra... [more]

Big oil lends its weight to advance in FTSE 100

Big oil lends its weight to advance in FTSE 100

Wed, 27 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Footsie was lifted by gains in the oil majors as crude oil futures hit their best level year-to-date in morning trading and analysts weighed in with positive views on BP´s first... [more]

Sector movers: Banks and homebuilders lead gains

Sector movers: Banks and homebuilders lead gains

Tue, 26 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Banks and real estate and property stocks rode to the top of the leaderboard on the heels of well-received quarterly earnings from StanChart and a perception that Brexit risks were ... [more]

Housebuilders and supermarkets lead gains

Fri, 22 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Housebuilders were on the upside of the FTSE 100 for much of Friday, with some brokers turning less cautious on the sector than they have been in recent months. Analysts at Canaccor... [more]

National Grid hit by jump in UK debt yields

Thu, 21 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Public sector net borrowing in the UK only overshot the Chancellor's target for the full fiscal year modestly, analysts said, but that was enough to push sovereign debt yields highe... [more]

Miners and banks pace gains

Wed, 20 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Miners led on the upside throughout much of the session as some brokers weighed in with relatively upbeat assessments of the current market backdrop for the sector and industrial me... [more]

Sector movers: Miners surge, steel demand strong survey says

Tue, 19 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Shares in miners surged again as sentiment towards the sector continued to thaw on Tuesday, amid more bullish views from some strategists in the previous session and a soft US dolla... [more]

Sector movers: Miners lead gains

Mon, 18 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Shares in miners paced gains as the prices of several key industrial metals bounced back and a leading commodities strategist said that for the first time in three years probabiliti... [more]

Brexit worries continue to weigh on property stocks, homebuilders' shares

Fri, 15 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Property and real estate stocks were again weaker, with investors referencing simmering fears regarding the possible impact which Brexit might have on the sector's high-flying share... [more]

Sector movers: Homebuilders continue lower, with Brexit and political uncertainty in focus

Thu, 14 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - The drag from homebuilders saw the top flight index underperform its peers both in the States and over on the Continent, as the Bank of England sounded a cautious note about the imp... [more]

Sector movers: Basic resource, bank stocks surge

Wed, 13 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - A surge in basic resources and bank shares gave equity benchmarks around the world a leg up on Wednesday, following data out of the People's Republic of China which showed exports r... [more]

Sector Movers: Resource stocks weigh on London indices

Thu, 07 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Resource stocks headed lower on Thursday, in tandem with an oil and metal futures decline. At the close of proceedings, the FTSE 100 ended 0.40% or 24.74 points lower at 6136.89, wh... [more]

Sector Movers: Pharma stocks pull London market back to positive turf

Wed, 06 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - An uptick in pharmaceutical stocks on Wednesday, in tandem with an oil price rise ensured that headline London indices ended back up in positive territory. At the close of proceedin... [more]

Sector Movers: Gold miners duck wider resource stocks slump

Tue, 05 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Resource stocks plummeted on Tuesday, as oil markets remained volatile and base metals had an unconvincing session. At the close of proceedings, the FTSE 100 ended 1.19% or 73.49 po... [more]

Sector Movers: Resource stocks see mixed fortunes

Mon, 04 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Resource stocks saw mixed fortunes on Monday, as oil markets endured volatility but both headline London indices ended the session marginally in positive territory. At the close of ... [more]

Sector Movers: Resource stocks hammered as oil futures slide

Fri, 01 April 2016

(ShareCast News) - Resource stocks headed lower on Friday, following a slide in oil and metal futures prices, as both headline London indices ended the week in negative territory. At the close of proc... [more]

Sector movers: Resource stocks shrug off base metal price drop

Thu, 31 March 2016

(ShareCast News) - Resource blue chips headed higher on Thursday, despite a decline in base metal prices but headline London indices still ended the session in negative territory. The FTSE 100 closed ... [more]

Sectors movers: Miners lead charge on risk-on Wednesday

Wed, 30 March 2016

(ShareCast News) - The mining sector led the way on Wednesday, along with stocks offering exposure to Asia. The FTSE 100 index closed 1.6% and the FTSE 250 1.3%, with most stock lifted by the rising t... [more]

Sector movers: Next knocked off its perch again by slowdown in UK, global growth

Thu, 24 March 2016

(ShareCast News) - Retailers registered the largest losses on the Footsie after Next cautioned that 2016 might be its toughest year since 2008 and downgraded its revenue guidance. Shares in the Leices... [more]

Sector movers: Miners buried under by rising US dollar

Wed, 23 March 2016

(ShareCast News) - Miners sank to the bottom of the pile on Wednesday continued more hawkish Fedspeak weighed on commodity prices amid lower than usual trading volumes ahead of Easter. Bloomberg's Com... [more]

Sector movers: Travel stocks hit in wake of Brussels attacks

Tue, 22 March 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK share indices were trading sideways on Tuesday after the Brussels terror attacks earlier in the day, which from an investment perspective hit travel companies especially hard. Th... [more]

Sector movers: Sentiment cools towards homebuilders

Fri, 18 March 2016

(ShareCast News) - Homebuilders were under the cosh at the end of the week, dragged lower by a negative reaction to the latest trading statement out of Berkeley Group. Analysts at Shore Capital and Nu... [more]

Sectors movers: Precious metals miners shine, banks hit by Fed

Thu, 17 March 2016

(ShareCast News) - A charge of the large cap mining brigade kept the FTSE 100 index just in positive territory through Thursday afternoon. Boosted by the weaker dollar, commodity prices perked up, wit... [more]