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Sector movers: Pharma falls into political cross-hairs again

Sector movers: Pharma falls into political cross-hairs again

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Pharma was the odd man out on a risk-off day for stockmarkets after Mylan“s price hikes on its EpiPen selft-treatment for anaphylactic shock caused by allergic reactions drew critic... [more]

Sector movers: Miners, homebuilders pace advance

Sector movers: Miners, homebuilders pace advance

Tue, 23 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Miners led the pack north after analysts at Jefferies weighed with an upgrade on shares of iron-ore miner BHP Billiton, which in turn gave a boost to its main peers. "We had been ca... [more]

Sector movers: Real estate, homebuilders limit losses

Sector movers: Real estate, homebuilders limit losses

Mon, 22 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Real Estate Investment Trusts and Home Construction stocks paced gains at the start of the week, buoyed by a large drop in longer-term Gilt yields and reports that Westminster might... [more]

Sector movers: Evraz and Glencore pace losses

Sector movers: Evraz and Glencore pace losses

Fri, 19 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Industrial Metals and Mining companies' shares bore the brunt of selling at the end of the week, with Evraz and Glencore in turn the worst performer in their respective sectors. Rus... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: house builders, miners sag as easyJet firms

FTSE 100 movers: house builders, miners sag as easyJet firms

Fri, 19 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 tiptoed lower as a string of house builders sagged amid lingering concerns about the UK real estate market, and several miners slumped alongside metals prices. Hou... [more]

Sector movers: Cyclicals lead gains, alongside grocers

Thu, 18 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Cyclicals led to the upside with Oil Equipment and Food & Drug retailers sporting the biggest gains. The former appeared to be benefiting from another leg higher in crude oil future... [more]

Sector movers: Construction sector finds a bid, insurers off

Wed, 17 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Insurance stocks dragged on the London equity market after Admiral reported a drop in its so-called Solvency II coverage ratio at the half-year stage from 206% to 180%, courtesy of ... [more]

Sector movers: UK engineers drop on downgrades, utilities lower as well

Tue, 16 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Shares in British engineering groups Spectris and Halma dragged the Electronic & Electrical equipment sector lower after analysts at HSBC downgraded their stance on both in the wake... [more]

Sector movers: Retailers drop ahead of July CPI data

Mon, 15 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Price action at the start of the week saw both cyclical and defensive 'plays' battle it out for market leadership, with Ibstock and NMC Health pacing gains among Health Care and Con... [more]

Sector movers: Real estate stocks tumble

Thu, 11 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Defensive sectors had the edge on Thursday even as investors continued to bid the market higher, with tobacco stocks enjoying the strongest gains alongside the likes of Unilever, wi... [more]

Amec Foster Wheeler leads gains among oil equipment and service stocks

Tue, 09 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Oil equipment and services stocks saw another day of gains, with shares in Amec Foster Wheeler spearheading the advance in the wake of its latest interim figures. Amec reported high... [more]

Industrial metals and mining shares pace advance

Mon, 08 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Investors continued to shift out of the more defensive segments of the stockmarket and towards cyclical sectors in the wake of the previous session“s unexpectedly strong US jobs fep... [more]

Sector movers: US jobs data gives cyclicals a boost

Fri, 05 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The wheels of the market turned in favour of cyclicals at the end of the week, following the release of a much stronger-than-expected reading on the state of the US jobs market. Alt... [more]

Sector movers: Tug of war between Big Oil, miners

Mon, 01 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Shares in the oil majors proved a drag for the Footsie on Monday after Saudi Arabia over the weekend announced a steep cut in the price of its cargoes for export to Asia. On Sunday,... [more]

Sector movers: Financials flit north as Oil-linked sectors slide south

Fri, 29 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Finance-related sectors are helping the FTSE eke out minor gains late on Friday afternoon, with blue-chip life insurers, banks and financial services all on the up. Withing the bank... [more]

Sector movers: Oil-related sectors retreat as Aerospace & Defence flies

Thu, 28 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - FTSE indices were mixed heading towards the closing bell on Thursday, with the blue-chip index helped south by oil stocks undermined by crude's weakness and Royal Dutch Shell's seco... [more]

Sector movers: Electricals advance, beverages slip

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Electronic & electrical equipment was among the top-performing FTSE 350 sectors on Wednesday, with constituents Renishaw and Morgan Advanced Materials rising on earnings news. Engin... [more]

Sector movers: Paper profits, grocers lose out

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Paper products and telecoms were the top sectors on Tuesday, lifted by an encouraging statement from Mondi and good news for BT Group. Mondi said it anticipated basic underlying ear... [more]

Sector movers: Oil companies and airlines under pressure

Mon, 25 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stock indices were held back on Monday as oil prices traded down towards their lowest levels in weeks. On the FTSE 100, Royal Dutch Shell and BP were lower as crude slumped... [more]

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

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

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

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

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]