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London close: FTSE 100 dragged down by banks and miners

London close: FTSE 100 dragged down by banks and miners

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Banks and miners led the FTSE to a lower close Friday, in a session awash with blue-chip news including disappointing annual results from Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Charter... [more]

Sector movers: Miners down most, whiff of poilitical risk in the air

Sector movers: Miners down most, whiff of poilitical risk in the air

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Miners and steel firms fell back as the price for many industrial metals retreated, to the benefit of the more defensive segments of the market, amid a wider pull-back in investors'... [more]

London close: FTSE ends lower on banks in news-rich session

London close: FTSE ends lower on banks in news-rich session

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London shares closed lower on Thursday with banks leading the drop in blue-chip stocks in a session overflowing with mostly well-received corporate news. Among lenders down were ex-... [more]

Sector movers: Non-life insurers, miners lead gains

Sector movers: Non-life insurers, miners lead gains

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - The latest raft of earnings reports was the main driver behind sector movements on Thursday afternoon, with Non-life insurers and Mining shares leading the way. RSA paced gains amon... [more]

London close: FTSE up as Lloyds, Barratt lead blue chips higher

London close: FTSE up as Lloyds, Barratt lead blue chips higher

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in London ended Wednesday on a mixed note after confirmation the UK saw better than expected economic growth at the end of 2016, with blue chips benefiting from a softer ster... [more]

Commodities: Crude falls as concerns of lingering global glut come to the fore

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Crude futures pushed lower Wednesday as some in the market took a view that the global supply glut of the black liquid is set to last a lot longer. At 15:43 GMT, Nymex-quoted West T... [more]

Sector movers: Vodafone paces gains in Mobile telecoms on merger speculation

Tue, 21 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - HSBC and Wood Group sent their respective sectors lower on Tuesday, weighing on the entire Footsie. Europe´s largest lender, HSBC, missed analysts' fourth quarter profit estimates a... [more]

Sector movers: Unilever and Bovis Homes drag market lower

Mon, 20 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Unilever dragged on the Personal Goods sector and the broader market after Chicago-based Kraft Heinz dropped plans for a hostile takeover over the weekend, emphasising that it had d... [more]

Sector movers: Personal goods rises on M&A interest, resources retreats

Fri, 17 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Understandably, given the unexpected approach for Unilever from Warren Buffett-backed Kraft Heinz, the personal goods sector was the dominant support for the blue chip benchmark on ... [more]

London close: FTSE falls on dollar dip, ex-divs and tendency to gold safety

Thu, 16 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London equities limped to a lower close Thursday, pulled down by a trinity of factors including dollar weakness, a tendency to safe-haven gold and ex-dividend stocks. These combined... [more]

Sector movers: Aerospace & Defence and Oil & Gas drag market lower

Thu, 16 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in the aerospace and defence space bore the brunt of selling after Cobham warned on profits for the fifth time in just over a year. The FTSE 250 aerospace and defence group t... [more]

Sector movers: Lenders' shares pace gains amid Fed chatter

Wed, 15 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Banks paced gains in the market on Wednesday amid a bevy of relatively confident Fed speak. "The best performing sector has been banks and financials which are leading the gainers o... [more]

London close: FTSE gains on financials as US consumer inflation surprises

Wed, 15 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks ended Wednesday higher as investors considered news that UK's jobless rate held steady at end-2016, with forecast-busting US inflation numbers helping boost global mar... [more]

Sector movers: Miners gain on stronger than forecast Chinese trade numbers

Fri, 10 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Metals and Miners' shares bounded higher at the tail-end of the week amid stronger than expected foreign trade data out of China referencing the month of January, together with shar... [more]

Sector movers: Financials, insurers pace gains as interest rates rise

Thu, 09 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Interest rate sensitive stocks such as life insurers and banks recovered some of their poise as government bond yields bounced back from their recent lows. Significantly, traders ci... [more]

Sector movers: Drop in bond yields sees interest rate-sensitive names gain

Wed, 08 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Homebuilders and food processors were again at the top of the leaderboard on Wednesday, alongside interest rate-sensitive issues such as telecoms outfit Vodafone and utilities. Bank... [more]

Sector movers: Aerospace & Defence, Mining lead gains

Tue, 07 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Strength in the US dollar helped drive gains in Aerospace&Defence. In remarks on Monday evening, the president of the US federal reserve bank of Philadelphia, Patrick Harker, reiter... [more]

Sector movers: Political uncertainty boosts defensives

Mon, 06 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Defensives outperformed at the start of the week as a wave of risk aversion linked to heightened political worries broke over global equity markets. That followed a rally by Frenc... [more]

Sector movers: Financials pace gains

Fri, 03 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Insurers and banks led the way in the last session of the week, with the former boosted by Beazley's full-year numbers and the latter by news that US financial sector regulation was... [more]

Sector movers: Household and personal goods names move higher

Thu, 02 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - As expected, in its latest Inflation Report the Monetary Policy Committee did bump its growth forecasts, but in an unexpected twist it also trimmed its medium-term forecast for infl... [more]

Sector movers: Cyclicals bounce back, Evraz in the lead

Wed, 01 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - There was a clear split in the market on Wednesday as cyclicals bounced back and the more defensive segments of the market were relegated to the bottom of the pile. Thus, shares in ... [more]

Sector movers: Miners boosted by weaker dollar, strike threat

Tue, 31 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares of Industrial Metals and Mining firms led gains on Tuesday as a weaker dollar, supportive news-flow for crude oil and copper futures and low trading volumes in the latter lif... [more]

Sector movers: Telcos dodge losses as miners, Big Oil drag

Mon, 30 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - Telecommunications and pharma issues found a bid as stocks in the Materials space lost ground amid risk-off trading in the wake of the past weekend's events which saw a significant ... [more]

Sector movers: Tesco, precious metals miners sharply higher

Fri, 27 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - Tesco shares rocketed at the end of the week, pushing the sector gauge sharply higher. The supermarket giant announced it had agreed to merge with the UK's largest food wholesale op... [more]

Sector movers: Cyclicals, banks jump, while precious metals miners retreat

Wed, 25 January 2017

(ShareCast News) - Cyclicals led the advance, led by Automobile stocks such as GKN and construction outfits like CRH, both of which benefit from bets on an improving world economy, especially in the S... [more]