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Sector movers: Shell, BG lift oil and gas sector, but Afren drops

Thu, 31 July 2014

Results from oil major Royal Dutch Shell gave the UK-listed oil and gas sector a significant boost on Thursday, as the biggest constituent in the category smashed analysts' estimates with its second-q... [more]

Sterling

Sector movers: Barclays results receive warm reaction, boost banks

Wed, 30 July 2014

Well-received interim results from Barclays saw the London-listed banking sector rise to the top of the pile on Wednesday as the UK lender bettered analysts' forecasts. The lender reported an 8% fall... [more]

Trader

Sector movers: GKN boosts auto stocks, BP weighs on oil

Tue, 29 July 2014

A surge in the price of GKN gave the auto sector a boost on Tuesday, while cautious comments from BP weighed on oil and gas stocks. GKN's shares were up over 9% in afternoon trade after the aerospace... [more]

Anglo American trucks at Kolomela iron ore mine

Sector movers: Industrial metal and mining stocks slump

Mon, 28 July 2014

Industrial metal and mining stocks dragged on the market on Monday as data showed gold purchases by China fell 19% in the first six months of the year. Gold futures expected to decline in July after ... [more]

London Skyline

Sector movers: Electronic and real estate stocks slide

Fri, 25 July 2014

Real estate stocks declined, led by Hammerson and British Land, after a report showed UK house prices grew at the slowest pace in 18 months in July. Hometrack said property prices increased by 0.1% t... [more]

Sector movers: Banks rise on Fitch comments, accounting change

Thu, 24 July 2014

Upbeat comments from Fitch and changes in accounting standards gave the UK-listed banking sector a boost on Thursday. HSBC was the standout performer in afternoon trade, rising 2.4%, while Barclays a... [more]

Sector movers: Weak results, outlook from Glaxo sink pharma stocks

Wed, 23 July 2014

A slump in the share price of GlaxoSmithKline dragged the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sector into the red on Wednesday as the drugmaker disappointed with a drop in quarterly sales and its full-y... [more]

Sector movers: ARM lifts tech stocks, miners rise

Tue, 22 July 2014

A positive market reaction to quarterly results from ARM Holdings helped tech stocks jump on Tuesday, while a return of risk appetite lifted the miners. Chip designer ARM, which makes processors for ... [more]

Sector movers: Tesco boosts food retailers as investors welcome CEO change

Mon, 21 July 2014

A profit warning from Tesco sent many UK supermarket stocks lower on Monday, but investors in the firm itself seemed to celebrate the appointment of a new boss, sending shares in the grocery giant hig... [more]

Sector movers: Defensive stocks sought as geopolitical tensions rise

Fri, 18 July 2014

Defensive stocks were in demand in London on Friday as investors sold off 'riskier' assets in search for safety amid heightened geopolitical tensions across the globe. World leaders have demanded ans... [more]

Sector movers: Media stocks get M&A boost as ITV surges

Thu, 17 July 2014

M&A activity and bid speculation gave UK-listed media stocks a boost on Thursday, with the sector topping the risers list in London this afternoon. British Sky Broadcasting, which is currently co... [more]

Sector movers: M&A, Farnborough lift aerospace and defence stocks

Wed, 16 July 2014

M&A speculation and contract wins from the Farnborough Air Show were helping stocks in the aerospace and defence sector post solid gains on Wednesday. Aircraft components manufacturer and enginee... [more]

Sector movers: Housing stocks hit by rate-hike speculation as inflation rises

Tue, 15 July 2014

Concerns about a sooner-than-expected rise in interest rates pushed stocks in the housing sector lower in London on Tuesday with investors concerned about how future policy tightening will affect the ... [more]

Sector movers: Food retailers rebound after recent falls, Tesco rises

Mon, 14 July 2014

Bargain-hunting was benefiting the food and drug retail sector on Monday as supermarket stocks recovered after suffering some heavy falls last week. A strong rebound across the wider market was exper... [more]

Sector movers: Supermarkets extend losses after tough week

Fri, 11 July 2014

Supermarket stocks were the worst performers in London on Friday afternoon as the category continued to extend losses heading into the weekend. The FTSE 350 UK retail sector has lost 4.3% of its valu... [more]

Sector movers: Banks drop on fears over Portugal's banking sector

Thu, 10 July 2014

UK-listed banking stocks felt the brunt of the sell-off on Thursday as concerns about Portugal's financial sector prompted investors to scale back risk appetite. The retreat followed widespread press... [more]

Sector movers: Insurers drop as Admiral and Aviva disappoint

Wed, 09 July 2014

Sinking share prices of Admiral and Aviva ensured that the insurance sector was firmly in the red on Wednesday afternoon. "Insurers are feeling the brunt of the bearishness today," said Will Hedden, ... [more]

Sector movers: Travel stocks drop on Air France profit warning

Tue, 08 July 2014

A profit warning from Air France-KLM hit stocks in the UK-listed travel and leisure sector on Tuesday. Both IAG and easyJet were among the top decliners in London after the French-Dutch airline cut i... [more]

Sector movers: M&S caution, rate-hike speculation dampen retail stocks

Mon, 07 July 2014

General retail stocks were under the weather on Monday as investors showed nervousness ahead of results from High Street bellwether Marks & Spencer and reacted to rate-hike speculation. Shares in M&S... [more]

Sector movers: Evraz lifts industrial metals higher

Fri, 04 July 2014

A surge in the share price of steel group Evraz helped the industrial metal and mining sector to the top of the pile on an otherwise quiet trading session in London. While markets were subdued on the... [more]

Sector movers: Antofagasta leads mining stocks higher after US data

Thu, 03 July 2014

Mining stocks were benefiting from an improved outlook for the global economy on Thursday as labour-market data from the US smashed analysts' forecasts. The US economy added an impressive 288,000 job... [more]

Sector movers: Electricity and utility stocks lead the rise

Wed, 02 July 2014

Negative headlines failed to stop electricity and utility stocks from advancing on Wednesday. One week after regulator Ofgem referred the energy market for a full competition investigation to rebuild... [more]

Sector movers: Chinese manufacturing PMI boosts mining stocks

Tue, 01 July 2014

Upbeat manufacturing data from top metals user China gave UK mining stocks a big lift on Tuesday as investors turned bullish on the outlook for demand. The National Bureau of Statistics said that the... [more]

Sector movers: Diageo-SAB tie-up rumours lift beverages

Mon, 30 June 2014

A potential tie-up of the beverages sector's two-largest constituents gave the category a boost on Monday, on an otherwise subdued session in London with the wider market in search of direction. Shar... [more]

Sector movers: Chemical stocks hit by DuPont profit warning

Fri, 27 June 2014

The selling pressure on the UK chemical sector continued on Friday on negative readacross from a profit warning by US giant DuPont, one of the largest chemical companies in the world. The UK chemical... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Dutch Shell 'B' 2,558.50 2.67 17:08
Intu Properties 328.10 2.65 16:36
Royal Dutch Shell 'A' 2,442.00 2.46 17:04
ITV 208.60 2.05 16:38
GlaxoSmithKline 1,436.50 0.81 17:14

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Schroders 2,390.00 -4.36 17:14
Weir Group 2,567.00 -3.79 17:00
St James's Place 726.50 -3.77 17:06
Tullow Oil 728.50 -3.57 17:00
Glencore 360.05 -3.08 17:08