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Sector movers: CSR takeover approach gives tech stocks a boost

Thu, 28 August 2014

M&A activity sent UK technology stocks to the top of the pile in London on Thursday after it was revealed that chipmaker CSR had attracted interest from overseas. CSR's shares were up 35% after t... [more]

Foxtons

Sector movers: Real estate and construction crumble on Foxtons warning

Wed, 27 August 2014

The construction and real estate investment sectors were the worst performers on Wednesday as the nervous outlook for housing was given further jitters by estate agent Foxton's warning of a slowdown i... [more]

Avocet Mining; gold; West Africa

Sector movers: Miners in a hole as lower prices hit Antofagasta

Tue, 26 August 2014

Miners were on the slide on Tuesday after news of lower copper output and prices hit Chilean copper producer Antofagasta. Antofagasta said first-half earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and... [more]

Vodafone

Sector movers: Renewed AT&T bid hopes at Vodafone lift telecoms

Fri, 22 August 2014

Renewed hopes of a potential bid by AT&T for Vodafone were giving the mobile telecoms sector a boost on Friday. Vodafone shares were up 1.4% at 205.35p in afternoon trade on the back of hopes tha... [more]

Pfizer; drugs; pharmaceuticals; medical; health

Sector movers: Astrazeneca boosts pharma stocks on Pfizer return hopes

Thu, 21 August 2014

Astrazenca was leading the pharmaceuticals sector higher on Thursday on the back of speculation that US drug giant Pfizer could return with a fresh offer in the coming days. The reports lifted others... [more]

Sector movers: Housing stocks drop on rate-hike fears, Balfour sinks

Wed, 20 August 2014

Renewed concerns about an interest-rate hike this year dampened the demand for housebuilding and construction stocks on Wednesday, as investors worried about the potential impact from policy tightenin... [more]

Sector movers: BHP Billiton drags miners lower as buyback absent

Tue, 19 August 2014

Underwhelming demerger plans and results by BHP Billiton saw the world's largest miner's shares drop sharply on Tuesday, dragging the UK mining sector to the bottom of the pile. Details of BHP Billit... [more]

Sector movers: Tesco drags supermarket sector lower on divi outlook

Mon, 18 August 2014

Grocery stocks were bucking the trend on Monday with supermarket heavyweights Tesco and Wm Morrison under pressure on concerns over their dividends. Despite wider market strength on the back of easin... [more]

Sector movers: BHP Billiton leads mining stocks higher

Fri, 15 August 2014

Mining stocks were making decent gains as a return of investor risk appetite and demerger talk surrounding sector giant BHP Billiton provided a boost. An upgrade to UK economic growth estimates for t... [more]

Sector movers: Property stocks build on deal news

Thu, 14 August 2014

Property stocks drove top flight shares higher on Thursday after positive news in the sector. British Land and Land Securities were leading the FTSE 100 risers after both secured lucrative property d... [more]

Sector movers: Admiral drags non-life insurers lower on subdued premiums

Wed, 13 August 2014

Poorly-received first-half numbers from Admiral were dragging the non-line insurance sector lower on Wednesday, while life insurers were given a boost by Prudential. Admiral's shares were down 6% at ... [more]

Sector movers: Oil stocks fall on IEA demand outlook

Tue, 12 August 2014

Oil and gas stocks fell on Tuesday after the International Energy Agency (IEA) said global oil demand would increase by less than initially estimated this year. The IEA said that despite heightened g... [more]

Sector movers: Mining stocks lead rebound as risk appetite returns

Mon, 11 August 2014

Mining stocks were making gains in London on Monday as risk appetite returned after UK equities fell to a four-month low last week. Cyclical sectors such as mining and basic resources had experienced... [more]

Sector movers: BT and Dixons Carphone drag telecoms lower

Fri, 08 August 2014

Telecoms stocks were among the worst performers in London on Friday with BT Group and newly-merged Dixons Carphone trading in the red. BT was 1.5% lower on reports that the company will have to wait ... [more]

Sector movers: Savills boosts estate agents, while homebuilders rise

Thu, 07 August 2014

The real estate investment and services sector was on the rise on Thursday on the back of upbeat results from Savills, while homebuilders gained after data showed that house-price inflation rose to se... [more]

Sector movers: Shire and AZN lead pharma stocks lower on M&A risk

Wed, 06 August 2014

The pharmaceutical sector dropped on Wednesday on the back of fears about risks to mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, with Shire sinking sharply. Concerns that stricter rules on so-called '... [more]

Sector movers: Transport stocks hit by Russian air concerns

Tue, 05 August 2014

Transport stocks were the worst performing stocks on Tuesday with airlines hit by negative newsflow and postal group Royal Mail under pressure after cautious comments from Credit Suisse. Airlines suc... [more]

Sector movers: UK banking stocks rise after HSBC results

Mon, 04 August 2014

Banking stocks were leading the risers in London on Monday after investors gave a welcome reception to first-half results from sector heavyweight HSBC. HSBC shares were up 1.5% at 638.7p in afternoon... [more]

Sector movers: Smith & Nephew lifts defensive healthcare stocks

Fri, 01 August 2014

The healthcare sector was the only category in positive territory on Friday as investors sought defensive stocks in the face of a wider market sell-off. Meanwhile, results from medical devices maker ... [more]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
AstraZeneca 4,583.50 2.32 10:40
St James's Place 719.00 2.13 10:40
RSA Insurance Group 456.50 1.53 10:40
Aberdeen Asset Management 436.90 1.20 10:40
Legal & General Group 241.90 0.96 10:40

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tesco 232.55 -5.58 10:40
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 179.00 -4.23 10:40
Sainsbury (J) 291.40 -3.99 10:40
Marks & Spencer Group 429.40 -1.99 10:40
Antofagasta 777.00 -1.65 10:38