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Sector movers: Retailers and miners lead the downside on the FTSE

Sector movers: Retailers and miners lead the downside on the FTSE

Mon, 22 September 2014

The supermarket sector was firmly in the red on Monday after Tesco was forced to admit that it had over-stated its first half profit guidance by £250m. The company has suspended four of its executives... [more]

Sector movers: Mining stocks track metal prices lower

Sector movers: Mining stocks track metal prices lower

Fri, 19 September 2014

Mining stocks didnt join in with the post-Scottish referendum euphoria on Friday with share prices in the sector down an average 0.6% in afternoon trade. A broad sell-off of commodity prices was weigh... [more]

Sector movers: Precious metal miners fall as gold sinks after FOMC

Sector movers: Precious metal miners fall as gold sinks after FOMC

Thu, 18 September 2014

Heavy falls in the prices of gold and silver saw precious metal miners drop on Thursday after the Federal Reserve lifted its outlook for interest rates. While the Federal Open Market Committee on Wedn... [more]

Sector movers: Tech stocks sparked by Imagination

Sector movers: Tech stocks sparked by Imagination

Wed, 17 September 2014

Technology stocks were on the rise on Wednesday as a well-received update from chipmaker Imagination Technologies gave the sector a boost. Imagination's shares were up 5.6% at 199.6p in afternoon trad... [more]

Sector movers: ASOS, N Brown drag retail stocks lower

Sector movers: ASOS, N Brown drag retail stocks lower

Tue, 16 September 2014

A profit warning from online fashion group ASOS and an underwhelming statement from sector peer N Brown ensured that UK-listed retail stocks were firmly in negative territory on Tuesday. ASOS's stock ... [more]

Sector movers: Beverage stocks surge as investors lap up M&A rumours

Mon, 15 September 2014

The UK-listed beverage sector was 5.5% higher on Monday as investors toasted to hopes for a new wave of industry consolidation. Shares in Peroni and Grolsch maker SABMiller had surged 12.2% in afterno... [more]

Sector movers: Aveva profit warning sinks software stocks

Fri, 12 September 2014

A profit warning from Aveva sent the UK-listed software sector firmly into the red on Friday with the FTSE 250 losing as much as a quarter of its value. The stock was down 24.6% in afternoon trade aft... [more]

Sector movers: Retailers fall as Next and Home Retail disappoint

Thu, 11 September 2014

Poorly-received updates from the likes of Next and Home Retail Group ensured that the UK-listed general retail sector was firmly in the red on Thursday afternoon. High street giant Next delivered a so... [more]

Sector movers: UK tech stocks fall in Apple aftermath

Wed, 10 September 2014

Tech stocks were under pressure on Wednesday after a largely underwhelming product launch from gadget giant Apple. The company unveiled two new versions of its iPhone as well as its first wearable wat... [more]

Sector movers: Oil stocks down with Brent at 16-month low

Tue, 09 September 2014

Oil and gas producers were among the heaviest fallers in London on Tuesday after Brent crude dropped to below $100 a barrel the previous session. Royal Dutch Shell was providing a drag on the sector, ... [more]

Sector movers: Scottish referendum uncertainty hits electricity stocks, insurers

Mon, 08 September 2014

Sectors with the most exposure to Scotland were bearing the brunt of the selling pressure on Monday after an opinion poll revealed that the 'yes' campaign on independence had taken the lead. The elect... [more]

Sector movers: Tesco, Morrison lead supermarket stocks lower

Thu, 04 September 2014

Supermarket stocks were under pressure on Thursday, continuing their recent choppy trade amid ongoing concerns about heightened competition, declining profits, dividend sustainability and a critical g... [more]

Sector movers: Evraz, Ferrexpo lead industrial miners higher on Ukraine hopes

Wed, 03 September 2014

Peace talks in Ukraine were giving the industrial metals and mining sector in London a big boost on Wednesday. Steel group Evraz and iron ore producer Ferrexpo, which both have assets eastern Europe,... [more]

Sector movers: Miners rise as Australia repeals controversial MRRT tax

Tue, 02 September 2014

Mining stocks were on the rise on Tuesday after Australia's government repealed a controversial tax on mining companies. The Australian Senate has voted to remove the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT... [more]

Sector movers: M&A lifts media stocks as Perform and ITV rise

Mon, 01 September 2014

M&A fever was driving media stocks higher on Monday with sports rights owner Perform Group surging and broadcaster ITV on the rise. Perform, which commercialises multimedia sports content across ... [more]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Associated British Foods 2,679.00 4.53 17:00
easyJet 1,423.00 3.04 16:56
Intertek Group 2,621.00 2.10 16:46
Royal Bank of Scotland Group 368.20 1.88 16:56
Sainsbury (J) 251.50 1.70 16:48

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Next 6,605.00 -3.79 16:56
Prudential 1,376.00 -2.72 17:08
Marks & Spencer Group 404.60 -2.60 17:08
Sports Direct International 618.50 -2.44 16:48
Intu Properties 322.70 -2.21 16:46