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FTSE 100 movers: Barclays bounces back; Pearson makes bleak reading

FTSE 100 movers: Barclays bounces back; Pearson makes bleak reading

Fri, 29 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Barclays shares led the FTSE 100 risers list after a better-than-expected half year result that saw pre-tax profits fall by 21% and PPI mis-selling costs go up by another £400m. T... [more]

London midday: Stocks fall on earnings, BoJ policy decision

London midday: Stocks fall on earnings, BoJ policy decision

Fri, 29 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks declined on Friday as investors weighed another batch of corporate earnings and the Bank of Japan's policy decision. "The FTSE is being dragged down by a leaking oil p... [more]

London open: Stocks touch lower as BoJ disappoints; Barclays gains after results

London open: Stocks touch lower as BoJ disappoints; Barclays gains after results

Fri, 29 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks opened a touch lower on Friday, with investors disappointed by the Bank of Japan's latest policy measures. At 0815 BST, the FTSE 100 was down 0.3% to 6,700.88. Meanwhi... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen flat as BoJ disappoints

London pre-open: Stocks seen flat as BoJ disappoints

Fri, 29 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were expected to open little changed on Friday after the Bank of Japan's latest policy measures left investors disappointed. The FTSE 100 was set to open two points lo... [more]

London close: FTSE 100 ends lower after raft of earnings

London close: FTSE 100 ends lower after raft of earnings

Thu, 28 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 ended Thursday's session in the red following a tidal wide of corporate earnings which included Royal Dutch Shell and Lloyds Baking Group. Royal Dutch Shell shares slid... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Sports Direct scores; IPF offside

Thu, 28 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sports Direct's game plan to boost it's flagging share price appeared to pay off as the shares jumped 8.5% to head the FTSE 250 risers Having played down the prospect earlier in t... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Rolls-Royce takes off; Lloyd's job cuts depress

Thu, 28 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Shares in Rolls-Royce soared as underlying pre-tax profits at Rolls-Royce fell 76% to £104m in the first half as underlying revenues came in at a better-than-expected £6.14bn, a dec... [more]

London midday: FTSE falls as traders shift through corporate earnings

Thu, 28 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were under the cosh on Thursday as traders waded through a flood of corporate earnings on the FTSE 350. Smith & Nephew led the fallers on the FTSE 100 after reporting ... [more]

London open: FTSE falls on hawkish Federal Reserve statement

Thu, 28 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks dropped on Thursday as the Federal Reserve signalled that interest rates could rise in coming months. The Federal Open Market Committee decided to keep rates unchanged... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen falling slightly as earnings glut digested

Thu, 28 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were expected to fall seven points on Thursday's open after a slightly more hawkish statement from the US Federal Reserve over night and ahead of expected stimulus fro... [more]

London close: Stocks rise on UK GDP as investors await Fed

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks ended higher on Wednesday as investors mulled better-than-expected UK economic growth data and awaited the Federal Reserve's interest rate decision. UK gross domestic ... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Rightmove beats Brexit blues; Dignity down on lower death rates

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Shares in online estate agent Rightmove surged on Wednesday as it posted a rise in first-half pre-tax profit and expressed confidence over the full year despite the impact of Brexit... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: ITV in the picture; Capita's Brexit concerns worry investors

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - ITV shares topped the FTSE 100 risers after the company said revenue growth slowed in the latter part of the first half of the year and, and cautioned that television advertising is... [more]

London midday: Stocks rise as UK GDP beats forecasts

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks rose on Wednesday after official data showed UK economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter. Gross domestic product increased 0.6% in the thre... [more]

London open: FTSE touches yearly highs as ITV and St James lead rebound

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 bumped around 12-month highs in early trading on Wednesday as the rebound since the Brexit vote continued thanks to some encouraging corporate results releases. ... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen higher; FOMC in focus

Wed, 27 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were expected to open higher on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve rate announcement and as Asian markets got a boost from rising stimulus expectations. The FTSE 1... [more]

London close: Stocks eke out small gain

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - London blue-chip stocks closed higher on Tuesday as the reporting season kicked into gear. The FTSE 100 lost some of its early fizz to finish the day up by 0.21% or 13.90 points at ... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Virgin Money flies higher, Man Group shunned

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 was just in the green in afternoon trading on Tuesday, amid a raft of corporate earnings releases. Virgin Money was enjoying a prime position after reporting strong gro... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Provident surges while BP slips up

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 was trading higher on Tuesday afternoon as reporting season kicked into gear. Non-standard lender Provident Financial raced up the leaderboard after it posted results... [more]

London midday: Stocks inch higher but risk hampers conviction

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - London chip stocks were mostly higher by midday on Tuesday as reporting season kicked into gear to override a Just after noon, the FTSE 100 had lost some of its earlier fizz was u... [more]

London open: FTSE 100 up as reporting season kicks off

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's blue chip stocks opened higher on Tuesday as reporting season kicked into gear to override a lower US close overnight and a mixed Asian session. After half an hour's tradin... [more]

London pre-open: FTSE poised for slightly higher start

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were expected to open in the black on Tuesday, rebounding from the previous session's losses. The FTSE 100 was set to open 10 points firmer than Monday's close at 6,72... [more]

London close: Oil price slump drags FTSE lower

Mon, 25 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 ended Monday's session in the red as a slump in crude prices dragged oil stocks lower. Oil prices were under pressure as concerns on the global oversupply and a stronge... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Investors place bets on William Hill, oil companies slip

Mon, 25 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 was just above the waterline in afternoon trading on Monday, as traders looked to upcoming central bank meetings in the US and Japan later this week. Bookmaker William ... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Supermarkets surge while airlines descend

Mon, 25 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 was in the red on Monday afternoon, having finished the morning in positive territory as traders looked towards central bank decisions in the US and Japan. 3i Group w... [more]