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London close: Equities close in the red on pharmaceuticals, ex-divi stocks

London close: Equities close in the red on pharmaceuticals, ex-divi stocks

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE ended lower on Thursday, led by pharmaceutical shares and ex-dividend stocks. Pharmaceuticals were under the cosh following comments from US presidential favourite Hillary ... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: eOne too pricey for ITV, smaller banks a bargain says Merrill

FTSE 250 movers: eOne too pricey for ITV, smaller banks a bargain says Merrill

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE fell along with much of the market on Thursday, with Entertainment One and Just Eat leading the way lower. Entertainment One, known as eOne and distributor of the 'David Br... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Pharmas under the cosh; CRH builds gains on results

FTSE 100 movers: Pharmas under the cosh; CRH builds gains on results

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.3% to 6,814.38 in afternoon trade. Pharmaceuticals were under the cosh on Thursday following comments from US presidential favourite Hillary Clinton on ... [more]

London midday: Clinton remarks send pharmaceutical shares, equities lower

London midday: Clinton remarks send pharmaceutical shares, equities lower

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK equities were dragged lower by pharmaceutical shares on Thursday following remarks from US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on cutting prices of medication. Clinton joined ... [more]

London open: Shares drift lower amid lack of fresh catalysts

London open: Shares drift lower amid lack of fresh catalysts

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks dipped at the start of trading following a downbeat session overnight in the US and mixed trading in Asia. As of 0826 BST the FTSE 100 was trading 34.12 points lower t... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen lower following uninspiring US and Asian cues

Thu, 25 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set to start lower on Thursday following a downbeat session in the US and mixed trading in Asia. The FTSE 100 was set to open 13 points lower than Wednesday's clo... [more]

London close: Miners pull equities lower as commodity prices fall

Wed, 24 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK equities finished on the back foot on Wednesday as mining shares slumped on weak sentiment and falling commodity prices. "Commodity prices suffered at the hands of a resurgent do... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: OneSavings leads three peers higher, Investec ragged by rand

Wed, 24 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 was in positive territory by Wednesday afternoon, unlike its blue chip sister, as a gaggle of specialist banks lifted the mid-cap index 0.25% to 18,027.79. Providing th... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Old Mutual slumps on rand slide; WPP jumps on results

Wed, 24 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 index was down 0.3% to 6,848.32 in afternoon trading. Old Mutual, which is also listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, was the worst performer as the South Afr... [more]

London midday: Stocks fall as miners slump after Glencore results

Wed, 24 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks fell on Wednesday as disappointing half year results from Glencore dragged mining shares lower. Glencore reported a first half net loss of $369m, compared to a $676m n... [more]

London open: Stocks slip at start of trading

Wed, 24 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - Stocks started the session lower on Wednesday following a mixed session in Asia and amid weak oil prices. Also weighing on shares was renewed Fedspeak overnight, as Dallas Fed gover... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen lower; Glencore, WPP in focus

Wed, 24 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set to open lower on Wednesday following a mixed session in Asia and amid weak oil prices. The FTSE 100 was set to open 18 points lower than Tuesday's close at 6,... [more]

London close: Blue-chip miners, banks push FTSE higher as house builders fly

Tue, 23 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - London indices closed up thanks to heady gains among house builders after Persimmon posted robust first-half results, with miners, financials and supermarkets also on the up. While ... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: JRP Group, housing stocks rally

Tue, 23 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 gained 0.78% to 18,010.36 points on Tuesday afternoon. JRP Group was the biggest riser on London's second tier index after the financial services group said trading to ... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Housebuilders lead equities higher

Tue, 23 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 rose 0.66% to 6,873.69 points in afternoon trade on Tuesday, with housebuilders topping the London index. Persimmon led housebuilders higher after reporting a better-th... [more]

London midday: Stocks climb as traders assess Eurozone PMI

Tue, 23 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks climbed on Tuesday as the Eurozone composite purchasing managers' index unexpectedly nudged up to a seven-month high in August. The composite PMI printed at 53.3 compa... [more]

London open: Stocks rise ahead of PMIs, Yellen speech

Tue, 23 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks rose on Tuesday as investors awaited manufacturing data and looked ahead to a key speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen. At 0821 BST the FTSE 100 rose 0.54% to ... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen rebounding from losses; Persimmon in focus

Tue, 23 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set to open higher on Tuesday, recovering from the previous session's losses as investors continue to eye Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech at Jackson H... [more]

London close: Equities lower as mining stocks weigh

Mon, 22 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - A slump in mining stocks weighed on UK equities on Monday as commodity prices declined. Fresnillo, Randgold Resources and Anglo American dominated the list of fallers on the FTSE 10... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Miners slump as metals prices drop; housebuilders gain

Mon, 22 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 index was down 0.5% to 6,821.66 in afternoon trade, with miners suffering the heaviest losses. Heavily-weighted miners were the biggest drag on the top-flight inde... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Gold miners weigh against rising builders

Mon, 22 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 index was in the red late on Monday as a cabal of resources stocks cancelled out gains from housing related companies. Amid general renewed pressure on commodity prices... [more]

London midday: Miners lead equities lower as commodity prices drop

Mon, 22 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK equities slid on Monday, led by mining stocks as commodity prices slumped. Fresnillo, Randgold Resources and Anglo American were the biggest fallers on the FTSE 100 at midday as ... [more]

London open: Hawkish Fed-speak weighs on Footsie at start of the week

Mon, 22 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's top flight index dipped lower at the start of trading as investors digested some hawkish 'Fed-speak' over the weekend, with little else to guide them in terms of fresh corp... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen lower as attention turns to Jackson Hole

Mon, 22 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set to open a little lower on Monday as investors look to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech at Jackson Hole at the end of the week. The FTSE 100 was exp... [more]

London close: Stocks taper as sterling, commodity prices lose traction

Fri, 19 August 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK stocks whimpered to a lower close on Friday as sterling lost traction on renewed Brexit fears and commodity prices headed south. The spectre of the Lisbon Treaty's Article 50 ros... [more]