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London close: Mixed data, weak earnings pull FTSE below 6,900

London close: Mixed data, weak earnings pull FTSE below 6,900

Tue, 03 March 2015

A mixed batch of economic data and weak corporate earnings gave investors the excuse to take profits on Tuesday, as markets continued to retreat from their recent record highs. London's FTSE 100, whic... [more]

Subdued sentiment across European markets before ECB and US payrolls

Subdued sentiment across European markets before ECB and US payrolls

Tue, 03 March 2015

Sentiment across European financial markets was relatively subdued Tuesday as investors cut exposure to risk ahead of key events in the latter half of this week while digesting macro reports released ... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Moneysupermarket crumbles on compensation concerns

FTSE 250 movers: Moneysupermarket crumbles on compensation concerns

Tue, 03 March 2015

Despite strong results and positive sentiment from many analysts, Moneysupermarket.com led the fallers due to weekend comments from the chairman of the government's Energy and Climate Change Committee... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Barclays and Glencore fall after annual results, Taylor Wimpey higher

FTSE 100 movers: Barclays and Glencore fall after annual results, Taylor Wimpey higher

Tue, 03 March 2015

Shares in Barclays fell after the bank set aside a total of £1.25bn for provisions to cover litigation costs related to ongoing probes into mis-selling PPI and rigging foreign exchange rates. The news... [more]

London midday: Stocks pull back as corporate earnings disappoint

London midday: Stocks pull back as corporate earnings disappoint

Tue, 03 March 2015

After coming close to another record high early on, UK stocks flatlined by Tuesday lunchtime as corporate earnings received a cool reaction from investors. The FTSE 100 was down 0.1% at 6,934.70 by mi... [more]

London open: Taylor Wimpey and Ashtead drive markets higher, Barclays falls

Tue, 03 March 2015

The FTSE 100 was closing in on another record high on Tuesday morning as impressive German data and gains from Taylor Wimpey and Ashtead helped markets higher. However, upside was limited as Barclays ... [more]

London pre-open: Positive start expected after record close on Wall Street

Tue, 03 March 2015

UK stocks are expected to open with modest gains on Tuesday following a decent performance on Wall Street the night before, as investors watch corporate earnings on a quiet day for economic data. City... [more]

London close: FTSE pulls back from record as miners dip into the red

Mon, 02 March 2015

UK stocks inched lower on Monday after hitting a new intraday record high during the session as markets were underwhelmed by a raft of positive manufacturing data and a rate cut in China. London's FTS... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Amlin sinks on weak profits, Electrocomponents up as chairman buys shares

Mon, 02 March 2015

Amlin, the British insurer and re-insurer, topped the fallers after reporting a drop in full-year pre-tax profit by 21%, as an environment of low interest rates and weaker investment return dented pro... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Banks rebound, British Land boosted by acquisition

Mon, 02 March 2015

Banking stocks such as Barclays and RBS topped the risers as share prices rebounded after a weak outing last week following some poorly-received annual results. 2014 figures from Barclays, the last UK... [more]

London midday: Investors take profits after FTSE hits fresh intraday record

Mon, 02 March 2015

After a bright start, UK stocks dropped into the red by Monday lunchtime as investors assessed a raft of economic data and took profits after markets reached new record highs. The FTSE 100 was down 0.... [more]

London open: UK stocks hit new record high on China rate cut

Mon, 02 March 2015

UK stocks rose modestly to a new record high on Monday morning on the back of gains in the banking and mining sectors, tracking a strong performance on Asian markets overnight after a rate cut in Chin... [more]

London pre-open: Flat start expected after PBoC rate cut, investors await data

Mon, 02 March 2015

UK stocks were expected to open broadly flat on Monday ahead of a raft of economic data, with investors continuing to act cautiously with markets near all-time highs. City sources predict the FTSE 100... [more]

London close: Stocks inch lower as US data and comes in mixed

Fri, 27 February 2015

Despite setting a new intraday record just before the close, the FTSE 100 finished just a few points lower on Friday as investors took profits after a batch of mixed economic data from the States. The... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Rightmove up on strong annual results, IMI struggles with demand and currency

Fri, 27 February 2015

Rightmove was top of the risers as Cannacord Genuity upgraded its rating on the stock from 'hold' to 'buy' on better-than-expected annual results. The broker also hiked its target price for the shares... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: IAG soars on higher operating earnings, Intu properties drops on lower rents

Fri, 27 February 2015

British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines flew to the top of the risers after reporting operating earnings 80.5% higher at £1.4bn for 2014, thanks partly to cheaper fuel, while its Ibe... [more]

London midday: FTSE flat on mixed earnings as Germany approves Greek extension

Fri, 27 February 2015

UK stocks touched a new intraday record on Friday before slipping into the red, as investors treaded carefully on another busy day for corporate earnings and economic data. The FTSE 100 reached a new ... [more]

London open: Stocks flat early on ahead of German vote and economic data

Fri, 27 February 2015

Strong gains from Lloyds, IAG and Old Mutual were not enough to lift markets on Friday as UK stocks held steady near record levels. The FTSE 100 was trading 0.07% lower at 6,945.11, after having settl... [more]

London pre-open: Markets subdued ahead of data, German vote on Greece

Fri, 27 February 2015

UK stocks were expected to open more or less flat on Friday after markets eked out another record close the previous session. Investors were likely to take a cautious approach ahead of a batch of econ... [more]

London close: FTSE edges higher to new record close

Thu, 26 February 2015

London's FTSE 100 managed to inch higher to a new record high on Thursday as improving economic data across Europe and positive developments in Ukraine boosted markets after a slow start. The UK bench... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Ladbrokes up after maintaining dividend, Playtech achieves record revenue and earnings

Thu, 26 February 2015

Ladbrokes was boosted as it revealed it will not cut its 2015 dividend, despite posting a 14% drop in annual profit. Analysts had expected the group to make the cut to help fund marketing expenses, bu... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Standard Chartered soars on new CEO, RBS dips after missing forecasts

Thu, 26 February 2015

Standard Chartered surged after appointing former JPMorgan boss Bill Winters as its new chief executive, as it confirmed current head Peter Sands will step down in June. The bank also announced that c... [more]

London midday: Stocks holding steady on a busy day

Thu, 26 February 2015

UK stock markets were rangebound on Thursday morning on a busy day for corporate earnings and economic data, as investors maintained a cautious approach following the record peaks reached earlier in t... [more]

London open: Influx of earnings and economic data keeps stocks flat

Thu, 26 February 2015

UK stocks were more or less flat on Thursday morning with markets fluctuating at record highs amid a barrage of corporate earnings and economic data. The FTSE 100 was up just 0.03% at 6,937.80 early o... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks to edge lower amid flurry of earnings and data

Thu, 26 February 2015

UK stocks were expected to fall for a second day on Thursday after reaching an all-time high earlier in the week, with investors digesting a flurry of corporate earnings and economic data. City source... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tullow Oil 364.80 2.10 17:11
Taylor Wimpey 147.90 2.07 16:57
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 202.00 1.61 16:56
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,171.00 0.95 17:03
Sainsbury (J) 273.90 0.62 16:57

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Smith & Nephew 1,131.00 -5.67 17:09
Travis Perkins 1,944.00 -4.00 17:09
RSA Insurance Group 421.30 -3.25 17:09
Barclays 254.30 -3.22 17:09
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 556.00 -3.14 17:11