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Lord Ashcroft steps down from the House of Lords

Lord Ashcroft steps down from the House of Lords

Tue, 31 March 2015

Former Tory deputy chairman and treasurer Lord Ashcroft has announced he will quit the House of Lords after 15 years. The 69-year-old claimed that his other activities, such as polling and publishing,... [more]

London close: FTSE plunges 1.7% as investors take profits ahead of quarter-end

London close: FTSE plunges 1.7% as investors take profits ahead of quarter-end

Tue, 31 March 2015

Sharp falls from mining and tobacco stocks sent the FTSE 100 to its lowest close in two and a half weeks on Tuesday as investors used some weak economic data as an excuse to rebalance their books befo... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Mitie dips on profit warning, Serco higher on railway sale

FTSE 250 movers: Mitie dips on profit warning, Serco higher on railway sale

Tue, 31 March 2015

Outsourcing services group Mitie fell after warning that it expects full-year profits to be pushed slightly lower than forecast by margin pressures in the homecare and social housing businesses. Petro... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Kingfisher surges on store closures, tobacco stocks lower

FTSE 100 movers: Kingfisher surges on store closures, tobacco stocks lower

Tue, 31 March 2015

DIY retailer Kingfisher soared as it impressed investors with plans to close 60 stores, as new chief executive Véronique Laury announced full-year results and set out her plans for a "very different" ... [more]

London midday: FTSE drops sharply to two-week low at quarter-end

London midday: FTSE drops sharply to two-week low at quarter-end

Tue, 31 March 2015

After a brief stint in positive territory, UK stocks dropped sharply into the red by Tuesday lunchtime as concerns about the Eurozone outweighed upbeat data closer to home. London's FTSE 100, which ro... [more]

London open: Stocks inch higher, but gains limited early on

Tue, 31 March 2015

UK stocks edged higher on Tuesday morning ahead of a busy day for economic data, with B&Q owner Kingfisher leading the rise early on. The FTSE 100 was up 0.1% at 6,896.06, extending gains after snappi... [more]

London pre-open: Slightly lower open expected ahead of data

Tue, 31 March 2015

UK stocks were expected to open slightly lower on Tuesday morning ahead of a raft of economic data, with investors treading cautiously on the last day of the first quarter. City sources predict the FT... [more]

London close: FTSE snaps four-day losing streak on China hopes and upbeat data

Mon, 30 March 2015

London's Footsie managed to hold on to gains by the close on Monday, snapping a four-day losing streak, as hopes for stimulus in China and strong economic data gave sentiment a boost. The FTSE 100 fin... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Al Noor Hospitals hit by downgrade, energy stocks lower

Mon, 30 March 2015

Al Noor Hospitals Group led the fallers as Numis Securities cut its rating from 'add' to 'hold', arguing that the consensus for the company's margins is too high. Energy stocks Hunting, Lonmin, Nostru... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Kingfisher surges as French acquisition falls through, miners higher

Mon, 30 March 2015

Kingfisher surged after revealing its deal to acquire French rival Mr Bricolage will not go ahead as a result of shareholder and board opposition to the terms of the deal. Some Mr Bricolage franchisee... [more]

London midday: Chinese stimulus hopes drive UK stocks higher

Mon, 30 March 2015

UK stocks were in positive territory on Monday for the first time in five days as speculation about stimulus in China buoyed sentiment. Positive economic data also helped the mood in London, with UK m... [more]

London open: Stocks snap losing streak on central bank hopes

Mon, 30 March 2015

UK stocks were snapping a four-day losing streak on Monday morning as hopes for central bank support repaired sentiment. London's FTSE 100 was up 0.58% at 6,894.60 early on. "The FTSE saw tentative g... [more]

London pre-open: UK stocks to open higher after recent falls

Mon, 30 March 2015

UK stocks are expected to rebound slightly on Monday morning, snapping a four-day losing streak ahead of a busy day for economic data. City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open 26 points higher than... [more]

London close: UK stocks fall for fourth day as mining shares tank

Fri, 27 March 2015

UK stocks extended their losing streak into the fourth day on Friday as a sell-off in iron ore and a stronger dollar hit share prices in the mining sector. London's resource-heavy FTSE 100 finished th... [more]

Sector Movers: FTSE 100 continues slide but REITs, Travel & Leisure stocks lend support

Fri, 27 March 2015

The FTSE 100 continued its slide from the 7,000 mark on Friday but real estate, travel and leisure and beverages stocks emerged as top performers to stem the decline. At 16:15 on the FTSE 100 was down... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Homeserve higher on strong winter trading, oil stocks and miners lower

Fri, 27 March 2015

Homeserve was trading higher after a reassuring trading statement that revealed trading in its busy winter period had been "good" and in line with its full-year targets. Management was also pleased wi... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Carnival lifted by strong results, airline stocks rebound

Fri, 27 March 2015

Carnival topped the risers as strong first-quarter results prompted a lift in full year earnings guidance. It boasted that advance bookings for the remainder of 2015 were steaming ahead of the prior y... [more]

London midday: UK stocks continue to retreat as miners fall

Fri, 27 March 2015

Mining stocks led UK equity markets lower on Friday as the pull-back from recent records continued, with little in the way of corporate or economic news to drive sentiment. After a 1.4% drop on Thursd... [more]

London open: Mining stocks drag FTSE 100 lower for fourth day

Fri, 27 March 2015

UK stocks declined for a fourth straight day on Friday morning as the FTSE 100 continued to pull back from recent all-time highs. The Footsie was down 0.1% at 6,888.66 in early deals with mining stock... [more]

London pre-open: Flat start for FTSE expected after sell-off

Fri, 27 March 2015

London's blue chips were set for a subdued start on Friday as investors pause for breath following a sell-off the previous session. City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open broadly flat on Thursday... [more]

London close: Stocks sink sharply as risk appetite scaled back

Thu, 26 March 2015

The UK stock market suffered a sharp sell-off on Thursday, dropping to its lowest level in over a week, as geopolitical and macroeconomic fears hammered investor sentiment. The FTSE 100 finished down ... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Supergroup surges on dividend announcement, energy stocks higher

Thu, 26 March 2015

Fashion firm Supergroup topped the risers after saying it would begin paying dividends with an interim payout in its 2015-16 financial year. Chief executive Euan Sutherland also revealed a surprise re... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: LSEG plunges as Borse Dubai offloads shares, precious metals miners higher

Thu, 26 March 2015

London Stock Exchange Group led the fallers after Borse Dubai offloaded 60m shares in the exchange operator, equal to a 17.4% stake worth £1.5bn. Other financials such as Hargreaves Lansdown and St Ja... [more]

London midday: Footsie drops 1.4% as retreat from record high continues

Thu, 26 March 2015

London's Footsie was registering steep losses on Thursday as the index continued to retreat from the record highs reached earlier in the week, as financial and airline stocks fell sharply. Airline sto... [more]

London open: LSE and Easyjet lead stocks lower, oil prices spike

Thu, 26 March 2015

UK stocks dropped sharply on Thursday morning following a steep sell-off on Wall Street, with financial and airline shares providing a drag. The FTSE 100 was down 1% at 6,919.49 early on as it continu... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Charter Communications Inc. 193.11 5.30 22:06
Micron Technology Inc. 27.13 1.69 22:05
Express Scripts Holding Co 86.77 1.60 22:10
Priceline Group Inc 1,164.15 1.25 22:06
Mattel Inc. 22.85 0.88 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Celgene Corp. 115.28 -3.95 22:10
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. 173.30 -3.86 22:04
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. 87.13 -3.86 21:42
Analog Devices Inc. 63.00 -2.79 22:10
Avago Technologies Ltd. 126.98 -2.73 22:05