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London close: UK stocks finish lower after choppy session, Shell sinks

London close: UK stocks finish lower after choppy session, Shell sinks

Thu, 29 January 2015

UK stocks finished another choppy session slightly lower as investors digested a barrage of global economic data and corporate earnings, central bank moves and political developments in Greece. London... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Kaz Minerals surges after hitting annual targets, energy stocks fall

FTSE 250 movers: Kaz Minerals surges after hitting annual targets, energy stocks fall

Thu, 29 January 2015

Kaz Minerals topped the risers after revealing it met its annual production target for 2014 with an output of 83,500 tonnes. Kaz's new gold and copper mine at Bozymchak, Kazakhstan, made its first shi... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Shell falls after profit miss and spending cuts, Easyjet soars on upgrade

FTSE 100 movers: Shell falls after profit miss and spending cuts, Easyjet soars on upgrade

Thu, 29 January 2015

Oil major Shell topped the fallers after saying it is looking to reduce costs and lower investment in 2015 in response to the collapse in crude prices, as it curtailed over $15bn of potential spending... [more]

London midday: Stocks trim losses, but Fed and Greece still in focus

London midday: Stocks trim losses, but Fed and Greece still in focus

Thu, 29 January 2015

UK stocks fell on Thursday but had erased some losses by lunchtime as oil prices rebounded slightly, though the mood was still cautious as investors remained fixed on US monetary policy and developmen... [more]

London open: Shell leads oil stocks lower as markets react to Fed

London open: Shell leads oil stocks lower as markets react to Fed

Thu, 29 January 2015

Heavy falls from Shell and other blue chips in the oil sector weighed heavily on UK stock markets on Thursday, as investors reacted to another plunge in crude prices and the Federal Reserve's outlook ... [more]

London pre-open: Weak start expected as Fed signals 'patience' on rate hike

Thu, 29 January 2015

UK stocks are expected to decline on Thursday as markets this side of the Pond react to the Federal Reserve's commitment to remain "patient" on the timing of a rate hike. City sources predict the FTSE... [more]

London close: Stocks erase losses to edge higher ahead of FOMC

Wed, 28 January 2015

UK stocks ended slightly higher on Wednesday after a choppy session, though gains were modest ahead of the all-important Federal Reserve policy decision later that evening. London's FTSE 100, which wa... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Saga surges on Bennetts deal, Rightmove and Zoopla hit by OnTheMarket competition

Wed, 28 January 2015

Saga shares were trading higher on news that the over-50s financial services provider had reached a deal to buy motorbike insurer Bennetts for £26.3m in cash. "We are delighted to add Bennetts to Saga... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Experian boosted by new growth strategy, Anglo disappoints with 2015 guidance

Wed, 28 January 2015

Credit-checking firm Experian was a high riser after unveiling an unexpected $600m share buyback and outlining plans to "deliver annual average growth in organic revenue in the mid-single digit range"... [more]

London midday: Stocks erase gains as Greek fears rattle markets

Wed, 28 January 2015

After a positive start, UK stocks had dropped into the red by Wednesday lunchtime with nerves surrounding Greek politics dampening sentiment, as investors awaited a policy decision later on by the US ... [more]

London open: UK stocks rise ahead of FOMC meeting

Wed, 28 January 2015

Strong results from US blue chips Apple and Yahoo after the closing bell on Wall Street led to a higher open in London on Wednesday, as investors took an optimistic approach ahead of the Federal Reser... [more]

London pre-open: Strong start expected after Apple and Yahoo impress

Wed, 28 January 2015

A strong showing by US tech giant Apple and internet titan Yahoo after the closing bell on Wall Street is expected to filter into a positive open in London on Wednesday. City sources expect the FTSE 1... [more]

London close: Weak earnings and data hit UK stocks as FTSE falls 0.6%

Tue, 27 January 2015

London's FTSE 100 fell 0.6% on Tuesday, pulling back from its highest level in over four and a half months, as disappointing economic data from across the globe weighed on sentiment. The UK benchmark ... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Afren plummets on funding update, Zoopla and Rightmove shrug off Onthemarket.com

Tue, 27 January 2015

The share price of oil group Afren collapsed after the company said it needs to restructure its debts or receive an equity injection due to the "significant dislocation" in the oil market. Investors a... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Airlines Easyjet and IAG flying high, Dixons hit by downgrade

Tue, 27 January 2015

Shares in Easyjet ascended after the British budget airline said it now expects an increase in revenues per seat in the first half. The company said revenue per seat at constant currency should rise b... [more]

London midday: Airlines rise, but FTSE lower after weak data, macro concerns

Tue, 27 January 2015

Weaker-than-expected UK data and concerns over Russia weighed on London's stock exchange on Tuesday, as the market pulled back from its highest level in over four and a half months. US stock futures w... [more]

London open: Markets pause ahead of UK GDP, but airlines rise

Tue, 27 January 2015

UK stocks opened flat on Tuesday with gains in the airline and mining sectors offset by falling bank shares, as markets paused at a fresh four-month high. London's FTSE 100 was down just 0.01% at 6,85... [more]

London pre-open: UK stocks expected to rise early on

Tue, 27 January 2015

In spite of the ongoing political uncertainty surrounding Greece after far-left anti-austerity party Syriza won the weekend's election, UK stocks are expected to open higher on Tuesday. City sources p... [more]

London close: IAG gains, Tesco drops

Mon, 26 January 2015

UK equities managed to finish the day higher despite the unexpectedly strong showing over the weekend for Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party, which almost won an outright majority. The top flight in... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Petra Diamonds falls short of full-year profit expectations

Mon, 26 January 2015

Diamond mine operator Petra Diamonds was trading lower after announcing that it may not meet analysts' expectations for full-year profits. Sales jumped by 16% in the first six months of the year to re... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: IAG flying high on hopeful Aer Lingus bid, Supermarkets lower on dividend concerns

Mon, 26 January 2015

IAG, owner of British Airways, climbed after Irish carrier Aer Lingus confirmed it has received a third takeover bid from its Anglo-Spanish rival. IAG has offered Aer Lingus €2.50 a share in cash... [more]

London midday: Stocks trip on lower copper and iron ore prices

Mon, 26 January 2015

London stocks were underperforming their Eurozone peers slightly come midday as commodity prices took it on the chin. Over the weekend Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party came within a whisker of gai... [more]

London open: Stocks wavering as Economists less worried about Greek fallout

Mon, 26 January 2015

London stocks started the morning moderately lower after Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party came within a whisker of gaining an outright majority in Sunday's elections, although various economists s... [more]

Sunday share tips: PZ Cussons, Finsbury Food Group

Sun, 25 January 2015

Sell shares of PZ Cussons, Danny Fortson recommended in the Sunday Times. The maker of Imperial Leather soap has been hit by economic problems in Nigeria, its biggest market, and pressure applied to s... [more]

London close: Stocks at highest since September on ECB optimism, upbeat data

Fri, 23 January 2015

UK stocks pushed higher on Friday, finishing at levels not seen in over four months, lifted by improving economic data and continued optimism surrounding a massive bond-buying plan by the European Cen... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
easyJet 1,876.00 6.17 17:00
Hargreaves Lansdown 1,033.00 3.82 17:10
Diageo 2,022.50 3.08 17:10
Barratt Developments 470.40 2.77 17:00
Taylor Wimpey 137.60 2.46 17:00

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Fresnillo 862.50 -5.22 17:00
Royal Dutch Shell 'B' 2,138.00 -4.89 17:08
Royal Dutch Shell 'A' 2,057.00 -4.34 17:08
Randgold Resources Ltd. 5,420.00 -2.95 17:10
Glencore 250.00 -2.93 17:09