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London close: FTSE lower on US fed, Russian sanctions, corporate news

Thu, 31 July 2014

- FTSE closes down 43.44 at 6,730.11 - Eurozone CPI comes in at 0.4% - UK house prices rise slowest since April 2013 techMARK 2,764.95 -0.52% FTSE 100 6,730.11 -0.64% FTSE 250 15,495.64 -0.86% The F... [more]


FTSE 250 movers: Laird leads after small beat with H1 results

Thu, 31 July 2014

First-half results from specialist electronics component maker Laird were slightly ahead of market expectations, pushing the stock into the top spot on Thursday afternoon. The group posted organic yea... [more]


FTSE 100 movers: Shell rises after Q2 profit beats expectations

Thu, 31 July 2014

Results from oil major Royal Dutch Shell jumped after it smashed analysts' estimates with its second-quarter profits. Shell, which has a market cap of around £156bn at current prices, said that e... [more]

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London midday: Earnings come in mixed as investors watch US data, Fed

Thu, 31 July 2014

- Shell, BG Group and Intu lead the risers - Weir, Schroders and Lloyds fall - Afren drops after suspending directors - US data and Fed keep investors cautious techMARK 2,763.54 -0.57% FTSE 100 6,763... [more]

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London open: Stocks flat as investors digest corporate earnings

Thu, 31 July 2014

- Lloyds falls despite H1 profit beat - Shell, BG, BT and Diageo rise after results - Weir and Rolls-Royce disappoint - US data and Fed in focus techMARK 2,771.22 -0.29% FTSE 100 6,777.11 +0.05% FTSE... [more]

London pre-open: FTSE to rise after Fed takes dovish stance

Thu, 31 July 2014

The FTSE is set to open around 15 points higher at around 6,788 following mixed sessions in both the US and Asia overnight, which came after the Federal Reserve signalled that interest rates were unli... [more]

London close: FTSE in red as energy stocks weakened by sanctions

Wed, 30 July 2014

- FTSE closes down 34.31 at 6,773.44 - Energy stocks hit by Russian sanctions - Eurozone confidence beats expectations - US GDP growth 4% techMARK 2,779.29 -0.11% FTSE 100 6,773.44 -0.50% FTSE 250 15... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Barclays leads after results

Wed, 30 July 2014

Barclays was in the top spot after reporting a less-than-expected 12% fall in total income adjusted for insurance claims for the first half to £13.32bn, driven by reductions at its investment and... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Pets at Home jumps after Q1 results

Wed, 30 July 2014

Like-for-like sales accelerated at retailer Pets at Home in the first quarter, sending the company's shares scampering higher even though the result was against weak figures the prior year. The like-f... [more]

London midday: UK stocks flat ahead of US data, Fed decision

Wed, 30 July 2014

- Corporate earnings receive mixed market reaction - Barclays, Travis Perkins and Astra rise - Antofagasta, ITV and Compass fall - US data, Fed decision in focus later on techMARK 2,783.73 +0.05% FTS... [more]

London open: Stocks slip as investors digest earnings, Barclays rises

Wed, 30 July 2014

- Barclays rises as investors digest wave of corporate earnings - Russian sanctions, Gaza and Argentina in focus - US economic data, Fed decision due out later on techMARK 2,785.48 +0.12% FTSE 100 6,... [more]

London pre-open: Small losses expected as market opens

Wed, 30 July 2014

The FTSE is expected to inch lower at the opening bell, tracking marginal losses in the US overnight which came on the back of the decision by the West to impose further sanctions on Russia over the s... [more]

London close: GKN and Next lead FTSE to 20 point gain

Tue, 29 July 2014

- FTSE up 19.68 points to 6,807.75 - US house prices up 9.3% in April - Housing data shows 0.2% monthly increase techMARK 2,782.23 +0.22% FTSE 100 6,807.75 +0.29% FTSE 250 15,687.02 +0.45% A positiv... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: GKN leads after profits rise

Tue, 29 July 2014

GKN climbed to the top spot after saying that a good performance by its automotive business fuelled 6% higher profits at the engineering group in the first half to £296m. However, a strong pound ... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Elementis lifted by resilient H1, increase in divi

Tue, 29 July 2014

A "resilient" first-half performance and a 5% increase in the interim dividend helped lift shares in Elementis during today's session. The speciality global chemicals company, which posted a 3% rise i... [more]

London midday: UK stocks rise as blue-chip earnings impress

Tue, 29 July 2014

- GKN, Next and Mondi impress, StanChart upgraded - St James's Place and BP fall - Gains capped by geopolitics, upcoming US data - Petra Diamonds sinks as shareholders sell stake techMARK 2,786.59 +0... [more]

London open: GKN leads UK stocks higher, but upside limited

Tue, 29 July 2014

- GKN, Next and Mondi impress with updates/results - St James's Place drops despite strong first half - West-Russia tensions rise as sanctions eyed - US data, Gaza in focus techMARK 2,780.14 +0.15% F... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks to rise after upbeat session in Asia

Tue, 29 July 2014

Lifted by an upbeat session in Asia, London's blue chips are expected to move higher early on. City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open around 14 points higher than yesterday's close of 6,788.07. ... [more]

London close: Traders bide their time ahead of US jobs data

Mon, 28 July 2014

- BskyB paces gains - Lloyds fined $370m by UK and US authorities - Aberdeen Asset Management sees slight drop in AuM techMARK 2,776.05 -0.83% FTSE 100 6,788.07 -0.05% FTSE 250 15,616.53 -0.48% The ... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Reckitt Benckiser up on plan for drugs arm

Mon, 28 July 2014

Household goods group Reckitt Benckiser climbed after it unveiled plans to hive off its drug arm into a separate UK-listed company. The rise came despite the group warning of a potentially tough secon... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Debenhams jumps on new CFO

Mon, 28 July 2014

High street retailer Debenhams raced to the top of the leaderboard on the news it has appointed the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Mothercare to the same role on its own board. Matt Smith, who has b... [more]

London midday: Stocks edge higher

Mon, 28 July 2014

- GSK break-up possibly on the cards - RyanAir reports doubling of first quarter profits - Aberdeen Asset Management sees slight drop in AuM techMARK 2,792.12 -0.26% FTSE 100 6,802.87 +0.17% FTSE 250... [more]

London open: Stocks in holding pattern ahead of key data

Mon, 28 July 2014

- GSK break-up possibly on the cards - RyanAir reports doubling of first quarter profits - Aberdeen Asset Management sees slight drop in AuM techMARK 2,794.05 -0.19% FTSE 100 6,800.81 +0.14% FTSE 250... [more]

London pre-open: Investors gear up for busy week

Mon, 28 July 2014

The FTSE is set for a small gain early on, ahead of what is set to be a busy week, particularly in the latter half. The top tier index is predicted to open around 20 points higher than Friday's close... [more]

London close: FTSE in red on geopolitical tensions, data

Fri, 25 July 2014

- FTSE closes 29.91 lower at 6,791.55 - Geopolitical tensions, housing data weighs - UK Q2 GDP shows 0.8% growth techMARK 2,799.28 -0.81% FTSE 100 6,791.55 -0.44% FTSE 250 15,691.81 -0.36% UK stocks... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Dutch Shell 'B' 2,558.50 2.67 17:08
Intu Properties 328.10 2.65 16:36
Royal Dutch Shell 'A' 2,442.00 2.46 17:04
ITV 208.60 2.05 16:38
GlaxoSmithKline 1,436.50 0.81 17:14

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Schroders 2,390.00 -4.36 17:14
Weir Group 2,567.00 -3.79 17:00
St James's Place 726.50 -3.77 17:06
Tullow Oil 728.50 -3.57 17:00
Glencore 360.05 -3.08 17:08