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FTSE 100 movers: RBS and Tesco lead strong rally

FTSE 100 movers: RBS and Tesco lead strong rally

Tue, 24 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 shrugged off an early dip to put on a strong gain over Tuesday's session as Brexit odds lengthened, oil prices strengthened and a banking sector tracking expectations o... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Homeserve rallies on final results; Paragon slides

FTSE 250 movers: Homeserve rallies on final results; Paragon slides

Tue, 24 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 index was up 0.5% to 17,109.29 in afternoon trading. Repair and insurance company Homeserve was the standout gainer after it posted a rise in profit for the year t... [more]

London close: Insurers, banks pace gains

London close: Insurers, banks pace gains

Tue, 24 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK stocks gained on Tuesday following new poll results showing the Remain campaign was leading ahead of Britain's EU referendum. The Telegraph's ORB poll revealed 55% of those wan... [more]

London midday: Stocks rise as Brexit concerns ease after poll

London midday: Stocks rise as Brexit concerns ease after poll

Tue, 24 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks advanced on Tuesday after a new poll showed the Remain campaign for the European Union referendum is leading. The Telegraph's ORB poll revealed 55% of those wanting to... [more]

London open: Stocks rise ahead of BoE testimony

London open: Stocks rise ahead of BoE testimony

Tue, 24 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks edged higher on Tuesday ahead of a Parliamentary testimony from Bank of England officials including governor Mark Carney. Carney and fellow Monetary Policy Committee m... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen touch weaker on downbeat US and Asian cues

Tue, 24 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were expected to open a touch lower on Tuesday following downbeat US and Asian sessions, and amid weaker oil prices. The FTSE 100 was seen starting six points lower th... [more]

London close: Stocks fall after disappointing manufacturing data

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK equities declined on Monday as traders weighed a batch of disappointing manufacturing reports and hawkish remarks from Federal Reserve officials. Manufacturing data came in worse... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Easing Brexit fears lift Redrow and Countrywide

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 was not far off its three-month high on Monday afternoon, up 0.71% at 17,042.61 as a buoyant handful of challenger banks and property-related stocks outweighed those hi... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Royal Mail boosted by upgrade; Inmarsat slumps

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 index was down 0.2% to 6,145.76 in afternoon trading. Royal Mail was the standout gainer after RBC Capital Markets upgraded the stock to 'sector perform' from 'und... [more]

London midday: Stocks dragged lower by miners and oil producers

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were under the cosh on Monday as mining and oil shares edged lower. Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Royal Dutch Shell were among the biggest fallers on the FTSE 100 a... [more]

London open: Stocks fall as BoJ governor warns on Brexit

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks fell on Monday after Bank of Japan governor said the possibility of the UK leaving the European Union poses a serious risk to the global economy. Haruhiko Kuroda told ... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen touch higher

Mon, 23 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were expected to open just a touch firmer on Monday, regaining some poise after the losses suffered last week amid concerns about an earlier-than-expected interest-rat... [more]

London close: Stocks finish higher as housebuilders rally

Fri, 20 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks finished higher on Friday, supported by a pick-up in housebuilders as Brexit fears eased. Housebuilders were among the biggest risers on the FTSE 100 including Berkele... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Ladbrokes rallies while Spectris trips

Fri, 20 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 was solidly in the green in afternoon trading on Friday, taking its lead from a mining boost at its big brother the FTSE 100. Bookmaker Ladbrokes was rallying in aftern... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Coca-Cola rallies on Citi upgrade; housebuilders advance

Fri, 20 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 1.5% to 6,143.38 in afternoon trading, bouncing back from losses suffered in the previous session amid concerns the Federal Reserve might hike interest rate... [more]

London midday: Stocks lifted by rebound in miners

Fri, 20 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were given a boost by a rebound in mining shares on Friday as metal prices rose. Miners Anglo American, Antofagasta and Rio Tinto were among the top risers on the FTSE... [more]

London open: Stocks rebound as mining shares rally

Fri, 20 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK stocks rebounded on Friday from the previous day's lows, boosted by a recovery in mining and oil shares, as the Federal Reserve's meeting minutes faded into the background. The F... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks set to rebound from Fed-fuelled losses

Fri, 20 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were expected to open in the black on Friday, bouncing back from the Fed-fuelled losses of the previous session. The FTSE 100 was seen starting 57 points higher than T... [more]

London close: FTSE ends lower on prospect of US interest rate hike

Thu, 19 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 finished on the back foot on Thursday as the Federal Reserve's hawkish policy meeting minutes continued to weigh. Minutes from the latest Federal Open Market Committee ... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Banks bury miners in afternoon trading

Thu, 19 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 was trading in the red on Thursday afternoon, as the Federal Reserve's hawkish policy meeting minutes overshadowed a better-than-expected UK retail sales report. Privat... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Thomas Cook tanks; Restaurant Group surges on reports

Thu, 19 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 index was down 0.7% to 16,769.36 in afternoon trading. Shares in Thomas Cook tanked after the tour operated posted a narrower loss for the first half of the year b... [more]

London midday: Stocks drop on hawkish FOMC meeting minutes

Thu, 19 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks slid on Thursday as the Federal Reserve's hawkish policy meeting minutes overshadowed a better-than-expected UK retail sales report. The minutes of the Federal Open Ma... [more]

London open: Stocks fall as FOMC leaves door open to June rate hike

Thu, 19 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK stocks dropped on Thursday after the minutes of the Federal Reserve meeting last month showed a possible interest rate hike in June. The minutes of the Federal Open Market Commit... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen lower after hawkish Fed minutes

Thu, 19 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were expected open lower on Thursday following the release of hawkish Federal Reserve minutes after the European close on Wednesday. The FTSE 100 was seen opening down... [more]

London close: FTSE ends lower ahead of Fed's meeting minutes

Wed, 18 May 2016

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 100 ended lower on Wednesday as investors weighed mixed UK jobs data and awaited the Federal Reserve's policy meeting minutes. The Office for National Statistics revealed U... [more]