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London close: Rising travel and retail stocks offset losses from energy sector

London close: Rising travel and retail stocks offset losses from energy sector

Fri, 28 November 2014

A slight recovery in oil prices wasn't enough to ease the pressure on the energy sector on Friday, though stocks in London erased losses by the end of trade as shares in the travel and retail sectors ... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Oil stocks slide after OPEC decision

FTSE 250 movers: Oil stocks slide after OPEC decision

Fri, 28 November 2014

Oil stocks and those related to the sector tumbled following the decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to maintain a steady rate of oil output, which sent the price of Bren... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Black Friday boosts retail, oil prices hit producers

FTSE 100 movers: Black Friday boosts retail, oil prices hit producers

Fri, 28 November 2014

Retailers including Kingfisher and Sports Direct were performing well on hopes that Black Friday sales will be strong. Investors were also expecting the drop in oil prices to give consumer spending a ... [more]

London midday: Crude stabilises but oil stocks continue to slide

London midday: Crude stabilises but oil stocks continue to slide

Fri, 28 November 2014

The UK stock market dropped on Friday as shares in the energy sector dropped after the recent slump in crude on concerns about a global oversupply of oil. Oil producers and energy services stocks were... [more]

London open: FTSE 100 falls as energy stocks extend losses after OPEC meeting

London open: FTSE 100 falls as energy stocks extend losses after OPEC meeting

Fri, 28 November 2014

Despite already having plunged the previous session, stocks in the energy sector were under further selling pressure on Friday in the aftermath of the OPEC meeting, pushing the FTSE 100 firmly into th... [more]

London pre-open: Markets focus on Eurozone, Japanese CPI, OPEC output decision

Fri, 28 November 2014

Little change is expected on the London market on Friday morning, despite a notably strong session in Asia overnight and ahead of the latest Eurozone inflation figure due out later on. Also weighing o... [more]

London close: Crude futures plummet, but Footsie barely flinches

Thu, 27 November 2014

Somewhat unexpectedly, at Thursday's summit, in Vienna, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided not to cut its current "official" level of production, in effect admitting that... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Supermarkets fall amid Campylobacter outrage, energy stocks drop

Thu, 27 November 2014

The share price of UK supermarket chain Sainsbury was under pressure on Thursday after Shore Capital downgraded its rating from 'hold' to 'sell', saying investors should expect a "material contraction... [more]

FTSE 250 Movers: Transport surges, energy sector dips

Thu, 27 November 2014

Stagecoach saw shares surge after its 90%-owned joint venture with Virgin Rail won the contract from the Department for Transport to run the new InterCity East Coast franchise for eight years from Mar... [more]

London midday: FTSE flat as energy shares slump ahead of OPEC meeting

Thu, 27 November 2014

Heavy falls in the energy sector kept a lid on gains for the FTSE 100 on Thursday as investors awaited the outcome of a pivotal meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in V... [more]

London open: Investors await pivotal OPEC meeting, Brent drops

Thu, 27 November 2014

The UK stock market opened flat on Thursday as investors awaited a jam-packed day full of economic data, policymaker speeches and a pivotal meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries... [more]

London pre-open: All eyes on the OPEC meeting, stocks inch higher

Thu, 27 November 2014

US markets might be closed together for Thanksgiving but those hoping for a quiet day could be disappointed with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) set for a pivotal meeting in V... [more]

London close: UK stocks erase gains as US data misses forecasts

Wed, 26 November 2014

After a choppy session, the UK stock market finished more or less flat despite gains in the mining and telecom sectors, with a string of mostly disappointing economic data from the US weighing on sent... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Mining and telecom stocks on the rise

Wed, 26 November 2014

MIning stocks were leading the risers on the FTSE 100 on Wednesday, rebounding after recent declines. Antofagasta topped the list, rising 3.7%, with peers Anglo American, Fresnillo and Randgold also r... [more]

FTSE 250 Movers: Thomas Cook plummets as CEO steps down

Wed, 26 November 2014

Shares in Thomas Cook plummeted by over 19% as it announced that chief executive Harriet Green has stepped down after just over two years in charge of the troubled travel group. Green, who is due to b... [more]

London midday: Mining stocks and telecoms M&A give FTSE a lift

Wed, 26 November 2014

Decent gains from miners and M&A speculation in the telecoms sector gave UK stocks a boost on Wednesday, along with data which confirmed that the British economy expanded as expected in the third quar... [more]

London open: UK stocks rise ahead of GDP data, but Thomas Cook sinks

Wed, 26 November 2014

UK stocks advanced on Wednesday as investors adopted an optimistic approach ahead of gross domestic product (GDP) figures in the UK. London's FTSE 100 was up 0.4% at 6,755 in early deals, with mining ... [more]

London pre-open: UK stocks to rise, Thomas Cook CEO departs

Wed, 26 November 2014

Gains on Asian markets overnight are expected to feed into a higher open for stocks across Europe as investors await gross domestic product (GDP) figures in the UK. City sources predict the FTSE 100 w... [more]

London close: UK stocks finish flat as retailers fall, data comes in mixed

Tue, 25 November 2014

London's FTSE 100 ended Tuesday's session more or less where it started with stocks in the retail sector limiting gains while investors digested a string of important economic data. A disappointing th... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Kingfisher slides after French sales drag

Tue, 25 November 2014

Shares in Kingfisher declined after the B&Q and Screwfix owner saw like-for-like (LFL) sales fall in the third quarter as decent growth in the UK and Ireland was offset by falling sales in its largest... [more]

FTSE 250 Movers: Greencore Group soars following expansion plans

Tue, 25 November 2014

Greencore Group's prices surged as the company's US expansion boosted revenue and group operating profit. A new Washington-based plant was announced, which is expected to increase production capabilit... [more]

London midday: UK stocks rise but gains limited by Kingfisher, resource stocks

Tue, 25 November 2014

UK stocks edged higher on Tuesday, though gains were being limited by falls in the heavyweight resources sector and a drop in the share price of DIY retailer Kingfisher. The FTSE 100 trading 0.1% high... [more]

London open: Oil and mining stocks limit gains on FTSE

Tue, 25 November 2014

Falling oil and mining stocks and a poorly-received update from Kingfisher were limiting gains on the FTSE 100 on Tuesday morning, as investors awaited a wave of global economic data. London's benchma... [more]

London pre-open: Little change expected on FTSE

Tue, 25 November 2014

UK stocks are set for only modest gains early on, with City sources predicting the FTSE 100 will open around three points higher than yesterday's close of 6,729.79. "A cautious yet positive start to t... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: FirstGroup leads fallers as TalkTalk jumps

Mon, 24 November 2014

FirstGroup took a hit amid claims it has missed out on the opportunity to acquire the East Coast mainline. It seems the company's bid will be overlooked in favour of Eurostar and Keolis when the gover... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Carnival 2,820.00 4.56 16:49
Kingfisher 312.00 3.41 17:15
St James's Place 794.00 3.12 17:03
Vodafone Group 233.95 2.90 17:12
TUI Travel 444.90 2.63 17:01

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
BG Group 900.20 -8.77 17:02
Tullow Oil 426.00 -8.37 17:02
Weir Group 1,876.00 -4.29 17:12
BHP Billiton 1,517.00 -3.19 17:08
Intertek Group 2,334.00 -2.99 16:57