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London midday: Grocers pummelled after latest update from Sainsbury

London midday: Grocers pummelled after latest update from Sainsbury

Wed, 01 October 2014

The Footsie was declining come midday following the release of weaker than expected survey readings for the manufacturing sector in the Eurozone and UK. The FTSE 100 was 33 points lower at 6,589 as of... [more]

London open: Stocks slightly lower after Eurozone PMIs

London open: Stocks slightly lower after Eurozone PMIs

Wed, 01 October 2014

The Footsie has begun the Wednesday session trading lower following downbeat performances from both US and Asian markets overnight and ahead of the latest manufacturing sector data out Stateside this ... [more]

Asia: Nikkei falls as Hong Kong closed for business

Asia: Nikkei falls as Hong Kong closed for business

Wed, 01 October 2014

National Day celebrations in China meant several Asian markets were closed and continuing protests in Hong Kong and a weak finish on Wall Street caused mixed markets elsewhere. China's manufacturing p... [more]

ITE Group's full year profit to beat consensus forecasts

ITE Group's full year profit to beat consensus forecasts

Wed, 01 October 2014

ITE Group said its full-year pre-tax profit will be ahead of consensus after achieving a better-than-expected fourth quarter and tightening the rein on costs. However, the exhibitions group's revenues... [more]

London pre-open: FTSE to open lower ahead of manufacturing PMIs

London pre-open: FTSE to open lower ahead of manufacturing PMIs

Wed, 01 October 2014

London-listed stocks are expected to start Wednesday's session on the backfoot following downbeat performances from both US and Asian markets overnight and ahead of manufacturing sector readings due o... [more]

London close: Stocks end lower after data-heavy day, retailers drag

Tue, 30 September 2014

London's blue chips ended Tuesday on a weaker note, as investors responded to a data-heavy session against a backdrop of the on-going protests in Hong Kong. With retailers dragging the way lower, the ... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Broker comment lifts Associated British Foods

Tue, 30 September 2014

Associated British Foods climbed after Credit Suisse upgraded the stock to 'outperform' with a target price of 3,000p. Product testing group Intertek was a strong riser after investors learned it has ... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: RPC jumps after upping revenue forecast

Tue, 30 September 2014

Shares in RPC Group got a lift after it revealed its half-year revenues are expected to be "significantly" ahead of the same period last year thanks to recent acquisitions and growth in the US, coffee... [more]

London midday: Euro keeps sliding as inflation undershoots

Tue, 30 September 2014

Stocks were holding slightly lower come midday with traders keenly focused on weakness in the European single currency following the latest batch of economic data out of euroland. Figures showing a dr... [more]

London open: Stocks start the day slightly lower, but RBS jumps

Tue, 30 September 2014

Stocks started the Tuesday session slightly lower, weighed down by weakness overnight in Asian markets, although Wall Street did manage to finish off its intra-session lows. That comes as investors ke... [more]

Meggitt completes five-year bank refinancing

Tue, 30 September 2014

Meggitt has announced a new five-year $900m facility revolving credit facility. The facility, from 13 international banks, replaces existing facilities of $700m and $400m due to expire in 2016 and 201... [more]

London pre-open: FTSE awaits direction ahead of data-heavy day

Tue, 30 September 2014

Little change is expected at Tuesday's opening bell as investors await direction from the numerous pieces of economic data due out both at home and across the Channel. City sources predict the FTSE 10... [more]

London close: FTSE ends little changed after turbulent day

Mon, 29 September 2014

After sliding early on, the FTSE surfed some choppy waves before climbing in the final two hours of trade to end little changed, down just 2.79 points at 6,646.60. "Stocks suffered another setback tod... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Petrofac shares lifted by Credit Suisse upgrade

Mon, 29 September 2014

Credit Suisse drove Petrofac shares higher after upgrading the stock from 'neutral' to 'outperform', target 1,340p. However, analysts at Morgan Stanley wrote that the return of aggressive bidding by c... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Balfour Beatty dives after warning on profits

Mon, 29 September 2014

Balfour Beatty tumbled after it said its 2014 fiscal year results would be hurt by a profit shortfall of about £75m in its UK construction services division. The company conducted internal reviews whi... [more]

London midday: StanChart and HSBC lower on Hong Kong protests

Mon, 29 September 2014

London's blue chip stocks were holding slightly lower come midday ahead of the release of the latest figures on personal income and spending Stateside, as traders kept an eye on recent events in Hong ... [more]

London open: Stocks start the day on a negative note

Mon, 29 September 2014

London's blue chips began the session on a weak footing ahead of what was expected to be a very busy week both at home and abroad in terms of economic data and events, particularly in the latter half.... [more]

London pre-open: Flat start predicted for FTSE

Mon, 29 September 2014

London's blue chips are set to open flat on Monday morning ahead of a very busy week both at home and abroad, particularly in the latter half. City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open unchanged f... [more]

London close: Stocks end with modest gain, but down on week overall

Fri, 26 September 2014

UK stocks ended the final session of the week with a modest rise, although on the week the index was significantly lower. The FTSE 100 closed 9.68 points higher at 6,649.39. Markets are concerned abo... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Easyjet shares take off thanks to comments from Jefferies

Fri, 26 September 2014

Shares in Easyjet flew higher after Jefferies said the airline was situated to benefit from the recent problems with Air France-KLM, which has been forced to cancel numerous flights due to pilot strik... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: De La Rue dives after issuing profit warning

Fri, 26 September 2014

Slower-than-expected growth in its solutions division and challenging market conditions in its currency division have forced security documents designer and producer De La Rue to issue a profit warnin... [more]

London midday: BAE Systems leads gains on geopolitical worries

Fri, 26 September 2014

The Footsie had reverted to positive higher by midday ahead of the release of two first-tier economic indicators in the States on Friday afternoon. UK equities traded lower throughout the better part ... [more]

London open: Footsie slips as Russia threatens immediate retaliation

Fri, 26 September 2014

The Footsie slipped quickly into the red after the start of trading on Friday, with US stocks having fallen deeper into the red for the month of September overnight amid on-going geopolitical concerns... [more]

London pre-open: Limited gains predicted for FTSE early on

Fri, 26 September 2014

The FTSE is set for a modest rise at Friday's opening bell, with gains limited by a weak performance in the US and Asia overnight amid ongoing geopolitical concerns about both Russia and Iraq. City so... [more]

London close: FTSE 100 declines as mining stocks fall on dollar advance

Thu, 25 September 2014

teerngasLondon's top shares tumbled on Thursday as the rising dollar took its toll on mining and energy stocks. The FTSE 100 Index closed 66.56p points adrift at 6639.71 as the greenback bounced on sp... [more]

FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Royal Mail 398.30 1.56 14:57
Intertek Group 2,643.00 0.84 14:57
G4S 252.70 0.80 14:57
Imperial Tobacco Group 2,680.00 0.60 14:57
Schroders 2,399.00 0.33 14:57

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Sainsbury (J) 235.40 -6.40 14:57
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 158.50 -5.82 14:57
BG Group 1,091.00 -4.30 14:57
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 351.70 -4.20 14:57
Tesco 179.00 -3.87 14:57