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London pre-open: Stocks seen lower ahead of busy week

London pre-open: Stocks seen lower ahead of busy week

Mon, 24 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set for a weaker open on Monday ahead of a busy week of earnings, as investors digested news that the International Monetary Fund has cut its forecasts for UK and... [more]

London close: FTSE profit taking kicks shares into red

London close: FTSE profit taking kicks shares into red

Fri, 21 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - UK stocks were lacklustre on Friday as oil and stocks plunged but investors mulled yet more waxing and waning of Brexit negotiations, proving that uncertainty is the only certainty ... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Paddy Power leads Friday retreat

FTSE 100 movers: Paddy Power leads Friday retreat

Fri, 21 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was in the red on Friday, along with stock benchmarks in Europe and the US. The Footsie has been starved of heavyweight earnings this week, which analyst Chris Bea... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Paysafe surges on deal news; Acacia slides

FTSE 250 movers: Paysafe surges on deal news; Acacia slides

Fri, 21 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was down 0.5% to 19,658.89 in afternoon trade. Paysafe was the standout gainer as it struck a $470m deal to acquire US-based Merchants' Choice Payment and also rec... [more]

London midday: Stocks hug the flatline as investors mull borrowing figures

London midday: Stocks hug the flatline as investors mull borrowing figures

Fri, 21 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks continued to crawl slothlike along the flatline by midday on Friday as investors sifted through some corporate news, digested the latest government borrowing figures a... [more]

London open: Stocks little changed; Paysafe surges on deal news

Fri, 21 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were little changed in early trade on Friday as investors sifted through some corporate news and awaited the release of borrowing figures. At 0840 BST, the FTSE 100 wa... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen muted ahead of net borrowing figures

Fri, 21 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Friday on what is expected to be a fairly quiet day's trading. The FTSE 100 was expected to open just two points higher at 7,489. CMC Mar... [more]

London close: Stocks rise as pound retreats after ECB

Thu, 20 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks continued to push higher, underpinned by a weaker pound after rate-setters in Frankfurt in effect gave the 'green-light' to further strength in the euro and on the bac... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Challenger banks up on CML mortgage data, silver hits Vedanta

Thu, 20 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 extended its winning streak to four days on Thursday, led by retailers and mortgage lenders. Sports Direct reported a 59% collapse in underlying profit before tax f... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Ashtead boosted by United Rentals; easyJet flies lower

Thu, 20 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.7% to 7,482.18 as investors digested the latest data on UK retail sales. Equipment rental firm Ashtead was the standout gainer following strong results an... [more]

London midday: Stocks extend gains as retail sales impress, pound flounders

Thu, 20 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Thursday, underpinned by a weaker pound and better-than-expected retail sales data. The FTSE 100 was up 0.7% to 7,480.33, while the pou... [more]

London open: Stocks edge higher ahead of retail sales, ECB

Thu, 20 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks edged higher in early trade on Thursday, taking their cue from a positive session in Asia as investors eyed UK retail sales data and a rate announcement from the Europ... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen higher ahead of retail sales, ECB announcement

Thu, 20 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set for a firmer open on Thursday, tracking a positive session in Asia as investors eye UK retail sales data and a rate announcement from the European Central Ban... [more]

London close: Stocks ride higher on Wall Street's coattails

Wed, 19 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks followed their US peers higher after a strong start to the trading day on Wall Street that saw the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite push further into record territory. By ... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: RPC surges on update but QinetiQ slumps

Wed, 19 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was up 0.3% to 19,676.41 in afternoon trade. RPC Group was the standout gainer as it unveiled a £100m share buyback and said first-quarter revenue was "well ahead"... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Ashtead gains on acquisition; Royal Mail gives back gains

Wed, 19 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.6% to 7,434.96 in afternoon trade. Rental equipment firm Ashtead was on the front foot after saying its North American business, Sunbelt Rentals, has ag... [more]

London midday: Stocks pare gains but Reckitt rallies on McCormick deal

Wed, 19 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks had pared gains by midday to trade just a smidgen higher as investors sifted through corporate news. The FTSE 100 was up 0.1% to 7,394.07, while the pound was 0.3% fir... [more]

London open: Stocks edge higher as investors sift through corporate news

Wed, 19 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks edged higher in early trade, underpinned by record closes for the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq, as investors sifted through corporate news. At 0830 BST, the FTSE 100 was up ... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen higher after Nasdaq, S&P close at records

Wed, 19 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set for a positive open on Wednesday, underpinned by the fact that the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record levels in the previous session. The FTSE 100 was expect... [more]

London close: Lower than expected CPI buoys stocks

Tue, 18 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks pared earlier losses ending the day just slightly lower as the pound took a hit from news that UK inflation unexpectedly eased back last month, pouring cold water on r... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Carillion surges but Lancashire hit by CS note

Tue, 18 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was up 0.4% to 19,603.64 in afternoon trade as investors digested the latest UK inflation figures. Carillion - whose shares tanked last week on the back of a profi... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: British land booms on buyback news; Experian out of favour

Tue, 18 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - British Land shares were in demand on Tuesday after the company announced a £300m buyback, saying opportunities investment in the company's shares at the prevailing discount "offers... [more]

London midday: Stocks pare losses as pound hit by inflation data

Tue, 18 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks had pared earlier losses to trade flat by midday as the pound took a hit from news that UK inflation unexpectedly eased back last month, pouring cold water on rate hik... [more]

London open: Stocks dip as investors eye UK inflation figures

Tue, 18 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Tuesday as investors awaited some key UK inflation figures. At 0830 BST, the FTSE 100 was down 0.4% to 7,378.58, while the pound was flat... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen lower ahead of inflation figures

Tue, 18 July 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set for a downbeat start on Tuesday, taking their cue from a negative session in Asia as investors await key inflation data. The FTSE 100 was expected to open 15 ... [more]