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Friday preview: US expected to fall further into deflation in April

Friday preview: US expected to fall further into deflation in April

Thu, 21 May 2015

The US may have moved further into deflation in April compared to a year ago, according to forecasts ahead of data on Friday. The consumer price index is expected to drop 0.2% year-on-year in April, c... [more]

Thursday preview: Royal Mail to report flat annual revenue as letter volumes drag

Thursday preview: Royal Mail to report flat annual revenue as letter volumes drag

Wed, 20 May 2015

Royal Mail's full-year figures on Thursday are set to be weak as the letter delivery business drags on sales. The UK's postal service is forecast to report flat revenue of £9.4bn, as an increase in pa... [more]

Wednesday preview: BoE publishes meeting minutes amid interest rate speculation

Wednesday preview: BoE publishes meeting minutes amid interest rate speculation

Tue, 19 May 2015

The Bank of England publishes the minutes of its last policy meeting on Wednesday, with the focus likely to be on any further hints of the timing of an interest rate increase. On May 11, the central b... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK inflation to come in flat for April, according to forecasts

Tuesday preview: UK inflation to come in flat for April, according to forecasts

Mon, 18 May 2015

The UK's consumer price index registered zero growth in April compared to a year ago, according to forecasts ahead of the report on Tuesday. If CPI comes in as expected, it would be in line with March... [more]

Friday preview: Coca-Cola HBC to steal the spotlight on quiet day

Friday preview: Coca-Cola HBC to steal the spotlight on quiet day

Thu, 14 May 2015

Friday is set to be a relatively quiet session in terms of economic data and corporate earnings after a busy few days for financial markets, so a trading update from blue-chip bottler Coca-Cola HBC is... [more]

Thursday preview: British Land to report strong annual results, says UBS

Wed, 13 May 2015

British Land is expected to report strong annual results, driven by rising capital values and increasing investment in UK real estate. UBS forecasts earnings per share of 30.7p, up from 29.4p a year e... [more]

Wednesday preview: BoE Inflation Report, UK jobs data, SABMiller annual results

Tue, 12 May 2015

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney delivers the Quarterly Inflation Report on Wednesday, potentially shedding some clues on the timing of an interest rate hike. The central bank on Monday announced ... [more]

Tuesday preview: Easyjet reports first half interims

Mon, 11 May 2015

Easyjet is expected to swing to a first-half profit on the back of higher revenues as passenger numbers increased and the company benefitted from the drop in fuel prices. Numis predicts a pre-tax prof... [more]

Friday preview: US non-farm payrolls, jobless rate released

Thu, 07 May 2015

Away from the UK general election madness, the all-important US non-farm payrolls report will be released on Friday. Analysts forecast US employers added 230,000 jobs last month, compared to 126,000 i... [more]

Thursday preview: Tight race expected between Conservatives and Labour in UK general election

Wed, 06 May 2015

The UK general election kicks off on Thursday in what is expected to be the biggest period of uncertainty since the 1920s with the possibility of back-to-back hung parliaments. The latest Guardian/ICM... [more]

Wednesday preview: GSK and Sainsbury's top the bill amid earnings influx

Tue, 05 May 2015

While investors will continue to look ahead to the elections, Wednesday's session is set to be a busy one for UK markets amid a barrage of blue-chip corporate earnings and economic data. Glaxosmithkli... [more]

Friday preview: Lloyds earnings to be hit by PPI and TSB disposal

Thu, 30 April 2015

Lloyds Banking Group is expected to report a slide in first quarter earnings on Friday, reflecting provisions for payment protection insurance and TSB disposal costs. Numis predicted £507m statutory p... [more]

Thursday preview: UK corporate giants RBS, Shell, IAG report interims

Wed, 29 April 2015

A raft of company results from the likes of Royal Bank of Scotland, Royal Dutch Shell and International Consolidated Airlines (IAG) will dominate the UK earnings session on Thursday. RBS is likely to ... [more]

Wednesday preview: Fed in focus as central bank unveils policy measures

Tue, 28 April 2015

Investors will be keen to see if the Federal Reserve on Wednesday provides hints on the timing of its first interest rate hike when the central bank releases its policy decision, while the UK corporat... [more]

Tuesday preview: Osborne may come under scrutiny as UK GDP expected to slow

Mon, 27 April 2015

Chancellor George Osborne is expected to come under pre-election scrutiny on Tuesday when official figures reveal UK economic growth has slowed. Economists predict the Office for National Statistics r... [more]

Friday preview: Eurogroup puts Greece on the table at Riga meeting

Thu, 23 April 2015

Greece will dominate the agenda on Friday when Eurozone finance ministers gather in Riga. Thomas Wieser, who heads the Eurogroup Working Group, said Greece would not present a list of economic reforms... [more]

Thursday preview: Taylor Wimpey and William Hill report

Wed, 22 April 2015

Taylor Wimpey is expected to reveal strong sales in the year to date when the housebuilder publishes its trading update on Thursday. Sales in the housing market so far this year have been supported by... [more]

Wednesday preview: Tesco expected to report annual loss of up to £5bn

Tue, 21 April 2015

Tesco is expected to report an annual loss of up to £5bn on Wednesday following an accountancy scandal and amid fierce competition between the UK's leading supermarkets. If so, it would mark the worst... [more]

Tuesday preview: Primark and sugar in focus as Associated British Foods reports half-year results

Mon, 20 April 2015

Associated British Foods (ABF) on Tuesday reports its half-year results, which are expected to show lower margins on sugar and the expansion of its Primark arm. Analysts predict the conglomerate will ... [more]

Friday preview: Eurozone and US CPI, UK jobs data

Thu, 16 April 2015

Eurozone consumer price data will be released on Friday as the European Central Bank (ECB) tries to bring the bloc out of deflation through its stimulus measures. Analysts predict Eurostat will confir... [more]

Thursday preview: Debenhams expected to report flat half-year results

Wed, 15 April 2015

Debenhams will update the market on its progress with the company's interim results due out on Thursday, following a disappointing first-quarter trading statement in January. The UK department store c... [more]

Wednesday preview: ECB's QE programme in focus as Draghi announces policy

Tue, 14 April 2015

The European Central Bank (ECB) on Wednesday reveals its latest policy decision and the market will be watching closely to see what President Mario Draghi has to say about the effectiveness of the qua... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK inflation, US retail sales in focus

Mon, 13 April 2015

UK inflation data on Tuesday is forecast to show consumer prices remained at zero in March. Analysts predict the consumer price index will come in at 0% year-on-year for last month, matching the lowes... [more]

Friday preview: Chinese inflation, UK manufacturing and industrial output data

Thu, 09 April 2015

Chinese inflation data will be released on Friday with analysts expecting an easing in cost of living pressures in March. The consumer price index is forecast to rise 1.2% year-on-year in March follow... [more]

Thursday preview: BoE unveils latest policy decision amid concerns of low inflation

Wed, 08 April 2015

The Bank of England (BoE) is on Thursday widely expected to keep interest rates at the record low of 0.5% and the asset purchase programme at £375bn. The central bank's chief economist Andy Haldane la... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Expedia Inc. 113.00 6.71 22:10
NetApp Inc. 33.14 4.31 22:10
Intuit Inc. 106.76 2.50 22:10
Analog Devices Inc. 67.10 2.45 22:10
Avago Technologies Ltd. 132.64 2.35 22:10

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Ross Stores Inc. 97.03 -4.45 22:09
Autodesk Inc. 56.39 -1.95 22:10
Dollar Tree Inc 77.18 -1.91 22:10
Charter Communications Inc. 175.33 -1.86 21:41
Wynn Resorts Ltd. 106.54 -1.44 21:55