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Thursday preview: Busy day of earnings await with flood of FTSE 350 interims

Thursday preview: Busy day of earnings await with flood of FTSE 350 interims

Wed, 29 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Investors will on Thursday be snowed under with earnings from a batch of FTSE 350 companies. Astrazeneca, Weir Group and Royal Dutch Shell will be among those reporting. Shell will... [more]

Wednesday preview: FOMC announces interest rate decision

Wednesday preview: FOMC announces interest rate decision

Tue, 28 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - The Federal Reserve is on Wednesday expected to keep interest rates near zero but the market will be looking for fresh hints on the timing of an increase. Fed Chair Janet Yellen ear... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK GDP growth expected to accelerate in the second quarter

Tuesday preview: UK GDP growth expected to accelerate in the second quarter

Mon, 27 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - UK economic growth accelerated in the second quarter compared to the previous three months, according to forecasts. Analysts expect the preliminary estimate of UK second quarter gro... [more]

Friday preview: Pearson expected to report flat first half earnings after selling FT

Friday preview: Pearson expected to report flat first half earnings after selling FT

Thu, 23 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Pearson on Friday reports its first quarter interims after confirming it has sold the Financial Times Group to Nikkei for £844m. Japan's largest media company will take on the FT Gr... [more]

Thursday preview: UK retail sales, US initial jobless claims, Unilever

Thursday preview: UK retail sales, US initial jobless claims, Unilever

Wed, 22 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - UK retail sales figures on Thursday are expected to show a 5.1% increase in June compared to a year ago as lower fuel prices give consumers more spending power. Analysts predict ret... [more]

Wednesday preview: BoE releases meeting minutes amid interest rate speculation

Tue, 21 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - The Bank of England on Wednesday will reveal more behind its decision earlier in the month to keep policy measures unchanged. The central bank on 9 July announced it would maintain ... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK deficit shrinking further, PSNB should show

Mon, 20 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - A further considerable improvement in UK public finances should be the main item of interest for macroeconomic data hounds on Tuesday, in an otherwise very quiet day for scheduled e... [more]

Thursday preview: Sports Direct reports full-year earnings, Fed's Yellen delivers testimony

Wed, 15 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Sports Direct is expected on Thursday to post an increase in full-year earnings in line with market consensus. In May, the retailer of sporting goods said underlying earnings before... [more]

Wednesday preview: China, Greece, ECB and Fed in focus (in that order)

Tue, 14 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Burberry's first quarter figures will make for a very interesting read given the company has the pulse on the demand for luxury goods in several markets in which traders now have a ... [more]

Tuesday preview: First Group, Carillion, Michael Page

Mon, 13 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - On the company front, London is scheduled to be fairly quiet. FirstGroup, which is convening for its annual shareholder meeting, and Carillion are both due to make quarterly stateme... [more]

Wednesday preview: UK budget, Greek talks to dominate news flow

Tue, 07 July 2015

A relatively quiet day in terms of economic data and corporate results is likely to keep the focus on Greece on Wednesday, though George Osborne's so-called "emergency" budget will grab a few headline... [more]

Tuesday preview: Greek talks and M&S in focus

Mon, 06 July 2015

Trading updates from Marks & Spencer, McBride and Robert Walters will be released on Tuesday morning, though are not likely to be at the forefront of investors' minds as they continue to gamble on how... [more]

Friday preview: UK services data in focus on quiet day

Thu, 02 July 2015

Friday is set to be an extremely quiet day on the markets due to the closure of US stock exchanges and a thin economic data calendar, along with a dearth of scheduled company results. The Markit/CIPS ... [more]

Thursday preview: US non-farm payrolls to steal the show

Wed, 01 July 2015

Along with the usual tug-and-way battle between Greece and its creditors that is likely to continue on Thursday, the all-important US employment report will still probably grab a few headlines. The no... [more]

Wednesday preview: Manufacturing PMIs, ADP report in focus

Tue, 30 June 2015

As the Greek debt crisis continues to dominate headlines, a barrage of global economic data will likely keep investors busy on Wednesday, including some closely-watched manufacturing indicators. Purch... [more]

Tuesday preview: Data to steal spotlight as Greek news takes back seat

Mon, 29 June 2015

As financial markets worldwide await a weekend referendum in Greece on a bailout proposal by creditors, the debt saga could take a back seat on Tuesday as a lack of developments turns the spotlight on... [more]

Friday preview: Quiet calendar keeps the focus on Greece

Thu, 25 June 2015

Greece will be in the spotlight yet again on Friday as another light day of data and corporate results keeps the focus on debt negotiations in Brussels. Both Athens and its international creditors on ... [more]

Thursday preview: Investors await US data, Greek summit

Wed, 24 June 2015

While everyone will be keeping one eye on Greece on Thursday, data from the US released during the session will likely garner some attention. The latest numbers on filings for unemployment benefits an... [more]

Wednesday preview: Greek news flow to dominate another trading session

Tue, 23 June 2015

Wednesday is set to be another quiet day in terms of corporate results, so news flow on Greece is likely to continue dominating sentiment on financial markets worldwide. Optimism surrounding a short-t... [more]

Tuesday preview: US data on durable goods orders and new home sales in focus

Mon, 22 June 2015

With company results thin on the ground on Tuesday, the attention will be on economic data including durable goods orders and new home sales in the US. Analysts expect US durable goods orders fell 0.7... [more]

Friday preview: Investors await results of Eurogroup meeting on Greece

Thu, 18 June 2015

Friday is set to be very quiet day for UK financial markets in terms of economic data and corporate results, so sentiment is likely to be driven by any news flow coming the Eurogroup meeting on Greece... [more]

Thursday preview: US inflation data and jobless claims on tap

Wed, 17 June 2015

Data from the States is likely to steal the limelight on Thursday on another relatively quiet day in terms of company results, as investors continue to speculate about what the latest figures mean for... [more]

Wednesday preview: Investors await FOMC policy meeting

Tue, 16 June 2015

The two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting comes to an end on Wednesday evening and will likely to steal the spotlight with investors looking out for possible hints about the first rate hike. A... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK CPI data to show prices bounced back in May

Mon, 15 June 2015

Tuesday is set to be a relatively quiet session in terms of company results, though things are set to pick up on the economic data calendar with British inflation figures likely to steal the focus. Co... [more]

Friday preview: UK, European and US data in focus in absence of earnings

Thu, 11 June 2015

UK construction output, Eurozone industrial production and US consumer confidence reports will on Friday take centre stage in the absence of any major company results. First up, UK construction output... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Western Digital Corp. 86.98 10.45 16:53
Wynn Resorts Ltd. 103.80 8.09 16:53
Mondelez International Inc. 45.12 4.69 16:53
Nxp Semiconductors Nv 96.01 4.59 16:53
Staples Inc. 14.48 3.65 16:53

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Whole Foods Market Inc. 36.46 -10.68 16:53
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. 192.47 -3.16 16:53
Facebook Inc. 94.20 -2.88 16:53
Vimpelcom Ltd Ads 5.83 -1.85 16:53
Automatic Data Processing Inc. 80.90 -1.75 16:53