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Thursday preview: US economic growth picks up second quarter, analysts estimate

Thursday preview: US economic growth picks up second quarter, analysts estimate

Wed, 26 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - As worries over China's slowdown persist, the US will be hoping for positive news closer to home with the release of gross domestic product data on Thursday. Analysts predict GDP ro... [more]

Wednesday preview: WPP reports first-half interims

Wednesday preview: WPP reports first-half interims

Tue, 25 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Advertising giant WPP is on Wednesday expected to report a 20% increase in first-half pre-tax profit. Numis estimates pre-tax profit of £590m, up from the previous year's £491m. The... [more]

Tuesday preview: BHP Billiton poised to reveal a near 50% drop in annual profits

Tuesday preview: BHP Billiton poised to reveal a near 50% drop in annual profits

Mon, 24 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - BHP Billiton is expected to report its worst annual profit decline in a decade amid falling commodity prices. Analysts see the miner posting a near $50% drop in underlying net incom... [more]

Friday preview: Spire Healthcare reports first-half earnings

Friday preview: Spire Healthcare reports first-half earnings

Thu, 20 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Spire Healthcare's first half results on Thursday are expected to reveal growth in pre-tax profit compared to the same time last year. The health provider may report pre-tax profit ... [more]

Thursday preview: UK retail sales, US existing home sales, Premier Oil interims

Thursday preview: UK retail sales, US existing home sales, Premier Oil interims

Wed, 19 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - UK retail sales figures on Thursday are expected to show consumers spent more in July as lower fuel and food prices give spending power a boost. The data from the Office for Nationa... [more]

Wednesday preview: US inflation, FOMC meeting minutes

Tue, 18 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - US inflation figures and the Federal Reserve's meeting minutes will hog the spotlight on Wednesday as investors search for clues on an interest rate hike. Consumer prices in the US ... [more]

Tuesday preview: UK inflation in focus as BoE mulls timing of interest rate hike

Mon, 17 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The UK inflation data, due to be published on Tuesday, is expected to show growth accelerated in July as the Bank of England prepares to raise interest rates. Analysts predict consu... [more]

Friday preview: Eurozone GDP and inflation reports in the spotlight

Thu, 13 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Eurozone inflation and economic growth data will on Friday provide some indication on whether the European Central Bank's efforts to improve the health of the bloc are working. Anal... [more]

Thursday preview: US retail sales and jobless data eyed, Coca-Cola HBC interims due

Wed, 12 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - US retail sales figures are on Thursday expected to show an improvement in July as the Federal Reserve looks for signs of economic growth before raising interest rates. The report f... [more]

Wednesday preview: UK jobs data in focus amid interest rate hike speculation

Tue, 11 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - UK jobs data will lead Wednesday's agenda as the Bank of England looks for signs of further improvement in the labour market in considering an interest rate hike. Analysts expect th... [more]

Tuesday preview: Prudential's new CEO delivers first half results

Mon, 10 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - Prudential is on Tuesday expected to report an increase in earnings, driven by growth in the Asia business. The UK's largest insurer by market value is forecast to report a 14% jump... [more]

Market overview: UK stocks rise as Fed official hints at later rate increase

Mon, 10 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - 1630 (Close): UK stocks finished the day higher, after earlier declines. after a Federal Reserve official suggested a September rate hike may not be on the cards as many expect. Fed... [more]

Friday preview: US non-farm payrolls in focus amid interest rate speculation

Thu, 06 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The US non-farm payrolls report on Friday will give the Federal Reserve signs on whether the jobs market has picked up enough for an interest rate hike. Analysts expect the Labor De... [more]

Thursday preview: 'Super Thursday' as BoE releases rate decision, meeting minutes and Inflation Report

Wed, 05 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The Bank of England is set to release its interest rate decision, meeting minutes and Inflation Report all in one hit in what has been dubbed as "Super Thursday". The consensus fore... [more]

Wednesday preview: LSE reports first half as investors eye Russell disposal

Tue, 04 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - The London Stock Exchange on Wednesday reports its first half results amid negotiations to sell its financial advisor business Russell Investment Management. LSE was said to be in t... [more]

Tuesday preview: US factory orders, UK house prices, Travis Perkins interims

Mon, 03 August 2015

(ShareCast News) - A report on US factory orders will be in the spotlight on Tuesday, with analysts predicting an improvement in June. The consensus forecast is for a 1.7% increase in June following a... [more]

Friday preview: Lloyds reports first quarterly results since full TSB split

Thu, 30 July 2015

(ShareCast News) - Lloyds Banking Group on Friday reports its first quarterly results since it cut ties with TSB completely. UBS said it expects the second quarter results to show underlying trends re... [more]

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

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

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

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

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]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Keurig Green Mountain Inc 56.60 4.60 22:06
Sandisk Corp. 54.56 4.38 22:01
Staples Inc. 14.21 3.35 21:58
Micron Technology Inc. 16.41 2.82 22:06
Seagate Technology Plc 51.40 1.42 22:01

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 127.52 -4.87 22:04
Celgene Corp. 118.08 -4.80 22:10
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 513.50 -4.32 22:09
Wynn Resorts Ltd. 75.05 -4.03 22:04
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. 172.19 -3.73 22:01