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London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 3% at 7,708. 26 in afternoon trade on Friday.
The former boss of Bytes Technology made more than 100 share trades without disclosing them, it emerged on Friday.
Hornby surged on Friday after Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group lifted its stake in the model train maker to 8. 9%.
RBC Capital Markets lifted its price target on Conduit Holdings on Friday to 650p from 575p and reiterated its ‘outperform’ rating.
London stocks had pared earlier gains to trade flat by midday on Friday, but Standard Chartered powered ahead as it unveiled a $1bn share buyback.
London stocks were a little firmer in early trade on Friday, with Standard Chartered racing ahead as it unveiled a $1bn share buyback.
Barclays upgraded construction materials company Breedon Group on Friday to ‘overweight’ from ‘equalweight’ and hiked the price target to 450p from 380p.
The German economy contracted by 0. 3% on the quarter in the fourth quarter, according to data released on Friday by Destatis, in line with the initial estimate and consensus.
London stocks were set for a broadly flat open on Friday despite strong gains on Wall Street, as investors digested the latest reading on UK consumer confidence and results from Standard Chartered.
The billionaire businessman Mike Ashley has claimed he was the victim of “abuse” by Morgan Stanley amid a high court dispute over the investment bank’s decision to impose a near $1bn (£790m) cash demand. Ashley’s Frasers Group is taking legal action against the US investment bank Morgan Stanley and Denmark’s Saxo Bank over the May 2021 move linked to bets placed on shares in the German retailer Hugo Boss. – Guardian.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 2% at 7,680. 85 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Drinks giant Diageo is reportedly exploring the sale of a trio of non-core brands including Pimm's.
Energy supplier Ovo said on Thursday that it has appointed Justin King - the former chief executive of Sainsbury’s - as its chairman.
Shore Capital upgraded Mitchells & Butlers on Thursday to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ as it said robust trading year-to-date points to strong trading in FY24.
London stocks had edged higher by midday on Thursday as investors cheered solid results from US AI chipmaker Nvidia overnight and strong numbers from engine maker Rolls-Royce.
Berenberg upgraded Moneysupermarket on Thursday to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ and lifted the price target to 295p from 290p, citing an attractive entry point.
Indivior surged on Thursday after the opioid addiction treatment maker said it was planning to move its primary listing to the US.
London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Thursday as investors cheered solid results from US AI chipmaker Nvidia overnight and strong numbers from engine maker Rolls-Royce.
Construction group Morgan Sindall hailed "record" full-year results on Thursday despite market headwinds.
Rolls-Royce reported a more than doubling of its full-year profits on Thursday, underpinned by its civil aerospace segment.