Market Report - Midday
London stocks were still in the black by midday on Monday, with Pearson pacing the advance after well-received results.
London stocks had reversed earlier losses to trade a touch higher by midday, helped along by strength in the banking and energy sectors, as investors eyed the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London stocks were still mired in red come midday on Thursday amid ongoing pressure from rising government bond yields overnight.
London stocks were firmly in the black by midday on Wednesday ahead of chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget.
London stocks had extended gains by midday on Tuesday despite a Chinese official warning that foreign markets are in a bubble, as investors sifted through a raft of corporate news.
London’s FTSE 100 was up 1. 4% at 6,574. 01 in afternoon trade on Monday.
London stocks were firmly in the black by midday on Monday as bond markets recovered, with housebuilders pacing the advance.
London stocks were firmly in the red by midday on Friday as a selloff in bond markets spooked investors.
London stocks were still in the black by midday on Thursday as investors set aside their concerns about inflation and waded through an avalanche of earnings reports.
London stocks had pared earlier losses to trade flat by midday on Wednesday as sterling came off its highs, with results from the likes of Reckitt Benckiser and Lloyds in focus.
London equity markets had moved into the red by midday on Tuesday despite a rally in travel and leisure stocks, as worries about inflation continued to play on investors’ minds.
London equity markets rose in early trade on Tuesday, with travel and leisure stocks pacing the advance, as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data.
London stocks were still in the red by midday on Monday amid worries about rising inflation, as investors awaited further details of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap out of lockdown, much of which was leaked overnight.
London stocks were steady by midday on Friday as investors weighed up disappointing retail sales data against more encouraging business activity figures.
London stocks had fallen into the red by midday on Thursday as sterling rallied, with Barclays leading the banking sector lower after the release of its full-year results.
London stocks were still a little weaker by midday Wednesday as investors mulled an unexpected uptick in UK inflation.
London stocks had dipped into the red by midday on Tuesday as the rally from the previous session ran out of steam.
London stocks were firmly in the black by midday on Monday, while sterling pushed past the $1. 39 level for the first time in nearly three years amid optimism over the vaccine rollout.
London stocks had pared earlier small losses to trade flat by midday on Friday as investors mulled the latest UK GDP data, with travel and leisure issues under the cosh.
London stocks were just in the black by midday on Thursday as investors awaited fresh catalysts.