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Sector Review
20 Feb
Sector movers: Oil and banks higher, food retailers mixed

Oil stocks and banks marched the FTSE 100 back upwards on Wednesday, while a dejected Sainsbury's weighed on the food retail sector.

19 Feb
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Sector movers: Banks brought lower, food retailers on the menu

Bank investors looked askance at HSBC as the villain of the piece on Tuesday, while food retailers were led higher by star baker Greggs and encouraging economic data.

18 Feb
Sector movers: Pharma falls, domestically focused stocks pick up

On a pretty uninspiring day for London stocks, the tobacco and pharma sectors were among those holding back gains.

14 Feb
Sector movers: Software up loads

The software & computer services sector was top dog on Thursday while industrial metals and health care were sick as dogs.

12 Feb
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Sector movers: Autos and electricity lead gains

The automobiles and parts sector was driving gains on Tuesday, while certain utilities were higher as another energy supplier lifted prices.

11 Feb
Sector movers: Retailers add more unlikely gains

Retailers provided perhaps a surprising thrust on Monday, with only four sectors in negative territory.

08 Feb
Sector movers: Autos stall, property funds under surveillance

The auto sector and financials were the main brakes on the market as the week came to an end, while there were gains for bigger pharma and some larger housebuilders.

07 Feb
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Sector movers: Banks hit by BoE, tobacco and drinks continue rally

Only a few sectors were in positive territory on Thursday after the Bank of England and the European Commission both cut growth forecasts for the next two years.

06 Feb
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Sector movers: Housebuilders and banks on the rise

Media, drinks, tobacco and personal goods were the sectors in the red on Wednesday, as the FTSE 100 slipped back but its smaller sibling continued to climb with help from housebuilders, challenger banks and construction materials.

05 Feb
Sector movers: Global rally lifts most ships, except auto sector

Large defensive companies enjoyed the best of the global rally on Tuesday, while the automobiles & parts sector was one of the few fallers.

04 Feb
Sector movers: Tobacco drag, drinks fizz

Tobacco and mining sectors weighed on the FTSE 100 on Monday, while oil producers and drinks were on the up.

01 Feb
Sector movers: Financial services boosted by FCA-ESMA pact

Construction materials and personal goods were up on Friday, while banks and financial services were only flattish despite a key deal between UK and European Union regulators agreeing a pact to cushion the impact of a potential no-deal Brexit.

31 Jan
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Sector movers: Commodities and drink bubble up, banks in the red

Various commodities-focused sectors and drinks compnies were bubbling up on Thursday, while personal goods and banks kept a lid on things.

30 Jan
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Sector movers: Miners gleam, travel buoyant, utilities mixed

Tobacco, mining and travel stocks were the apple of investors' eyes on Wednesday, while utilities were mixed.

29 Jan
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Sector movers: Tobacco blazes trail, transport sinks

Tobacco blazed the trail on Tuesday, with London's heavyweight sectors all moving higher amid the risk-on mood, which saw industrial transportation the only big loser.

28 Jan
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Sector movers: Oil slips, miners mixed

Oil companies, tobacco and banks marched London's benchmarks lower on Monday, while real estate had a buoyant day and miners were notably mixed.

25 Jan
Sector movers: Miners climb, mobile telecoms dialled down

Miners were the standout gainers on Friday, with electronics and electrical equipment, while mobile telecoms and utilities were losing out.

24 Jan
Sector movers: Builders mixed, real estate rises

Mobile telecoms and the pharma sector were two weights around the neck on Thursday, while most of the mid-sized housebuilders were down but not the larger players.

23 Jan
Sector movers: Pound giveth and taketh away

Automobiles, construction groups and aerospace were the big fallers on Wednesday, while domestic focused sectors were on the up.