Sector movers: UK-focused stocks climb on Brexit optimism

Thu 14 Mar 2019

LONDON (SHARECAST) - (Sharecast News) - Domestically focused sectors such as retailers and housebuilders were at the forefront on Thursday, after parliament voted to rule out no-deal Brexit and mulled a delay to the Article 50 departure date.
General retailers were notably on the front foot, with Next, M&S, Dixons Carphone, Dunelm, JD Sports, Sports Direct and WH Smith all up more than 2%.

Topping them was the industrial transport sector, where Royal Mail was up more than 5%.

Housebuilders, meanwhile, were all in the green, led by Bovis, Persimmon and Crest Nicholson.

Several sectors were dragged lower as constituenets went ex-dividend, including Anglo American, CRH, Land Securities, GVC Holdings, Jupiter Fund Management and Galliford Try.

Top performing sectors so far today

Industrial Transportation 2,278.30 +2.50%

General Retailers 2,235.22 +1.97%

Life Insurance 7,739.13 +1.87%

Fixed Line Telecommunications 2,581.55 +1.49%

Household Goods & Home Construction 16,672.30 +1.26%

Bottom performing sectors so far today

Technology Hardware & Equipment 1,149.95 -2.02%

Mining 18,920.62 -1.03%

Industrial Metals & Mining 5,828.30 -0.89%

Electronic & Electrical Equipment 7,224.73 -0.62%

Forestry & Paper 19,728.77 -0.37%

Market Movers

FTSE 100 (UKX) 7,192.31 0.46%
FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,307.96 0.67%
techMARK (TASX) 3,513.49 0.37%

FTSE 100 - Risers

TUI AG Reg Shs (DI) (TUI) 799.60p 3.84%
easyJet (EZJ) 1,215.00p 3.32%
Auto Trader Group (AUTO) 493.30p 3.24%
ITV (ITV) 135.30p 2.97%
Marks & Spencer Group (MKS) 274.70p 2.61%
Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) 257.10p 2.51%
Kingfisher (KGF) 239.60p 2.48%
Next (NXT) 5,232.00p 2.47%
Prudential (PRU) 1,585.00p 2.42%
Persimmon (PSN) 2,291.00p 2.41%

FTSE 100 - Fallers

Anglo American (AAL) 1,946.60p -3.47%
GVC Holdings (GVC) 529.47p -2.31%
Antofagasta (ANTO) 917.80p -1.73%
Experian (EXPN) 1,999.00p -1.53%
CRH (CRH) 2,337.00p -1.35%
Halma (HLMA) 1,628.00p -1.21%
BHP Group (BHP) 1,734.80p -1.20%
Intertek Group (ITRK) 4,615.00p -1.18%
Hikma Pharmaceuticals (HIK) 1,566.50p -1.14%
Fresnillo (FRES) 804.98p -1.06%

FTSE 250 - Risers

Cineworld Group (CINE) 307.00p 6.23%
Royal Mail (RMG) 261.20p 5.79%
Energean Oil & Gas (ENOG) 778.60p 5.23%
Marshalls (MSLH) 570.50p 4.58%
Dixons Carphone (DC.) 138.75p 4.36%
Premier Oil (PMO) 86.50p 4.34%
Grafton Group Units (GFTU) 839.50p 3.90%
HGCapital Trust (HGT) 2,050.00p 3.80%
Cairn Energy (CNE) 177.30p 3.74%
Sanne Group (SNN) 518.00p 3.19%

FTSE 250 - Fallers

Just Group (JUST) 84.80p -13.03%
Sophos Group (SOPH) 315.80p -4.82%
Savills (SVS) 883.00p -4.39%
Jupiter Fund Management (JUP) 350.00p -4.16%
Vivo Energy (VVO) 126.02p -3.05%
Ferrexpo (FXPO) 262.50p -2.78%
Syncona Limited NPV (SYNC) 247.50p -2.56%
Rank Group (RNK) 159.60p -2.09%
Spirent Communications (SPT) 146.20p -1.75%
Templeton Emerging Markets Inv Trust (TEM) 731.00p -1.62%
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