Market Reports

Sector movers: Building materials lead gains
Fri 20 Apr 2018
(WebFG News) - The building materials sector was the top riser on Friday, with auto parts and household goods the laggards.

London close: Shares gain as pound slips on 'dovish' remarks from Carney
Fri 20 Apr 2018
(WebFG News) - London stocks held onto gains made early on Friday, as investors mulled dovish comments from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney from the night before against a more hawkish tone from fellow rate-setter Michael Saunders, amid weakness in Sterling.

FTSE 100 movers: CRH climbs on US speculation, Reckitt disappoints
Fri 20 Apr 2018
(WebFG News) - The FTSE 100 extended its gains thanks to a weaker pound on Friday, though the rise was led by CRH on the back of comments from chief executive Albert Manifold about a possible US listing.

FTSE 250 movers: Hikma rallies; Countryside hit by Oaktree stake sale
Fri 20 Apr 2018
(WebFG News) - London's FTSE 250 was up 0.2% to 20,191.13 in afternoon trade on Friday.

London midday: Stocks maintain gains amid mixed signals on rate hikes
Fri 20 Apr 2018
(WebFG News) - London stocks rose were holding on their gains by midday on Friday as investors mulled dovish comments from Bank of England governor Mark Carney against a more hawkish tone from rate-setter Michael Saunders.

London open: Stocks rise as pound falls back on Carney comments
Fri 20 Apr 2018
(WebFG News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Friday as the pound fell back following dovish comments from Bank of England governor Mark Carney.

London pre-open: Stocks seen up despite US and Asian losses
Fri 20 Apr 2018
(WebFG News) - London stocks were set for a positive open on Friday despite losses in the US and Asia.

Sector movers: Tobacco giants burnt as Philip Morris smoked
Thu 19 Apr 2018
(WebFG News) - Industrial engineering was the leading sector on Thursday, while tobacco stocks were the big fallers.

London close: Shire bid battle helps FTSE outperform European peers
Thu 19 Apr 2018
(WebFG News) - London stocks clung on to small gains on Thursday as investors shrugged off disappointing retail sales data, with Shire given a shot in the arm as potential takeover battle emerged for the drugmaker.

FTSE 250 movers: Weir rallies on acquisition, Ultra slumps on SFO probe
Thu 19 Apr 2018
(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was up 0.7% to 20,143.34 in afternoon trade on Thursday as investors digested the latest retail sales data.

FTSE 100 movers: WPP and ITV lifted by Publicis numbers
Thu 19 Apr 2018
(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 index was struggling to stay on the right side of the line by Thursday afternoon, with drugmaker Shire and media stocks in the driving seat to offset the weight of some major stocks going ex-dividend.

London midday: Stocks bask in sun despite gloomy retail data; Shire surges
Thu 19 Apr 2018
(ShareCast News) - London stocks were holding on to small gains by midday on Thursday as investors shrugged off disappointing retail sales data, with Shire surging to the top of the leaderboard amid reports of a takeover offer from Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical.

London open: Stocks edge up ahead of retail sales; but Debenhams dives
Thu 19 Apr 2018
(ShareCast News) - London stocks edged higher in early trade on Thursday as investors eyed the latest retail sales data, with Debenhams casting a small shadow after it posted a big drop in profit.

London pre-open: Stocks to edge higher ahead of retail sales data
Thu 19 Apr 2018
(ShareCast News) - London stocks were set to edge higher at the open on Thursday as investors eyed the latest retail sales data.

London close: Stocks jump as pound falls back, miners leap higher
Wed 18 Apr 2018
(ShareCast News) - London stocks jumped on Wednesday as the latest round of inflation data knocked the pound lower, raising doubts in some corners over the likelihood of a rate hike by the Bank of England next month.

FTSE 100 movers: Miners rally as copper prices jump; Bunzl on the back foot
Wed 18 Apr 2018
(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 1.2% to 7,314.59 in afternoon trade on Wednesday as the pound took a hit from the latest inflation data, which cast doubts over the prospect of a BoE rate hike next month.

Sector movers: Miners move up en masse as commodity index peaks
Wed 18 Apr 2018
(ShareCast News) - Miners led the charge on Wednesday, lifted by various factors, including rising commodities prices and bullish analyst opinions.

FTSE 250: Precious metals miners up, TI Fluids and Jupiter fall
Wed 18 Apr 2018
(ShareCast News) - The FTSE 250 index was on the up on Wednesday afternoon, led by news-driven gains for precious metals miners Polymetal and Hochschild, oil services engineer Hunting and price comparison site Moneysupermarket.

London midday: Stocks up, pound down as inflation data casts doubt over BoE hike
Wed 18 Apr 2018
(ShareCast News) - London stocks extended gains by midday on Wednesday as the pound took a hit from the latest round of inflation data, which raised doubts over a rate hike by the Bank of England next month.

London open: Stocks sparkle ahead of inflation data; Hammerson caves on Intu
Wed 18 Apr 2018
(ShareCast News) - London traders had a sunny disposition early on Wednesday taking their cue from a turn in the weather and upbeat sessions in the US and Asia as investors eyed the release of key inflation data and sifted through a deluge of corporate news.

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18 Apr London pre-open: Stocks to push higher on positive US cues; inflation data eyed
17 Apr London close: Wage figures lift retailers but knock pound
17 Apr FTSE 250 movers: JD Sports, Ashmore rally on results
17 Apr FTSE 100 movers: ABF and retailers lead gains, Reckitt ralphs
17 Apr Sector movers: Industrials rise, tobacco burns lower
17 Apr London midday: Retailers lead equity gains as pound slips back on wage data
17 Apr London open: Stocks flat as investors eye UK jobs data; AB Foods rallies
17 Apr London pre-open: Stocks seen higher as investors eye jobs data
16 Apr London close: Stocks fall back as pound gains altitude
16 Apr Sector movers: Trump comments on Russia hit Evraz, defence firms lifted
16 Apr FTSE 250 movers: Hammerson rises but Vedanta, Kaz hit by Goldman downgrades
16 Apr FTSE 100 movers: Whitbread jumps as activist investor calls for Costa spinoff; WPP slumps
16 Apr London midday: FTSE dragged lower by energy shares, stronger pound
16 Apr London open: Stocks nudge down as investors mull Syria airstrikes; Whitbread surges
16 Apr London pre-open: Stocks to edge higher amid caution
13 Apr London close: Gains in shares capped by geopolitical worries, pound strength
13 Apr FTSE 100 movers: Mondi on a high as Sage Group sinks
13 Apr FTSE 250 movers: Ultra Electronics boosted by upgrade; Hammerson hammered
13 Apr Sector movers: Cyclicals lead amid varying degrees of caution among analysts
13 Apr London midday: Stocks flat as investors eye US earnings; Hammerson tanks
13 Apr London open: Stocks nudge lower after China data; US earnings, geopolitics in focus
13 Apr London pre-open: Stocks seen flat with geopolitics, US earnings in focus
12 Apr London close: Footsie underperforms as Sterling strengthens
12 Apr Sector movers: Software lifted by Micro Focus reports
12 Apr FTSE 250 movers: Greene King guidance reassures; Pets at Home in dog house
12 Apr FTSE 100 movers: Micro Focus rallies as Elliott reportedly takes stake; Randgold loses its shine
12 Apr London midday: Stocks reverse losses as Trump appears to backtrack
12 Apr London open: Small losses seen amid geopolitical tension; FirstGroup surges
12 Apr London pre-open: Stocks seen lower amid mounting geopolitical tensions
11 Apr London close: Stocks little changed as traders await news from Middle East
11 Apr Sector movers: Food retailers and oil stocks lead rise
11 Apr FTSE 250 movers: BCA Marketplace motors on; Hammerson bid rejection fails to please
11 Apr FTSE 100 movers: Tesco rallies on results, Centrica hit by downgrade
11 Apr London midday: Stocks maintain losses as manufacturing data disappoints
11 Apr London open: Stocks in the red as investors eye Fed minutes, US inflation
11 Apr London pre-open: Stocks seen lower ahead of Fed minutes, US inflation
10 Apr London close: Stocks jump as trade tensions ebb slightly
10 Apr FTSE 250 movers: Polymetal bounces back; pubcos drop on spending data
10 Apr FTSE 100 movers: Mining stocks regain their lustre; Centrica blows a raspberry with price hike
10 Apr London midday: Stocks gain as China's Xi soothes trade spat fears
10 Apr Sector movers: Oil producers, oil services and resources lead way
10 Apr London open: Stocks march higher as China's Xi calms trade tensions
10 Apr London pre-open: Stocks to follow Asian markets higher after Xi comments
09 Apr London close: Equities eke out small gain as Russian sanctions weigh
09 Apr Sector movers: Food producers lifted by AB Foods note
09 Apr FTSE 250 movers: US Russia sanctions take the shine off Polymetal
09 Apr FTSE 100 movers: Evraz takes a hit on Russia woes; AB Foods rallies
09 Apr London midday: FTSE flattens out as US sanctions hit Russia-exposed stocks
09 Apr London open: Stocks edge up in quiet trade; deals for Rathbone and eOne
09 Apr London pre-open: Stocks seen up on positive Asian cues; Rathbone Brothers in focus
06 Apr London close: Stocks weighed down by trade tensions, weak US jobs
06 Apr FTSE 250 movers: Halfords moves ahead on Citi upgrade, Ferrexpo shares drop
06 Apr Sector movers: Utilities sought out amid global trade tensions, market volatility
06 Apr FTSE 100 movers: United Utilities gains on upgrade, M&S hit by Citi downgrade
06 Apr London midday: Stocks maintain mild losses as Trump makes new tariff threat, payrolls eyed
06 Apr London open: Stocks slip as Trump threatens more China tariffs; payrolls eyed
06 Apr London pre-open: Stocks seen lower as Trump threatens $100bn more in China tariffs; payrolls eyed
05 Apr London close: Shares shrug-off weak news on economy, focus on reduced trade tensions
05 Apr Sector movers: Miners lead bounce as trade tensions ebb
05 Apr FTSE 250 movers: Sophos surges on update; Rank retreats on profit warning
05 Apr FTSE 100 movers: Shire rallies on Takeda deal hopes; Just Eat drops on downgrade
05 Apr London midday: Bargain-hunting boosts shares as trade worries recede
05 Apr London open: Stocks rally as trade war fears wane; Sophos surges
05 Apr London pre-open: Stocks to jump after Wall Street rally; services data eyed
04 Apr London close: Footsie rebounds from early losses
04 Apr FTSE 250 movers: Polypipe gains as CEO and chairman pick up shares; Renewi retreats
04 Apr FTSE 100 movers: Morrisons rallies but miners fall amid China-US trade spat
04 Apr London midday: Stocks take a hit as US-China trade spat escalates
04 Apr London open: Stocks muted amid trade war fears; construction PMI eyed
04 Apr London pre-open: Stocks to nudge lower ahead of construction PMI
03 Apr London close: FTSE begins second quarter on back foot
03 Apr Sector movers: M&A drives price action
03 Apr FTSE 250 movers: Fidessa surges on bid approaches; Capita slumps
03 Apr FTSE 100 movers: Sky gains on 21st Century Fox concessions; GKN drops
03 Apr London midday: Stocks pare losses after manufacturing data; Sky rallies
03 Apr London open: Stocks in the red following US losses as trade war fears weigh
03 Apr London pre-open: Stocks to drop after US losses on trade war woes, tech selloff
29 Mar Sector movers: Auto parts lifted by GKN vote, life insurers wilt
29 Mar London close: FTSE rallies into month-end as GKN submits to Melrose bid
29 Mar FTSE 250 movers: Electrocomponents rallies on upgrade; Capita takes a hit
29 Mar FTSE 100 movers: Pre-Easter hunt lifts miners, grocers; Barclays gets DoJ boost
29 Mar London midday: Stocks in the black amid data deluge; D-day for GKN
29 Mar London open: Stocks edge higher ahead of Easter break; Nex accepts takeover
29 Mar London pre-open: Stocks seen lower as volumes thin out before Easter weekend
28 Mar London close: Stocks higher at quarter-end, buoyed by deal news
28 Mar Sector movers: Utilities pace gains as Gilt yields move lower
28 Mar FTSE 250 movers: Nex surges on bid spec; Sophos under the cosh
28 Mar FTSE 100 movers: Shire rockets on deal news; miners take a hit
28 Mar London midday: Stocks off lows as Shire surges on deal news
28 Mar London open: Stocks in the red as FANG selloff bites
28 Mar London pre-open: Stocks seen lower after tech-led US selloff
27 Mar Sector movers: Pharmaceuticals and Support firms lead gains
27 Mar London close: FTSE bounces back as trade fears recede
27 Mar London midday: FTSE regains 7000 level as dollar rebounds
27 Mar FTSE 250 movers: KAZ Minerals in the green as Stagecoach, Superdry lose out
27 Mar FTSE 100 movers: Ferguson, GSK pop higher as retailers tread water
27 Mar London open: Stocks swing higher as trade fears cool
27 Mar London pre-open: FTSE set to rebound after huge Wall Street gains
26 Mar London close: Pound strength proves too much for stocks
26 Mar FTSE 250 movers: Inchcape revs up index; Ferrexpo out of favour again



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