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US close: Stocks mixed as traders look to inflation data
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were mixed at the end of trading on Monday, ahead of a key inflation report scheduled for later in the week.
Europe close: Stocks up in quiet start to the week
(Sharecast News) - European shares began the week on the front foot on a relatively quiet day for economic reports and company earnings.
FTSE 250 movers: PageGroup slumps on cautious outlook
(Sharecast News) - The FTSE 250 was up 0.61% at 20,173.78 at 1536 BST.
US open: Stocks trade higher ahead of CPI reading
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were in the green early on Monday ahead of a key inflation report scheduled for later in the week.
Broker tips: Hargreaves Lansdown, Touchstone Exploration, Legal & General
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at Barclays took a fresh look at financial services giant Hargreaves Lansdown following the release of the group's full-year results last week.
London close: Stocks rise as investors shrug off central bank risks
(Sharecast News) - London stocks managed to close in positive territory on Monday, buoyed by a rise at the open for US markets, and after some mixed trade data out of China.
Monday newspaper round-up: City workers, energy bills, National Grid
(Sharecast News) - City workers received double-digit wage rises while people on the lowest incomes were paid annual increases of just 1% in the last year, according to a study that illustrates the ability of better-paid workers to protect themselves from the cost of living crisis. The CEBR (Centre for Economics and Business Research) said workers in the banking and insurance sector had secured inflation-busting increases together with lawyers, accountants and professional services staff, mainly among those working in London's financial district. - Guardian
Sunday share tips: Judges Scientific, Sureserve
(Sharecast News) - Investors in Judges Scientific should hold on to a "decent" amount of their shares in the company, even if they may be tempted to take some profits now at 8,500.0p, the Financial Mail on Sunday's Midas column said.
Sunday newspaper round-up: Globalisation, Bank of England, Next
(Sharecast News) - The Bank of England has blamed, not without reason, Vladimir Putin's murderous invasion of Ukraine and the attendant energy price shock for much of the current spike in prices. Yet any chief executive worthy of the job should be preparing against the risk of another shock, that brought on from Western disengagement from China. The price stability of the last 30 years was in large measure the result of the disinflation resulting from technology and globalisation. The West in effect traded its economic resilience for cheap prices and the supposed efficiencies of 'just-in-time' global supply chains. - The Sunday Telegraph
Friday newspaper round-up: Twitter, Diageo, Meta
(Sharecast News) - British taxpayers are now shareholders in a further 65 companies because of a government rescue funding scheme set up during the Covid crisis - including a medical cannabis firm, a video game studio and a chain of bars offering activities like ping pong. A list published by the government's development bank reveals an eclectic range of firms that have received convertible loans as part of the Future Fund. - Guardian
Thursday newspaper round-up: Telecoms bills, Dyson, Ocado, Elon Musk
(Sharecast News) - Almost 6 million UK households are struggling to pay their mobile, landline and broadband bills, with the cost of living squeeze forcing many to cut back on essentials such as food and clothes, cancel or change a service, or miss payments to stay connected. A report from the consumer group Which? estimates that 5.7 million households have experienced at least one "affordability issue" in April, as cash-strapped homes struggle to cope with soaring bills and other costs. - Guardian
Wednesday newspaper round-up: Petrol prices, Robinhood, Cazoo
(Sharecast News) - Petrol prices at the pumps are not falling fast enough and in line with wholesale price drops, according to the RAC. Over the last eight weeks, the average price paid for unleaded by drivers across the UK has only dropped by 9p a litre- all of which came off in July - despite wholesale petrol prices falling by 20p in the same time period. - Guardian
BioNTech misses Q2 sales forecasts as it prepares possible launch of new Covid vaccines
(Sharecast News) - BioNTech reported a larger-than-expected drop in quarterly revenues, even as it progressed on the roll-out of new Covid-19 vaccines and its pipeline of potential cancer treatments.
Palantir lowers full-year guidance, pulls forecast for medium-term growth
(Sharecast News) - Shares of Palantir reeled after the data analytics outfit guided lower for full-year sales and profits.
Risk/reward for equities 'not all bad' heading into year-end, says JPMorgan
(Sharecast News) - JPMorgan Cazenove said on Monday that the risk/reward for equities is "not all bad" as we head into year-end.
Tuesday preview: US Q2 unit labour costs, IHG in focus
(Sharecast News) - The market spotlight on Tuesday will be on quarterly labour productivity and unit labour cost data in the US covering the three months to June.
Ryanair threatens legal action against Hungary over 'unjustfied' fine
(Sharecast News) - Low-cost airline Ryanair said it would take the Hungarian government to court after it was fined for passing an "unjustified" windfall tax onto customers.
Solid State completes acquisition of LA-based Custom Power
(Sharecast News) - Computing, power and communications value-added component supplier Solid State has completed the acquisition of Custom Power, it announced on Monday.
SCS Group profits seen ahead of FY expectations
(Sharecast News) - Furniture and floorings retailer SCS Group said on Thursday that full-year profits had come in ahead of market expectations thanks to positive trading, strong margins, and effective cost management.
AG Barr LFL revenues rise in H1
(Sharecast News) - Drinks maker AG Barr said on Tuesday that interim revenues were expected to be approximately £157.0m, representing 19% like-for-like growth in revenues and a 16% rise on a reported revenue basis.
S4 Capital taps Colin Day and Chris Martin for board
(Sharecast News) - Digital advertising group S4 Capital appointed Colin Day to the role of chairman of its audit and risk committee and also named MightyHive co-founder Chris Martin as its new chief operating officer.
Everyman Media H1 revenues and EBITDA top pre-Covid comparators
(Sharecast News) - British cinema chain Everyman Media said on Wednesday that both revenues and underlying earnings had moved ahead of 2019's pre-Covid comparatives in the six months ended 30 June.
Pendragon delivers 'another strong performance' in H1
(Sharecast News) - Automotive retailer Pendragon delivered "another strong performance" in the first half of 2022, with the group now expecting to report interim underlying pre-tax profits of roughly £33.0m.
Hostelworld builds on 'strong start' to FY
(Sharecast News) - Accommodation booking platform operator Hostelworld said on Tuesday that it had built on "the strong start" it had previously reported earlier in the year, with net bookings reaching 80% of 2019 levels in June and net revenues hitting 104% of 2019 levels, driven by higher average booking values.

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BioNTech misses Q2 sales forecasts as it prepares possible launch of new Covid vaccines
(Sharecast News) - BioNTech reported a larger-than-expected drop in quarterly revenues, even as it progressed on the roll-out of new Covid-19 vaccines and its pipeline of potential cancer treatments.
Palantir lowers full-year guidance, pulls forecast for medium-term growth
(Sharecast News) - Shares of Palantir reeled after the data analytics outfit guided lower for full-year sales and profits.
Risk/reward for equities 'not all bad' heading into year-end, says JPMorgan
(Sharecast News) - JPMorgan Cazenove said on Monday that the risk/reward for equities is "not all bad" as we head into year-end.
Tuesday preview: US Q2 unit labour costs, IHG in focus
(Sharecast News) - The market spotlight on Tuesday will be on quarterly labour productivity and unit labour cost data in the US covering the three months to June.
Ryanair threatens legal action against Hungary over 'unjustfied' fine
(Sharecast News) - Low-cost airline Ryanair said it would take the Hungarian government to court after it was fined for passing an "unjustified" windfall tax onto customers.
Solid State completes acquisition of LA-based Custom Power
(Sharecast News) - Computing, power and communications value-added component supplier Solid State has completed the acquisition of Custom Power, it announced on Monday.
Monday newspaper round-up: City workers, energy bills, National Grid
(Sharecast News) - City workers received double-digit wage rises while people on the lowest incomes were paid annual increases of just 1% in the last year, according to a study that illustrates the ability of better-paid workers to protect themselves from the cost of living crisis. The CEBR (Centre for Economics and Business Research) said workers in the banking and insurance sector had secured inflation-busting increases together with lawyers, accountants and professional services staff, mainly among those working in London's financial district. - Guardian
Sunday share tips: Judges Scientific, Sureserve
(Sharecast News) - Investors in Judges Scientific should hold on to a "decent" amount of their shares in the company, even if they may be tempted to take some profits now at 8,500.0p, the Financial Mail on Sunday's Midas column said.
Sunday newspaper round-up: Globalisation, Bank of England, Next
(Sharecast News) - The Bank of England has blamed, not without reason, Vladimir Putin's murderous invasion of Ukraine and the attendant energy price shock for much of the current spike in prices. Yet any chief executive worthy of the job should be preparing against the risk of another shock, that brought on from Western disengagement from China. The price stability of the last 30 years was in large measure the result of the disinflation resulting from technology and globalisation. The West in effect traded its economic resilience for cheap prices and the supposed efficiencies of 'just-in-time' global supply chains. - The Sunday Telegraph
Friday newspaper round-up: Twitter, Diageo, Meta
(Sharecast News) - British taxpayers are now shareholders in a further 65 companies because of a government rescue funding scheme set up during the Covid crisis - including a medical cannabis firm, a video game studio and a chain of bars offering activities like ping pong. A list published by the government's development bank reveals an eclectic range of firms that have received convertible loans as part of the Future Fund. - Guardian
Thursday newspaper round-up: Telecoms bills, Dyson, Ocado, Elon Musk
(Sharecast News) - Almost 6 million UK households are struggling to pay their mobile, landline and broadband bills, with the cost of living squeeze forcing many to cut back on essentials such as food and clothes, cancel or change a service, or miss payments to stay connected. A report from the consumer group Which? estimates that 5.7 million households have experienced at least one "affordability issue" in April, as cash-strapped homes struggle to cope with soaring bills and other costs. - Guardian
Wednesday newspaper round-up: Petrol prices, Robinhood, Cazoo
(Sharecast News) - Petrol prices at the pumps are not falling fast enough and in line with wholesale price drops, according to the RAC. Over the last eight weeks, the average price paid for unleaded by drivers across the UK has only dropped by 9p a litre- all of which came off in July - despite wholesale petrol prices falling by 20p in the same time period. - Guardian
Broker tips: Hargreaves Lansdown, Touchstone Exploration, Legal & General
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at Barclays took a fresh look at financial services giant Hargreaves Lansdown following the release of the group's full-year results last week.
Broker tips: Hikma Pharmaceuticals, BAE Systems, Go-Ahead Group
(Sharecast News) - Barclays downgraded Hikma Pharmaceuticals on Friday to 'equalweight' from 'overweight' and cut the price target to 1,750.0p from 2,250.0p as it said a lack of visibility in the generics division was a real concern.
Broker tips: Sage, Ergomed, Travis Perkins, Smith & Nephew
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at Canaccord Genuity upgraded software firm Sage from 'hold' to 'buy' on Thursday, stating the group was "more resilient than you think".
Broker tips: Ascential, BAE Systems, Centrica
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at Berenberg downgraded business-to-business media firm Ascential from 'buy' to 'hold' on Wednesday and slashed their target price on the stock to 290.0p from 450.0p, stating it was now "cutting losses".
Broker tips: HSBC, Anglo Pacific, Pearson
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on lender HSBC from 560.0p to 625.0p on Tuesday, stating the group's recent second-quarter earnings saw the company deliver "a clean enough sweep".
Broker tips: NatWest, Capital Limited
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on lender NatWest from 300.0p to 350.0p on Monday, stating the group's second-quarter results had provided "a valuable glance" at its "attractive" return prospects.
Director dealings: Purplebricks shares rise after CEO purchase
(Sharecast News) - Online estate agency Purplebricks saw its shares surge on Monday, as it disclosed three share purchases worth almost £0.1m made by its chief executive officer.
Director dealings: JLEN chair spends £76k on shares
(Sharecast News) - JLEN Environmental Assets disclosed a director purchase worth over £76k on Friday, made by its non-executive chair.
Director dealings: Robert Walters non-execs named in two transactions
(Sharecast News) - Specialist recruiter Robert Walters disclosed two director buys on Thursday, with the first being the wife of non-executive director Matt Ashley.
Director dealings: Haleon non-execs spend over £0.5m between them
(Sharecast News) - Consumer products giant Haleon found itself on the list of director deals on Wednesday, after two of its non-executive directors bought more than half a million pounds worth of shares between them.
Director dealings: Purplebricks chair makes most of early share slump
(Sharecast News) - Purplebricks was at the top of the list of director buys on Tuesday, as its chairman made the most of a morning slump in its share price.
Director dealings: Director-led firm buys £2.58m of MJ Gleeson shares
(Sharecast News) - Low-cost housebuilder MJ Gleeson was at the top of the list of director deals on Monday, after a company run by one of its non-executive directors bought more than £2.5m worth of shares.

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