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Europe open: Shares follow bullish Wall St; StanChart soars on results
(Sharecast News) - European shares continued to rally on Friday after a bullish session on Wall Street overnight, with the benchmark Stoxx 600 nearing record highs again.
London pre-open: Stocks seen flat; consumer confidence falters
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a broadly flat open on Friday despite strong gains on Wall Street, as investors digested the latest reading on UK consumer confidence and results from Standard Chartered.
US close: Stocks rise amid Nvidia-led tech rally
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street saw a surge in stock performances on Thursday, buoyed by robust earnings reports from chipmaker Nvidia and positive data trends.
London close: Stocks rise amid raft of solid earnings
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets finished in positive territory on Thursday, bolstered by upbeat performances from US AI chipmaker Nvidia and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce.
Europe close: Pharma and tech stocks help Stoxx 600 to new record
(Sharecast News) - European equity markets put in a decent performance on Thursday with a small rise in London outweighed by gains of more than 1% in Frankfurt, Paris and Milan, pushing the continent's benchmark index to a new closing peak.
US open: Stocks trade higher as investors thumb over data points
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were in the green early on Thursday as traders digested blockbuster earnings from chipmaker Nvidia and thumbed over a number of data points.
FTSE 100 movers: Beazley bounces on capital return; WPP slumps
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.2% at 7,680.85 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
FTSE 250 movers: Indivior surges, Hargreaves Lansdown out of favour
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,295.52 0.92%
Director dealings: BP Marsh CIO raises stake
(Sharecast News) - BP Marsh & Partners revealed on Thursday that chief investment officer Dan Topping had acquired 4,141 ordinary shares in the AIMI-listed specialist investor.
Broker tips: Moneysupermarket, Hargreaves Lansdown, Mitchells & Butlers
(Sharecast News) - Berenberg upgraded Moneysupermarket on Thursday to 'buy' from 'hold' and lifted its price target on to 295p from 290p, noting that since it re-initiated coverage on 20 November 2023, shares have declined by 12%.
Europe midday: Shares slip off record high; Indivior surges on US move plans
(Sharecast News) - European shares slipped off record highs on Thursday, but momentum continued to be driven by a rally in global equities and signs that the eurozone downturn was easing.
London midday: FTSE edges up as Rolls-Royce rallies; PMI in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had edged higher by midday on Thursday as investors cheered solid results from US AI chipmaker Nvidia overnight and strong numbers from engine maker Rolls-Royce.
US pre-open: Futures trade higher following Nvidia earnings beat
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the green ahead of the bell on Thursday as traders digested blockbuster earnings from chipmaker Nvidia and thumbed over minutes from the Federal Open Markets Committee's most recent policy meeting.
Asia report: Nikkei reaches record high amid strong regional gains
(Sharecast News) - Stock markets across the Asia-Pacific region surged on Thursday, buoyed by Japan's Nikkei hitting a record high, despite concerning business activity data from the country.
London open: FTSE nudges up as Rolls-Royce, Beazley surge
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Thursday as investors cheered solid results from US AI chipmaker Nvidia overnight and strong numbers from engine maker Rolls-Royce.
Europe open: Stoxx joins Nikkei and hits record high as global equities surge
(Sharecast News) - European shares hit record levels at the open on Thursday, driven by a rally in global equities that saw Japan's blue-chip Nikkei index also reach an all-time high.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after positive Asian session
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a firmer open on Thursday following a positive session in Asia and well-received results from US AI chipmaker Nvidia, with results from Lloyds, Rolls-Royce and WPP in focus on home shores.
US close: Stocks mixed following FOMC minutes, Nvidia earnings in focus
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks delivered a mixed performance on Wednesday as attention turned to earnings from chipmaker Nvidia and minutes from the FOMC's latest policy meeting.
Europe close: Stocks end mostly higher ahead of Fed meeting minutes
(Sharecast News) - Stocks on the continent ended the day higher for the most part, amid another raft of corporate earnings.
FTSE 250 movers: Darktrace falls on Palo Alto guidance cut; Close Bros down again
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,116.60 0.04%
Director dealings: British American Tobacco non-executive director makes share purchase
(Sharecast News) - British American Tobacco revealed on Wednesday that non-executive director Karen Guerra had acquired 4,150 ordinary shares in the FTSE 100-listed tobacco giant.
London close: Stocks mixed ahead of Fed minutes, Nvidia results
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed with a mixed performance on Wednesday, as investors awaited updates from the US Federal Reserve and results from AI chipmaker Nvidia.
Broker tips: Genel, Centrica, Barclays
(Sharecast News) - Jefferies upgraded Genel to 'buy' from 'hold' on Wednesday and lifted its price target on the stock to 100.0p from 85.0p, noting that the shares had been volatile of late as various media reports suggesting an imminent reopening of an Iraq-Türkiye export pipeline proved to be incorrect.
FTSE 100 movers: BT gains as it sells iconic London tower; HSBC tumbles
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.7% at 7,663.29 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
US open: Stocks lower as traders await FOMC minutes, Nvidia earnings
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were in the red yet again on Wednesday as attention turned to earnings from chipmaker Nvidia and minutes from the FOMC's latest policy meeting.
US pre-open: Futures lower following two-day losing streak
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the red yet again on Wednesday after major indices turned in their second losing session in a row.
London midday: Stocks maintain losses as HSBC, Glencore slump
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red by midday on Wednesday, led lower by HSBC and Glencore after results, as investors eyed the latest minutes from the Federal Reserve and results from US AI chipmaker Nvidia.
Europe midday: Shares stay lower as investors eye FOMC minutes
(Sharecast News) - European markets struggled for direction on Wednesday amid another raft of corporate earnings, with HSBC in focus as the bank delivered a record jump in annual earnings that missed estimates, sending the shares in the lender lower.
Asia report: Stocks mixed as Japan posts wide trade deficit
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets finished with a mixed performance on Wednesday, influenced by Wall Street losses overnight and key economic indicators from Japan.
London open: Stocks fall as HSBC, Glencore weigh
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Wednesday, led lower by HSBC and Glencore after results, as investors mulled the latest UK borrowing figures.
Europe open: Shares start mixed; HSBC falls as FY misses estimates
(Sharecast News) - European markets opened lower on Wednesday amid another raft of corporate earnings, with HSBC in focus as the bank delivered a record jump in annual earnings that missed estimates, sending the shares in the lender lower.
London pre-open: Stocks to nudge up; HSBC in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to nudge higher at the open on Wednesday following a slightly lower close a day earlier, as investors mulled the latest UK borrowing figures and results from the likes of HSBC and Rio Tinto.
US close: Stocks lower in first session of holiday-shortened week
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks closed lower on Tuesday as market participants returned from the Presidents' Day long weekend.
Europe close: Stocks end mixed, investors mulling rate outlook
(Sharecast News) - European stocks traded in mixed fashion again on Tuesday as investors fretted about the timing of interest rate cuts, while French car parts supplier Forvia fell after announcing large job cuts.
London close: Stocks finish lower on fresh China concerns
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed in negative territory on Tuesday, with concerns over China's economic prospects exerting pressure on mining shares.
Broker tips: Dominos Pizza Group, XP Power, Arrow Exploration
(Sharecast News) - Jefferies upgraded Domino's Pizza Group on Tuesday to 'buy' from 'hold' and lifted its price target on the stock to 430.0p from 410.0p.
Director dealings: Pinewood Technologies CEO sells shares
(Sharecast News) - Pinewood Technologies revealed on Tuesday that chief executive William Berman had disposed of 1.46m shares in the London-listed management software solutions provider.
US open: Stocks start session lower following losing week
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were in the red early on Tuesday as market participants returned from the Presidents' Day long weekend.
FTSE 100 movers: Barclays jumps on strategy update; miners lose ground
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.3% at 7,708.51 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
FTSE 250 movers: Mobico slumps after results delay; Close Bros rallies
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,145.34 -0.37%
Europe midday: Forvia slumps on job cuts plan; Barclays rallies
(Sharecast News) - European stocks opened lower on Tuesday as investors fretted about the timing of interest rate cuts, while French car parts supplier Forvia fell after announcing large job cuts.
London midday: Stocks mixed after China makes bigger rate cut
(Sharecast News) - London's stocks were in a mixed state at midday on Tuesday, as concerns around China's economic outlook continued to weigh on mining stocks.
US pre-open: Futures trade lower following Presidents' Day break
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the bell on Tuesday as market participants prepared to return from the Presidents' Day long weekend.
Asia report: Markets mixed as China trims five-year interest rate
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets closed with a mixed performance on Tuesday as investors digested the impact of a key lending rate decision from China's central bank.
Europe open: Shares down on rate worries; Revamp plan lifts Barclays
(Sharecast News) - European stocks opened lower on Tuesday as investors fretted about the timing of interest rate cuts, while UK bank Barclays was in focus after announced in first major overhaul in 10 years.
London open: Stocks fall as miners slump; Barclays bucks trend
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Tuesday, with miners under pressure amid worries about China's economy, but Barclays powered ahead as investors welcomed the bank's strategic overhaul.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down as Barclays reports
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street, with Barclays results in focus.
Europe close: Stocks little changed in calm trading
(Sharecast News) - European shares ended Monday on a mixed note with US markets closed for the Presidents Day holiday.
London close: Stocks manage gains on globally quiet day
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets finished in positive territory on Monday, with stocks closing in the green after overcoming minor losses earlier in the session.
Broker tips: Flutter Entertainment, Centrica
(Sharecast News) - Berenberg lifted its price target on Flutter Entertainment to 18,600.0p from 17,000.0p on Monday and reiterated its 'buy' recommendation on the stock as it highlighted strong growth and balance sheet flexibility.
FTSE 250 movers: Currys surges on bid talk; Moneysupermarket slips
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,186.82 -0.03%
FTSE 100 movers: Rolls-Royce rallies ahead of results; Flutter loses ground
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.3% at 7,732.41 in afternoon trade on Monday.
Director dealings: Poolbeg Pharma co-founder ups stake
(Sharecast News) - Poolbeg Pharma revealed on Monday that chairman Cathal Friel had acquired 830,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed biopharmaceutical company.
Europe midday: Shares pare losses as Currys takeover talk in focus
(Sharecast News) - European shares pared losses on Monday with US markets closed for the Presidents Day holiday and investors eyeing a potential two-way battle for struggling UK electrical retailer Currys.
London midday: Stocks edge up in quiet trade; Currys surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had edged up by midday on Monday, reversing earlier small losses, as Currys rocketed amid takeover interest.
Asia report: Markets mixed as China returns from Lunar New Year
(Sharecast News) - Equity markets in the Asia-Pacific region saw a mixed performance on Monday, as traders in China returned from a long holiday.
Europe open: Shares lower as hopes of early US rate cut take hit
(Sharecast News) - European shares opened the week lower on Monday with US markets closed for the Presidents Day holiday and investors eyeing a potential two-way battle for struggling UK electrical retailer Currys.
London open: Stocks nudge lower but Currys surges amid takeover interest
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were just a touch weaker in early trade on Monday, but electricals retailer Currys surged amid takeover interest.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge up; Currys rejects takeover bid from Elliott
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were expected to edge up on Monday, but trade was set to be fairly quiet with US markets closed for Presidents' Day.
Director dealings: Worldwide Healthcare's Sven Borho makes share purchase
(Sharecast News) - Worldwide Healthcare revealed on Friday that non-executive director Sven Borho had acquired 50,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed healthcare investor.
Broker tips: Dowlais, Close Brothers
(Sharecast News) - Barclays initiated coverage of Dowlais on Friday with an 'overweight' rating and a 110.0p price target.
Europe close: Stocks end week mostly higher
(Sharecast News) - European stocks extended gains Friday, even as investors digested hotter-than-expected US inflation data.
FTSE 250 movers: Close Bros hit again as Berenberg slashes target price
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,164.50 0.34%
London close: Stocks rise as UK retail sales rebound
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets saw positive gains on Friday, buoyed by encouraging UK retail sales data and favourable earnings reports from NatWest.
FTSE 100 movers: NatWest rallies on results; miners in the black
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 1.5% at 7,712.59 in afternoon trade on Friday.
US open: Stocks lower as traders digest January PPI figures
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street trading kicked off with some losses early on Friday as market participants digested some fresh inflation data.
Week ahead: Global PMIs, Fed meeting minutes in focus
(Sharecast News) - Investors' focus over the coming week will be on a raft of global purchasing managers' surveys that may yield useful insights into the strength of the global economy.
US pre-open: Futures mixed ahead of PPI data
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were mixed ahead of the bell on Friday as market participants awaited some fresh inflation data.
Europe midday: Temenos down on claims by short seller Hindenburg
(Sharecast News) - European stocks extended gains Friday as investors digested better-than-expected UK retail sales figures and corporate earnings from NatWest Bank and Finland's Metso, while Temenos fell further after an attack by short seller Hindenburg.
London midday: Stocks extend gains after retail sales; NatWest rallies
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Friday following the release of better-than-expected UK retail sales data and well-received results from NatWest.
Asia report: Stocks jump as Nikkei heads towards all-time high
(Sharecast News) - Markets across the Asia-Pacific region saw significant gains on Friday, with Hong Kong emerging as the leader, closely followed by Japan and South Korea.
Europe open: Shares up as UK retail sales lift sentiment
(Sharecast News) - European stocks started higher Friday as investors digested better-than-expected UK retail sales figures and corporate earnings from NatWest Bank.
London open: Stocks gain as retail sales beat expectations; NatWest in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Friday after the release of better-than-expected UK retail sales data and well-received results from NatWest.
London pre-open: Stocks to rise as retail sales beat expectations
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday following upbeat sessions in the US and Asia and better-than-expected UK retail sales data.
US close: Stocks higher following data onslaught
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks closed higher on Thursday as major indices tried to get their recent rally back on track.
Director dealings: Greencore non-executive director makes share purchase
(Sharecast News) - Greencore revealed on Thursday that non-executive director Linda Hickey had acquired 50,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed food company.
Broker tips: GSK, Kingfisher, Auto Trader, IntegraFin
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at Berenberg hiked their target price on drugmaker GSK from £16.50 to £18.20 on Thursday, stating the group had delivered "a strong performance year-to-date".
FTSE 250 movers: Close Bros tanks as divi scrapped; Dunelm in favour again
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,087.37 0.44%
US open: Stocks mixed as traders digest data points
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street trading got off to a mixed start on Thursday as major indices struggled to continue their recent winning streak.
FTSE 100 movers: Kingfisher boosted by upgrade; Relx in the red
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.6% at 7,609.88 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
London close: Stocks manage gains despite UK recession news
(Sharecast News) - London markets had a mixed but ultimately positive day of trading on Thursday, despite news that the UK fell into a technical recession at the end of 2023.
US pre-open: Futures point to modest gains ahead of data
(Sharecast News) - US futures were pointing to modest gains ahead of the bell on Thursday as Wall Street looks to recommence its latest winning streak.
Europe midday: Earnings drive Stoxx; FTSE struggles on weak GDP
(Sharecast News) - European stock markets were higher at the open with strong corporate results boosting sentiment, despite the UK entering a technical recession on the day the beleaguered ruling Conservative Party faced two by-elections.
London midday: Stocks dip as investors mull GDP; airlines fly higher
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had dipped into the red by midday on Thursday as investors mulled news that the UK fell into recession at the end of 2023.
Asia report: Most markets rise as Japan's economy unexpectedly shrinks
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets mostly rebounded on Thursday, with Japan's benchmark index closing above 38,000 points for the first time since 1990.
London open: FTSE gains as investors mull GDP data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Thursday, taking their cue from gains in the US and Asia, as investors mulled news that the UK fell into recession at the end of 2023.
US close: Stocks regain some of yesterday's CPI-fuelled losses
(Sharecast News) - US stocks closed higher on Wednesday as major indices attempted to bounce back from yesterday's CPI-fuelled heavy sell-off.
Europe close: Stocks higher as sentiment steadies
(Sharecast News) - European markets rallied on Wednesday as the eurozone avoided a technical recession and posted better-than-expected industrial production figures.
FTSE 250 movers: Tui slips as investors say 'bon voyage' to London
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,081.00 0.83%
Broker tips: DiscoverIE, Wizz Air, Synthomer
(Sharecast News) - RBC Capital Markets initiated coverage of discoverIE on Wednesday with a 'sector perform' rating and 760 price target, as it said the growth outlook remains strong but less differentiated.
London close: Stocks rise as UK inflation holds steady
(Sharecast News) - London markets ended the day on a positive note on Wednesday as housebuilders rallied, following data indicating that UK inflation remained steady in January.
Director dealings: Bigblu Broadband director raises stake
(Sharecast News) - Bigblu Broadband revealed on Wednesday that non-executive director Christopher Mills had purchased 40,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed broadband solutions provider.
FTSE 100 movers: Housebuilders gain after inflation; utilities fall
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.8% at 7,569.83 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
US open: Stocks higher as markets recover from post-CPI sell-off
(Sharecast News) - US stocks opened higher on Wednesday as major indices attempted to bounce back from yesterday's CPI-fuelled heavy sell-off.
US pre-open: Futures higher following CPI-fuelled sell-off
(Sharecast News) - US futures were in the green before the open on Wednesday as stocks try to bounce back from yesterday's CPI-fuelled heavy sell-off.
Europe midday: Shares rally on EZ industrial production data
(Sharecast News) - European markets rallied on Wednesday as the eurozone avoided a technical recession and posted better-than-expected industrial production figures.
London midday: Stocks extend gains after inflation print; housebuilders rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Wednesday, with housebuilders on the front foot as data showed that UK inflation was steady in January, taking pressure off the Bank of England to keep rates higher for longer.
Asia report: Most markets slip after US inflation reading
(Sharecast News) - Most Asia-Pacific markets saw declines on Wednesday, following a downturn on Wall Street overnight, spurred by hotter-than-expected US inflation data.
Europe open: Shares edge higher after US, UK inflation data
(Sharecast News) - European markets edged ahead at the open on Wednesday as investors analysed inflation data from the US and UK.
London open: Stocks gain as inflation holds steady
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday as data showed that UK inflation was steady in January, taking pressure off the Bank of England to keep rates higher for longer.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge down as inflation holds steady
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge down at the open on Wednesday following a downbeat session on Wall Street, as data showed that UK inflation held steady in January.
US close: Dow tumbles as inflation tops forecasts
(Sharecast News) - Stocks on Wall Street fell through to the closing bell on Tuesday, with the Dow posting its most significant decline since March last year as investors grappled with a January inflation report that exceeded expectations.
Europe close: Stocks fall back after hotter-than-expected US CPI data
(Sharecast News) - European stocks retreated on Tuesday after the latest US inflation data led traders to price in fewer interest rate cuts in the States for over 2024.
London close: Stocks fall as US inflation tops expectations
(Sharecast News) - London markets ended the trading day in negative territory on Tuesday, influenced by concerns over higher inflation figures from the United States and a deceleration in wage growth within the UK.
London close: Stocks fall as US inflation tops expectations
(Sharecast News) - London markets ended the trading day in negative territory on Tuesday, influenced by concerns over higher inflation figures from the United States and a deceleration in wage growth within the UK.
Broker tips: GSK, Breedon
(Sharecast News) - Citi has upgraded its rating on vaccines and drugs blue chip GSK to 'buy' while also boosting its earnings estimates, basing its decision on "compelling" data about Blenrep, the group's novel treatment for multiple myeloma, as well as a range of other positive indicators.
FTSE 250 movers: Property stocks hammered; easyJet flies higher
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 18,851.18 -1.84%
US open: Stocks lower following hotter-than-expected CPI reading
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were sharply lower early on Tuesday as market participants digested a slightly hotter-than-expected January inflation reading.
FTSE 100 movers: GSK boosted by upgrade; housebuilders slump
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.9% at 7,507.41 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
Europe midday: Shares slide into red as investors eye US CPI
(Sharecast News) - European markets slid into the red on Tuesday as investors awaited key US inflation data later in the day and digested UK wage growth figures.
London midday: FTSE stays down as wage growth slows
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still a little lower by midday on Tuesday as investors mulled a slowdown in UK wage growth and looked ahead to a key US inflation reading.
US pre-open: Futures lower ahead of CPI reading
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the bell on Tuesday as market participants awaited a reading of last month's all-important consumer price index to try and gauge what the Federal Reserve's next moves may be.
Asia report: Nikkei jumps higher on return from holiday
(Sharecast News) - Stock markets across the Asia-Pacific region showed a mixed performance on Tuesday, with notable movements in Japan and South Korea, while markets in China, Hong Kong, and other regions remained closed for the Lunar New Year holiday.
Europe open: Shares down ahead of US CPI; Tui surges
(Sharecast News) - European markets opened lower on Tuesday as investors awaited key US inflation data later in the day.
London open: Stocks edge lower after UK jobs data, ahead of US CPI
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data and looked ahead to a key US inflation reading.
London pre-open: Stocks seen flat as investors mull jobs data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a broadly flat open on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data.
US close: Stocks mixed ahead of inflation data, but Dow hits another record
(Sharecast News) - US equity markets finished mixed on Monday as stocks searched for direction ahead of key inflation data, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 slipping into the red but the Dow notching its 12th record close of the year.
London close: Stocks finish higher after very quiet Monday
(Sharecast News) - London markets managed modest gains by the close of a subdued trading session on Monday, with no significant corporate or economic catalysts driving movements.
Europe close: Stocks start week on the front foot
(Sharecast News) - European shares were higher at the start of the week, tracking early gains on Wall Street even as investors waited on key inflation numbers in the U.S. due out the next day.
Director dealings: Victrex chair makes share purchase
(Sharecast News) - Victrex revealed on Monday that chair Vivienne Cox had purchased 1,086 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed polymers business.
Broker tips: Ashmore, Smith & Nephew, AstraZeneca
(Sharecast News) - JPMorgan Cazenove nudged down its price target on Ashmore from 185.0p to 184.0p on Monday and reiterated its 'underweight' rating as it argued that the re-rating has gone too far.
FTSE 250 movers: Tritax falls, Jupiter Fund Management gains on BNP rating
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,176.68 0.60%
US open: S&P 500 continues record-setting run
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were slightly higher at the opening bell on Monday following a record-setting week for the S&P 500.
FTSE 100 movers: Frasers gains on buyback; GSK loses ground
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.1% at 7,577.51 in afternoon trade on Monday.
Europe midday: Shares up on rate comments from ECB's Panetta
(Sharecast News) - European shares were higher at the open on Monday ahead of another busy week of earnings and economic data, with comments from European Cerntral Bank member Fabio Panetta about future rate cuts boosting sentiment.
London midday: FTSE drifts lower in quiet trade
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had drifted lower in quiet trade by midday on Monday, with little in the way of corporate of macro news to provide direction.
US pre-open: Futures little changed following S&P's record close
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were little changed ahead of the bell on Monday following a record-setting week for the S&P 500.
Asia report: Stocks fall on very quiet day for region
(Sharecast News) - Markets in the Asia-Pacific region presented a weaker picture on Monday, kicking off a holiday-shortened week for many
Europe open: Shares up ahead of US, UK inflation readings
(Sharecast News) - European shares were higher at the open on Monday ahead of another busy week of earnings and economic data.
London open: Stocks flat in quiet trade; Ashmore hit by JPM note
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were steady in early trade on Monday morning, with little in the way of corporate or macro news to provide direction.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after S&P 500 rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Monday after the S&P 500 closed above the 5,000 level for the first time on Friday.
US close: Tech stocks boost markets as S&P 500 tops 5,000 for first time
(Sharecast News) - The S&P 500 rose into new territory on Friday while the tech-heavy Nasdaq jumped over 1% after revisions to inflation data turned out to be nothing to worry about.
Europe close: Stocks end mostly lower despite positive inflation data
(Sharecast News) - European equity markets were mostly on Friday, even as inflation registered a welcome fall in the Continent's largest economy, Germany.
Broker tips: Legal & General, Barclays, Unilever, Keller, Kier
(Sharecast News) - Legal & General was under the cosh on Friday as Citi cut its 2023 earnings per share estimates and opened a 30-day 'negative catalyst watch' on the shares ahead of full-year results on 6 March.
Director dealings: Watches of Switzerland chairman makes share purchase
(Sharecast News) - Watches Of Switzerland Group revealed on Friday that chairman Ian Carter had acquired 50,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed watchmaker.
London close: Stocks turn sour in afternoon trading
(Sharecast News) - London's markets turned lower on Friday afternoon, concluding a volatile week on a negative note.
FTSE 250 movers: WoS rallies after results, chair share purchase
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,086.19 -0.09%
FTSE 100 movers: Convatec boosted by Coloplast results; L&G falls
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.3% at 7,569.47 in afternoon trade on Friday.
Europe midday: Shares up but Sweco slumps on earnings miss
(Sharecast News) - European markets held moderate gains on Friday while German inflation registered a welcome fall for the Continent's largest economy.
US pre-open: Futures slightly higher as S&P 500 continues to hover around 5,000
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were slightly higher ahead of the bell on Friday after the S&P 500 briefly breached the 5,000-point mark in the previous session.
London midday: FTSE nudges up as investors pause for breath
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had nudged higher by midday on Friday, with Convatec in the lead after solid results from a Danish peer.
Asia report: Stocks mixed on eve of Lunar New Year holiday
(Sharecast News) - Stock markets in the Asia-Pacific region closed in a mixed state on Friday, with Japan's benchmark hitting fresh 34-year highs.
Europe open: Stoxx edges ahead as German inflation falls
(Sharecast News) - European markets edged ahead at the open on Friday on a quieter day for corporate news while Germany inflation registered a welcome fall for the Continent's largest economy.
London open: Stocks steady; Tesco rallies on banking arm sale
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were steady in early trade on Friday, but Tesco shot higher after agreeing to sell its retail banking arm to Barclays.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after S&P 500 hits 5,000
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday after the S&P 500 hit 5,000 for the first time on Wall Street.
US close: Dow, S&P 500 hit fresh highs despite small gains
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks edged higher on Thursday but the Dow and S&P 500 still managed to set new record closing highs, with the latter briefly topping the key psychological mark of 5,000 mark for the first time.
Broker tips: Babcock, Compass, System1
(Sharecast News) - Babcock shot higher on Thursday as JPMorgan Cazenove lifted its price target on the shares to 630p from 610p and upped its earnings per share estimates following the company's capital markets day.
FTSE 250 movers: Babcock gains after JPM lifts target price
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,169.93 0.34%
Director dealings: Arbuthnot Banking chairman raises stake
(Sharecast News) - Arbuthnot Banking revealed on Thursday that chairman Henry Angest had acquired 100,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed private and merchant bank.
US open: Stocks mixed as S&P 500 nears 5,000
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street trading got off to a mixed start on Thursday as the S&P 500 continued to flirt with the 5,000-point mark.
Europe close: Stoxx finishes flat as UK losses provide a drag
(Sharecast News) - European stocks finished broadly flat on Thursday amid a flurry of corporate earnings, as losses in London outweighed gains elsewhere.
London close: Stocks slip as US jobless claims fall
(Sharecast News) - London markets experienced a downturn in trading on Thursday, with stocks relinquishing earlier gains as investors processed a decrease in jobless claims in the United States.
FTSE 100 movers: AstraZeneca slumps on results; DS Smith surges
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.2% at 7,614.99 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Europe midday: Shares up as DS Smith surges on Mondi approach
(Sharecast News) - European markets clung on to gains on Thursday, amid another dump of corporate earnings with shipping giant Maersk slumping after it suspended share buybacks in response to the impact of attacks on vessels in the Red Sea and paper and packaging firm DS Smith surging after an approach from rival Mondi.
London midday: Stocks turn lower as AstraZeneca slides; Mondi surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had turned lower by midday on Thursday, giving up earlier gains as AstraZeneca slid after results.
US pre-open: Futures in the red, S&P 500 flirts with milestone
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the bell on Thursday but the S&P 500 continued to flirt with the 5,000-point mark.
Asia report: Nikkei reaches fresh highs on mixed day for region
(Sharecast News) - Japan's benchmark Nikkei index spearheaded gains across Asia-Pacific markets on Thursday, surging to fresh 34-year highs.
Europe open: Shares rally, but Maersk slumps on gloomy outlook
(Sharecast News) - European markets rallied at the open on Thursday amid another dump of corporate earnings with shipping giant Maersk slumping after it suspended share buybacks in response to the impact of attacks on vessels in the Red Sea.
London open: Stocks edge up after US gains; BAT, Unilever rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Thursday after US markets hit record highs, with well-received updates from the likes of Unilever and British American Tobacco lending a hand.
London pre-open: Stocks to nudge up after Wall St gains
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge up at the open on Thursday following a solid performance on Wall Street.
US close: Both Dow and S&P 500 reach new highs as earnings impress
(Sharecast News) - Both the Dow and S&P 500 finished at all-time closing highs on Wednesday on the back of a batch of strong corporate earnings.
Europe close: Stocks slip despite gains on Wall Street
(Sharecast News) - European shares slipped into the red on Wednesday amid another dump of corporate earnings and trading statements, even as U.S. stocks pushed further into record territory.
Director dealings: Invesco Asia's Neil Rogan makes share purchase
(Sharecast News) - Invesco Asia revealed on Wednesday that non-executive director Neil Rogan had acquired 11,437 ordinary shares in the London-listed investment company.
Broker tips: Mattioli Woods, Deltic Energy
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at Berenberg reiterated their 'buy' rating and 870.0p target price on wealth management firm Mattioli Woods on Wednesday following the group's "solid" interim results a day earlier.
US open: Stocks higher as earnings remain in focus
(Sharecast News) - US stocks were in the green early on Wednesday as market participants continued to thumb over corporate earnings.
London close: Stocks slip as Barratt, Redrow announce merger
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets finished in the red on Wednesday, as investors digested fresh house price data as well as news of a big merger in the housebuilding sector.
FTSE 100 movers: Smurfit jumps on results; Barratt in the red
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was 0.6% lower at 7,638.39 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
FTSE 250 movers: Housebuilders in focus after Barratt/Redrow takeover deal
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,164.02 -0.04%
US pre-open: Futures mixed as corporate earnings remain in focus
(Sharecast News) - US futures were pointing to a mixed session ahead of the bell on Wednesday as market participants continue to thumb over corporate earnings.
Europe midday: Shares slip into red; Barratt slides on Redrow takeover
(Sharecast News) - European shares slipped into the red on Wednesday amid another dump of corporate earnings and trading statements, with UK housebuilder Barratt's agreed £2.5bn all-share takeover of rival Redrow among the major deals.
London midday: Stocks turn lower; Barratt and Redrow announce merger
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had reversed earlier small gains to trade lower by midday on Wednesday as investors mulled the latest Halifax house price data and a big M&A deal in the housebuilding sector.
Asia report: Stocks mixed on wave of corporate earnings
(Sharecast News) - Markets in the Asia-Pacific region experienced a mixed performance on Wednesday, as investors weighed corporate earnings reports and policy developments out of China.
Europe open: Shares edge ahead with Barratt, Teamviewer in focus
(Sharecast News) - European shares made slight gains at the open on Wednesday amid another dump of corporate earnings and trading statements, with UK housebuilder Barratt's agreed £2.5bn all-share takeover of rival Redrow among the major deals.
London open: Stocks edge up as Barratt, Redrow announce £2.5bn merger
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Wednesday, with housebuilders in the black as Barratt Developments and Redrow announced a £2.5bn merger, and as investors mulled the latest Halifax house price data.
London pre-open: Stocks set to rise; Halifax house prices in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a firmer open on Wednesday following an upbeat session on Wall Street, as investors mulled the latest Halifax house price data and a big M&A deal in the housebuilding sector.
Europe close: Stocks notch up moderate gains
(Sharecast News) - European shares were moderately higher on Tuesday.
US close: Stocks edge higher as investors digest earnings, Fed comments
(Sharecast News) - US stocks were trading within a tight range on Tuesday but finished with minor gains, bouncing back after Fed-induced losses the previous session as bond yields surged.
London close: Stocks manage gains as oil prices rise
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets finished with a positive performance on Tuesday, driven by encouraging data from the UK construction sector and BP's share buyback expansion.
Broker tips: Entain, Flutter, SThree, Sainsbury's
(Sharecast News) - Barclays downgraded Entain on Tuesday to 'equalweight' from 'overweight' and cut the price target to 1,070p from 1,120p, as it said "the recovery is not straightforward".
US open: Stocks mixed as bond yields head south
(Sharecast News) - US stocks were mixed early on Tuesday as bond yields receded from yesterday's highs seen amid fears that the Federal Reserve may not move lower interest rates quite as quickly as Wall Street had initially hoped for.
FTSE 250 movers: Renishaw gains on results; AML in the red
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 250 was up 0.7% at 19,154.98 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
FTSE 100 movers: BP surges on share buybacks; Entain hit by downgrade
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.7% at 7,666.34 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
US pre-open: Futures lower as bond yields surge
(Sharecast News) - US futures were pointing to further losses ahead of the bell on Tuesday amid higher bond yields and fears that the Federal Reserve may not move lower interest rates quite as quickly as Wall Street had initially hoped for.
London midday: Stocks up after construction data; BP surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were off highs but still in the black by midday on Tuesday after a better-than-expected reading on the UK construction sector, and with BP pacing the gains as the oil giant expanded its share buybacks.
Director dealings: Intercede director PCA raises stake
(Sharecast News) - Intercede Group non-executive director Tina Whitley's husband, Colin Aldridge, acquired 20,718 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed cybersecurity software firm.
Europe midday: Markets mixed as FTSE climbs, DAX falls
(Sharecast News) - European stocks were broadly flat on Tuesday as a decent performance in London was offset by a fall in Frankfurt and only minor gains across the rest of the continent.
Asia report: Stocks surge in China, RBA holds interest rates
(Sharecast News) - China and Hong Kong stocks surged to lead movements in the Asia-Pacific region on Tuesday, while most other markets in the region experienced declines.
London open: Stocks gain as BP rallies on share buybacks
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rallied in early trade on Tuesday, with BP pacing the gains as the oil giant expanded its share buybacks.
Europe open: Shares up as German factory orders rise, BP ups buybacks
(Sharecast News) - European shares rallied at the open on Tuesday as German factory orders unexpectedly rose in December, while oil giant BP surged after it announced a $1.75bn share buyback.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after US markets end off lows
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday after US markets ended off their lows, as investors mulled the latest UK retail sales figures.
US close: Stocks slump on strong data as Powell dampens rate-cut hopes
(Sharecast News) - US stock markets declined on Monday on the back of disappointing results from fast-food giant McDonald's and comments from Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell, who said that the central bank was in no rush to cut interest rates.
Broker tips: Land Securities, British Land, Kingfisher
(Sharecast News) - Morgan Stanley upgraded its stance on Land Securities to 'overweight' from 'equalweight' on Monday and reiterated its 'overweight' rating on British Land as it pointed to stabilising property yields
London close: Stocks turn lower on renewed interest rate concerns
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets had turned negative by the close of trading on Monday, after better-than-expected UK services data was offset by a downward revision in service activity in the United States.
Director dealings: Totally chairman makes share purchase
(Sharecast News) - Totally revealed on Monday that chairman Simon Stilwell had acquired 466,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed healthcare services business.
US open: Stocks lower following Powell comments
(Sharecast News) - US stocks were in the red early on Monday following comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.
FTSE 250 movers: Auction Technology continues rally
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,149.66 -0.12%
FTSE 100 movers: Landsec boosted by upgrade; JD Sports slumps
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,612.72 in afternoon trade on Monday.
London midday: Stocks maintain gains after UK services data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday on Monday after better-than-expected UK services data, as investors mulled the latest comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell.
Europe midday: Shares up as EZ PMI optimism; Atos tanks, UniCredit soars
(Sharecast News) - European shares were higher on Monday as investors digested comments from US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell about the pace of rate cuts this year, estimate-smashing results from UniCredit and the continuing funding crisis at Atos.
Asia report: Most markets fall on interest rate concerns
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets started the holiday-shortened week with a mixed performance on Monday, as concerns around the possibility of higher interest rates being maintained for longer lingered.
London open: Stocks gain as investors mull Powell comments
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Monday, as investors mulled the latest comments from Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, who poured cold water on hopes of a rate cut in March.
Europe open: Shares up as investors mull Powell comments on rate cuts
(Sharecast News) - European shares opened higher on Monday as investors digested comments from US Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell about the pace of rate cuts this year.
London pre-open: Stocks seen higher ahead of services PMI
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Monday as investors eyed the latest reading on the UK services sector.
London close: Stocks mixed as US payrolls come in red-hot
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed with mixed results on Friday, as investors were confronted by an unexpectedly strong US labour market as revealed in the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
Director dealings: Ceres Power chair invests, Wise CFO covers expenses
(Sharecast News) - Two significant director dealings were disclosed to the market by Ceres Power and Wise on Friday, shedding light on transactions involving their key personnel.
Europe close: Stocks end higher but off best levels after US jobs report
(Sharecast News) - European markets ended mostly higher although the surprisingly hot U.S. jobs data for January knocked them off their session highs.
US open: Stocks jump on jobs data, Meta and Amazon spike higher
(Sharecast News) - Stocks on Wall Street pushed back towards their record highs following the release of a sizzling hot January jobs report.
FTSE 100 movers: Diageo, BAT on the rise
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,623.47 in afternoon trade on Friday.
Broker tips: Wise, easyJet, Wizz, BT
(Sharecast News) - Jefferies has upgraded its rating on money transfer specialist Wise to a 'buy' on the back of improving growth prospects.
FTSE 250 movers: Wizz soars; Close Brothers down on RBC downgrade
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,184.72 0.28%
Week ahead: Fed's Powell, Global services PMIs in focus
(Sharecast News) - Investors' focus over the coming week would be on the world's central banks and the global services sector.
London midday: FTSE maintains gains ahead of payrolls report
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still firmer by midday on Friday as investors cheered well-received results from Meta and Amazon and looked ahead to the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
Europe midday: Shares extend gains ahead of US jobs; Wizz takes off
(Sharecast News) - European markets continued to rally on Friday after a strong showing from tech stocks on Wall Street overnight, as investors turned their attention to US job numbers later in the day.
US pre-open: Stocks seen up as Meta, Amazon impress; payrolls eyed
(Sharecast News) - US stocks were set for a firmer open on Friday as investors cheered solid results from Meta and Amazon and looked ahead to the release of the latest non-farm payrolls report.
Asia report: Seoul leads gains on mixed day for region
(Sharecast News) - Markets in the Asia-Pacific region finished in a mixed state on Friday, with South Korea's Kospi emerging as the frontrunner following a Wall Street recovery from earlier-week sell-offs overnight.
Europe open: Shares up on US tech rally; Wizz soars as routes reinstated
(Sharecast News) - European markets rallied at the open on Friday after a strong showing from tech stocks on Wall Street overnight, as investors turned their attention to US job numbers later in the day.
London open: Stocks rise as US tech earnings boost sentiment; payrolls eyed
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Friday following strong gains on Wall Street and well-received results from Meta and Amazon, as investors eyed the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London pre-open: Stocks seen higher on US gains; payrolls in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to jump at the open on Friday following strong gains on Wall Street, as investors eyed the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
US close: Stocks bounce back as labour market softens
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street equities experienced a notable rebound on Thursday, bouncing back from a significant sell-off in the previous session.
Europe close: Stocks dip, weighed down by negative tone on Wall Street
(Sharecast News) - European stocks were a tad lower on Thursday even after it was reported that eurozone inflation eased in January, weighed down by the negative tone on Wall Street.
London close: Stocks turn lower as BoE keeps rates on hold
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets finished in the red on Thursday, reversing earlier gains after the Bank of England maintained interest rates at current levels.
US open: Stocks mostly higher, despite selling pressure in banks
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street's main market gauges were rebounding from a steep sell-off in the previous session, helped by a softer than expected reading on a key measure of wage pressures.
FTSE 250 movers: Marshalls up, Pets at Home down on Berenberg notes
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,246.31 -0.58%
Broker tips: Next, Marshalls, easyJet
(Sharecast News) - Barclays downgraded Next to 'equalweight' from 'overweight' on Thursday but lifted the price target to 8,500p from 8,250p, as it said the valuation is now reasonable.
FTSE 100 movers: Shell gushes higher after results; Next hit by downgrade
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.2% at 7,646.25 in afternoon trade on Thursday as investors mulled the latest policy announcement from the Bank of England.
Asia report: Stocks mixed as China manufacturing sector rebounds
(Sharecast News) - Equity markets closed in a mixed state in the Asia-Pacific region on Thursday, after the US Federal Reserve put paid to any hopes of rate cuts in the near-term overnight.
Europe midday: Shares lower as EZ CPI cools less than expected
(Sharecast News) - European stocks were lower at midday on Thursday as eurozone inflation eased slightly less than expected in January, while Volvo shares surged on news it the Swedish car giant was offloading its stake in electric vehicle maker Polestar.
London midday: FTSE maintains gains as BoE stands pat
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday on Thursday, helped along by a solid performance from Shell, as the Bank of England kept interest rates unchanged.
US pre-open: Stocks to rebound ahead of earnings from Apple, Meta, Amazon
(Sharecast News) - US stock futures were rebounding on Thursday morning following a steep sell-off the previous session on the back of disappointing tech earnings and monetary-policy uncertainty caused by the Federal Reserve.
London open: Stocks edge up as BT, Shell gain after results; BoE eyed
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Thursday, underpinned by well-received results from Shell and BT, after the Federal Reserve poured cold water on the prospect of a rate cut in March and as investors eyed a policy announcement from the Bank of England.
Europe open: Shares down ahead of EZ inflation data; Volvo motors
(Sharecast News) - European stocks were lower at the open on Thursday as investors awaited eurozone inflation data for January and an interest rate decision from the Bank of England, while Volvo shares surged on news it was offloading its stake in electric vehicle maker Polestar.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge down after Fed, ahead of BoE
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge lower at the open on Thursday as investors mulled the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve and looked ahead to a decision from the Bank of England.
US close: Stocks drop sharply on Fed rate-cut uncertainty
(Sharecast News) - US stock markets suffered heavy losses on Wednesday on the back of poorly received results from tech heavyweights and comments from the Federal Reserve which said that interest-rate cuts are not yet imminent.
Europe close: Stocks pare gains ahead of Fed as US markets drop
(Sharecast News) - European stocks had trimmed gains by the close of play on Wednesday after a negative start on Wall Street, with investors turning cautious ahead of a key policy decision by the Federal Reserve.
London close: Stocks mixed ahead of US Fed, BoE decisions
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets finished with mixed performance on Wednesday, with investors closing their wallets ahead of rate announcements from both the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England.
Director dealings: Everyman insider linked to purchase, Britvic CEO covers tax bill
(Sharecast News) - Two significant director dealings disclosed to the market on Wednesday included a purchase linked to a director at Everyman Media Group, and a sale made by Britvic's chief executive officer to cover his costs after a vesting.
FTSE 100 movers: Croda rallies on US peer results; Vodafone slumps
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.2% at 7,654.30 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
US open: Microsoft, Alphabet results hit markets ahead of Fed decision
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were mostly lower on Wednesday with the Nasdaq in particular nursing heavy losses after negative reactions to results from tech heavyweights Microsoft and Alphabet.
Europe midday: Shares cling to gains as investors eye Fed
(Sharecast News) - European stocks opened slightly higher on Wednesday as markets looked ahead to more data from Germany and the latest in interest rate decision from the US Federal Reserve, while shares in H&M fell sharply after the shock departure of the company's chief executive.
London midday: Stocks little changed ahead of Fed; Vodafone in the red
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were little changed by midday on Wednesday as caution set in ahead of rate announcements from the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, and after results from Microsoft and Alphabet failed to impress.
Asia report: Stocks mixed as China's factory activity slows further
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in the Asia-Pacific region were mixed on Wednesday, as investors digested a fresh dump of data from across the region.
US pre-open: Nasdaq under pressure as Microsoft and Alphabet shares drop
(Sharecast News) - Underwhelming results from Microsoft and Alphabet overnight were expected to weigh on US stock markets on Wednesday, with heavy falls on the Nasdaq seen ahead of the opening bell.
FTSE 250 movers: FDM gains on update; Lower crude price hits producers
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,371.09 0.11%
Europe open: Shares edge higher ahead of German data, Fed; H&M slumps
(Sharecast News) - European stocks opened slightly higher on Wednesday as markets looked ahead to more data from Germany and the latest in interest rate decision from the US Federal Reserve, while shares in H&M fell sharply after the shock departure of the company's chief executive.
London open: Stocks edge down as investors eye Fed, BoE announcements
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Wednesday as caution set in ahead of rate announcements from the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, while results from Microsoft and Alphabet failed to impress.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge up as investors eye Fed announcement
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge higher at the open on Wednesday as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve.
US close: Markets mixed ahead of earnings, but Dow hits new peak
(Sharecast News) - US stock markets finished mixed on Tuesday as investors braced themselves for a deluge of corporate earnings from tech heavyweights, a central bank policy decision and some vital economic data.
Europe close: German and French stocks hit new record highs
(Sharecast News) - European equity markets rose on Tuesday with strong gains seen by banking stocks in Spain and Italy, while France's CAC 40 and Germany's DAX both set new record highs - helped by some improving macro news.
Director dealings: Ceres Power, Pharos Energy insiders buy shares
(Sharecast News) - In market disclosures made on Tuesday, directors at Ceres Power and Pharos Energy engaged in transactions related to their respective companies.
London close: Stocks finish higher on raft of global data
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets managed modest gains on Tuesday, driven by the news that the eurozone had narrowly avoided a recession.
FTSE 250 movers: Auction Technology soars on Q1 revenues; DEC slips
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,389.79 0.41%
FTSE 100 movers: Diageo and WPP in the black
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.5% at 7,668.46 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
Broker tips: Ashtead, Kainos, Future
(Sharecast News) - JPMorgan Cazenove reiterated its 'overweight' rating on Ashtead on Tuesday and hiked its price target to 6,800p from 5,600p as it argued the risk/reward is now attractive.
US open: Stocks roughly flat ahead of earnings deluge
(Sharecast News) - US stocks were mixed on Tuesday, with investors sitting on their hands after the Dow and S&P 500 set fresh record highs the previous session.
London midday: Stocks extend gains as investors eye US earnings
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had risen a little further by midday on Tuesday as investors mulled news that the eurozone has narrowly avoided a recession, and ahead of a raft of key US earnings.
US pre-open: Futures inch lower ahead of Microsoft earnings
(Sharecast News) - US stock futures were pulling back on Tuesday morning, with investors taking profits ahead of some market-moving events after the Dow and S&P 500 set fresh record highs the previous session.
Asia report: Markets mixed as Evergrande fallout continues
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets experienced mixed performances on Tuesday, largely influenced by ongoing concerns surrounding Evergrande's liquidation order over the weekend.
Europe open: Shares up ahead of flash eurozone GDP
(Sharecast News) - European share markets opened higher on Tuesday as investors eyed flash eurozone fourth-quarter gross domestic product figures later in the morning.
London open: Stocks rise as shop price inflation eases; WPP surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Tuesday, taking their cue from a solid session on Wall Street, as data showed that UK shop price inflation eased sharply in January.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up on US gains
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday following solid gains on Wall Street.
US close: Stocks hit new records ahead of hectic week
(Sharecast News) - US stock markets performed strongly on Monday, kicking off a busy week on the front foot, with both the Dow and S&P 500 continuing to set fresh record highs and the Nasdaq Composite nearing its all-time peak.
Europe close: Stocks end mixed ahead of key risk events
(Sharecast News) - European shares struggled for direction on Monday as investors awaited a US interest rate decision two days later.
London close: Stocks turn weaker ahead of busy week for earnings
(Sharecast News) - London's stock market saw slight declines by the close on Monday, as investors turned their attention to a week filled with corporate earnings reports and central bank announcements.
US open: Stocks start week off little changed
(Sharecast News) - US stock were little changed on Monday ahead of an extremely busy week of corporate earnings.
FTSE 100 movers: Fresnillo shines; Schroders hit by downgrade
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,638.90 in afternoon trade on Monday.
FTSE 250 movers: Ferrexpo down on court ruling; Energean gains
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,282.99 -0.28%
Broker tips: Kingfisher, Rotork, IMI, Intertek
(Sharecast News) - RBC Capital Markets downgraded B&Q and Castorama owner Kingfisher on Monday to 'sector perform' from 'outperform'.
Europe midday: Shares look for direction ahead of Fed; Philips falls
(Sharecast News) - European shares were struggling for direction on Monday as investors awaited a US interest rate decision this week.
London midday: FTSE edges up as BP, Shell gush higher
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were a little firmer by midday on Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week for earnings and central bank announcements, with strong performances from BP and Shell lending a hand.
Asia report: Most markets rise despite Evergrande liquidation order
(Sharecast News) - Most markets in the Asia-Pacific region displayed positive trends today, as investors closely monitored developments in Hong Kong.
Europe open: Shares flat ahead of Fed; Bayer falls on court ruling
(Sharecast News) - European shares were flat on Monday as investors awaited a US interest rate decision this week.
London open: FTSE nudges up ahead of busy week
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week for earnings and central bank announcements.
London pre-open: Stocks seen flat ahead of busy week
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a muted open on Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week for earnings and central banks.
London close: Stocks finish higher as US inflation cools
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets closed positively on Friday, as investors were buoyed by an optimistic consumer confidence survey and a lower-than-anticipated inflation reading from across the pond.
FTSE 100 movers: Croda rallies; Tesco, Sainsbury's dented by JPM note
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 1.4% at 7,637.67 in afternoon trade on Friday.
FTSE 250 movers: WH Smith in favour after update; Serco down on bid approach report
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,341.63 0.62%
Week ahead: Bank of England, Federal Reserve, and US non-farm payrolls in focus
(Sharecast News) - All eyes over the coming week would be on the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve.
Europe midday: Remy, LVMH results boost shares; Eyes on US data
(Sharecast News) - European markets extended gains on Friday as luxury stocks led the way and investors digested the European Central Bank's decision to hold rates steady, although more gloom from a consumer survey in German tempered the mood.
London midday: FTSE extends gains as investors eye US inflation reading
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Friday as investors mulled an upbeat consumer confidence survey, with luxury shares boosted by well-received results from LVMH and Remy Cointreau.
US pre-open: S&P 500 to snap six-day winning streak ahead of inflation data
(Sharecast News) - US stock futures were pointing to a weak start on Wall Street on Friday as the Dow and S&P 500 pull back from record highs ahead of a barrage of economic data due out later in the session, including a key reading of inflation.
Asia report: Most markets fall as Tokyo inflation slows
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets finished with mixed performances on Friday, as investors digested the latest inflation data from Tokyo.
Europe open: LVMH, Remy Cointreau results boost Stoxx
(Sharecast News) - European markets opened higher on Friday as luxury stocks led the way and investors digested the European Central Bank's decision to hold rates steady, although more gloom from a consumer survey in German tempered the mood.
London open: Stocks gain as consumer confidence hits two-year high
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Friday as investors mulled an upbeat consumer confidence survey and looked ahead to the release of key US inflation data.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors eye US inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday following gains on Wall Street, as investors eyed the latest US inflation data.
US close: Dow and S&P 500 hit fresh highs after GDP beat
(Sharecast News) - The Dow and S&P 500 both hit new record highs on Thursday after an upside surprise in US economic growth lifted sentiment, with airline stocks and IBM among the most prominent risers of the day.
Europe close: Stocks end mixed despite dovish ECB
(Sharecast News) - European shares ended Thursday's session in mixed fashion despite more dovish than expected messaging on the interest rate outlook out of European Central Bank boss Christine Lagarde.
Broker tips: EasyJet, Rolls-Royce, Direct Line, Admiral
(Sharecast News) - RBC Capital Markets hiked its price target on easyJet to 540p from 500p on Thursday and lifted estimates after the budget airline's first-quarter update a day earlier.
London close: Stocks turn green after US GDP release
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London had turned higher by the close on Thursday, as investors digested a better-than-expected GDP reading out of the United States.
FTSE 100 movers: Intermediate Capital gains on update; St James's Place slumps
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,529.76 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
US open: Stocks gains after GDP data, airlines jump
(Sharecast News) - US stocks rose strongly on Thursday morning in New York, with the Dow and S&P 500 both at fresh record highs, after GDP data came in ahead of forecasts.
FTSE 250 movers: Elementis surges on bid report; IG Group out of favour
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,086.17 -0.45%
London midday: Stocks stay down ahead of ECB; Elementis surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still a little weaker by midday on Thursday, with traders cautious ahead of the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank and US GDP data.
Asia report: Stocks rise on China reserve ratio cut
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets saw a rise in stock values across the board on Thursday, with China and Hong Kong leading the gains following an announcement from the People's Bank of China.
Europe midday: Shares dip after more gloomy German data ahead of ECB
(Sharecast News) - European shares were lower at the end of the morning session on Thursday as investors awaited the latest rate decision from the European Central Bank later in the day and more survey gloom from Germany dampened sentiment.
US pre-open: Flat start expected ahead of GDP data, earnings
(Sharecast News) - US stock futures were pointing to a flat start on Wall Street on Thursday as markets tread water at record highs with investors adopting a cautious tone in light of mixed corporate earnings and important incoming economic data.
Europe open: Shares lower ahead of ECB rate decision; IG Group slumps
(Sharecast News) - European shares opened lower on Thursday as investors awaited the latest rate decision from the European Central Bank later in the day.
London open: Stocks edge down ahead of ECB, US GDP data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged lower in early trade on Thursday as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the European Central Bank and US GDP data.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower ahead of ECB, US GDP
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Thursday after disappointing results from Tesla and ahead of a rate announcement by the European Central Bank and US GDP data.
US close: Dow falls but S&P 500 hits another record
(Sharecast News) - Stocks finished mixed on Wednesday with the Dow slipping into the red by the close, but the S&P 500 notching its fourth straight record close, helped by strong earnings from Netflix and Freeport-McMoRan, along with improving service-sector data.
Directors dealings: Games Workshop boss picks up some shares
(Sharecast News) - Games Workshop's chief executive officer picked up some more shares in the tabletop fantasy and futuristic battle-games company.
Europe close: Stoxx 600 at two-week high as DAX hits new record
(Sharecast News) - European stocks rose strongly on Wednesday as stimulus measures in China and solid corporate earnings lifted Germany's benchmark index to a record high, as investors largely shrugged off weak economic data.
London close: Stocks rise on positive news from China
(Sharecast News) - London markets finished with a positive performance on Wednesday, driven by gains in the mining sector following China's announcement of an upcoming reduction in the reserve requirement ratio for banks.
US open: Stocks rise as earnings lift sentiment
(Sharecast News) - US stocks rose on Wednesday morning in New York as investors digested a barrage of corporate earnings and stimulus measures to boost China's economy.
Broker tips: Greggs, Haleon
(Sharecast News) - Numis initiated coverage of Greggs on Wednesday with a 'hold' rating and 2,560p price target as it said growth was "baked in".
FTSE 100 movers: Miners rally on China news; Haleon hit by JPM note
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.6% at 7,529.94 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
US open: Stocks hit new record highs on solid earnings
(Sharecast News) - US stocks rose on Wednesday morning in New York as investors digested a barrage of corporate earnings and stimulus measures to boost China's economy.
London midday: Stocks stay up as miners rally; Haleon slumps
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had maintained gains by midday on Wednesday, with miners on the front foot after China said it will cut the reserve requirement ratio for banks from next month.
US pre-open: Futures rise on Netflix earnings, China stimulus
(Sharecast News) - US stock futures were pointing to a positive start on Wall Street on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 poised to hit another record high on the back of strong quarterly earnings from Netflix and news of stimulus in China.
Asia report: Markets mixed after wave of regional data
(Sharecast News) - Markets in the Asia-Pacific region saw a mixed trading session on Wednesday, with positive performances being led by Hong Kong.
Europe open: Shares rise ahead of eurozone PMI flash data
(Sharecast News) - European markets opened higher on Wednesday with investors mulling a dump of corporate updated, the war in the Middle East and January preliminary purchasing managers' index readings.
London open: Miners pace gains on China news; easyJet flies higher
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday, with miners pacing the gains after China said it will cut the reserve requirement ratio for banks from next month.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up on positive Wall St cues
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday following a positive session on Wall Street, as investors eyed the latest reading on the UK services and manufacturing sectors.
Europe midday: Shares gain after eurozone PMI data; DAX outperforms
(Sharecast News) - European markets made strong gains in the morning session on Wednesday as investiors cheered survey data showing eurozone business activity fell at the slowest rate for six months in January.
US close: Stocks mixed ahead of key data releases
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street experienced a mixed performance on Tuesday, with its main market indices showing varied results following a record close in the previous session.
Europe close: Stocks dip amid geopolitical tensions
(Sharecast News) - European shares slipped into the red after a positive start to the session as renewed strikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen in response to attacks on Red Sea shipping tempered sentiment.
London close: Stocks slip as focus shifts to US earnings
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets experienced a downturn on Tuesday, despite the release of favourable UK borrowing figures as investors turned their focus to earnings from prominent US companies on Wall Street.
FTSE 250 movers: Diversified Energy slumps for second week in a row
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 19,076.22, +0.00%
FTSE 100 movers: StanChart and Prudential rally on China news
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.1% at 7,497.75 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
US open: Stocks little changed ahead of key data, corporate earnings
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street's main market gauges were little changed following a record close during the previous session.
Broker tips: Prudential, Victrex
(Sharecast News) - JPMorgan Cazenove reiterated its 'overweight' rating on Prudential on Tuesday as it said concerns about the stock reflect fear rather than fundamentals.
Europe midday: Shares slip into red after positive start
(Sharecast News) - European shares slipped into the red at midday after a positive start to the session as renewed strikes on Houthi rebels in Yemen in response to attacks on Red Sea shipping tempered sentiment.
London midday: Stocks turn lower as focus shifts to US earnings
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had turned lower by midday on Tuesday despite better-than-expected UK borrowing figures, as investors eyed key earnings from across the pond.
US pre-open: Futures flat as markets pause at record highs before earnings
(Sharecast News) - US stock futures were pointing to a flat start on Tuesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 both pause at record highs ahead of a barrage of corporate earnings.
Asia report: Markets mixed as Japan maintains interest rates
(Sharecast News) - Hong Kong stocks led gains in the Asia-Pacific region on Tuesday, staging a rebound, while Japanese equities saw a marginal decline following the Bank of Japan's decision to maintain its monetary policy in its first meeting of the year.
Europe open: Shares up on strong Wall Street; US hits Yemen again
(Sharecast News) - European shares opened higher on Tuesday, taking their cue from a strong performance on Wall Street overnight, although renewed attacks on Houthi rebels in Yemen in response to attacks on Red Sea shipping tempered sentiment.
London open: Stocks gain as miners rally; borrowing data in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Tuesday following another record close on Wall Street, as investors mulled better-than-expected UK borrowing figures.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors mull borrowing figures
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday following another record close on Wall Street, as investors mulled the latest UK borrowing figures.
US close: Dow and S&P 500 both close at fresh record highs
(Sharecast News) - US stocks booked modest gains on Monday but that didn't stop the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 both closing at new all-time highs.
Europe close: Shares start week on the front foot
(Sharecast News) - European shares were up on Monday after strong performances on Wall Street and Asia.
London close: Stocks maintain gains on fresh UK optimism
(Sharecast News) - London markets finished with a positive performance on Monday, following the lead of Wall Street's strong gains towards the end of the previous week.
FTSE 250 movers: Bodycote in favour on buyback plan
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 19,025.60, +0.82%
FTSE 100 movers: Segro boosted by upgrade; Endeavour in the red
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.4% at 7,489.02 in afternoon trade on Monday.
Broker tips: Segro, Sage, CMC Markets
(Sharecast News) - Citi upgraded Segro on Monday to 'buy' from 'neutral', saying it estimates that as rates decline, the risk to its previous estimates of deep recession rent declines reverses and it now expects growth.
Director dealings: Fullers non-exec's trust buys shares, Hollywood Bowl chair sells
(Sharecast News) - In director dealings disclosed on Monday, Fuller, Smith & Turner reported a purchase linked to a non-executive director, and Hollywood Bowl updated the market on sales made by its chairman.
US open: Stocks continue to gain after Friday's record close
(Sharecast News) - US stocks rose in early trade on Monday, building on the record gains seen at the end of last week, when the S&P 500 closed at a new all-time high.
Europe midday: Shares higher as Kindred soars on FDJ €2.6bn offer
(Sharecast News) - European shares were up on Monday after strong performances on Wall Street and Asia, while shares in Swedish gambling group Kindred surged on a €2.6bn bid from France's FDJ.
US pre-open: S&P 500 set to hit new record as futures rise
(Sharecast News) - US stock futures were pointing to a positive start to the new trading week, with the S&P 500 poised to set a new record high ahead of a busy week for corporate earnings.
London midday: Stocks stay up as EY Item Club lifts growth forecasts
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still a little firmer by midday on Monday, having taken their opening cue from solid gains on Wall Street at the end of last week, with an upbeat report from EY Item Club helping to underpin the mood.
Asia report: Markets mixed as Beijing keeps rates on hold
(Sharecast News) - Markets in the Asia-Pacific region finished with a mixed performance on Monday, as China adhered to market expectations by keeping its loan prime rates unchanged.
Europe open: Shares in strong start; FDJ makes €2.6bn bid for Kindred
(Sharecast News) - European shares made a strong start to the first trading session of the week after strong performances on Wall Street and Asia, while shares in Swedish gambling group Kindred surged on a €2.6bn bid from France's FDJ.
London open: Stocks gain after US rally; Bodycote jumps
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Monday following solid gains on Wall Street at the end of last week.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up on Wall Street gains
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Monday following solid gains on Wall Street at the end of last week.
Europe close: Stocks drop on hawkish comments from ECB member
(Sharecast News) - A strong start on Wall Street wasn't enough to lift European stocks on Friday, which sank into the red in afternoon trade after a European Central Bank member said markets were getting ahead of themselves hoping for an imminent interest-rate cut.
London close: Stocks mixed for third straight week of losses
(Sharecast News) - London stocks ended the trading session on Friday with a dip in performance, after disappointing retail sales figures had a downward impact on the value of the pound.
US open: S&P 500 flirts with record high early on
(Sharecast News) - US stock markets rose on Friday, but gains were modest with the S&P 500 teetering at an all-time high as bond yields rose and investors digested incoming economic data.
FTSE 250 movers: 4imprint surges on earnings beat forecast
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 18,924.93, -0.12%
FTSE 100 movers: Persimmon boosted by upgrade; Aviva gains
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was 0.2% higher at 7,472.95 in afternoon trade on Friday.
Europe midday: Shares trim gains; German producer prices fall
(Sharecast News) - European shares trimmed gains made in the morning session on Friday despite a sharp drop in UK retail sales, while German producer prices registered a sharp fall in December.
London midday: Stocks stay up as sterling falls on weak retail sales
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday on Friday as weak retail sales figures weighed on sterling and boosted rate cut hopes.
Asia report: Markets mixed as inflation slows in Japan
(Sharecast News) - Markets in the Asia-Pacific region finished with a mixed performance on Friday, influenced by a range of factors including Japan's latest inflation figures.
Week ahead: BoJ and ECB expected to hold rates steady
(Sharecast News) - Central bank meetings will be the theme of next week, with decisions due from the Bank of Japan and European Central Bank, as the world continues to wait for inflation figures to fall back down to policymakers' targets.
US pre-open: Tech stocks expected to drive S&P 500 to new record
(Sharecast News) - US stock futures were pointing higher on Friday with the S&P 500 tipped to set a new record, as tech stocks are continuing to benefit from strong results from chipmaker giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing.
Europe open: Shares up as German producer prices fall
(Sharecast News) - European shares opened higher on Friday despite a sharp drop in UK retail sales, while German producer prices registered a sharp fall in December.
London open: FTSE gains as weak retail sales boost rate cut hopes
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Friday as weak retail sales figures boosted rate cut hopes.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after upbeat US session; retail sales slump
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge up at the open on Friday following a positive US session, as investors digest disappointing UK retail sales data.
US close: Stocks higher as Apple buoys Nasdaq
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were higher at the end of trading on Thursday as major indices reclaimed some of their recent losses.
Europe close: Markets rebound from six-week low as luxury stocks gain
(Sharecast News) - European stocks rose on Thursday, bouncing off a six-week low, as strong gains in the luxury sector were able to offset concerns about rising geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.
Broker tips: Yellow Cake, Informa
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on uranium group Yellow Cake from 744.0p to 883.0p on Thursday following a fireside chat with chief executive Andre Liebenberg and Dustin Garrow, managing principal at Nuclear Fuel Associates and chief commercial officer of 308 Services.
Director dealings: YouGov CFO lowers stake
(Sharecast News) - YouGov revealed on Thursday that chief finance officer Alex McIntosh had disposed of 10,200 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed market research and data analytics firm.
London close: Stocks manage gains after deluge of updates
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets managed a positive finish amid subdued trading activity on Thursday, with investors digesting a plethora of corporate news.
FTSE 100 movers: Flutter flies higher; JD Sports out of fashion
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.1% at 7,452.44 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
FTSE 250 movers: WoS tanks on revenue warning; Ferrexpo up on divi
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 18,983.94, +0.63%
US open: Nasdaq trades higher as Apple leads the way
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were higher early on Thursday as major indices attempted to bounce back from yet another losing session.
Europe midday: Shares rally; Richemont surges on China earnings
(Sharecast News) - European shares rallied on Thursday after a cautious start that saw them dip into the red as investors digested comments from central bankers this week that poured cold water on the idea of early interest rate cuts this year.
US pre-open: Stocks mixed ahead of jobless claims data
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were mostly higher ahead of the bell on Thursday following yet another losing session for the blue-chip Dow Jones.
London midday: Stocks tick up in muted trade; Flutter surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were a touch firmer by midday on Thursday in muted trade, as investors waded through a deluge of corporate news.
Asia report: Most markets fall as Aussie jobs market narrows
(Sharecast News) - Markets in the Asia-Pacific region were in a mixed state on Thursday, with Hong Kong stocks rebounding while mainland China shares also rose after languishing near five-year lows.
Europe open: Shares edge lower on rate cut timing; WoS tanks after warning
(Sharecast News) - European shares made a cautious start to trading on Thursday, with shares edging lower as investors digested comments from central bankers this week that poured cold water on the idea of early interest rate cuts this year.
London open: Stocks nudge down amid raft of corporate news
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged a touch lower in early trade on Thursday following heavy losses in the previous session, as investors waded through a deluge of corporate news.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge lower amid corporate deluge
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to open just a touch lower on Thursday following heavy losses in the previous session, as investors waded through a deluge of corporate news.
US close: Rising yields, hawkish comments weigh on stocks
(Sharecast News) - US stocks fell on Wednesday as bond yields rose on the back of resilient economic data, with central bankers in both the States and Europe doing their best to temper expectations for imminent cuts to interest rates.
Broker tips: Drax, Midwich, Smith & Nephew, IMI
(Sharecast News) - Citi downgraded Drax to 'sell' on Wednesday as it argued the shares have re-rated "unjustifiably" on the hope of further government support - a view the bank does not share before the general election.
Director dealings: Experian COO makes share sale
(Sharecast News) - Experian revealed on Wednesday that chief operating officer Craig Boundy had disposed of 226,166 ordinary shares in the FTSE 100-listed information services company.
FTSE 250 movers: Cheer for M&B, Safestore falls on cautious outlook
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 18,840.23 -1.84%
US open: Stocks trade lower, retail sales in focus
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were in the red early on Wednesday as market participants continued to mull over the future of monetary policy and digested retail sales data for the all-important holiday season.
London close: Stocks slip after surprise jump in UK inflation
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets experienced a downturn on Wednesday, as a surprising increase in UK inflation and sluggish Chinese GDP growth impacted investor sentiment.
FTSE 100 movers: IMI rallies on Goldman upgrade; housebuilders fall
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 1.9% at 7,416.25 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
Europe midday: Stocks fall as UK CPI, China data, central bankers dent hopes of early rate cuts
(Sharecast News) - European shares posted sharp falls on Wednesday as policymakers continued to downplay prospects for early interest rate cuts, after UK inflation rose unexpectedly and weak data from China also hit sentiment.
US pre-open: Futures lower as monetary policy remains in focus
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the open on Wednesday as market participants continued to mull over the future of monetary policy.
London midday: Stocks extend losses after UK inflation data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended losses by midday on Wednesday as a surprise jump in UK inflation dampened rate cut hopes, while sluggish Chinese GDP also weighed on sentiment.
Asia report: Markets tumble as China's GDP growth misses
(Sharecast News) - Stock markets in the Asia-Pacific region faced significant declines on Wednesday, as investor sentiment took a hit across the board.
Europe open: Shares slump as central bankers dampen hopes of early rate cuts
(Sharecast News) - European shares posted sharp falls at the open on Wednesday as policymakers continued to downplay prospects for early interest rate cuts, after UK inflation rose unexpectedly and weak data from China also hit sentiment.
London open: Stocks slump as UK inflation ticks higher
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell sharply in early trade on Wednesday as a surprise jump in UK inflation dampened rate cut hopes.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down as UK inflation ticks higher
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Wednesday following downbeat sessions in the US and Asia, as investors mulled the latest UK inflation figures.
London close: Stocks finish lower as wage growth eases
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets finished in the red on Tuesday, as investors assessed the latest UK jobs data.
Director dealings: Chemring CEO makes share sale
(Sharecast News) - Chemring revealed on Tuesday that chief executive Michael Ord had disposed of 192,412 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed defence firm.
Broker tips: AstraZeneca, GSK, Persimmon, Crest Nicholson, Premier Foods, Rightmove, Moneysupermarket, Rolls-Royce
(Sharecast News) - UBS has downgraded AstraZeneca and upgraded rival GSK as part of its latest review of the European pharmaceutical sector.
US open: Stocks mixed following MLK Day break
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were mixed early on Tuesday as traders returned from the Martin Luther King Jr Day break to more bank earnings and headlines from the Republican Party's Iowa caucus.
FTSE 250 movers: Spirent soars; not so Moneysupermarket
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,175.12 -0.13%
FTSE 100 movers: Experian rallies; AZN hit by downgrade
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.4% at 7,561.57 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
US pre-open: Futures in the red following Trump's landslide caucus victory
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the bell on Tuesday as traders returned from the Martin Luther King Jr Day break to more corporate earnings and headlines from the Republican Party's Iowa caucus.
Europe midday: Shares down on Holzmann comments; Hugo Boss slumps
(Sharecast News) - European stocks were lower on Tuesday as comments from a European Central Bank member on the timing of rate cuts dampened sentiment, while Hugo Boss shares slumped as earnings missed estimates.
London midday: Stocks stay down as rate cut hopes dashed; Ocado surges
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still down by midday on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data, and as hawkish comments from central bankers dampened rate cut hopes.
Asia report: Hong Kong tumbles on mixed day for region
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets experienced mixed performance on Tuesday, with Hong Kong leading the declines and Japanese stocks pausing their recent record-breaking rally.
Europe open: Shares down after ECB's Holzmann comments on rates
(Sharecast News) - European stocks were markedly lower at the open on Tuesday as comments from a European Central Bank member on the timing of rate cuts dampened sentiment.
London open: FTSE falls as rate cut expectations scaled back; jobs data in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data, and as hawkish comments from central bankers dampened rate cut hopes.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down as investors mull UK jobs data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Tuesday following a downbeat session in Asia, as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data.
London close: Stocks mixed on relatively quiet Monday
(Sharecast News) - London's stock market finished with a mixed performance on Monday, after underwhelming reports from PageGroup and Crest Nicholson.
Director dealings: Darktrace CEO lowers stake
(Sharecast News) - Darktrace revealed on Monday that chief executive Poppy Gustafsson had disposed of 75,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed cyber security company.
FTSE 100 movers: Admiral recovers; Ocado down ahead of update
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.5% at 7,590.10 in afternoon trade on Monday.
FTSE 250 movers: Bakkavor up on stake sale; warning hits Crest Nicholson
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 19,123.93, -0.38%
Europe midday: Shares slip on German, EZ data; Atos slumps
(Sharecast News) - European shares slipped into the red on Monday as weak German GDP and eurozone industrial production data hit sentiment, while a cash flow warning from French IT firm Atos also dampened the mood.
London midday: Stocks turn lower as PageGroup, Crest Nicholson disappoint
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had fallen into the red by midday following disappointing updates from PageGroup and Crest Nicholson, with trade expected to be quieter than usual as US markets will be closed for Martin Luther King day.
Asia report: Stocks mixed as Beijing keeps medium-term rate on hold
(Sharecast News) - Markets in the Asia-Pacific region finished with a mixed performance on Monday.
Europe open: Shares up on quiet day; Atos slumps on cash flow warning
(Sharecast News) - European shares made a subdued start to the week with a quiet day expected due to the Martin Luther King holiday in the US, although French IT firm Atos was in focus after a warning on cash flow and appointment of a new chief executive.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up; US markets closed for Martin Luther King day
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Monday following a mostly positive session in Asia, but trade was expected to be quieter than usual, with US markets closed for Martin Luther King day.
Europe close: Defence stocks lead markets higher
(Sharecast News) - European stocks put in a decent performance on Friday, rebounding after three straight days of losses, as investors digested a barrage of mixed global economic data and the start of corporate earnings season in the US.
Broker tips: Synthomer, Ceres Power, GCP Infrastructure
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on chemicals business Synthomer from 400.0p to 320.0p on Friday as it lowered its operating profit expectations for 2023-25.
London close: Stocks rise on positive UK economic data
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets closed on a positive note today, buoyed by fresh data indicating that the UK economy had returned to growth in November.
Director dealings: Mercantile Ports & Logistics director ups holdings
(Sharecast News) - Mercantile Ports & Logistics revealed on Friday that non-executive director John Fitzgerald had acquired 624,419 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed Indian port operator.
US open: Stocks lower as earnings season kicks off
(Sharecast News) - US stocks were in the red early on Friday as market participants strapped themselves in for the beginning of another corporate earnings season.
FTSE 100 movers: Burberry, IAG in the red
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 1% at 7,654.88 in afternoon trade on Friday.
FTSE 250 movers: Oil stocks in focus on geopolitical tensions
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 19,277.40, +0.89%
Europe midday: UK GDP gives lift, but Burberry warning hits luxury stocks
(Sharecast News) - European shares were higher as investors shrugged off higher-than-expected US inflation data and digested strong growth figures from the UK, while luxury stocks were hit by a profit warning at Burberry as demand for its products slumped.
London midday: Stocks stay up after UK GDP data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday on Friday after data showed the UK economy returned to growth in November, as investors mulled the latest earnings from US banking behemoths Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase.
US pre-open: Futures lower as earnings begin to roll in
(Sharecast News) - US futures were in the red ahead of the bell on Friday as market participants strapped themselves in for the beginning of another corporate earnings season.
Asia report: Stocks mostly lower, Nikkei continues rally
(Sharecast News) - Asian markets experienced a mixed performance on Friday, after China's annual exports recorded their first decline in seven years.
Europe open: Shares up on UK GDP; Luxury stocks hit by Burberry warning
(Sharecast News) - European shares jumped sharply at the open as investors shrugged off higher-than-expected US inflation data and digested strong growth figures from the UK.
London open: Stocks gain as UK economy returns to growth
(Sharecast News) - London stocks gained in early trade on Friday after data showed the UK economy returned to growth in November, and as investors eyed earnings from US banking behemoths.
Week ahead: UK inflation data in focus as markets eye rate cuts
(Sharecast News) - UK economic data will likely steal the show next week, with a barrage of leading indicators scheduled for release, including the all-important consumer price index (CPI) for December as markets continue to speculate over when the Bank of England will begin to loosen monetary policy.
London pre-open: Stocks to rise as UK economy returns to growth
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday following heavy losses in the previous session, as data showed the UK economy returned to growth in the November.
US close: Stocks little changed as traders digest CPI reading
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were little changed at the close on Thursday as market participants digested some key inflation data.
London close: Stocks fall as US inflation comes in hot
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed in the red on Thursday, reversing earlier gains after US consumer inflation came in hotter than expected.
Broker tips: Antofagasta, Entain, JD Wetherspoon, British Land, Land Securities, WPP, EasyJet
(Sharecast News) - RBC Capital Markets upgraded its stance on Chilean copper miner Antofagasta to 'outperform' from 'sector perform' on Thursday and hiked its price target on the stock to 1,800.0p from 1,300.0p.
Director dealings: EKF Diagnostics director raises stake
(Sharecast News) - EKF Diagnostics revealed on Thursday that non-executive director Christopher Mills had acquired 100,000 shares in the AIM-listed global diagnostics business.
FTSE 250 movers: Trustpilot surges on profit upgrade
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 19,192.57, -0.45%
US open: Stocks trade lower as investors digest CPI data
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were in the red early on Thursday as market participants digested some key inflation data.
FTSE 100 movers: Whitbread rallies; WPP slumps on downgrade
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.8% at 7,592.51 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Europe midday: Shares up ahead of US inflation data
(Sharecast News) - European shares were up at midday on Thursday as investors digested a raft of Christmas trading updates and awaited the latest US inflation figures later in the day.
London midday: FTSE dips ahead of US inflation reading
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had dipped into the red by midday on Thursday, reversing earlier gains ahead of the latest US inflation reading, with M&S under the cosh after a trading update.
US pre-open: Futures mixed ahead of CPI reading
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were mixed ahead of the bell on Thursday as market participants held their breath in anticipation for some key inflation data due out later in the day.
Asia report: Nikkei reaches another high as rally continues
(Sharecast News) - Markets in the Asia-Pacific region were mostly higher on Thursday, with Japan emerging as a leader in the rally, while South Korea experienced a slight dip.
Europe open: Shares rally ahead of US inflation data
(Sharecast News) - European shares rallied at the open on Thursday as investors digested a raft of Christmas trading updates and awaited the latest US inflation figures later in the day.
London open: Stocks gain ahead of US inflation; Tesco, M&S in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Thursday following gains in the US and Asia, with supermarkets in focus after trading updates from Tesco and Marks & Spencer.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors eye US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a higher open on Thursday following gains on Wall Street and in Asia, as investors eyed the release of the latest US inflation reading.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors eye US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a higher open on Thursday following gains on Wall Street and in Asia, as investors eyed the release of the latest US inflation reading.
US close: Markets gain ahead of CPI data, Meta leads tech stocks higher
(Sharecast News) - After a tentative start, US stocks finished with decent gains on Wednesday with the S&P 500 inching ever closer to its record high, though market sentiment was still cautious ahead of latest inflation figures due out the following session.
Broker tips: Wise Mark's Electrical, Intertek, Babcock
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at Berenberg initiated coverage of software firm Wise with a 'buy' rating and a 1,140.0p price target on Wednesday, stating the firm was "widening the moat".
London close: Stocks slip as investors brace for US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks closed with losses on Wednesday, influenced by a pessimistic growth outlook from the World Bank and investors' attention to upcoming US inflation data.
Director dealings: Chariot CEO raises stake
(Sharecast News) - Chariot revealed on Wednesday that chief executive Adonis Pouroulis had acquired 385,682 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed transitional energy company.
US open: Stocks slightly higher as investors look ahead to CPI reading
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were in the green early on Wednesday as traders waited for the release of last month's CPI reading tomorrow.
FTSE 100 movers: Housebuilders rally; Admiral under the cosh
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.4% at 7,655.06 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
FTSE 250 movers: Direct Line slumps on financing report; Greggs rolls on
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 19,291.94, -0.01%
Europe midday: Shares slip on global gloom; Grifols up as Gotham cuts stake
(Sharecast News) - European shares were lower on Wednesday as the World Bank warned the war between Israel and Hamas would hit global economic growth, while Yemen's Houthi rebels fired a barrage of drones and missiles at shipping in the Red Sea, forcing the US and UK navies to shoot them down.
London midday: Stocks stay down; insurers Admiral, Direct Line take a hit
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red by midday on Wednesday following a downbeat growth forecast from the World Bank, and as investors eyed the latest US inflation data this week.
US pre-open: Futures mixed as traders look ahead to CPI reading
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were mixed ahead of the bell on Wednesday as traders waited for the release of last month's CPI reading tomorrow.
Asia report: Most markets fall, Nikkei reaches fresh 33-year high
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets closed mostly lower on Wednesday, although Japan's benchmark index bucked the trend as it extended its 33-year high.
London open: Stocks dip after World Bank warning; Sainsbury's in the red
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Wednesday following a downbeat growth forecast from the World Bank, and as investors eyed the latest US inflation data this week.
Europe open: Shares slip as World Bank warns of hit to global growth
(Sharecast News) - European shares fell at the open on Wednesday as the World Bank warned the war between Israel and Hamas would hit global economic growth.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower after US losses; Sainsbury's, Persimmon in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a weaker open on Wednesday following a mostly negative close on Wall Street.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower after US losses; Sainsbury's, Persimmon in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a weaker open on Wednesday following a mostly negative close on Wall Street.
US close: Stocks mostly lower as nerves kick in ahead of CPI, earnings
(Sharecast News) - US stocks finished mostly lower on Tuesday with the Dow falling for the first time in four sessions as investors took profits ahead of a crucial inflation report and the start of earnings season later in the week.
London close: Stocks finish red after choppy session
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had turned back into the red by the close on Tuesday, with recruitment firms and asset managers pacing the declines after some disappointing corporate updates.
Broker tips: Barclays, YouGov, Rentokil Initial
(Sharecast News) - Shore Capital has reiterated its 'buy' rating on Barclays after reports emerged that the bank was in the process of cutting around 5,000 jobs.
Director dealings: Cellular Goods director snaps up shares
(Sharecast News) - Cellular Goods revealed on Tuesday that executive director Michael Edwards had acquired 5.5m ordinary shares in the London-listed wellness and sustainability solutions producer.
FTSE 250 movers: Jupiter spins out; Hays hit by warning
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 19,315.68, -0.40%
FTSE 100 movers: GSK gains on acquisition; St James's Place falls
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was flat at 7,692.41 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
US open: Dow Jones reverses Monday's gains at the bell
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were in the red early on Tuesday following solid gains in the previous session.
Europe midday: Shares slip into red; Grifols plunges on Gotham City report
(Sharecast News) - European shares slid into the red at midday on Tuesday as weak economic data from Germany and the UK dampened sentiment, while shares in Spanish drug maker Grifols plunged by almost a third after hedge fund Gotham City queried its debt ratios.
London midday: Stocks flatten out as recruiters slump on Hays warning
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had pared gains by midday on Tuesday to trade flat, with recruiters under the cosh after a profit warning from Hays.
US pre-open: Futures lower following yesterday's rally
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the bell on Tuesday following solid gains in the previous session.
Asia report: Nikkei leads gains as Tokyo inflation cools
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets rebounded on Tuesday, recovering from the previous session's sell-off as Tokyo's benchmark index reached a 33-year high, largely driven by gains in the tech sector.
Europe open: Shares flat as German, UK data weighs; Hays tanks
(Sharecast News) - European shares were flat at the open on Tuesday as investors digested weak economic data from Germany and the UK and eyed US inflation numbers later in the week, while British recruitment company Hays tanked on a profits warning.
London open: Stocks tick up but recruiters slump after Hays profit warning
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Tuesday following solid gains on Wall Street, but recruiters were under the cosh after a profit warning from Hays.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after solid US session
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday following solid gains on Wall Street.
US close: Tech rally drives gains as S&P 500 nears record high
(Sharecast News) - Huge gains from tech stocks and falling oil prices and bond yields ignited stocks on Monday, with the S&P 500 coming within 36 points of its all-time closing high.
Europe close: Stocks rise despite mixed data, geopolitics
(Sharecast News) - European shares advanced at the start of the week even after it was announced that eurozone retail sales fell and as investors fretted about the Israel-Hamas war escalating into a wider conflict.
Broker tips: Melrose, Legal and General, Energean
(Sharecast News) - JP Morgan has placed Melrose on 'positive catalyst watch' ahead of the British manufacturing group's full-year results, saying it expects "good news to keep coming".
FTSE 100 movers: Shell gushes lower; Melrose gains on JPM note
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.1% at 7,680.11 in afternoon trade on Monday.
US open: Boeing losses weigh on Dow
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street trading got off to a mixed start on Monday after major indices started the new year off by snapping their nine-week winning streak.
FTSE 250 movers: Drax powers ahead but oil producers slide on Saudi cuts
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 19,335.34 +0.65%
Europe midday: Losses extend as EZ retail sales fall
(Sharecast News) - European shares extended losses at the end of the morning session after eurozone retail sales fell and investors fretted about the Israel-Hamas war escalating into a wider conflict.
US pre-open: Futures mixed as major indices snap nine-week winning streak
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were mixed prior to the open on Monday after major indices started the new year off by snapping their nine-week winning streak.
London midday: FTSE in the red as miners retreat; US inflation eyed
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red by midday on Monday amid weakness in the mining sector, as investors eyed the release of the latest US inflation reading this week.
Asia report: Hong Kong leads losses after collapse of Zhongzhi shadow bank
(Sharecast News) - Hong Kong led the losses in the Asia-Pacific markets on Monday, followed by mainland China, as investors reacted to the liquidation of Chinese shadow bank Zhongzhi late on Friday.
Europe open: Shares lower with eyes on US CPI; MEast worries still weigh
(Sharecast News) - European shares continued their downbeat start to 2024 as investors fretted about the Israel-Hamas war escalating into a wider conflict and also looked ahead to key US inflation data later in the week.
London open: Stocks edge lower as investors eye US inflation reading
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Monday following a mostly downbeat Asian session, as investors eyed the release of the latest US inflation reading this week.
London pre-open: Stocks seen weaker as investors eye US inflation print
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Monday following a mostly downbeat Asian session, as investors eyed the release of the latest US inflation reading this week.
London close: Stocks finish red after US payrolls beat
(Sharecast News) - London stocks ended the trading day in negative territory on Friday as investors considered the latest UK construction data and a fresh non-farm payrolls report out of the US.
Director dealings: Ascential CFO makes share disposal
(Sharecast News) - Ascential revealed on Friday that chief financial officer Mandy Gradden had disposed of 850,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed business-to-business media group.
Broker tips: AJ Bell, Hargreaves Lansdown, Croda
(Sharecast News) - Citi has placed AJ Bell and Hargreaves Lansdown on "negative catalyst watch" as part of its review of the European diversified and specialty finance sector.
Europe close: Shares lower on EZ CPI jump, weak German retail sales
(Sharecast News) - European shares pared losses at the close on Friday as investors digested a weaker-than-expected rise eurozone inflation, weaker Germany retail sales numbers and the impact of an anti-dumping probe by China on spirits manufacturers.
FTSE 250 movers: Full speed ahead for Clarkson; Ithaca slips as CEO goes
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 19,160.54, -1.09%
FTSE 100 movers: Endeavour Mining tumbles as CEO fired; WPP rallies
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.4% at 7,695.00 in afternoon trade on Friday.
US open: Dow higher as investors digest NFP data
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were in the green at the open on Friday as investors digested key labour market data later.
Europe midday: Losses extend as spirits stocks hit by China probe
(Sharecast News) - European shares extended losses on Friday as inflation rose in the eurozone, albeit less than expected, and Germany posted weak retail sales numbers, while spirits manufacturers were hit by an anti-dumping probe by China.
US pre-open: Futures lower ahead of NFP data
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the bell on Friday as investors awaited the release of key labour market data later in the day.
London midday: FTSE in the red ahead of payrolls; construction PMI in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still firmly in the red by midday on Friday as investors mulled the latest UK construction data and eyed the release of the US non-farm payrolls report.
Asia report: Markets mixed after lacklustre start to year
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets displayed a mixed performance on Friday, capping off a week of fluctuations following a shaky start to the new year.
Week ahead: UK retailers and grocers to steal the show
(Sharecast News) - Trading updates from UK grocery giants will dominate a lot of the newsflow next week, with statements due from Sainsbury, Tesco and M&S as the market waits to see what impact Christmas trading has had on full-year expectations, while UK retail sales and a bunch of updates from high street names will also be on tap.
Europe open: Shares lower as German retail sales fall; Eyes on EZ, US data
(Sharecast News) - European shares opened lower on Friday as fears of an escalation of the Israel-Hamas war into a broader regional conflict and weak German retail sales hit sentiment.
London open: Stocks fall ahead of payrolls report
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Friday as investors eyed the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London pre-open: Stocks seen down ahead of payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a weaker open on Friday as investors eyed the release of the latest all-important US non-farm payrolls report.
US close: Stocks mostly lower as FOMC minutes remain in focus
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks closed mostly lower on Thursday following the release of minutes from last month's FOMC meeting.
Europe close: Shares rally as US jobs data sparks rate cut hopes
(Sharecast News) - European shares staged a late afternoon rally to close higher on Thursday as investors shrugged off boiling tensions in the Middle East, as US job market figures helped boost hopes of early rate cuts this year.
Director dealings: Bigblu Broadband director raises stake
(Sharecast News) - Bigblu Broadband revealed on Thursday that certain investment vehicles linked to non-executive director Christopher Mills had purchased 25,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed broadband provider.
Broker tips: JD Sports, Tullow Oil, EnQuest, Capricorn Energy, Pharos Energy
(Sharecast News) - Shore Capital has placed its 'buy' rating on JD Sports under review after the high street retailer warned on sales and gross margins on Thursday.
FTSE 250 movers: Tullow, Capricorn hit by downgrade
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 19,306.55, -0.10%
US open: Stocks mixed as FOMC minutes remain in focus
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street trading got off to a mixed start on Thursday following the release of minutes from last month's FOMC meeting.
FTSE 100 movers: Next rallies on guidance upgrade; JD Sports tumbles
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.5% at 7,720.45 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
London close: Stocks rise as US jobless claims slow
(Sharecast News) - London markets showed mixed performance on Thursday as investors digested the latest UK services and mortgage data and a fall in jobless claims across the pond.
Europe midday: Stocks trim gains after weak EZ PMI; JD Sports tanks
(Sharecast News) - European shares trimmed gains at the open on Thursday as investors shrugged off boiling tensions in the Middle East, but downbeat eurozone survey data weighed on sentiment.
US pre-open: Futures mixed following FOMC minutes
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were pointing to a mixed open ahead of the bell on Thursday following heavy losses in the previous session.
London midday: FTSE pares gains amid diverging fortunes for Next, JD Sports
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had pared gains to trade flat by midday on Thursday as investors mulled the latest UK services and mortgage approvals data, with retailers Next and JD Sports in the spotlight amid diverging fortunes.
Asia report: Markets mixed as Japan returns from extended break
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets displayed a mixed performance on Thursday, with China and Japan leading the losses.
Europe open: Shares rally despite MEast worries; Evotec, JD Sports slump
(Sharecast News) - European shares rallied at the open on Thursday as investors shrugged off boiling tensions in the Middle East.
London open: Stocks gain ahead of data slew; Next, JD Sports in the spotlight
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Thursday ahead of a slew of UK data releases, with retailers Next and JD Sports in the spotlight amid diverging performances.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up ahead of data slew; Fed minutes in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge higher at the open on Thursday after a negative close the previous day, as investors eyed a slew of UK data releases.
US close: Stocks finish firmly lower after FOMC minutes
(Sharecast News) - US stocks dropped sharply on Wednesday with the Dow falling nearly 300 points after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting failed to give conclusive evidence of when the central bank might start to cut interest rates.
London close: Stocks fall amid rising geopolitical concerns
(Sharecast News) - London stocks closed lower on Wednesday - the 40th anniversary of the FTSE 100's launch - as sentiment remained cautious due to increasing tensions in the Middle East.
Director dealings: Artemis Alpha director makes share purchase
(Sharecast News) - Artemis Alpha Trust revealed on Wednesday that non-executive director Tom Smethers had acquired 6,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed investment firm.
Europe close: Shares turn lower on Mid-East tensions, Iran bombing
(Sharecast News) - European shares closed in the red on Wednesday as Middle East tensions increased after the assassination of the Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri in Lebanon, raising fears of retaliation by the Islamic group Hezbollah against Israel.
Broker tips: Softcat, Experian, Rentokil Initial, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca
(Sharecast News) - JP Morgan has reiterated its 'underweight' rating and 1,250.0p target price on Softcat following investor feedback on its recent downgrade, saying that the stock is still too expensive given the deteriorating outlook for the IT infrastructure and services provider.
US open: Stocks trade lower ahead of FOMC minutes
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were in the red early on Wednesday following a mixed first session for 2024 saw the Nasdaq Composite turn its worst daily decline in almost three months.
FTSE 250 movers: Airlines down on Mid-East tensions; Babcock in favour
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 19,331.04, -0.93%
FTSE 100 movers: GSK lifted by Jefferies upgrade; miners weak
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.6% at 7,672.25 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
Europe midday: Shares slip into red on Middle East tensions
(Sharecast News) - European shares fell into the red on Wednesday as Middle East tensions were ratcheted up after the assassination of the Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri in Lebanon, raising fears of retaliation by the Islamic group Hezbollah against Israel.
London midday: Stocks turn lower amid Middle East tensions, ahead of Fed minutes
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had fallen into the red by midday on Wednesday on the 40th anniversary of the launch of the FTSE 100, with investors jittery amid escalating tensions in the Middle East and ahead of the latest Fed minutes.
Asia report: Markets in the red as Apple suppliers tumble
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets experienced a mixed performance on Wednesday, marked by declines among technology stocks in particular.
US pre-open: Futures lower following Nasdaq's worst session in months
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the bell on Wednesday following a mixed first session for the year.
Europe open: Shares edge ahead as Middle East tensions weigh
(Sharecast News) - European shares edged ahead in a cautious start to trade on Wednesday as Middle East tensions were ratcheted up after the assassination of the Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri in Lebanon, raising fears of retaliation by the Islamic group Hezbollah against Israel.
London open: Stocks edge up but gains muted amid Middle East tensions
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rose in early trade on Wednesday on the 40th anniversary of the launch of the FTSE 100 index, but gains were muted amid escalating tensions in the Middle East and ahead of the latest Fed minutes.
London pre-open: Stocks to fall after US tech losses
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Wednesday following heavy losses in US tech shares overnight.
US close: Tech and cruise stocks lead Wall Street lower
(Sharecast News) - US stock markets finished mostly lower on Tuesday as investors took profits following the recent end-of-year rally, as cautious trading took over ahead of a busy week for economic data.
London close: Stocks pull back as Red Sea tensions rise
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks finished in the red but off their daily lows as markets pulled back from a seven-month high amid mixed economic data and rising geopolitical tensions in the Middle East.
FTSE 100 movers: Mixed China data a drag on stocks
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 100 (UKX) 7,711.04 -0.28%
Europe close: Shares fall on China, EZ survey data, Middle East tensions
(Sharecast News) - European shares closed lower on the first trading day of the year as downbeat manufacturing survey data from China and the eurozone, combined with worries over tensions in the Middle East, dampened investor sentiment.
Director dealings: Software Circle director raises stake
(Sharecast News) - Software Circle revealed on Tuesday that non-executive director Matthias Riechert had acquired 150,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed software firm.
US open: New trading year starts with early losses
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were in the red early on Tuesday as the market comes off an unexpectedly strong year for major indices.
FTSE 250 movers: Diversified jumps on assets sale
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,531.06 -0.81%
London midday: Early gains erased as stocks drop by lunchtime
(Sharecast News) - The initial New Year's optimism that led to early-morning gains in London quickly faded, with the FTSE 100 sinking into the red by lunchtime.
Europe midday: Shares give up gains on weak EZ PMI data
(Sharecast News) - European shares slipped into the red at midday after survey data indicated that the eurozone had likely slipped into recession in the third quarter of 2023.
US pre-open: Futures point to losses ahead of first session of the year
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the bell as the market comes off an unexpectedly strong year for major indices.
Asia report: Stocks mixed amid conflicting China manufacturing data
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets finished mixed on Tuesday, the first trading day of the year.
Europe open: Shares start on positive note; Eyes on EZ PMI data
(Sharecast News) - European shares started 2024 in the green as optimism over potential rate cuts this year boosted optimism, while investors also looked ahead to eurozone manufacturing data.
London open: Retail stocks lift FTSE 100 higher early on
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks were on the rise on Tuesday as markets across Europe started the new year in an optimistic mood.
London pre-open: Positive start expected on first trading day of 2024
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks are expected to open the first trading session of 2024 in positive territory, with the FTSE 100 tipped to rise 0.3% from the previous close of 7,733.24 - its highest finish since May 2023.
Europe close: Shares finish year higher on rate cut hopes for 2024
(Sharecast News) - European shares finished higher on the last trading day of the year as investors looked ahead to 2024 hoping interest rates would be cut sooner rather than later.
London close: Stocks mixed after short New Year session
(Sharecast News) - London markets had a mixed performance in a shortened pre-holiday trading session on Friday.
US open: Stocks flat going into final session of 2023
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were little changed at the beginning of the final session of 2023 as traders prepared to wrap up a banner month, quarter, and year for stocks.
Director dealings: Atlantic Lithium chairman makes share purchase
(Sharecast News) - Atlantic Lithium revealed on Friday that executive chairman Neil Herbert had acquired 173,913 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed exploration and development company.
Europe midday: Shares hold gains amid thin volumes
(Sharecast News) - European shares held gains at midday on the last trading day of the year amid thin volumes and no real corporate news of note to drive trading.
US pre-open: Futures little changed ahead of final session of 2023
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were slightly higher ahead of the bell on Friday ahead of the year's final session.
Asia report: Markets mixed on final trading day of the year
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets displayed a mixed performance on the final trading day of 2023, as investors assessed various factors impacting regional economies.
Europe open: Shares higher on final trading day of 2023
(Sharecast News) - European shares opened higher on the last trading day of the year amid thin volumes and no real corporate news of note to drive trading.
London open: Gains modest but stocks rise to seven-month high
(Sharecast News) - UK stocks edged higher to a seven-month high on Friday morning, though gains were likely to be limited in a shortened trading session ahead of the New Year's break.
Week ahead: New Year's data flurry to keep traders busy
(Sharecast News) - Markets will experience another shortened trading week with all major equity indices closed for New Year's Day on Monday, but traders returning to their desks after the festive holidays will have an influx of economic data to contend with.
London pre-open: Small gains expected in shortened trading session
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were expected to rise slightly on Friday morning, though movements continue to be limited as volumes remain low in festive trading.
US close: S&P 500 continues to hover near all-time high
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks turned in a mixed showing in the penultimate session of the year, while the S&P 500 continued to hover near its all-time high.
London close: Stocks slip as US jobless claims top expectations
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets experienced a modest decline on Thursday, as the day unfolded with a pronounced lack of significant market-moving developments.
Europe close: Shares down as US jobless market cools again
(Sharecast News) - European shares closed lower as the post-Christmas 'Santa rally' fizzled out on Thursday as the US jobs market cooled for the second straight week.
London midday: Stocks reverse gains to turn lower at lunchtime
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets had turned negative by lunchtime on Thursday, reflecting a subdued trading environment during the typically quiet period between Christmas and New Year.
US pre-open: Futures mixed as S&P 500 hovers near record high
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were mixed going into the penultimate session of the year as the S&P 500 continued to hover near its all-time high.
Asia report: Most markets rise, Japan retail sales improve
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets saw a mixed performance on Thursday, with gains for Chinese and Hong Kong stocks, while Japanese equities struggled to maintain positive momentum.
Europe midday: Shares slip into red on lack of impetus; Oil below $80
(Sharecast News) - European shares slipped into the red at midday on Thursday as thin volumes and a dearth of news provided little impetus.
London open: Stocks start the day in positive territory
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London opened higher on Thursday amid a dearth of corporate news, after another advance for the S&P 500.
Europe open: Shares up as rate cut hopes persist
(Sharecast News) - European shares opened higher on Thursday as investors continued to bet on cuts in interest rates next year.
London pre-open: Stocks set for another positive start
(Sharecast News) - Stocks in London were set to open higher on Thursday amid a dearth of corporate news, after another advance for the S&P 500.
US close: Stocks higher, S&P 500 nears all-time high
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks closed higher on Wednesday as the S&P 500 fell just short of registering a fresh all-time high.
Director dealings: PPHE CEO ups stake
(Sharecast News) - PPHE Hotel Group revealed on Wednesday that chief executive Boris Ivesha had acquired 4.63m ordinary shares in the London-listed international hospitality company.
Europe close: Shares close higher as US rally continues on rate hopes
(Sharecast News) - European shares closed higher on Wednesday as US shares continued to rally amid hopes the US Federal Reserve will start to cut rates earlier in the new year.
US open: Dow Jones continues to march higher
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were mixed at the opening bell on Wednesday as the S&P 500 neared an all-time high.
London close: Stocks maintain gains amid post-Christmas rally
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed in positive territory on Wednesday, buoyed by a global surge in stock prices as the S&P 500 neared an all-time high on Wall Street.
Europe midday: Shares rally on US rate cut hopes, China data
(Sharecast News) - European shares rallied at midday on Wednesday on the back of a strong Wall Street session overnight, strong data from China and hopes the US Federal Reserve will start to cut rates earlier in the new year.
London midday: Stocks ride global wave of post-Christmas optimism
(Sharecast News) - London's equity markets were still above the waterline at lunchtime on Wednesday, following a late Santa rally on Wall Street overnight.
US pre-open: Futures slightly lower ahead of open
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were slightly lower ahead of the opening bell on Wednesday as the S&P 500 neared an all-time high.
Asia report: Stocks rise as China industrial profits show improvement
(Sharecast News) - Asian markets displayed a mixed performance on Wednesday as trading resumed after the Christmas break.
London open: FTSE takes cues from Wall Street 'Santa rally'
(Sharecast News) - London's stocks returned from the Christmas break in the green on Wednesday, boosted by a late Santa rally on Wall Street overnight.
Europe open: Shares edge ahead on Wall St, China data
(Sharecast News) - European shares crept ahead at the open on Wednesday on the back of a Wall Street and strong data from China.
London pre-open: FTSE set for positive return from Christmas break
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to return from the Christmas break in the green on Wednesday, following a late Santa rally for Wall Street overnight.
US close: Traders return from Christmas break in positive mood
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks closed higher on Tuesday as traders returned from the Christmas break in a jolly mood.
US open: Stocks higher as traders return from Christmas break
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were in the green early on Tuesday as traders returned from the Christmas break.
Director dealings: Bluejay Mining's Roderick McIllree raises stake
(Sharecast News) - Bluejay Mining revealed on Friday that non-executive director Roderick McIllree had acquired 10.0m ordinary shares in the AIM-listed exploration and production company.
US open: Stocks higher as investors cheer PCE reading
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were in the green early on Friday as market participants cheered recent a surprise reading of the Federal Reserve's favourite inflation gauge.
Europe close: Markets subdued ahead of Christmas break as stocks edge higher
(Sharecast News) - European stock markets finished flat on Friday after a quiet day with volumes likely affected by upcoming public holidays and a shortened trading session in the UK.
Week ahead: Market volumes set to drop in quiet festive trading
(Sharecast News) - With traders away from their desks for the Christmas festivities, financial markets will likely see reduced volumes in the shortened trading week, with very little in the way of economic data and corporate results to move stocks either way.
Europe midday: Shares stall as UK GDP data, Nike sales cut hit sentiment
(Sharecast News) - European shares were hovering near the flatline on the last trading day before Christmas, as Britain sailed towards recession and a cut in sales forecasts at Nike kicked sportswear manufacturers lower.
London close: Stocks flat after GDP data, retail sales
(Sharecast News) - It was more 'meh' than 'ho ho ho' at the end of a shortened holiday session on Friday, after data showed the UK was teetering on the brink of recession, although retail sales figures were better than expected.
US pre-open: Dow on track for eighth-straight winning week despite pre-market losses
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the bell on Friday as major indices struggled to extend their year-end rally.
Asia report: Markets mixed as Japan inflation slows
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets showed a mixed performance on Friday, as investors digested the minutes of the last Bank of Japan meeting.
Europe open: Shares down on UK GDP data; Nike woes hit Adidas, Puma
(Sharecast News) - European shares opened on the wrong foot at the start of the last trading day before Christmas, as Britain sailed towards recession and a cut in sales forecasts at Nike pulled sportswear manufacturers lower.
London open: Stocks edge lower after GDP, retail sales data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Friday as a downward revision to UK GDP data raised the risk of recession, although retail sales figures were better than expected.
London pre-open: Stocks seen lower as UK GDP revised down
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Friday as UK GDP data for the third quarter was revised down.
US close: Stocks resume December rally
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks resumed their recent rally on Thursday after registering some heavy losses in the previous session.
Europe close: Shares lower despite US jobless data as UK numbers hit sentiment
(Sharecast News) - European shares closed lower on Thursday, despite better-than-expected US jobless data, as UK government borrowing numbers and weak retail sales figures hit sentiment.
London close: Stocks finish weaker amid uninspiring data
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets ended the day in negative territory on Thursday, despite a rebound on Wall Street in early trading, as investors digested lacklustre government borrowing and retail sales data.
Director dealings: Big Technologies CFO makes share purchase
(Sharecast News) - Big Technologies revealed on Thursday that chief financial officer Darren Morris had acquired 200,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed remote monitoring technology group.
Broker tips: Frasers Group, Admiral
(Sharecast News) - Shore Capital has reiterated its 'buy' recommendation on Frasers Group after the retail conglomerate purchased loss-making fast fashion group Matches this week.
FTSE 250 movers: Harbour gushes on Wintershall deal
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 19,558.10, -0.36%
US open: Dow Jones reclaims some of yesterday's losses
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were in the green early on Thursday after registering some heavy losses in the previous session.
FTSE 100 movers: Vodafone rallies; Admiral hit by downgrade
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.3% at 7,690.08 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
Europe midday: Shares extend losses ahead of US data
(Sharecast News) - European shares extended losses on Thursday, tracking sharp falls on Wall Street overnight as trading started to wind down for the Christmas break.
US pre-open: Futures trade higher following yesterday's losses
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the green ahead of the bell on Thursday after registering some heavy losses in the previous session.
London midday: Stocks in the red after borrowing, retail sales data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the red by midday on Thursday following heavy losses on Wall Street, as investors digested uninspiring government borrowing and retail sales figures.
Asia report: Most markets fall after Wall Street sell-off
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets saw a mixed performance on Thursday, influenced by Wall Street's decline overnight.
London open: Stocks fall after US losses, UK borrowing figures
(Sharecast News) - London stocks fell in early trade on Thursday following heavy losses on Wall Street, as UK borrowing figures came in higher than expected.
Europe open: Shares lower on Wall St losses, UK govt borrowing figures
(Sharecast News) - European shares opened lower on Thursday, tracking losses on Wall Street overnight as trading started to wind down for the Christmas break.
London pre-open: Stocks to fall after US losses; borrowing data in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to fall at the open on Thursday following heavy losses on Wall Street, as investors digest the latest UK borrowing figures.
US close: Stocks sharply lower as investors look to take profits
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks closed sharply lower on Wednesday, snapping major averages' recent positive run as investors took some profits.
Director dealings: Energean director makes share purchase
(Sharecast News) - Energean revealed on Wednesday that non-executive director Martin Houston had acquired 8,500 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed hydrocarbon exploration and production company.
Broker tips: Intertek, BAE Systems
(Sharecast News) - Exane BNP Paribas upgraded Intertek to 'outperform' from 'underperform' on Wednesday, saying it sees 20% upside from a re-rating as the market prices in stronger mid-term earnings per share growth.
Europe close: Stoxx 600 edges higher, but London stocks outperform
(Sharecast News) - European stock markets finished in a mixed fashion on Wednesday, with only mild gains for the Stoxx 600, though the FTSE 100 outperformed the rest of the continent after data showed a bigger-than-expected drop in inflation.
London close: Stocks rise as UK inflation slows further
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets saw a notable upswing on Wednesday, driven by encouraging data revealing a greater-than-anticipated slowdown in UK inflation for November.
FTSE 250 movers: Indivior, oil stocks in favour
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 19,543.68, +1.18%
FTSE 100 movers: Intertek boosted by upgrade; Flutter flies higher again
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.9% at 7,703.07 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
US open: Dow Jones flat following ninth-straight winning session
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were slightly higher at the bell on Wednesday, narrowly extending major averages' positive run of late.
US pre-open: Futures lower following ninth straight winning session
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the red ahead of the bell on Wednesday, threatening to put an end to major averages' positive run of late.
Europe midday: Shares pare gains after morning rally; Argenx slumps on trial failure
(Sharecast News) - European shares gave up most of the morning's gains on Wednesday after UK inflation posted a bigger-than-expected fall in November, fuelling hopes of a rate cut by the Bank of England next year, while German producer prices also declined faster than forecast.
London midday: FTSE up but off highs as inflation eases more than expected
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were off earlier highs but still firmly in the black by midday on Wednesday after data showed that UK inflation slowed more than expected in November, boosting rate cut hopes for next year.
Asia report: Stocks mixed as PBoC maintains loan prime rates
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets displayed a range of outcomes on Wednesday as investors continued to process the latest central bank decisions.
Europe open: Shares up on softer UK CPI, German data
(Sharecast News) - European shares made a strong start on Wednesday after UK inflation posted a bigger-than-expected fall in November, fuelling hopes of a rate cut by the Bank of England next year, while German producer prices also declined faster than forecast.
London open: Stocks rally as inflation eases more than expected
(Sharecast News) - London stocks rallied in early trade on Wednesday after data showed that UK inflation slowed more than expected in November, boosting rate cut hopes for next year.
London pre-open: Stocks to rise as inflation eases more than expected
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday following a positive session on Wall Street, and as data showed that UK inflation slowed more than expected in November.
US close: Dow hits new peak, S&P 500 nears record high as rally continues
(Sharecast News) - The Dow Jones rose to another all-time high on Tuesday, while the S&P 500 neared record territory, as rate-cut hopes continued to fuel an end-of-year rally on Wall Street.
US open: S&P 500 nears all-time high as stocks continue to rally
(Sharecast News) - US stocks were putting in decent gains on Tuesday morning, with the Dow Jones continuing to set new highs and the S&P 500 now within touching distance of its record, on the back of unrelenting optimism that the Federal Reserve will ease monetary policy significantly in the coming 12 months.
London close: Stocks manage gains amid holiday slowdown
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets showed resilience on Tuesday, maintaining positive momentum despite the usual holiday slowdown.
Director dealings: Frontier, NewRiver disclose director purchases
(Sharecast News) - NewRiver REIT and Frontier Developments were on the list of director deals on Tuesday after they both disclosed director purchases.
FTSE 250 movers: Diversified slumps on Congress intervention; Hipgnosis out of tune
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 19,277.03, +0.29%
FTSE 100 movers: Ocado rallies; Burberry hit by Jefferies note
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.1% at 7,619.98 in afternoon trade on Tuesday, as the Christmas lull set in.
Europe close: Stoxx 600 near two-year high on rate-cut hopes
(Sharecast News) - European stocks closed at their highest levels in nearly two years on Tuesday on the back of monetary easing hopes as economic data confirmed that eurozone inflation had fallen to its lowest in over two years.
Europe close: Stoxx 600 near two-year high on rate-cut hopes
(Sharecast News) - European stocks closed at their highest levels in nearly two years on Tuesday on the back of monetary easing hopes as economic data confirmed that eurozone inflation had fallen to its lowest in over two years.
Europe midday: Shares up but Red Sea attacks weigh on sentiment
(Sharecast News) - European stock markets were higher on Tuesday, following a positive session on Wall Street and an unchanged final eurozone inflation reading for November, while attacks on shipping in the Red Sea tempered sentiment.
London midday: Stocks pare gains; manufacturing data in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had pared earlier gains to trade flat by midday on Tuesday, with the Christmas lull well and truly upon us, as investors digested the latest reading on the UK manufacturing sector and a policy announcement from the Bank of Japan.
US pre-open: Futures little changed as FOMC remains in focus
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were little changed ahead of the bell on Tuesday as the future of monetary policy remained firmly in focus.
Asia report: Most markets rise as BoJ maintains policy
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets finished mostly higher on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan stood pat on monetary policy.
Europe open: Shares up ahead of EZ CPI; Red Sea attacks in focus
(Sharecast News) - European stock markets opened higher on Tuesday, following a positive session on Wall Street and ahead of final eurozone inflation data for November, while attacks on shipping in the Red Sea tempered sentiment.
London open: Stocks edge up in quiet trade; Superdry tumbles
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged higher in early trade on Tuesday, with the Christmas lull well and truly upon us, as investors mulled the latest policy announcement from the Bank of Japan.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after positive US session; BoJ stands pat
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday following a mostly positive US session, and after the Bank of Japan stood pat on interest rates.
US close: Stocks rise, Dow inches higher for fourth straight record close
(Sharecast News) - US stocks finished higher on Monday, though gains for the Dow were only modest with the index already at record highs, as investors continued to digest mixed messages from Federal Reserve policymakers about the interest-rate outlook.
Europe close: Stocks continue to retreat from recent highs
(Sharecast News) - European markets mostly declined on Monday, with the exception of the FTSE 100, as investors continued to take profits after the recent rally took the Stoxx 600 to its highest in nearly two years.
London close: Stocks make small gains in wake of rate decisions
(Sharecast News) - London stocks closed with minimal changes on Monday, following a week marked by significant central bank decisions.
Broker tips: Bunzl, Star Energy
(Sharecast News) - Bunzl's recent share-price rebound means the stock is "too expensive", according to RBC Capital Markets which reiterated an 'underperform' position and 2,600.0p target price on the distribution company on Monday.
Director dealings: Diploma CFO makes share purchase
(Sharecast News) - Diploma revealed on Monday that chief financial officer Chris Davies had acquired 3,824 ordinary shares on the FTSE 100-listed technical products and services business.
US open: Stocks higher in early trading
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks recorded early gains on Monday as the final full trading week for the year gets underway.
FTSE 250 movers: IP Group, Games Workshop in favour
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250 (MCX) 19,221.58 0.07%
FTSE 100 movers: Entain gains on upgrade; Fresnillo loses its shine
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.4% at 7,608.17 in afternoon trade on Monday.
US pre-open: Futures higher as focus remains on Federal Reserve
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures had major indices recording early gains ahead of the bell on Monday as the final full trading week for the year gets set to begin.
Europe midday: Shares lower on rate comments, German IFO survey
(Sharecast News) - European shares were lower at midday in the week before Christmas as a weak session in Asia, hawkish comments from central bankers and a weak German business survey put a dampener on festive spirits.
London midday: Stocks extend gains as Vodafone and Entain jump
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had extended gains by midday on Monday, helped along by strong performances from Vodafone, Entain and Rolls-Royce, as investors mulled the latest comments from Federal Reserve officials.
Asia report: Most markets fall ahead of BoJ meeting
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets displayed mixed performance on Monday as they kicked off the penultimate week of 2023.
Europe open: Shares lower on hawkish rate talk; Vodafone gains on Italy offer
(Sharecast News) - European shares opened lower at the start of the week before Christmas as a weak session in Asia and hawkish comments from central bankers put a dampener on festive spirits.
London open: FTSE edges up as Entain, Vodafone rally
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged higher in early trade on Monday, helped along by strong performances from Entain and Vodafone, as investors mulled the latest comments from Federal Reserve officials.
US close: Stocks rise but Fed's Williams dampens rate-cut hopes
(Sharecast News) - US stocks finished mostly higher on Friday, with the Dow scoring its third record close in a row, though gains were modest as earlier optimism surrounding future interest-rate cuts was dampened by New York Fed Bank president John Williams.
Director dealings: Domino's Pizza Group CEO makes share purchase
(Sharecast News) - Domino's Pizza Group revealed on Friday that chief executive Andrew Rennie had acquired 15,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed hospitality firm.
Broker tips: Currys, Serco
(Sharecast News) - Analysts at Berenberg nudged up their target price on electrical retailer Currys from 62.0p to 64.0p on Friday, stating cost control had delivered margin progression.
Week ahead: BoJ, US inflation data in focus
(Sharecast News) - Investors' focus over the next to last trading week of 2023 will shift to Asia, with the Bank of Japan and People's Bank of China both scheduled to announce policy decisions.
London close: Stocks weaker after busy week for rate decisions
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets ended the week on a subdued note on Friday as investors digested recent central bank policy updates.
FTSE 250 movers: Trainline on track as UK govt derails plan for rival app
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 19,196.49 , -0.31%
Europe close: Stocks flat as rate-cut hopes dampened
(Sharecast News) - European stock markets closed in a mixed fashion on Friday, with the Stoxx 600 index flat as central bankers poured cold water on hopes that interest rate cuts were on the horizon.
FTSE 100 movers: DS Smith boosted by upgrade; St James's Place slumps
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.9% at 7,582.95 in afternoon trade on Friday.
Europe midday: Shares hold gains on rate cut hopes
(Sharecast News) - European shares were higher on Friday as investors digested commentary from central banks on the outlook for interest rates next year.
US pre-open: Futures have stocks ending week on a high
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the green ahead of the bell on Friday as stocks look to close out an already solid week on a high.
London midday: Stocks fall after 'mixed messages' from central banks
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had fallen into the red by midday on Friday as investors continued to mull this week's slew of central bank policy announcements.
Asia report: Most markets rise on central bank optimism
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets saw gains on Friday, with Hong Kong leading the way, as investors continued to ride the wave of optimism following the US Federal Reserve's decision to maintain interest rates and provide a plan for rate cuts from 2024.
Europe open: Shares up as investors digest rate commentary from central banks
(Sharecast News) - European shares made a positive start to Friday's session as investors digested commentary from central banks on the outlook for interest rates next year.
London open: Stocks steady as investors mull central bank announcements
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were steady in early trade on Friday as investors paused for breath after a slew of central bank policy announcements this week.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge up as Fed enthusiasm wanes
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday but gains were expected to be limited as enthusiasm over the Federal Reserve's dovish comments this week began to wane.
US close: Stocks extend FOMC-fuelled rally
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks added to the previous session's gains triggered by more dovish than expected interest rate forecasts from the Federal Reserve.
Director dealings: Airtel shareholder crosses 15pc threshold, BT CFO sells stock
(Sharecast News) - Two significant director dealings were disclosed to the market on Thursday, with one of Airtel Africa's shareholders crossing the 15% holding threshold, while BT's finance chief sold a chunk of his holding.
London close: Stocks rise as BoE keeps rates on hold
(Sharecast News) - London stocks closed higher on Thursday after the Bank of England maintained interest rates at lunchtime, as anticipated.
Europe close: Stocks end mostly higher as ECB and BoE stay put
(Sharecast News) - European shares were mostly higher on Thursday, even as policymakers at the European Central Bank and Bank of England pushed back on rate cut expectations.
FTSE 100 movers: Ocado rallies; AB Foods goes ex-div
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.9% at 7,617.80 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
FTSE 250 movers: Currys finds favour; Redde Northgate, Mitie go ex-div
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 19,249.90, +2.96%
Broker tips: Compass, Marston's, Ocado, Hochschild
(Sharecast News) - JP Morgan upgraded its ratings for both catering giant Compass Group and pub and hotel operator Marston's after its latest review of the Europe-listed leisure sector.
US open: Wall Street continues to push higher
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street's main market indices were adding to the previous session's gains triggered by more dovish than expected interest rate forecasts from the Federal Reserve.
Europe midday: Shares surge on Fed cut signal as BoE holds rates again
(Sharecast News) - European shares held gains on Thursday as the US Federal Reserve signalled interest rate cuts in 2024, sparking a rally in equities, while the Bank of England held its benchmark at a 15-year high.
London midday: Stocks maintain strong gains as BoE stands pat on rates
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still sharply higher by midday on Thursday after the Bank of England stood pat on interest rates, as expected.
US pre-open: Futures trade higher following yesterday's FOMC-fuelled rally
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the green ahead of the bell on Thursday following yesterday's record-setting rally.
Asia report: Stocks mixed as Fed signals end of tightening cycle
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific equity markets ended mixed on Thursday, with investors digesting the US Federal Reserve's move to end its interest rate hiking cycle overnight as it signalled cuts for next year.
Europe open: Fed rate cuts signal sparks rally as Stoxx gains 1.6%
(Sharecast News) - European shares surged at the open on Thursday as the US Federal Reserve signalled interest rate cuts in 2024, sparking a rally in equities.
London open: FTSE surges after Fed signals rate cuts next year
(Sharecast News) - London stocks surged in early trade on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signalled interest rate cuts were on the way next year, with the Bank of England and the European Central Bank due to make their final policy announcements of 2023 later.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up after Fed signals rate cuts
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to surge on Thursday following strong gains on Wall Street, after the Federal Reserve signalled interest rate cuts were on the way next year, and as investors eyed policy announcements from the Bank of England and the European Central Bank.
US close: Stocks surge, Dow hits record on rate-cut hopes
(Sharecast News) - US stocks surged on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve opened the door to three interest-rate cuts in 2024, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing at its highest closing level in history.
Director dealings: McBride director makes share purchase
(Sharecast News) - McBride revealed on Wednesday that non-executive director Alastair Murray had purchased 37,500 ordinary shares in the London-listed household goods retailer.
FTSE 250 movers: HSBC puts brakes on Aston Martin; Volution outlook a breeze
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 18,710.33, +0.26%
London close: Stocks finish higher ahead of Fed decision
(Sharecast News) - London markets remained in positive territory by the close of Wednesday after weak UK GDP data led investors to anticipate a potential rate cut from the Bank of England.
Broker tips: WPP, Paragon Banking, CRH
(Sharecast News) - Advertising and media group WPP's share price was weighed down on Wednesday by a ratings cut by JP Morgan from 'overweight' to 'neutral' and slashed its target price for the stock from 1,170.0p to just 850.0p.
US open: Stocks higher ahead of Fed decision
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were in the green early on Wednesday as traders came to terms with the Federal Reserve's latest interest rate decision.
FTSE 100 movers: Entain rallies; B&M hit by placing
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.2% at 7,557.68 in afternoon trade on Wednesday.
Europe midday: Shares eke out gains ahead of Fed rate call
(Sharecast News) - European stocks eked out further gains at midday on Wednesday as investors digested US inflation and UK GDP data while awaiting a rate decision from the US Federal Reserve later in the day.
US pre-open: Futures higher ahead of Fed rate decision
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the green ahead of the bell on Wednesday as traders looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's latest interest rate decision.
London midday: Stocks stay up ahead of Fed decision; UK GDP in focus
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were still in the black by midday on Wednesday as weak UK GDP data raised expectations of a rate cut by the Bank of England, and as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve.
Asia report: Markets mixed as business sentiment improves in Japan
(Sharecast News) - China stocks led declines among Asia-Pacific markets on Wednesday as investors digested fresh data showing an improvement in business sentiment in Japan ahead of the interest rate decision from the US Federal Reserve.
London open: Stocks edge up after UK GDP data, ahead of Fed
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged up in early trade on Wednesday as weak UK GDP data raised expectations of a rate cut by the Bank of England, and as investors eyed the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve.
Europe open: Shares edge ahead after US CPI as investors await Fed
(Sharecast News) - European stocks edged ahead at the open on Wednesday as investors digested US inflation and UK GDP data while awaiting a rate decision from the US Federal Reserve later in the day.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge up after UK GDP data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge up at the open on Wednesday following a positive close on Wall Street, as investors mulled the latest UK GDP figures and looked ahead to a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.
US close: Stocks higher following CPI data
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were higher at the close of trading on Tuesday as market participants digested key inflation data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
London close: Stocks slip as investors digest US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London's markets finished in the red on Tuesday, as investors digested a slight decrease in consumer inflation in the US, while the UK's unemployment figures remained stable.
Director dealings: Vietnam Enterprise Investments director ups stake
(Sharecast News) - Vietnam Enterprise Investments revealed on Tuesday that director Dominic Scriven had acquired 42,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed closed-end fund.
Broker tips: Rio Tinto, Spirent Communications, Compass
(Sharecast News) - JPMorgan Cazenove upgraded Rio Tinto on Tuesday as it took a look at metals and mining stocks.
US open: Stocks mostly lower following CPI reading
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were mostly lower early on Tuesday as market participants digested key inflation data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
FTSE 100 movers: AstraZeneca gains on acquisition; HL in the red
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.1% at 7,552.74 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
London midday: FTSE still firmer ahead of US inflation print
(Sharecast News) - London's markets remained relatively stable by midday on Tuesday, with the top-flight index still in the green after fresh jobs data showed a slowdown in wage growth.
US pre-open: Futures point to modest gains ahead of CPI reading
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were in the green ahead of the bell on Tuesday ahead of a key inflation indicator from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Europe midday: Shares muted ahead of US CPI data; HL hit by FCA warning
(Sharecast News) - European shares slipped into the red as investors looked ahead to US inflation data, while Britain's FTSE 100 outperformed after strong jobs figures.
Asia report: Markets rise ahead of Fed's final 2023 meeting
(Sharecast News) - Hong Kong stocks led gains in the Asia-Pacific region on Tuesday as investors awaited the start of the US Federal Reserve's last meeting of the year.
Europe open: Shares in muted mood ahead of US CPI data
(Sharecast News) - European shares edged ahead at the open on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to US inflation data, while Britain's FTSE 100 outperformed after strong jobs figures.
London open: Stocks rise after UK jobs data, ahead of US inflation
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged higher in early trade on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data - which showed that wage growth eased - and looked ahead to a key US inflation reading and a string of central bank policy announcements this week.
London pre-open: Stocks seen up as investors mull jobs data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to rise at the open on Tuesday following a positive session in Asia, as investors mulled the latest UK jobs data.
US close: Stocks extend December rally
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks closed higher on Monday as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's final meeting of the year.
Director dealings: PayPoint, Redcentric disclose director purchases
(Sharecast News) - Two significant director purchases were disclosed to the market on Monday, shedding light on transactions involving key personnel in PayPoint and Redcentric.
London close: Stocks mixed ahead of central bank meetings
(Sharecast News) - London's stock markets closed with mixed results on Monday as miners faced pressure following disappointing Chinese economic data.
FTSE 100 movers: Rolls-Royce rallies on broker note; miners fall
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.5% at 7,514.27 in afternoon trade on Monday.
FTSE 250 movers: Index up, but miners weigh on China data
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 18,707.09, +0.03%
US open: Stocks mixed as investors eye Fed announcement
(Sharecast News) - US stocks were mixed at the open on Monday as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's last policy announcement of 2023.
London midday: Stocks fall further as miners slump on China data
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had fallen further by midday Monday, with miners under the cosh after weak Chinese data, ahead of a key week for central bank meetings.
US pre-open: Futures lower as traders look ahead to Fed meeting
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street futures were slightly lower ahead of the bell on Monday as investors look ahead to the Federal Reserve's final meeting of the year.
Europe open: Shares flat ahead of central bank meetings; China data weighs
(Sharecast News) - European stocks were flat at the opening session of the week as investors turned their attention to central bank meetings this week for further clues on the future path of interest rates.
Asia report: Stocks mixed as prices fall in China
(Sharecast News) - Equity markets across the Asia-Pacific region finished with a mixed performance on Monday, as Chinese stocks rebounded amid persistent deflationary pressures resulting from weak domestic demand.
London open: Stocks edge lower ahead of central bank meetings
(Sharecast News) - London stocks edged lower in early trade on Monday ahead of a key week for central bank meetings.
London pre-open: Stocks to edge up ahead of central bank meetings
(Sharecast News) - London stocks were set to edge up at the open on Monday ahead of a key week for central bank meetings.
Week ahead: BoE, Fed and ECB rate meetings in focus
(Sharecast News) - All eyes over the coming week will be on interest rate decisions from the Bank of England, Federal Reserve and European Central Bank.
London close: Stocks firmer as US payrolls beat forecasts
(Sharecast News) - London's financial markets closed positively on Friday as investors digested the latest non-farm payrolls report out of the United States.
Europe close: Shares up after surprise rise in US payroll numbers
(Sharecast News) - European shares closed higher on Friday after a higher-than-expected rise in US non-farm payroll numbers last month boosted hopes that downward pressure on wages would help quell inflation and the need for more rate rises.
Director dealings: Windar Photonics non-executive director ups stake
(Sharecast News) - Windar Photonics revealed on Friday that non-executive director Paul Hodges had acquired 50,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed technology group.
US open: Stocks trade higher as investors digest NFP beat
(Sharecast News) - Wall Street stocks were in the green early on Friday as investors digested key data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
FTSE 250 movers: Grafton in favour; Future still out of favour
(Sharecast News) - FTSE 250: 18,709.93, + 0.49%
FTSE 100 movers: Sainsbury's boosted by upgrade; Anglo American slumps
(Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.8% at 7,572.67 in afternoon trade on Friday.
Europe midday: Shares push ahead as investors await US payroll data
(Sharecast News) - European shares pushed further into positive territory on Friday as investors awaited US payrolls data later in the days.
London midday: FTSE gains as investors eye payrolls; Anglo American tumbles
(Sharecast News) - London stocks had edged further into the black by midday on Friday as investors eyed the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
US pre-open: Stock futures lower ahead of NFP data
(Sharecast News) - Stock futures were in the red ahead of the bell on Friday as investors looked ahead to key data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Asia report: Stocks mixed, Japan GDP revised downwards
(Sharecast News) - Asia-Pacific markets finished with a mixed performance on Friday, as Japan's economic outlook faced an unexpected setback with third-quarter GDP revised downward.
Europe open: Shares edge higher ahead of US payrolls
(Sharecast News) - European shares edged into positive territory on Friday as investors awaited US payrolls data later in the days.
London open: Stocks nudge up ahead of payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks nudged higher in early trade on Friday as investors eyed the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
London pre-open: Stocks to gain ahead of payrolls
(Sharecast News) - London stocks looked set for a firmer open on Friday as investors eyed the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report.