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Thu, 11 Dec, 2014
US stock indices advanced on Thursday, as the nation's retail sales in November were higher than expected and initial jobless claims showcased the lowest level in three weeks.
Thu, 11 Dec, 2014
Telecom firm Spirent Communications was rising on Thursday after being given a hold consensus recommendation by the 12 ratings firms currently covering the company. Liberum Capital upgraded the group to a 'buy' rating. The broker claimed: "Spirent is cheaper than its peers on all EV metrics and is a potential take-out target with leading IP".
Thu, 11 Dec, 2014
UK stocks retreated into the red after a positive start on Thursday as renewed concerns about the health of the Eurozone pressured mining stocks lower.
Thu, 11 Dec, 2014
UK stocks edged higher on Thursday after sinking to a five-week low, though gains were only modest ahead of a data-heavy session.
Thu, 11 Dec, 2014
City sources predict the FTSE 100 will open around 20 points lower than yesterday's close of 6,500 after Japanese data revealed overnight that its machine orders had dropped after four months of gains.
Wed, 10 Dec, 2014
UK stocks dropped to their lowest levels in five weeks on Wednesday as turmoil in the oil prices intensified with crude prices sinking to a fresh five-year low.
Wed, 10 Dec, 2014
Shares in Ashtead surged after the equipment-rental firm reported a big jump in first-half profits and lifted its full-year forecast. The company said that underlying pre-tax profit jumped by 33% to a record £265.5m in the six months to 31 October, and guided to full-year results "ahead of our previous expectations".
Wed, 10 Dec, 2014
Stimulus hopes in China gave UK stocks a small boost on Wednesday though sentiment was still fragile after a global equity rout sent London's stock market to a one-month low the previous session.
Wed, 10 Dec, 2014
UK stocks edged higher on Wednesday after a steep sell-off sent the FTSE 100 to its lowest levels in more than a month.
Wed, 10 Dec, 2014
London-listed stocks are expected to recover somewhat from Tuesday's sell-off, with City sources predicting the FTSE 100 will open around 25 points higher than its closing level of 6,529.47.
Tue, 09 Dec, 2014
Political uncertainty, growth concerns and a profit warning from the UK's largest retailer sparked a sell-off on London's stock market on Tuesday, with the FTSE 100 finishing at levels not seen in over a month.
Tue, 09 Dec, 2014
Tesco surprised the market with another profit warning, causing shares to plummet. The company said trading profit for the financial year ending February 2015 is not expected to exceed £1.4bn, compared with £3.315bn previously and analysts' forecasts, which ranged from £1.8bn to £2.2bn.
Tue, 09 Dec, 2014
Plastics group Victrex beat forecasts with a 9% increase in annual profits as the company noted continued momentum across its markets and gave a positive outlook for next year. The company, focused on high-performance polymer solutions, also announced that it would be returning £43m to shareholders as part of a special dividend, in addition to a 5% increase in the full-year payout.
Tue, 09 Dec, 2014
UK stocks were on track to settle at their lowest level in a month on Tuesday as a recent sell-off in oil hit energy shares and a profit warning from Tesco hammered retailers.
Tue, 09 Dec, 2014
UK stocks dropped sharply for the second straight session on Tuesday as plummeting oil prices, macro concerns and a profit warning from retail giant Tesco hammered market sentiment.
Tue, 09 Dec, 2014
Stocks are expected to suffer a drop early on in Tuesday's session following suggestions the Federal Reserve could next week withdraw its commitment to low interest rates.
Mon, 08 Dec, 2014
Weakness in the oil and gas sectors and poor economic data from across the globe prompted a weak start to the week for the UK stock market, as equities pulled back from a two-week high.
Mon, 08 Dec, 2014
Shell registered losses as the price of Brent crude dropped to its lowest in five years. Brent touched a low of $66.77 on Monday, its worst intraday level since October 2009. Morgan Stanley lowered its forecast for the average price of Brent oil in 2015 to $70 from $98, expecting it to trough in the second quarter at $57.
Mon, 08 Dec, 2014
Precious metal producer Acacia Mining saw shares rocket as gains in gold and silver prices advanced. The company was also boosted by Deutsche Bank, which lifted its ratings on the stock to 'buy', saying that the recent plunge in oil prices and weaker currencies should help to lower costs. They broker added that free cash flow growth should accelerate over the next 12 months.
Mon, 08 Dec, 2014
Weak global economic data and a bout of profit taking following last week's strong US jobs report saw UK stocks decline on Monday.
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