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NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Liberty Media Corporation - Series C 22.42 5.83 20:23
Liberty Media Corporation - Class A 22.71 5.58 20:23
Alphabet Inc. Class A 792.33 3.46 20:23
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 423.15 2.95 20:23
Alphabet Inc. Class C 767.31 2.87 20:23

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Stericycle Inc. 89.08 -15.91 20:23
Western Digital Corp. 47.37 -11.79 20:23
Baidu Inc. 159.24 -3.86 20:23
Lam Research Corp. 90.12 -3.18 20:23
Endo International Plc 17.37 -2.91 20:23

Top News

London close: FTSE ends higher, led by Barclays

London close: FTSE ends higher, led by Barclays

UK stocks ended slightly higher on Friday as well-received corporate results from Barclays offset a slump in commodity producers.

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US Q2 economic growth much weaker than expected

US Q2 economic growth much weaker than expected

The US economy grew much less than expected in the second quarter, according to preliminary data released by the Commerce Department....[more]

SABMiller board backs AB InBev offer after China gives deal final clearance

SABMiller board backs AB InBev offer after China gives deal final clearance

Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev’s improved takeover offer of SABMiller has been back by the FTSE 100 company's board after it was given clearance by China’s Ministry of Commerce.

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UK manufacturers' confidence slumps after Brexit vote - report

UK manufacturers' confidence slumps after Brexit vote - report

Confidence among UK manufacturers has slumped across the board since Britain voted to leave the European Union, according to EEF....[more]

British Airways owner flies higher in first half

British Airways owner flies higher in first half

British Airways owner International Consolidated......[more]

Reckitt H1 profit drops, FY outlook reaffirmed

Reckitt H1 profit drops, FY outlook reaffirmed

FTSE 100 consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser......[more]

Barclays half-year pre-tax profits fall 21%

Barclays half-year pre-tax profits fall 21%

Half year pre-tax profits at Barclays fell 21%......[more]

Pearson first half pre-tax losses widen

Pearson first half pre-tax losses widen

Educational publisher Pearson has reported......[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Barclays bounces back

FTSE 100 movers: Barclays bounces back

Barclays shares led the FTSE 100 risers list after a better-than-expected half year......[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Essentra enfeebled

FTSE 250 movers: Essentra enfeebled

Shares in Essentra plunged almost 20% on Friday as the company reported a 6% fall......[more]

Canaccord cuts Acacia Mining to 'sell' from 'hold'

Canaccord cuts Acacia Mining to 'sell' from 'hold'

Acacia Mining was under the cosh on Friday after Canaccord Genuity cut its rating......[more]

Eurozone inflation ticks up in July

Eurozone inflation ticks up in July

Inflation in the eurozone came in higher than expected for July, according to a flash estimate by Eurostat.

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Microsoft plan 2,850 more layoffs in the next year

Microsoft plan 2,850 more layoffs in the next year

Microsoft is bracing for further job cuts as a filing made to the US Securities and Exchange Commission has revealed an additional 2,850 layoffs in the next 12 months.

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Microsoft plan 2,850 more layoffs in the next year

Microsoft plan 2,850 more layoffs in the next year

Microsoft is bracing for further job cuts as a filing made to the US Securities and Exchange Commission has revealed an additional 2,850 layoffs in the next 12 months.

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Friday newspaper round-up: Monte dei Paschi, Hinkley Point, Lloyds

Friday newspaper round-up: Monte dei Paschi, Hinkley Point, Lloyds

Corrado Passera, the veteran Italian businessman and former industry minister, has teamed up with Swiss bank UBS to present a last-ditch alternative rescue proposal to the board of struggling lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena on Friday. The proposal will be presented to MPS only hours before the world’s oldest bank is expected to be ranked as one of the weakest banks in Europe when the results of the latest European stress tests are published on Friday evening. – Financial Times

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Apple's tax dealings in Ireland 'obviously deficient' - Stiglitz

Apple's tax dealings in Ireland "obviously deficient" - Stiglitz

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz has blasted the tax practices of tech giant Apple, telling Bloomberg TV that the US law that allows the company to hold cash abroad is "obviously deficient".

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Market Buzz [more]

Director dealings: DS Smith chief sells £1.8m worth of shares

Director dealings: DS Smith chief sells £1.8m worth of shares

Fri, 29 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - DS Smith chief executive Miles Roberts has sold more than £1.8m worth of shares.... [more]

Broker tips: Acacia Mining, Foxtons, Weir Group

Fri, 29 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Acacia Mining was under the cosh on Friday after Canaccord Genuity cut its rating on the stock to 'sell' from 'hold' but lifted the target price to 505p from 495p.... [more]

Sector movers: Financials flit north as Oil-linked sectors slide south

Fri, 29 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Finance-related sectors are helping the FTSE eke out minor gains late on Friday afternoon, with blue-chip life insurers, banks and financial services all on the up.... [more]

Company News [more]

Gaming Realms raises £2.5m through admission of 12.5m shares

Gaming Realms raises £2.5m through admission of 12.5m shares

Fri, 29 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Online gaming company Gaming Realms raised about £2.5m through a subscription of 12.5m new ordinary shares of 10p each at a price of 20p per share.... [more]

Coventry Building Society grows savings and mortgage business

Fri, 29 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Coventry Building Society issued its interim numbers for the six months to 30 June on Friday, reporting record mortgage performance - mortgage assets were up 9% on June 2015 followi... [more]

Thor Mining's projects could lead to gold and tungsten mineralisation

Fri, 29 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Australia's Thor Mining plans to drill near its Molyhil mine in the Northern Territory, which could lead to tungsten mineralisation, in one of many new projects for the AIM-listed c... [more]

Economic News [more]

US GDP falls well below Q2 expectations

Fri, 29 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The United States economy experienced growth in the second quarter, but at a much lower rate than was predicted by analysts before its estimated release on Friday.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Director dealings: DS Smith chief sells £1.8m worth of shares

Fri, 29 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - DS Smith chief executive Miles Roberts has sold more than £1.8m worth of shares.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: BoE policy decision and Inflation Report in focus

Fri, 29 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Bank of England is widely expected to cut interest rates for the first time in seven years next week as the central bank assesses the fallout of Brexit.... [more]