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FTSE 100: 6399.72998047 - 16:35:29
FTSE 100 6,399.7300 27.3999 0.4300% 16:35:29
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FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Admiral Group 1,285.00 3.38 17:09
Direct Line Insurance Group 279.60 3.14 17:05
GlaxoSmithKline 1,377.00 2.61 17:07
ARM Holdings 827.00 2.61 17:11
Whitbread 4,298.00 2.33 17:09

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Sainsbury (J) 241.60 -3.36 17:09
Fresnillo 784.00 -3.03 17:07
British American Tobacco 3,375.00 -2.64 17:09
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 157.90 -2.59 17:07
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,170.00 -2.55 17:09

Top News

London close: Markets up on positive company news

London close: Markets up on positive company news

The London market closed in positive territory for the second time this week as traders weary of negative economic news took heart from upbeat corporate results.

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GlaxoSmithKline Q3 profits fall but EPS up, shares rise strongly - UPDATE

GlaxoSmithKline Q3 profits fall but EPS up, shares rise strongly - UPDATE

GSK announced lower third quarter sales and profits as weak trading in the US and Europe overshadowed a strong performance in emerging markets....[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Car insurers accelerate after AA figures

FTSE 250 movers: Car insurers accelerate after AA figures

Esure motored to the top of the second tier leaderboard after AA said that comprehensive rates had risen 2.8% in the third quarter - the first quarterly increase in two years....[more]

FTSE 100 movers: GlaxoSmithKline leads risers after pleasing with Q3 results

FTSE 100 movers: GlaxoSmithKline leads risers after pleasing with Q3 results

GSK rose after the pharmaceutical giant said core operating profit fell by just 6% to £1.89bn, compared with the £1.71bn forecast....[more]

Computacenter reports mixed third quarter

Computacenter reports mixed third quarter

IT infrastructure services provider said full year outlook remained in line....[more]

Int'l Personal Finance meets forecasts

Int'l Personal Finance meets forecasts

Underlying growth from home-credit business matched expectations....[more]

Sainsburys does deal with Fitbug

Sainsburys does deal with Fitbug

Grocer will stock health tracking devices supplied by AIM-listed group....[more]

Shell strikes gas off west African coast

Shell strikes gas off west African coast

Oil & gas major announced "substantial" gas strike off the coast of west Africa....[more]

Thursday preview: Showtime for Tesco

Thursday preview: Showtime for Tesco

It will be the company on most traders' watchlists....[more]

FTSE 250 movers: Car insurers accelerate after AA figures

FTSE 250 movers: Car insurers accelerate after AA figures

Figures from AA Insurance lifted shares in Esure to the top of the second tier leaderboard. ...[more]

Investec welcomes Supergroup shake-up but...

Investec welcomes Supergroup shake-up but...

Broker cuts its forecasts amid worries about the impact of warm weather....[more]

Wednesday broker round-up UPDATE

Wednesday broker round-up UPDATE

Amino Technologies: N+1 Singer moves target price from 93p to 107p upgrading to buy.

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Broker tips: GSK, BHP Billiton, International Personal Finance, Supergroup

Broker tips: GSK, BHP Billiton, International Personal Finance, Supergroup

Hargreaves Lansdown says the City may take a more charitable view of Glaxosmithkline shares after the drug group announced higher third-quarter earnings per share and a streamlining of its business.

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Market Buzz [more]

Travis Perkins divisional COO sells 5,200 shares

Travis Perkins divisional COO sells 5,200 shares

Wed, 22 October 2014

Andrew Harrison, the divisional chief operating officer of Travis Perkins, has reduced his stake in the group with the sale of 5,200 shares.... [more]

Thursday preview: Showtime for Tesco as struggling retailer unveils H1 results

Wed, 22 October 2014

Tesco will be the company on most traders' watchlists on Thursday as the supermarket unveils its highly-anticipated half-year results.... [more]

Sector movers: Beverage stocks slip after Heineken sales fall

Wed, 22 October 2014

UK beverage stocks were slightly lower on Wednesday after a gloomy update from Dutch brewing giant Heineken which blamed recent bad weather in Europe for a drop in third-quarter sales.... [more]

Company News [more]

Investec welcomes Supergroup shake-up but warns on weather

Investec welcomes Supergroup shake-up but warns on weather

Wed, 22 October 2014

Broker Investec has welcomed changes at the top at fashion retailer Supergroup but is cutting its forecasts amid worries about the impact of warm weather on clothing retailers.... [more]

Car insurers lead market gains after AA data on premiums

Wed, 22 October 2014

British car insurers were the best of the lot in the London market after motoring group AA reported that Shoparound premiums - an aggregation of the five cheapest premiums available - rose by 1.2% in ... [more]

Thursday preview: Showtime for Tesco as struggling retailer unveils H1 results

Wed, 22 October 2014

Tesco will be the company on most traders' watchlists on Thursday as the supermarket unveils its highly-anticipated half-year results.... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK government borrowing rose last month - UPDATE

Tue, 21 October 2014

UK government borrowing rose last month and in the year to date, casting doubt over government efforts to hit its 2014/15 targets, official figures showed on Monday.... [more]

RTGS glitch fixed, BoE confirms

Mon, 20 October 2014

Director Dealings [more]

Travis Perkins divisional COO sells 5,200 shares

Wed, 22 October 2014

Andrew Harrison, the divisional chief operating officer of Travis Perkins, has reduced his stake in the group with the sale of 5,200 shares.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Eurozone purchasing managers data in focus

Fri, 17 October 2014

The latest Eurozone manufacturing sector purchasing managers' indices stand out in the coming week's agenda as the main risk event, given recent fears over the slowdown in economic activity in the Eur... [more]