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Sector movers: UK construction, homebuilders in focus

Sector movers: UK construction, homebuilders in focus

Fri, 21 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Gains at the end of the week were being driven by a mix of defensive and more cyclical issues, driven in part by analysts' comments on different segments of the markets and ahead of... [more]

Sector movers: Oil service stocks, General retailers lead falls

Sector movers: Oil service stocks, General retailers lead falls

Thu, 20 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Oil service stocks accounted for most of the selling pressure on the FTSE 350 on Thursday as investors booked some profits on the group following recent losses in crude futures. D... [more]

Sector movers: Liberum boosts General Retailers, 8 June election a factor

Sector movers: Liberum boosts General Retailers, 8 June election a factor

Wed, 19 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - General retailers were sent to the top of the leaderboard by a positive note out from broker Liberum for select companies in the space, including Asos, Joules and Ted Baker. Liberum... [more]

Sector movers: Miners hit by poor market sentiment around China

Sector movers: Miners hit by poor market sentiment around China

Tue, 18 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - The roof fell in on miners as a wave of risk aversion swept over markets at the start of the week amid sharp falls in the prices of many industrial metals and iron ore in particular... [more]

London close: Stocks mixed as gold rises ahead of Easter after Trump says US dollar overvalued

London close: Stocks mixed as gold rises ahead of Easter after Trump says US dollar overvalued

Thu, 13 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London ended Thursday mixed, ahead of the Easter weekend, as investors headed for safe-haven assets after US President Donald Trump said the dollar was over valued. Trum... [more]

Sector movers: Banks sideswiped by Trump comments on interest rates

Thu, 13 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in the Main High Street banking groups were sideswiped at the end of the week after US President Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal he liked a low interest rate policy... [more]

Sector movers: Hunting and IMI gain on US shale oil, truck orders

Wed, 12 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Oil field service names were at the front of gains on Wednesday following supportive comments from management at Hunting and on the back of the latest monthly report out of OPEC. Lo... [more]

Sector movers: Defensives bid higher amid low trading volumes

Tue, 11 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Defensive plays rose to the top towards the end of the session, with markets erasing early gains as geopolitical tensions took their toll amid holiday-depleted trading volumes. Ov... [more]

London close: FTSE 'forgettable' on Monday as UK inflation, jobs data loom

Mon, 10 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London put in a "forgettable" day's trade on Monday with market watchers already looking to UK inflation data and jobs numbers out later in a shortened trading week ahead ... [more]

Sector movers: Retailers in focus amid predictions for strong Easter trading

Mon, 10 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Health Care Equipment & Services and retailers more generally saw the biggest gains at the start of the week, with the latter boosted by hopes for strong trading over Easter and ahe... [more]

London close: FTSE ahead on sterling weakness, gold's gains

Fri, 07 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London closed higher on the back of sterling weakness caused by displeasing UK data this morning, and helped by a rally in gold after the US launched a missile strike on a... [more]

Sector movers: Aerospace names lead gains, grocers wanted ahead of Tesco results

Fri, 07 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Aerospace & Defence flew to the top following a US missile strike against the Syrian-government controlled airfield from which American officials suspected a sarin gas attack agains... [more]

London close: FTSE meanders to mixed close with Trump-Xi summit in focus

Thu, 06 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London meandered to a mixed end of session on Thursday with markets keeping a cautious eye on the Florida summit between the presidents of the US and China The FTSE 100 fi... [more]

Sector movers: REITs pace gains, Unilever boosts Personal Goods

Thu, 06 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - The ebb and flow of broker recommendations and news was the main driver of share prices on Thursday, as investors waited with baited breath for the first headlines from the meetings... [more]

Sector movers: Commodity price gains drive miners, Big Oil higher

Wed, 05 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Miners and oil companies rode gains in their respective underlying commodities higher amid a pick-up in risk appetite more generally, as a widely-followed indicator (albeit sometime... [more]

Sector movers: Miners, Oil&Gas see biggest gains

Tue, 04 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Miners gained altitude with some traders linking those gains to the weaker pound, which boosts the results of companies reporting in US dollars. Helping the sector advance, Chinese ... [more]

London close: Sterling weakness helps FTSE higher, guided by resources

Tue, 04 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London held on to their early moderate gains on Tuesday to close the session on a positive note, helped throughout the day by weakness in sterling and despite a fall in ... [more]

London close: Falling sterling fails to helps stocks as details emerge of Russia bomb attack

Mon, 03 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London closed lower on Monday as sterling sank convincingly against both the US dollar and euro on market concerns of a possible diplomatic spat between the UK and Spain o... [more]

Sector movers: Drop in Gilt yields hits life insurers, gold-diggers higher

Mon, 03 April 2017

(ShareCast News) - Interest rate sensitive REITs led fallers in the market place at the start of the week even as longer-term Gilts' prices advanced at the start of the quarter, pushing their yields s... [more]

London close: FTSE ends Friday with a whimper, but rises overall in Q1

Fri, 31 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in London ended Friday with a whimper, although both the FTSE 100 and 250 closed out the first quarter of 2017 higher than end the year that was 2016. The FTSE 100 was down 0... [more]

London close: FTSE's progress dampened by ex-dividends, sterling's rise and Brexit worries

Thu, 30 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London passed through a relatively quiet Thursday, with numerous ex-dividend equities, a stronger sterling and Brexit worries combining to dampen progress heading into the... [more]

Sector movers: Industrial engineers, miners jump at quarter-end

Thu, 30 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Cyclicals were clearly in favour heading into the end of the first quarter, on the back of positive analyst chatter out of some of the top brokers in the world and as prices for mos... [more]

Commodities: Crude's gains likely limited as traders begin re-focusing on Opec curbs

Thu, 30 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Crude-oil futures continued to advance on Thursday but gains are likely limited as traders turn their attentions back to Opec production curbs. The black liquid rose Wednesday after... [more]

Sector movers: Financial services, oil firms gush higher

Wed, 29 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Financial services firms stood out on Wednesday, as an upgrade out of Morgan Stanley boosted stock in 3i to the top of the leaderboard on the Footsie. The American broker spied unde... [more]

London close: Nothing much ado amid investor caution on Brexit-eve day

Tue, 28 March 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London drifted through Brexit-eve day to a positive bias as investors displayed caution ahead of Prime Minister Theresa triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on Wedne... [more]