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London close: FTSE 100 dragged down by banks and miners

London close: FTSE 100 dragged down by banks and miners

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Banks and miners led the FTSE to a lower close Friday, in a session awash with blue-chip news including disappointing annual results from Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Charter... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Inmarsat on the rise again, but Rightmove slumps

FTSE 250 movers: Inmarsat on the rise again, but Rightmove slumps

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was down 0.3% to 18,589.29 in afternoon trade. Satellite communications group Inmarsat racked up healthy gains for the second day running after Macquarie upped its... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: RBS, StanChart under the cosh; Pearson gains

FTSE 100 movers: RBS, StanChart under the cosh; Pearson gains

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.9% to 7,205.19 in afternoon trade, dragged lower by disappointing results from RBS and Standard Chartered. Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland fell after i... [more]

London midday: Banks pace the decline as RBS, StanChart disappoint

London midday: Banks pace the decline as RBS, StanChart disappoint

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Banking stocks paced the decline in London on Friday as investors waded through a deluge of earnings, with RBS and Standard Chartered in focus after disappointing results. The FTSE ... [more]

London open: Stocks drift as RBS posts its ninth consecutive loss

London open: Stocks drift as RBS posts its ninth consecutive loss

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London drifted lower in early trade as investors waded through a deluge of earnings, with RBS in the spotlight. AT 0825 GMT, the FTSE 100 was down 0.1% to 7,262.62. Mike ... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen touch weaker as earnings roll in

Fri, 24 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London were set for a marginally weaker open on Friday as investors braced for another round of earnings from the likes of RBS and Pearson. The FTSE 100 was called to open... [more]

London close: FTSE ends lower on banks in news-rich session

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London shares closed lower on Thursday with banks leading the drop in blue-chip stocks in a session overflowing with mostly well-received corporate news. Among lenders down were ex-... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: Morgan Advanced Materials rallies, Halfords skids on downgrade

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was up 0.3% to 18,733.50 in afternoon trade, with investors sifting through corporate news. Morgan Advanced Materials pushed up as it said 2016 revenue rose despit... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Intu Properties gains but Centrica slumps on results

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was up 0.1% to 7,306.28 in afternoon as investors digested a slew of corporate releases and the latest retail sales figures from the CBI. Shopping centre owner Int... [more]

London midday: Stocks drift amid avalanche of earnings

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks drifted modestly lower on Thursday as investors sifted through an avalanche of corporate news and digested the latest retail sales figures from the CBI and overnight m... [more]

London open: Stocks nudge lower as investors sift through earnings; Barclays gains

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks nudged lower in early trade on Thursday as investors sifted through a raft of corporate news and digested the latest minutes from the Federal Reserve. At 0830 GMT, the... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen weaker as investors mull earnings, Fed minutes

Thu, 23 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were expected to open lower on Thursday as investors faced a deluge of corporate results from the likes of Barclays and digested the latest minutes from the Federal Re... [more]

London close: FTSE up as Lloyds, Barratt lead blue chips higher

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares in London ended Wednesday on a mixed note after confirmation the UK saw better than expected economic growth at the end of 2016, with blue chips benefiting from a softer ster... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: UBM gains on results but Serco tanks

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was down 0.5% to 18,672.02 in afternoon trade as investors sifted through a raft of corporate news and digested a better-than-expected reading on UK economic growt... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Lloyds leads the way; miners down in the dumps

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Fat profits from Lloyds Bank provided most of the meat for the Footsie on Wednesday as investors feasted on the first good news from the sector in some time. The stock led the riser... [more]

London midday: Stocks nudge up as Lloyds impresses, GDP revised higher

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London were a smidgen higher at midday following solid earnings from Lloyds Banking Group and news that the UK economy grew slightly faster than expected in the final quar... [more]

London open: Stocks edge higher as investors eye GDP; Lloyds in focus

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London edged higher in early trade, buoyed by a strong performance in the US, where indices closed at fresh highs, as investors awaited the release of UK economic growth f... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen higher on strong US cues; GDP eyed

Wed, 22 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London were set for a firmer open on Wednesday, taking their cue from a positive session in the US, where indices closed at fresh highs, as investors await the release of ... [more]

London close: FTSE ends mixed with HSBC, Mediclinic weighing on blue chips

Tue, 21 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London shares were a little mixed at the closing bell, with blue chips led down by the out-of-favour stocks HSBC and Mediclinic on unwelcome news-flow against a backdrop of a weaker... [more]

FTSE 250 movers: WH Smith boosted by upgrade; Wood Group gushes lower

Tue, 21 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 250 was flat at 18,749.56 in afternoon trade, with broker notes making their mark on the index. WH Smith was a high riser as Investec lifted the stock to 'buy' from 'h... [more]

FTSE 100 movers: Rolls-Royce gains again; HSBC tanks on results

Tue, 21 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London's FTSE 100 was down 0.2% to 7,282.13 in afternoon trade, as investors sifted through a raft of corporate news, including a disappointing set of results from banking giant HSB... [more]

London midday: Stocks flat as investors digest borrowing figures, Haldane comments

Tue, 21 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - London stocks were little changed as investors digested the latest UK borrowing figures and a disappointing set of results from banking giant HSBC, with the pound weaker on the back... [more]

London open: Stocks edge lower, with HSBC under pressure after results

Tue, 21 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London edged lower in early trade as investors sifted through a raft of corporate news, including a disappointing set of results from banking giant HSBC. At 0830 GMT, the ... [more]

London pre-open: Stocks seen touch weaker as investors eye data, Carney speech

Tue, 21 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks in London were set for a slightly weaker open on Tuesday as investors awaited some data and a speech by Bank of England governor Mark Carney. The FTSE 100 was called to open ... [more]

London close: Monday malaise stifles FTSE as House of Lords debates Brexit bill

Mon, 20 February 2017

(ShareCast News) - Equities in London turned in a Monday performance laden with malaise, with Unilever a notable faller as its bid premium evaporated, the US was closed for Presidents Day holiday and ... [more]