Source - SMW
UK stocks opened weaker on Tuesday as global markets took a breather after months of strong growth.

At 0904, the benchmark FTSE 100 index was down 31.78 points, or 0.4%, at 7,639.75.

Informa sealed its £3.8bn takeover of conference organiser UBM, which said trading in the fourth quarter was ahead of its expectations. UBM gained 2.8% and Informa shed 0.3%.

Domino's Pizza Group rallied 2.5% after it forecast profits slightly above market expectations amid continued growth in sales. 

Anglo American fell 3% after announcing that the value of rough diamond sales at De Beers's fell compared to a year earlier.

ZPG, which owns price websites such as Zoopla and uSwitch, said it remained comfortable with financial year 2018 market expectations. Its shares gained 0.1%.

Consumer products group PZ Cussons, meanwhile, shed 2.9% after revealing that margin pressure in Europe had sent adjusted earnings lower.

UDG Healthcare said it expected to grow its currency-adjusted earnings per share by 18%-to-21% in the 2018 financial year. Its shares climbed 1%.

Hostel owner Safestay added 6.4% after it increased earnings, revenue and occupancy levels in line with market expectations during 2017.

Market research group YouGov gained 5.9% on the back of a guidance upgrade.

Irish food group Greencore was flat, despite it growing revenue by more than 50% in the December quarter.    Nostrum Oil & Gas shed 6.5% after it forecast flat output in 2018 due to technical issues.