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Housebuilder Berkeley tops FTSE 100 leader board as investors welcome £1bn windfall

The prospect of a £1bn windfall for shareholders in housebuilder Berkeley (BKG) got a rousing welcome, advancing the share price 5% to £54.44. That makes the stock the FTSE 100's top riser on Wednesday. The company is nearly doubling the amount of capital it plans to return to investors over the next two years, with £500m coming in March 2020 and a further £500m in March 2021. CLEAR ...

Director deals: Berkeley boss in £50m payday as directors exploit ‘Boris bounce’

The result of the general election saw a big bounce in stock markets last week, and it seems investors weren’t the only ones looking to cash in. A steady stream of directors have sold shares in their companies over the past week, as bosses seemingly give themselves a bumper payday before Christmas. By far the biggest deal comes from FTSE 100 housebuilder Berkeley Group (BKG), whose ...

Market report: Broker support boosts Marks & Spencer, Phoenix rises on ReAssure deal

London’s FTSE firmed 59.1 points to 7,197 as the week drew to a close, with consumer-facing stocks back in fashion. JD Sports Fashion (JD.), Whitbread (WTB), Kingfisher (KGF) and Next (NXT) all featured in the blue chip index’s top 10 risers. Despite ongoing political uncertainty, early indications suggest that Black Friday was good for retailers, implying that consumers might have become ...

Market report: BP lower after lurching into loss, profit warning hurts Hunting

London’s FTSE 100 gave up 26.8 points to trade at 7,304.5 early on Tuesday, dragged lower by supermajor BP (BP.), ongoing domestic election uncertainties as well as a further slowdown in house price growth which weighed on large cap builders Berkeley (BKG), Barratt Developments (BDEV) and Taylor Wimpey (TW.). Oil major BP softened 3.9p to 508.1p after reporting a sharp drop in third quarter ...

Market report: FTSE gains on firm oil price but Associated British Foods and Lloyds drag

UK stocks started the week on a positive note with the FTSE 100 index of leading stocks jumping 0.4% to 7,313. Firmer oil prices and a dip in the pound seem to be the main upside drivers. Shares in oil majors BP (BP.P) and Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) both added 1.3% to 507p and £22.88 respectively. Crude prices gained on hopes that the new Saudi Arabian energy minister would continue the ...

Market report: Gains in Asia-focused banks offset domestic political concerns

UK shares opened firmer on Wednesday despite further political uncertainty after MPs voted against the Government last night, prompting fears that the prime minister would seek a snap general election under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act. The FTSE 100 index gains 0.6% to 7,312 with banks, insurers, miners, oils and retailers contributing positively. Among the banks, index heavy-weight HSBC ...

Market report: Berkeley buoyed by forecast ‘beat’ as sorry Saga slumps again

London’s FTSE 100 dips 23 points to 7,420.5 on Wednesday with investors waiting for the latest Federal Reserve meeting with bated breath. In stark contrast, Asian shares rally after US President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he had a ‘very good’ call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, raising investors’ hopes of an amicable resolution to the US-China trade war. High-end housebuilder ...

Market report: Renewed appetite for Restaurant Group, JD Wetherspoon cheapens on cost caution

London’s FTSE 100 firms 31.2 points to 7,216.6 as the idea Brexit could be delayed stirs up investor interest in UK stocks. This follows a vote by MPs to ask the EU to push back the UK’s exit beyond the current 29 March departure date. Housebuilders, supermarkets, tobacco firms and insurers are all giving weight to the broader FTSE 350 index, with small gains also being registered across all ...
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