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Market report: FTSE 100 slips on weak Asian markets but energy stocks keep mid-caps bubbling

UK stocks start the year on the back foot with the FTSE 100 index falling 1.6% or 106 points to 6,622 giving up almost all of its post-Christmas gains. Every sector except Tobacco is in the red this morning with Banks, Industrial Engineers, Miners and Oils providing the biggest drag on the index. Best-performing stocks in the FTSE 100 are Imperial Brands (IMB) and retailers Next (NXT) and ...

Market report: Royal Mail set for FTSE 100 exit as markets drift on limited corporate news

All eyes are on Royal Mail (RMG) ahead of the FTSE 100 re-shuffle next Tuesday. With the shares trading down another 2% to 317p on Friday, its current market capitalisation of just over £3.2bn. That puts it in 119th spot in terms of valuation on the UK stock market, well below the 110th place cut-off, meaning it will automatically be ejected from the blue-chip index. This sums up a ...

Market report: Bumper profits and buybacks bolster BT and BHP, while Just Eat up despite lower earnings warning

UK telecoms group BT (BT.A) soars to the top of the FTSE 100 leader board in early trade on Thursday after unveiling a big rise in profits. Pre-tax profits at BT jumped 24% to £1.34bn in the half year to 30 September despite revenue slipping 2% to £11.6bn. Higher profits were driven by customers opting for more expensive smartphones at mobile network EE and restructuring-related cost ...

Market report: Domino's in demand, Games Workshop slumps on unspecified 'uncertainties' just weeks after on-track update

UK and European stocks are holding their ground in early trading on Thursday after falls in stock markets in Asia. China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite index earlier hit a 4-year low as fears of a damaging trade war linger. After their best day in six months on Tuesday, US stocks finished modestly lower last night following minutes from the Federal Reserve which confirmed market expectations ...

Market report: BHP Billiton is down but WIlliam Hill and Barratt on the ascent

The FTSE 100 is down 35 points to 7,422 not aided by a poor showing from the mining sector. There is also continued trepidation over the US' trade talks with Canada which are not buoying the markets. Mining giant BHP Billiton (BLT) is down 1.3% to £16.13 after buying a 6.1% stake in Solgold (SOLG). This move is the latest tit-for-tat exchange BHP is having with Newcrest Mining for control over ...

Better apart: Why company break-ups can release hidden value and benefit shareholders

Demergers are back in fashion with five companies in the FTSE 350 index each preparing to split into two separately-listed entities. Another one has just completed its split and there are rumours that a further FTSE 350 stock could spin off one of its businesses. Unbundled companies often flourish because they have the freedom to be more entrepreneurial and not be part of a larger company where ...
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