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Market report: Water sector rallies on watchdog approval but BT slides on third quarter growth and cash flow pinch

UK water industry stocks are rallying in early trade on Thursday after the three UK listed firms – Severn Trent (SVT), United Utilities (UU.) and Pennon (PNN) – see their business plans win watchdog approval. That sends sector share prices rallying having removed a hefty unknown for investors, led by the 1.5% rise at United Utilities to 832p, the UK’s largest water company. The ...

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: WPP collapses as market sell-off gathers pace, RPS warns and Debenhams does kitchen sink job

UK shares face further selling pressure after big declines were posted on Wall Street overnight as investors become increasingly worried about rising volatility and macro data. The FTSE 100 slumps more than 50 points in early trade on Thursday, sinking further below the 7,000 mark at 6,906.94. There is little in the way of corporate news to stem to negative mood with a big share sell-offs at ad ...

Market report: Profit warnings slam the brakes on holidays firm TUI and Card Factory while ex-divi deluge drag on FTSE 100

Package holidays firm TUI (TUI) is firmly on the back foot in early trade on Thursday after the company warned of a €35m hit to profits this year as foreign currencies move against it. The news comes alongside third quarters figures showing a 7.5% fall in underlying earnings, sending the stock sliding close on 10% to £14.33. That makes TUI the biggest loser across a fairly weak FTSE 100, the ...

Is this BT’s quiet before the storm? Measures desperately needed to halt long-run share price deterioration

Coming just three days after detailed price cuts were announced for its telecoms infrastructure backbone Openreach, BT’s (BT.A) largely in-line first quarter results are not terribly surprising. That the share price is rallying today – up 3.5% to 232.8p, the third biggest riser among FTSE 100 blue-chips on Friday – is perhaps a sign of relief that there are no particularly nasty ...

Market report: TalkTalk tops FTSE All Share on subscriber growth, Royal Mail still facing letters pressure

Broadband and calls supplier TalkTalk (TALK) is firmly backed by investors in early trade on Tuesday, the stock rallying around 6% to 116.7p, after the company lays out a promising trading update. The embattled company has been gripped by an intense price war with big rivals like BT (BT.A), Sky (SKY) and Virgin and has faced other issues, but news today that it has added 80,000 ...
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