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Key director buys and sales this week, featuring Terry Smith's Fundsmith and other key trades

Many investors like to keep up to date with share deals of company directors. It can be a useful barometer of a company’s health on the basis that if those closest to the operating coalface are putting money in (or talking cash out), perhaps other investors should think about doing likewise. It is not a perfect science by any means but when an insider purchases or sells a significant amount ...

Market report: Kier crumbles on profit warning, KCOM climbs after receiving ‘superior’ offer

London’s FTSE 100 weakens a further 73 points to 7,089 on Monday as the exchange of trade threats between Washington and Beijing stirs fears of a recession and German chipmaker Infineon’s deal to buy US peer Cypress Semiconductors weighs on the technology sector. Construction and infrastructure firm Kier (KIE) crumbles 29.4% to 196.4p on a warning full year 2019 underlying operating profit ...

Market report: Astrazeneca injects some life into the FTSE as it smashes through 7,200

The FTSE 100 is up 0.4% 7,222.45 as positively received corporate results help provide the index with a lift on Thursday. Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca (AZN) gains 4% to £59.49 after a 'strong' fourth quarter led by performance of new medicines underscored its return to growth and saw the drugmaker meet its guidance. For the 12 months to 31 December, revenue fell 2% to $22.1bn and ...

Market report: Metal basher bid battle heats up, RELX up on ‘simplified’ structure and profits rise

Autos and aero engineering group GKN (GKN) continues to fight for its independence on Thursday as it again urges shareholders to resist the hostile takeover by turnaround specialist Melrose (MRO). GKN has written to shareholders describing the takeover attempt as ‘entirely opportunistic’, and again insists that the £7.4bn shares offer ‘fundamentally undervalues’ the ...
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