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Market report: UK stocks up on record US close, Sainsbury sales fall, Purplebricks exits US

UK stock markets responds to new record highs for US shares overnight as trade tensions loosen between the US and China ease off ahead of the 4 July holiday in the States. The S&P 500 finished the session up 0.3% at 2,973.01 while the technology heavy Nasdaq Composite closed 0.2% up at 8,109.09. That mood leaks across the pond to UK stocks with the benchmark UK index FTSE 100 rallying ...

Don’t hang around: snap up these investment trusts while they are going cheap

Market corrections are often opportunities to bag quality assets at knockdown prices and this applies just as much to investment trusts as it does to individual stocks. Helpfully there is an easy way of telling when a trust might have reached a bargain level. A quick look at the industry body Association of Investment Companies’ website allows you to check whether a trust is trading at a ...

Analysts race to upgrade profit forecasts for Electrocomponents after bumper period

Electrical goods distributer Electrocomponents (ECM) enjoys a 3.3% hike in its share price to 752.2p after posting another quarter of strong growth. Shares flagged the company’s prospects earlier this year and the revenue numbers for both its fourth quarter to March and first quarter to June justify our faith in the company. Where’s the growth coming from? For the company’s first ...

Electrocomponents beats profit forecasts, share price soars to top of FTSE All-Share leader board

Electronics distributor Electrocomponents (ECM) has delighted the market with a profit beat from its 2018 year end results. The company, which supplies tools, safety equipment, microchips and much else to industry, today reports full year to 31 March adjusted pre-tax profits of £173.1m. That's above the £171.8m that the market had anticipated, and it is £3.6m more than analysts had been ...
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