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Essentra shares jump as sale of filters unit completes strategic transformation

- Successful disposal of packaging and filters business- Proceeds go towards debt reduction and special dividend- Shares jump after languishing at year-lowIndustrial group Essentra (ESNT) announced it had agreed the sale of its filters division to a private buyer, delivering on its promise to become a pure-play components business.Investors applauded the news, sending the shares up as much as 15%

US futures point higher as FTSE 100 struggles for direction in muted lunchtime trade

Major UK stocks are struggling for direction at lunchtime on Friday with European markets a mixed bag, and while mid-cap sellers are out in force investors may take some comfort that futures are pointing to US markets finishing on the front foot after a turbulent week.At 12pm, the benchmark FTSE 100 was just a touch south of flat at 7,448.84, roughly matching the 0.07% decline of the pan-European

Essentra takes another step in its transformation with likely sale of packaging arm

Essentra (ESNT) 305pLoss to date: 1.6%Original entry point: Buy at 310p, 11 November 2021Our positive call on support services business Essentra (ESNT) is down a touch on our recent entry point, but that needs to be viewed in the context of this week's broader market wobble.It has fallen less than the wider market since we said to buy in early November, with the FTSE All-Share dropping 4.3% again

Black Friday spills red as FTSE 100 posts biggest one-day falls in more than a year

UK shares were decimated on Friday as panic selling swept the market on Black Friday leaving investors facing an equities sea of red.The benchmark FTSE 100 finished the day 266 points lower, or 3.6% down, at 7,044.03, with the state of mid-caps barely any better. The FTSE 250 lost nearly 750 point, or 3.2% as it closed at 22,573.89.Sharp falls in anything travel or leisure related bore the brunt o

FTSE 100 rallies in response to cryptocurrency and high-growth sell-off; Experian tops risers

Industrial and financial stocks lifted the FTSE 100 in early trading after a wild day for markets on Wednesday, while positive earnings upgrades continue to filter through.Bitcoin's crash down to $30,000 before recovering to almost $40,000 caught the eye of even the most dismissive investor as a sell-off in cryptocurrencies and high-growth stocks continue to leave investors split between reopening
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