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Market Report: Indivior high on opioid surprise as investors rally on US rate cut hopes

London’s FTSE 100 was in positive mood on Thursday as investors digest the apparent stage setting for a US interest rate cut in August. FTSE 100 was 0.3% higher at 7,551.39, while the mid cap FTSE 250 index is also on the front foot, adding 75 points at 19,494.59. Among corporate stories, the big news today comes from drugs developer Indivior (INDV). The company has today raised earnings ...

Margin surprise lifts Barratt Developments’ shares despite gloomy property market data

Shares in Barratt Developments (BDEV) tick up 0.3% to 587.6p as investors balance a steer for a slight beat of 2019 guidance with more gloomy data on the UK housing market. Barratt says its outlook for the year is ‘modestly ahead’ of its previous expectations amid a strong start to the year driven by ‘good’ customer demand and amid stronger than expected margins. This bucks the trend ...

Market report: M&S to rebase divi and raise cash as it confirms Ocado tie-up, Ted Baker warns, Metro Bank in doghouse

After admitting to talks yesterday Marks & Spencer (MKS) has on Wednesday confirmed plans to form a £1.8bn grocery joint venture with technology delivery firm Ocado (OCDO). The tie-up, if approved by shareholders, will give M&S a food delivery business for the first time, but it comes at a hefty price. M&S plans to raise £600m through a rights issue to fund its part of the ...

Barratt Developments raises shareholder returns with extension of special dividends

Shares in the UK’s biggest housebuilder Barratt Developments (BDEV) continue their recent run of good form adding 3% to 565p on today’s first half update. Total revenues were up 7% in the six months to the end of December to £2.1bn driven by a 4% increase in completions and a small increase in the average selling price. Shareholders are also celebrating the extension of Barratt's ...

Market report: Softcat’s purring as Christmas sales shocker hurts Sainsbury’s

London’s FTSE 100 advances by 64 points to 6,923, the blue chip benchmark now trading at its highest level since the start of December as the market does its best to climb out of a hole. Housebuilders, tobacco stocks, miners, engineers and retailers all look strong on Wednesday. Hopes of progress with US-China trade talks are certainly giving markets support, so too a lack of major shocks among ...
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