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Market report: Boohoo sparkles, McBride warns on profits, Gambling Commission bans use of credit cards

UK stocks opened slightly lower today with the FTSE 100 off 0.17% at 7,600.4 while the FTSE 250 index was flat at 21,720. Gambling stocks were on the back foot following the banning of credit cards which comes into effect on April 14. GVC (GVC) was trading off 0.24%, William Hill (WHM) was 2% lower while Flutter Entertainment (FLTR) shares were 0.8% softer. Online fashion retailer Boohoo ...

UK equity markets go crazy in wake of decisive Tory victory at the polls, FTSE 250 jumps 4%

UK equity rallied strongly in early trade on Friday as investors welcome the removal of several key risks that have been hanging over the stock market, sparking the pound to post its biggest gain against the dollar in two and a half years, with £1 worth $1.34. The market now has more confidence that Prime Minister Boris Johnson should be able to pass a Brexit deal and for the UK to formally ...

Market report: Taylor Wimpey buoyed by resilient housing market, while UK stocks sag on lack of new detail on US-China trade deal

The FTSE 100 index dropped 36 points to 7,340 today along with international markets after Donald Trump merely re-iterated his rhetoric that a trade deal was imminent with China without providing new information, in a speech at the Economic Club of New York last night. Shares in house builder Taylor Wimpey (TW.) bucked the trend to firm 1% at 171.5p after the company’s trading statement said ...

Market report: BP lower after lurching into loss, profit warning hurts Hunting

London’s FTSE 100 gave up 26.8 points to trade at 7,304.5 early on Tuesday, dragged lower by supermajor BP (BP.), ongoing domestic election uncertainties as well as a further slowdown in house price growth which weighed on large cap builders Berkeley (BKG), Barratt Developments (BDEV) and Taylor Wimpey (TW.). Oil major BP softened 3.9p to 508.1p after reporting a sharp drop in third quarter ...

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 ...
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