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Director deals: Gateley directors pocket £11m, ex-Pimco boss snaps up Barclays shares

Shares held by directors at some of the biggest companies in the FTSE 100 changed hands over the past week in a number of noteworthy transactions. However the biggest deal came from AIM-listed law firm Gateley (GTLY:AIM), with directors and employees cashing in £11m worth of shares, representing 4.1% of the company’s issued share capital, in a placing to meet demand from institutional ...

Market report: Travis Perkins gains on Wickes demerger boost, Wizz Air dips despite raising guidance

The FTSE 100 opened higher on Wednesday morning as investors expect US interest rates will remain on hold when the Federal Reserve meets later today. Unlike the hotly anticipated Bank of England meeting tomorrow, today’s Fed meeting is expected to be a quiet affair with a strong likelihood of no change in its policy. Shortly after the market open, the UK’s benchmark index was up 21.66 ...

Market report: Water sector rallies on watchdog approval but BT slides on third quarter growth and cash flow pinch

UK water industry stocks are rallying in early trade on Thursday after the three UK listed firms – Severn Trent (SVT), United Utilities (UU.) and Pennon (PNN) – see their business plans win watchdog approval. That sends sector share prices rallying having removed a hefty unknown for investors, led by the 1.5% rise at United Utilities to 832p, the UK’s largest water company. The ...

Market report: William Hill shares smashed as £2 FOBT limit gossip rears head again

The gambling industry once again hits the headlines following new reports that the government might slash the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT) to just £2. This story has run and run but it is having a massive impact on bookmaker stocks in early trade on Tuesday, with shares in William Hill (WMH) plunging 11% on the news to 300.5p, valuing the bookie at £2.56bn. William ...
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