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FTSE gets relief rally, Marks & Spencer, Travis Perkins, Wetherspoon suspend dividends

The FTSE 100 bounced strongly on Friday, rising 4.6% to 5,389 points following gains in Asian markets overnight and expectations of more stimulus actions from around the world to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Stocks which have been hardest hit over the last two weeks bounced back strongly with share prices in Flutter (FLTR), Whitbread (WTB) and Royal Dutch (RDSB) all up double digit ...

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 ...

FTSE drops as coronavirus eclipses Sars, Intu and NMC Health jump on confirming reports

The FTSE 100 fell into the red on Monday morning as the coronavirus death toll eclipsed Sars, with investors concerned about the impact the virus will have on manufacturing in China and the surrounding region. The UK’s benchmark index opened 0.22% lower to 7,462.05, taking its lead from Asian stock markets which also dropped in morning trade. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.6%, the Hang Seng ...

Market report: Pearson plunges as finance boss quits, Premier Inn owner Whitbread blames uncertainty for fall in room sales

The FTSE 100 confounded expectations by opening lower this morning, despite the US and China signing off on the first phase of their trade deal. US stocks rallied last night following the signing with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones hitting all-time highs, but UK stocks evidently haven’t followed suit. Perhaps the market is more concerned about what’s not in the trade deal rather than what ...

Market report: Broker support boosts Marks & Spencer, Phoenix rises on ReAssure deal

London’s FTSE firmed 59.1 points to 7,197 as the week drew to a close, with consumer-facing stocks back in fashion. JD Sports Fashion (JD.), Whitbread (WTB), Kingfisher (KGF) and Next (NXT) all featured in the blue chip index’s top 10 risers. Despite ongoing political uncertainty, early indications suggest that Black Friday was good for retailers, implying that consumers might have become ...

Market report: Reckitt Benckiser cuts guidance for second time, Just Eat flies on fresh buyout bid

UK stocks opened weaker today as the market awaits another key vote in parliament tonight. The FTSE 100 was down 15 points at 7,151 while the FTSE 250 was down 38 points at 20,270. Durex to Dettol maker Reckitt Benckiser (RB.) cut its full-year guidance for the second time this year sticking the blame on cautious retail purchasing ahead of the flu season in the US for its Mucinex product ...

Whitbread shares slide as they are no longer propped up by promise of capital return

Shares in Premier Inn owner Whitbread (WTB) have dropped 3.4% to £47.34 as it announces it will return around £2bn to shareholders at a price of £49.72 per share. The tender offer is a way of returning some of the proceeds from Whitbread’s £3.9bn sale of Costa Coffee to Coca-Cola earlier this year. Including a £482m share buyback earlier this year, Whitbread has returned just under ...

Market report: Metro Bank jumps on possible £500m sale, Whitbread down as it returns £2bn to investors

UK stocks start the week flat with the FTSE 100 opening at 7,509, little changed from Friday as investors weigh up the political environment. Ahead of Boris Johnson’s likely appointment as the new prime minister tomorrow investors seem to be acting cautiously with uncertainty over a 'no-deal' Brexit set to go up a notch. Heightened tensions in the Gulf, as well as a possible interest rate ...

Market report: Berkeley buoyed by forecast ‘beat’ as sorry Saga slumps again

London’s FTSE 100 dips 23 points to 7,420.5 on Wednesday with investors waiting for the latest Federal Reserve meeting with bated breath. In stark contrast, Asian shares rally after US President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he had a ‘very good’ call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, raising investors’ hopes of an amicable resolution to the US-China trade war. High-end housebuilder ...
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