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Market Analysis || 17-01-20

The UK 100 has welcomed the US-China phase 1 trade deal with optimism, and this has reflected in the uptick in price movements on the index this week. Furthermore, the cooling of tensions in the middle East has calmed the nerves of investors, allowing them to focus more on the key issues confronting the UK,…

Company Focus || Fantasy Forecast for War Games Brand || 17-01-20

Games Workshop has become a shareholder’s fantasy after its shares soared another nine per cent when it announced bumper sales figures for its latest trading period. The fantasy wargaming figurine firm, which owns the Warhammer brand, reported a stellar pre-tax profit of £57.1m, up from £40.8m in the previous year, in the six months to…

Strong Foundations for Housebuilders? || 17-01-20

The aftermath of the General Election has heralded a new dawn for housebuilders with most enjoying a share price rise now that some of the recent political uncertainty has dispersed. Taylor Wimpey has seen its share price rise more than 15 per cent since election day, now standing at 211.20p at the time of writing,…

Trader’s Corner || Trendsetter Puts Best Foot Forward || 17-01-20

Fashion favourite, Boohoo, has seen its shares rise five per cent this week, taking the online brand’s value higher than high street stalwart Marks and Spencer. Boohoo’s share price reached a record high, now standing at 324.50p, after the fashion forward firm reported a profit upgrade. The clothing retailer said it expects full year revenues…

Market Analysis || 10-01-20

The UK 100 has had a slow start to 2019 and is not much changed from where it signed off in 2019. The latest news from the Brexit angle is that the UK Parliament has as expected, approved the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill, opening the gate to a January 31st exit from the EU and…

Traders Corner || Is Greggs Still on its Roll? || 10-01-20

Bakery chain, Greggs, saw its share price fall 1.75% despite cheery festive sales figures which resulted in a profit upgrade. Last year was a stellar year for the Newcastle-founded chain – in the fourth quarter of 2019, like-for-like sales grew by 8.7%, with demand intensified by new vegan products and successful marketing campaigns. Gregg’s share…

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