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Trader’s Corner || Stocking Shelves Takes its Toll, Emergency Firm’s Powerful Surge || 9-4-20

Supermarket giant Tesco saw a share price slump of four per cent after its results revealed that the coronavirus situation has taken its toll on costs. In its full year results, Tesco showed underlying profits of £1.32 billion for the past year, along with a 30 per cent sales surge over the last few weeks,…

Market Analysis || 3-4-2020

The UK 100 was able to stage some form of recovery this week on the back of positive sentiment in the market which arose from expectations that the various stimulus packages from the Bank of England and the US government would start to kick in. However, upside moves remained limited due to the expanding scope…

Dividend Disappointment for Big Banks || 3-4-2020

It’s been a bad week for UK banks after the Bank of England asked for widespread dividend suspensions leading to share price crashes. The pressure to postpone dividend pay-outs till the end of the year is a bid to preserve cash so that banks have maximum funds available to help UK businesses weather the economic…

Trader’s Corner || Pampered Pets Boost Profits; Post-Pandemic Take-Off for Airline? || 3-4-2020

Animal care provider, Pets At Home, has seen a boost as pet owners stock up on supplies in the current crisis, leading to a share price rise of 1.3 per cent. The group which owns pet superstores, veterinary clinics and grooming shops, revealed it expects its underlying pre-tax profit to be above market expectations of…

Company Focus || Will Tobacco Stocks Burn Out? || 3-4-2020

Tobacco firm, Imperial Brands, saw its share price ignite, up 12 per cent, after it announced that the coronavirus outbreak is having no material impact on its operations. It says it is increasing stocks of many of its products and that it has secured a new 3.5 billion EUR credit facility although it does not…

Market Analysis || 27-3-2020

This week saw some upside recovery on the UK 100 , largely as a result of market expectations that the stimulus packages being launched by central banks in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak would kick in soon. Market participants are watching the US, which now has the highest number of coronavirus cases worldwide, for…

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