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|Yesterday’s FTSE100 Leaders||Price (p)||% Chg|
|OCADO GROUP PLC||1,236.5||5.6%|
|ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP||228.2||1.1%|
|AUTO TRADER GROUP PLC||558.4||1.0%|
|BARRATT DEVELOPMENTS PLC||576.4||1.0%|
|Yesterday’s FTSE100 Laggards||Price (p)||% Chg|
|NMC HEALTH PLC||2302.0||-5.5%|
|MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL||1986.0||-5.3%|
|MELROSE INDUSTRIES PLC||179.1||-4.2%|
|Major World Indices||Price||% Chg||1 YEAR|
|FTSE 100 INDEX||7,536||-0.2%||-2.0%|
|DOW JONES INDUS. AVG||26,783||-0.1%||7.5%|
|S&P/ASX 200 INDEX||6,690||0.4%||6.9%|
|WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)||USD/bbl.||58.64||1.40%|
|Brent Crude (ICE)||USD/bbl.||64.77||0.95%|
|Gold Spot||USD/t oz.||1,390||-0.5%|
FTSE 100 called to open flat at 7537 this morning; Following mixed trading sessions both stateside and also in Asian markets on the back of the news that Chinese inflation had hit fresh 15 month highs, tempering expectations about more stimulus; Crude oil broke through and found stability overnight the $65 level, Gold once again failed to break through the $1400 handle.
Barratt Developments FY profit before tax expected to be ahead of consensus driven by continued improvements from margin initiatives and strong close to the year. Completions +1.5%, with wholly owned completions +2.6%. Strong forward sales position with total forward sales +19%.
GSK announces positive week 48 results from its phase 3 TANGO study for HIV drug
Superdry FY underlying pre-tax profit -56%. Full year statutory loss before tax +30%. Will maintain dividend policy. Expects revenues to show slight decline in FY20 (its “reset” year) , particularly in H1 as it rebalances promotional activity
Barrick Gold had deadline for deal to buy Acacia Mining extended by UK Takeover Panel to 19 July
PageGroup Q2 Gross profit +7.9%; UK -2.4%; Temp grew faster than permanent; Given current macro-economic conditions, expect 2019 operating profit towards lower end of market forecasts.
Grafton Group saw revenues increased by 2.4% to £1.48bn for the period. 2.6% organic revenue growth, like for like group revenue increased by 3.9%. Market conditions were softer than anticipated reflecting weaker demand in the marketplace.
Wetherspoons reports 10 weeks like-for-like sales +6.9% and total sales +6.6%. Year-to-date like-for-like sales +6.7% and total sales +7.4%.
Dunelm Total like-for-like (LFL) revenue for Q1 +15.4%, reflecting strong underlying growth in stores and online, the benefit of a weak comparator period last year and favourable weather this year. Expect FY pre-tax profit to be towards upper end of the range announced in 20 Jun trading update.
Ashtead downgraded by Morgan Stanley to Equalweight from Overweight
Vodafone price target downgraded by Jefferies to 144p from 165p
Ocado price upgraded by Barclays to 1200p from 875p
Watches of Switzerland coverage initiated by Barclays and Goldman Sachs
Superdry coverage initiated by Jefferies at Buy
Reaction to Chinese inflation data (hitting 15 month highs)
U.K GDP and production data (9.30am)
U.S. Fed Chair Powell testifies (3.00pm)
U.S. EIA Oil Stocks (3.30pm)
U.S. Fed FOMC minutes (7.00pm)
Company results reaction – Barratt Developments, Dunelm, Superdry, Grafton
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