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|Yesterday’s FTSE100 Leaders||Price (p)||% Chg|
|SMURFIT KAPPA GROUP PLC||2,540.0||3.0%|
|SCOTTISH MORTGAGE INV TR PLC||558.5||1.7%|
|IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC||2,015.0||1.7%|
|Yesterday’s FTSE100 Laggards||Price (p)||% Chg|
|MICRO FOCUS INTERNATIONAL||1753.0||-11.7%|
|COCA-COLA HBC AG-DI||2726.0||-2.0%|
|BRITISH LAND CO PLC||540.0||-1.9%|
|BT GROUP PLC||192.4||-1.8%|
|Major World Indices||Price||% Chg||1 Year|
|FTSE 100 INDEX||7,531||-0.1%||-0.8%|
|DOW JONES INDUS. AVG||26,860||0.3%||8.7%|
|S&P/ASX 200 INDEX||6,716||0.4%||8.1%|
|WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)||USD/bbl.||60.64||0.35%|
|Brent Crude (ICE)||USD/bbl.||67.23||0.33%|
|Gold Spot||USD/t oz.||1,420||0.1%|
FTSE 100 called to open +20pts this morning at 7550; following on from overnight trading sessions in the U.S. that saw fresh record highs on the Dow Jones, the S&P and the Nasdaq, we also saw a buoyant Asian session. This is on the back of Jerome Powell’s comments yesterday which implied that the Fed were set to cut interest rates during his testimony in Congress. Oil prices spiked overnight seeing crude testing the $68 handle and gold once again rallied through the $1400 level which had for a number of days provided resistance, to reach $1422.
Reckitt Benckiser to pay $1.4B to settle US opioid-addiction drug probes.
Indivior ups FY guidance for net revenue and net income, driven by outperformance of branded Suboxone. Reckitt settlement resolves probe Into Indivior’s sales and marketing of Suboxone film.
Dart group operating profit before tax +36% to £177.5m. Final dividend +23% to 7.4p.
DFS delivered good underlying group gross sales growth of 7%, strong online growth of 17%. Underlying profit before tax expected to be slightly above £50m, v £38.3m 2018. Appointed Mike Schmidt as Chief Financial Officer.
Workspace reports good level of customer demand in Q1l pro-forma LTV of 22% and cash facilities of £134m. Expects to complete3 more refurbishments this year, providing another 104K sqft space.
Spire Healthcare renews contract with AXA PPP Healthcare until 2024.
Diploma acquires Virginia Sealing Products for £56m cash.
Land Securities Chief Executive Robert Noel will retire in 2020.
British American Tobacco downgraded to neutral by Piper Jaffray
IAG downgraded to sell by Morningstar
Cobham upgraded to overweight by Barclays
UK Financial stability report (10.30am)
ECB Monetary policy accounts (12.30pm)
U.S. Inflation and Wages data (1.30pm)
U.S. CPI data (1.30pm)
U.S. Fed Chair Powell testifies (3.00pm)
Company results out today! – Dart Group, Workspace
Share ex-dividend reaction – Halma, WH Smith
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