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Morning Report - 14 February 2020

Yesterday’s UK 100 Leaders Price (p) % Chg
COCA-COLA HBC AG-DI 2,883.0 3.6%
RELX PLC 2,072.0 1.6%
WHITBREAD PLC 4,820.0 1.3%
EXPERIAN PLC 2,810.0 1.2%


Yesterday’s UK 100 Laggards Price (p) % Chg
CENTRICA PLC 71.8 #####
PEARSON PLC 556.4 -4.9%
NMC HEALTH PLC 818.2 -4.2%


Major World Indices Price % Chg 1 Year
UK 100 INDEX 7,452 -1.1% 3.5%
DOW JONES INDUS. AVG 29,423 -0.4% 15.7%
DAX INDEX 13,745 0.0% 24.0%
NIKKEI 225 23,688 -0.6% 12.1%
S&P/ASX 200 INDEX 7,130 0.4% 17.7%
Commodities Units Price % Chg
WTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 51.53 0.21%
Brent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 56.44 0.18%
Gold Spot USD/t oz. 1,575 -0.1%
Copper (Comex) USd/lb. 261 0.0%
UK 100 called to open +5 points 7452

UK 100 : 1 hours, 4 Months

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Markets Overview:


UK 100 called to open +5 points 7452; Stocks in Asia were mixed as traders took in the latest China data on the coronavirus, which showed a daily increase in Hubei cases that’s smaller than yesterday’s, though still bigger than before the methodology changed. Japanese shares fell, while equities in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Seoul advanced. U.S. and European equity futures edged higher.  The Nikkei close down 140 points, trading at 23,687.  The Hang Seng added 114 points to trade at 27,835.  Although yesterday saw a fall in all three major indices in the US, they all bounced from earlier lows to recover almost all of the initial losses.  The Dow Jones dropped 128 points to close at 29,423, the Nasdaq dropped by 14 points to close 9,711 & the S&P dropped just 5 points to close at 3,373.  Oil broke through $57 a barrel overnight, to trade higher once more.  Gold was fairly static, trading at $1574.


In corporate news this morning:


AstraZeneca says 2020 growth will predominantly depend on the impact of the coronavirus. All guidance assumes unfavourable impact from China lasting up to a few months and will be closely monitored. Revenue is expected to increase by high single-digit to low double-digit % for 2020. Revenue $6,664m (2018: $6,417) and EPS of $0.24 cents per share.  


RBS announce that their profits have beaten expectations and that they are to rebrand as NatWest. They reported a better than expected pre-tax profit of £4.2bn (average analysts forecasts of £3.8bn). Announced a dividend of 8p per share for Q4. They plan to cut back their under-performing investment bank NatWest markets by reducing its risk weighted assets from £38bn to £20bn.   


Segro CEO David Sleath says 2019 another successful year for the company. Started 2020 strong. Pre-tax profit +10.8% whilst EPS +4.3% to 24.4p up from 23.4p a year earlier. 2019 FY dividend increased +10.1% to 20.7p.


Source: Bloomberg, FT, Reuters, DJ Newswires, AlphaTerminal



Reporting Today:


Astrazeneca, Royal Bank Of Scotland, Segro


Reporting Next Week:


BHP Group, Petra Diamonds, Glencore, HSBC, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Intu Properties, Hochschild Mining, Kaz, Lloyds Banking Group, MoneySupermarket, BAE, Anglo American, Hays


In Focus Today:


EU – German Gross Domestic Product


EU – Eurozone Gross Domestic Product


US – Retail Sales Control Group


US – Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index


Todays Ex Dividends:


UK 100 :


Imperial Brands




Carnival Corporation






NextEnergy Solar Fund


Pershing Square Holdings





Croda Downgraded to Hold by Berenberg (Bloomberg: 3 Buys/ 13 Holds/ 4 Sells)



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