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|Yesterday’s UK 100 Leaders||Price (p)||% Chg|
|SCOTTISH MORTGAGE INV TR PLC||1,075.0||1.8%|
|Yesterday’s UK 100 Laggards||Price (p)||% Chg|
|ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC||183.1||-6.0%|
|BRITISH LAND CO PLC||355.6||-4.6%|
|LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC||26.9||-4.3%|
|HARGREAVES LANSDOWN PLC||1477.5||-4.2%|
|INTL CONSOLIDATED AIRLINE-DI||97.6||-4.1%|
|Major World Indices||Price||% Chg||1 YEAR|
|UK 100 INDEX||5,970||-0.5%||-17.2%|
|DOW JONES INDUS. AVG||28,680||-0.6%||7.0%|
|S&P/ASX 200 INDEX||6,196||1.0%||-6.7%|
|WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)||USD/bbl.||40.16||-0.10%|
|Brent Crude (ICE)||USD/bbl.||42.45||1.75%|
|Gold Spot||USD/t oz.||1,893||0.1%|
UK 100 called to open +25 points this morning at 5993. Calls for a positive open come in in-spite of concerns over the coronavirus vaccine taking longer than was hoped to come to market and the initial impact of it. Yesterday Wall Street finished lower, with the Dow Jones closing down 0.55% at 28,679 while the S&P 500 dropped 0.63% to 3,511 and the Nasdaq fell 0.1% to 11,863. The tech-heavy Nasdaq was dragged lower by Apple shares after an iPhone launch event yesterday seemed to have left many investors feeling underwhelmed. The picture was more mixed in Asia earlier today, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 up 0.02% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.08%. In focus today will be any update on any potential lockdown restrictions in the UK & ongoing Brexit negotiations as the ‘cliff edge’ to secure a trade deal with the EU edged ever closer.
ASOS reported a quadrupling in FY profit, benefiting from strong demand during the COVID-19 pandemic and forecast more improvement in the 2020-21 year. They made a pre-tax profit of £142.1m, in line with guidance in August and up from £33.1m in the same period in 2019. Sales rose 19% to £3.26bn.
Barratt Developments says there is continuing strong customer demand for its homes and have a healthy forward order book.
G4S posts higher profit on cost control measures, as revenue slipped 2% during the period. They have also retained and won new contracts with an annual revenue contract value of £2bn.
Pearson says it was on course to hit market expectations after demand for online learning helped soften the impact from cancelled tests and closed school due to COVID-19. Group sales fell by 14% over 9 months due to school closures, campus shop closures and the cancellation of exams.
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