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Morning Report - 15 September 2020

Monday’s UK 100 Leaders Price (p) % Chg
OCADO GROUP PLC 2,346.0 3.5%
COMPASS GROUP PLC 1,312.0 3.0%
BAE SYSTEMS PLC 522.0 2.8%
Monday’s UK 100 Laggards Price (p) % Chg
FRESNILLO PLC 1299.0 -3.9%
BP PLC 256.6 -2.1%
Major World Indices Price % Chg 1 YEAR
FTSE 100 INDEX 6,026 -0.1% -18.2%
DOW JONES INDUS. AVG 27,993 1.2% 2.8%
DAX INDEX 13,194 -0.1% 5.8%
NIKKEI 225 23,559 0.7% 7.1%
S&P/ASX 200 INDEX 5,900 0.7% -11.5%
Commodities Units Price % Chg
WTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 37.40 0.38%
Brent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 39.61 -0.55%
Gold Spot USD/t oz. 1,957 0.0%
Copper (Comex) USd/lb. 307 0.0%
UK 100 called to open +15 points this morning at 6040. 

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Markets Overview:


UK 100 called to open +15 points this morning at 6040. Calls for a positive open come on the back of Asian stocks overnight trading mostly higher, apart from Tokyo’s Nikkei, which was down 0.5% and a positive session in the US on Monday the Dow Jones closed out the day 327.69 points higher, or 1.18%, at 27,993.33. The S&P also ended in the green rallying 1.27% to 3,383.54. The green sweep in the US was completed as the Nasdaq  advanced by 1.87% to 11,056.65. Renewed hopes over a possible Covid-19 vaccine helped to drive the markets higher, as investor sentiment grew.


Company News:

AstraZeneca‘s COVID-19 vaccine trial remains on hold in the United States pending a U.S. investigation into the serious side effect in Britain even as other trials of the vaccine resume.

G4S have rejected a £2.95bn takeover offer from Canadian security company GardaWorld, saying it was “highly opportunistic”.

Marshalls H1 2020 pretax profit falls to £1.6m (2019: £37.1m). They state that recent trading has been better than expected and continues to improve.

Ocado reported that their revenue rose 52% in Q3 2020, with the coronavirus pandemic generating huge demand for online services.

Polypipe report that H1 2020 underlying operating profit was 73.3% lower than 2019 at £10.5m.

Reporting Today:


Ocado Group


French Connection Group

Polypipe Group




Reporting Wednesday:



Pan African Resources

Jadestone Energy inc


In Focus Today:


Chinese Retail Sales

UK ILO Unemployment

EU Economic Sentiment


This Week’s Ex Dividends:


UK 100:




UK 250:


Sanne Group


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