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|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%|
|LAND SECURITIES GROUP PLC||541.8||2.3%|
|BRITISH LAND CO PLC||346.2||2.2%|
|Monday’s UK 100 Laggards||Price (p)||% Chg|
|POLYMETAL INTERNATIONAL PLC||1934.5||-3.7%|
|INTERMEDIATE CAPITAL GROUP||1224.0||-2.6%|
|ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC-A SHS||1062.6||-1.9%|
|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%|
|S&P/ASX 200 INDEX||5,900||0.7%||-11.5%|
|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%|
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.
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.
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