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|Friday’s UK 100 Leaders||Price (p)||% Chg|
|LEGAL & GENERAL GROUP PLC||241.3||4.2%|
|ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC||93.7||4.1%|
|LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC||34.7||3.7%|
|Friday’s UK 100 Laggards||Price (p)||% Chg|
|ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC||1978.0||-2.7%|
|INTERTEK GROUP PLC||6078.0||-2.7%|
|Major World Indices||Price||% Chg||1 YEAR|
|UK 100 INDEX||6,316||-0.4%||-13.5%|
|DOW JONES INDUS. AVG||29,480||1.4%||5.3%|
|S&P/ASX 200 INDEX||6,484||1.2%||-4.6%|
|WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)||USD/bbl.||40.76||1.57%|
|Brent Crude (ICE)||USD/bbl.||43.32||1.26%|
|Gold Spot||USD/t oz.||1,889||0.0%|
UK 100 called to open +64 points this morning at 6380. Calls for a positive open come as optimism returned despite some of the euphoria from the Pfizer vaccine announcement wearing off, paired with news from Asia overnight that saw markets gaining, after 15 countries in the region signed a deal to form the world’s largest trade alliance, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). In Japan, the Nikkei 225 jumped 2.05%, while in China, the Shanghai Composite rose 0.81% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained 0.60%.
Diploma reported FY revenue -1% y-o-y, operating profit -17% and total dividend +3%.
Greggs will cut 820 shop staff jobs as it expects trading to remain below normal for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stobart says its unit is not the preferred supplier for new commercial deal with Aer Lingus.
Vodafone say they are increasingly confident about their FY performance after a “resilient” H1, despite underlying momentum being obscured by the impact of COVID-19. Adjusted earnings fell 1.9% to £7bn euros on a 2.3% drop in group revenue to 21.4bn euros as the pandemic impacted roaming revenue and lower handset sales.
Kainos Group plc
Intermediate Capital Group
Big Yellow Group
Chinese Retail Sales
Chinese Industrial Production
Japanese Industrial Production
Smurfit Kappa Group
Scottish Mortgage IT
B&M European Value Retail S.A.
Scottish American Investment Company
Tate & Lyle
Pershing Square Holdings
Civitas Social Housing
Morgan Advanced Materials
Great Portland Estates
Witan Investment Trust
Worldwide Healthcare Trust
NextEnergy Solar Fund
BlackRock World Mining Trust
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