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|Yesterday’s UK 100 Leaders||Price (p)||% Chg|
|Rentokil Initial PLC||554.8||10.3%|
|Admiral Group PLC||1,967.5||3.7%|
|Lloyds Banking Group PLC||47.7||3.6%|
|Yesterday’s UK 100 Laggards||Price (p)||% Chg|
|Anglo American PLC||2,457.6||-4.0%|
|Major World Indices||Price||% Chg||1 YEAR|
|UK 100 INDEX||7,414||1.0%||1.5%|
|DOW JONES INDUS. AVG||32,037||0.5%||-6.1%|
|S&P/ASX 200 INDEX||6,966||-1.5%||-3.9%|
|WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)||USD/bbl.||67.59||-0.03%|
|Brent Crude (ICE)||USD/bbl.||73.76||0.09%|
|Gold Spot||USD/t oz.||1,918||-0.1%|
The UK 100 called to open +56 points at 7466. The UK 100 is expected to open higher on Friday after US stocks rallied as some of the largest US financial institutions joined forces to support under pressure bank, First Republic. In the US at the close, all three major indices were in positive territory, with the Nasdaq leading the way at 11,717 points for a 2.5% gain, while the S&P 500 saw a 1.8% recovery to close at 3,960 and the Dow gained 1.2% and ended the session at 32,247. The news supported shares in Asia as well. The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo rose 1.2% and the S&P/ASX 200 in Sydney added 0.5%. In China, the Shanghai Composite was 0.4% higher in late trade, while the Hang Seng in Hong Kong was up 1.1%.
Bodycote report a 2022 pretax profit of £95.3m, up from £77.5m YoY.
Diploma says outlook for their FY23 is “positive” and consistent with FY guidance.
John Wood says their 2022 results will be in line with expectations as per January update.
Deutsche Bank Upgrades GSK to Buy from Hold (7 Buys / 11 Holds / 2 Sells)
Exane BNP Downgrades Sage Group to Neutral from Outperform (8 Buys / 7 Holds / 2 Sells)
UBS Upgrades London Stock Exchange to Buy from Neutral (6 Buys / 4 Holds / 0 Sells)
EU Core Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices
EU Labor Cost
US Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index
US UoM 5-year Consumer Inflation Expectation
UK 100 companies going ex-dividend on 23rd March 2023:
British American Tobacco
UK 250 companies going ex-dividend on 20th March 2023:
UK 250 companies going ex-dividend on 23rd March 2023:
Close Brothers Group
Hipgnosis Songs Fund
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