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Morning Report - 18 November 2021

Yesterday’s UK 100 Leaders Price (p) % Chg
AVEVA GROUP PLC 3,459.0 2.9%
SMITHS GROUP PLC 1,507.5 2.9%
GLENCORE PLC 372.0 2.3%
FRESNILLO PLC 986.8 1.8%


Yesterday’s UK 100 Laggards Price (p) % Chg
SSE PLC 1587.0 -4.3%
EXPERIAN PLC 3373.0 -4.0%
Major World Indices Price % Chg 1 YEAR
UK 100 INDEX 7,291 -0.5% 14.6%
DOW JONES INDUS. AVG 35,931 -0.6% 20.6%
DAX INDEX 16,251 0.0% 23.7%
NIKKEI 225 29,688 -0.4% 15.4%
S&P/ASX 200 INDEX 7,370 -0.7% 12.8%


Commodities Units Price % Chg
WTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 78.11 -3.28%
Brent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 80.29 -2.60%
Gold Spot USD/t oz. 1,867 0.9%
Copper (Comex) USd/lb. 421 -3.4%


The UK 100 is called to open -11 points today at 7280. 

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Markets Overview:



The UK 100 is called to open -11 points today at 7280.  The UK 100 looks set to start modestly lower today after yesterday’s jump in UK retail prices to a ten year high.  This follows a tough session on Wall Street yesterday for investors, the Dow Jones lost 211 points. The S&P dipped 0.26%. The Nasdaq Composite fell by 0.33%, despite most mega-cap technology companies closing in the green. Shares in Asia were mostly lower on Thursday, China’s Shanghai Composite fell 0.35% while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slumped 1.35%.  In Japan, the Nikkei slipped 0.30% and South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.34%.



Company News & Broker Comments:



Company News:

Biffa says profit outlook for the year remains positive and in line with expectations as they report a FY pretax loss of £25.6m.
Crest Nicholson sees their FY underlying pretax profit marginally ahead of expectations.
Flutter Entertainment buys online bingo firm Tombola for £402m.
Investec will distribute a 15% stake in asset manager NinetyOne to shareholders as it reported a more than two-fold rise in HY profit.
National Grid reports that their H1 pretax profit jumped 86% to £1.08bn (2020: £583m) as they up their interim payout to 17.21p (up from 17p). They expect FY underlying EPS growth to be above 5-7% range.
Royal Mail reports that their H1 revenue rose 7.1% YoY as their pretax profit rose to £315m (2020: £17m). They have warned of operating cost pressures in H2 as they expect inflationary pressure to persist beyond 2022.


Broker Comments

UBS Upgrades Informa to Buy from Sell (6 Buys / 4 Holds / 1 Sell)



Reporting Today:




Close Brothers




Londonmetric Property

Micro Focus

Mitie Group

National Grid

Royal Mail Group

TBC Bank



Reporting Tomorrow:



Euromoney Institutional Investor

Great Portland Estates


Personal Assets Trust



In Focus Today:



EU Consumer Price Index

US Initial Jobless Claims

Fed’s Williams speech

Fed’s Evans speech

Japanese Imports

Japanese Exports


Today’s Ex-Dividends:


FTSE 100:




Pershing Square Holdings

Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust


B&M European Value Retail S.A.


FTSE 250:



Volution Group

Bytes Technology Group

Witan Investment Trust

Scottish American Investment Company

Worldwide Healthcare Trust


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