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|Yesterday’s UK 100 Leaders||Price (p)||% Chg|
|AUTO TRADER GROUP PLC||603.8||1.8%|
|SAGE GROUP PLC||604.2||1.3%|
|ASHTEAD GROUP PLC||3,914.0||1.1%|
|BARRATT DEVELOPMENTS PLC||686.4||0.9%|
|Yesterday’s UK 100 Laggards||Price (p)||% Chg|
|ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC||93.3||-8.8%|
|SMITH & NEPHEW PLC||1475.0||-5.9%|
|IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC||1421.0||-5.6%|
|Major World Indices||Price||% Chg||1 YEAR|
|UK 100 INDEX||6,617||-1.4%||-11.3%|
|DOW JONES INDUS. AVG||31,493||-0.4%||7.3%|
|S&P/ASX 200 INDEX||6,794||-1.3%||-4.9%|
|WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)||USD/bbl.||59.72||-1.32%|
|Brent Crude (ICE)||USD/bbl.||63.28||-1.02%|
|Gold Spot||USD/t oz.||1,772||-0.2%|
UK 100 is called to open -7 points this morning at 6610. Calls for a subdued start today come on the back of yesterdays sell off. UK retail sales data this morning also showed volumes decreased by 8.2% in January from December’s level, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. On Wall Street yesterday it was a similar picture, US indices retreated after weekly jobless claims rose to a four-week high. The Dow Jones fell by 120 points to 31,493 and the S&P closed 17 points lower at 3,914. Asia was also lower this morning, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 off by 226 points at 30,010 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index 66 points lower at 30,529.
AIB Group confirms an accord with Natwest to buy its 4bn euro Ulster bank loan portfolio.
Daily Mail Trust agrees to the sale of EdTech business Hobsons for $410m.
Kingspan reports that their 2020 revenue fell by 2% YoY to 4.6bn euros.
Natwest posts a FY loss of £327m as higher income from increased levels of customer activity was offset by asset disposal costs and strategic risk reduction. They are to withdraw from Ireland as they are completing their review of their Ulster bank unit. They have also proposed to restart paying a 3p per share dividend for 2020.
Segro reports £77.9m of new headline rent in 2020 as they increase their dividend by 6.8% to 22.1p per share.
Investec Downgrades Senior to a Sell from Hold (3 Buys / 5 Holds / 0 Sells)
UBS initiates coverage of Fevertree with a Buy (5 Buys / 4 Holds / 2 Sells)
TBC Bank Group
Associated British Foods (ABF)
German Markit Manufacturing PMI
German Markit PMI Composite
Eurozone Markit PMI Composite
UK Markit Services PMI
UK Retail Sales
German Producer Price Index
US Markit Manufacturing PMI
US Markit Services PMI
Land Securities Group
Witan Investment Trust
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