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|Yesterday’s UK 100 Leaders||Price (p)||% Chg|
|Ocado Group PLC||761.8||3.9%|
|Burberry Group PLC||2,317.0||3.3%|
|Yesterday’s UK 100 Laggards||Price (p)||% Chg|
|Bt Group PLC||128.0||-3.2%|
|Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC||5,834.0||-2.5%|
|Coca-Cola Hbc AG||1,919.0||-2.3%|
|Major World Indices||Price||% Chg||1 YEAR|
|UK 100 INDEX||7,831||-0.3%||3.2%|
|DOW JONES INDUS. AVG||33,297||-1.8%||-4.9%|
|S&P/ASX 200 INDEX||7,435||0.6%||1.4%|
|WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)||USD/bbl.||78.63||-1.07%|
|Brent Crude (ICE)||USD/bbl.||84.30||-0.80%|
|Gold Spot||USD/t oz.||1,909||0.3%|
The UK 100 called to open -40 points at 7790. The UK 100 is set to open lower today following heavy falls in the US. Wall Street ended the day nursing hefty losses lower as weak industrial production and retail sales figures heightened fears that the US was heading into recession. At the close the Dow Jones was down 614 points, or 1.81%, to 33,297, the S&P fell 62 points, or 1.56%, to 3,929 and the Nasdaq slipped 138 points, or 1.24%, to 10,957.
AJ Bell sees their assets under management as at Dec 31st grow 62% YoY to £3.4bn, up 21% QoQ. They remain positive about growth prospects for investment platform market and says they are well positioned to continue growing market share.
BHP keeps production guidance for 2023 financial year unchanged.
Boohoo says their group revenue fell 11% in the four months to the end of December, putting it on track for an annual sales decline of 12% with a core earnings margin of 3.5%.
Deliveroo said it has achieved breakeven in adjusted earnings in H2, boosting its earnings margin for the year to a better-than-expected 1% they expected continued improvement this year. Their Q4 gross transaction value of its orders for its continuing operations increased by 6% to £1.8bn as item inflation offset a 2% drop in order numbers.
Dunelm posted higher Q2 sales and said they expected their annual profit to above market expectations, as customers stocked up on discounted beddings, heaters and home furniture during the Christmas holidays. Total sales were up 18% for the 13 weeks ended Dec 31st to £478m from a year ago.
Marshalls sees their FY adjusted profit before tax in-line with current market expectations.
Premier Foods reported a rise in its Q3 sales thanks to robust demand for its cakes and grocery products as well as new product launches. Their sales rose 12% in the three months ended Dec 31st and the company also kept its FY outlook unchanged.
Goldman Sachs Upgrades Auto Trader Group to Buy from Neutral (9 Buys / 11 Holds / 0 Sells)
Goldman Sachs Upgrades WPP to Buy from Neutral (8 Buys / 9 Holds / 1 Sell)
RPT/Exane BNP Downgrades Wizz Air to Underperform from Neutral (9 Buys / 5 Holds / 2 Sells)
UBS Downgrades Fresnillo to Sell from Neutral (1 Buy / 12 Holds / 1 Sell)
Network International Holdings
Procter & Gamble
ECB Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts
US Building Permits
US Initial Jobless Claims
Japanese National Consumer Price Index
UK 100 companies going ex-dividend on 19th January 2023:
UK 250 companies going ex-dividend on 19th January 2023:
Games Workshop Group
Balanced Commercial Property Trust
Supermarket Income REIT
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