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|Yesterday’s UK 100 Leaders||Price (p)||% Chg|
|JD Sports Fashion PLC||172.65||5.9%|
|ConvaTec Group PLC||226||5%|
|Ashtead Group PLC||4960||3.3%|
|Standard Chartered PLC||642.6||2.8%|
|Yesterday’s UK 100 Laggards||Price (p)||% Chg|
|Burberry Group PLC||2389||-5.2%|
|BT Group PLC||140.7||-5%|
|Ocado Group PLC||397.7||-3%|
|National Grid PLC||1108||-2.8%|
|Major World Indices||Price||% Chg||1 YEAR|
|UK 100 INDEX||7,742||0.25%||6%|
|DOW JONES INDUS. AVG||33,535||0.34%||7.3%|
|S&P/ASX 200 INDEX||7,280||0.61%||3.06%|
|WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)||USD/bbl.||72.37||0.71%|
|Brent Crude (ICE)||USD/bbl.||76.45||0.78%|
|Gold Spot||USD/t oz.||1,962||0.3%|
The UK 100 called to open +25 points at 7,771. UK 100 is set to open higher on Friday as fears of a US debt default subside. US stocks closed higher on Thursday as Dow edged up 0.3%, S&P +0.3% and Nasdaq +1.5%. In Asia on Friday the Nikkei closed +0.7%, Shanghai -0.3% and Hong Kong -1.2%.
IQE are to issue 150m new shares in placing and 5.5m new shares in retail offer.
Smiths Group lifted their annual revenue growth forecast for the third time in five months as demand for its products improves on decarbonisation trends and from airport upgrades. They now expect organic revenue growth to rise by around 10% in the 12 months ending July, higher than its previous guidance of at least 8% growth, which it gave in March.
Vanquis Banking appoints Ian McLaughlin as CEO starting in July.
RBC Upgrades St James’s Place to Outperform from Sector Perform (7 Buys / 7 Holds / 0 Sells)
Deere & Co
Pershing Square Holdings
Schroder Oriental Income Fund
Zoom Video Communications
German Producer Price Index
EU Economic Bulletin
UK 100 companies going ex-dividend on 25th May 2023:
UK 250 companies going ex-dividend on 25th May 2023:
Diversified Energy Company
TI Fluid Systems
Spire Healthcare Group
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