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|Yesterday’s UK 100 Leaders||Price (p)||% Chg|
|Severn Trent PLC||2,802.0||2.2%|
|United Utilities Group PLC||1,040.5||1.5%|
|Yesterday’s UK 100 Laggards||Price (p)||% Chg|
|Ocado Group PLC||707.8||-7.1%|
|Hargreaves Lansdown PLC||887.4||-4.6%|
|Berkeley Group Holdings (The) PLC||4,189.0||-4.0%|
|Major World Indices||Price||% Chg||1 YEAR|
|UK 100 INDEX||7,747||-1.1%||2.1%|
|DOW JONES INDUS. AVG||33,045||-0.8%||-4.8%|
|S&P/ASX 200 INDEX||7,452||0.2%||1.5%|
|WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)||USD/bbl.||80.67||0.42%|
|Brent Crude (ICE)||USD/bbl.||86.58||0.49%|
|Gold Spot||USD/t oz.||1,930||-0.1%|
The UK 100 called to open +50 points at 7798. The UK 100 is expected to open higher on Friday recovering some of yesterday’s heavy losses, this comes despite further falls in the US overnight as strong subscriber figures from Netflix after the bell lifted the mood. Data this morning, showed UK retail sales volumes unexpectedly fell in December by 1% exceeding analysts expectations for an increase of 0.5% adding to signs that the cost of living crisis has squeezed consumer spending power. US markets suffered further falls as disappointing housing market data added to the worries that the US economy has tipped into recession. At the close the Dow Jones was down 252 points, or 0.76%, to 33,045, the S&P was 22 points lower, or 0.57%, to 3,906 and the Nasdaq fell 105 points, or 0.96%, to 10,852.
Close Brothers says their loan book increased 1.5% in 5 months to Dec 31st to £9.23bn from £9.1bn on July 31st.
De La Rue suspend banknote printing operations in Kenya on reduced demand.
Spirent Communications says their 2022 results were in line with expectations.
SSE increases expectations for FY23 adjusted EPS to more than 150p from 120p previously.
Deutsche Bank Downgrades Virgin Money to Hold from Buy (12 Buys / 7 Holds / 1 Sell)
Oddo BHF Downgrades Wizz Air to Neutral from Outperform (9 Buys / 5 Holds / 2 Sells)
Peel Hunt Downgrades Harbour Energy to Hold (5 Buys / 2 Holds / 0 Sells)
RPT/Jefferies Downgrades Hargreaves Lansdown to Underperform from Hold (6 Buys / 10 Holds / 2 Sells)
UK GfK Consumer Confidence
Chinese PBoC Interest Rate Decision
UK Retail Sales
German Producer Price Index
EU Consumer Confidence
UK 100 companies going ex-dividend on 26th January 2023:
UK 250 companies going ex-dividend on 26th January 2023:
Foresight Solar Fund
City of London Investment Trust
Schroder Oriental Income Fund
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