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|Yesterday’s UK 100 Leaders||Price (p)||% Chg|
|DS SMITH PLC||293.9||4.1%|
|MELROSE INDUSTRIES PLC||156.5||2.7%|
|RIO TINTO PLC||5,242.0||2.3%|
|Yesterday’s UK 100 Laggards||Price (p)||% Chg|
|OCADO GROUP PLC||847.6||-3.4%|
|ADMIRAL GROUP PLC||2107.0||-2.3%|
|ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS PLC||1613.0||-2.1%|
|INTL CONSOLIDATED AIRLINE-DI||118.6||-1.7%|
|Major World Indices||Price||% Chg||1 YEAR|
|UK 100 INDEX||7,149||0.4%||1.4%|
|DOW JONES INDUS. AVG||30,432||1.8%||-8.6%|
|S&P/ASX 200 INDEX||6,524||1.4%||-11.2%|
|WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)||USD/bbl.||111.51||1.78%|
|Brent Crude (ICE)||USD/bbl.||115.10||0.85%|
|Gold Spot||USD/t oz.||1,839||0.0%|
The UK 100 is called to open -85 points this morning at 7065. The UK 100 looks set to fall this morning after fresh figures showed UK inflation climbed to a new 40-year high last month. May’s consumer price index (CPI) was up 9.1% in May compared to the same period last year, the highest since 1982 and up from 9% the month before, the Office for National Statistics revealed. Tuesday saw Wall Street stocks rally. The Dow Jones advanced some 641 points or 2.15% to close at 30,530. The S&P 500 was stronger, up 2.45% to 3,764 whilst the Nasdaq climbed 2.51% to 11,069. The small-cap focussed Russell 2000 meanwhile tacked on 1.7% to 1,694. In Asia, this morning, though, Japan’s Nikkei drifted 0.08% lower to 26,223 whilst Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 1.24% to 21,292 and the Shanghai Composite dipped down 0.31% to 3,297.
Anglo American fifth cycle De Beers rough diamond sales amount to $650m.
AstraZeneca, Merck & Co’s Lynparza sees positive results in Phase 3 PROpel trial.
Berkeley Group report a FY22 pretax profit of £551.5m, +6.4% from FY21.
EasyJet will be hit by strike action in July, with over 400 of its crew members in Spain calling for industrial action.
JD Sports expects pretax profit for FY23 to be in line with performance of FY22. They report a FY22 pretax profit of £654.7m, up from £324m YoY.
NatWest: UK government extends trading plan for NatWest share sales by a year to Aug 11th, 2023.
Barclays Downgrades Vodafone to Equal Weight from Overweight (10 Buys / 5 Holds / 1 Sell)
Jefferies Upgrades NatWest to Buy from Hold (12 Buys / 4 Holds / 0 Sells)
Jefferies Upgrades Smurfit Kappa to Buy from Hold (3 Buys / 2 holds / 0 Sells)
Berkeley Group Holdings
Liontrust Asset Management
Micro Focus International
UK Consumer Price Index
UK PPI Core Output
UK Retail Price Index
EU Consumer Confidence
British Land Company
United Utilities Group
Mercantile Investment Trust
TR Property Investment Trust
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