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Morning Report - 23 February 2021

Yesterday’s UK 100 Leaders Price (p) % Chg
INFORMA PLC 536.6 5.4%
COMPASS GROUP PLC 1,486.0 4.2%


Yesterday’s UK 100 Laggards Price (p) % Chg
OCADO GROUP PLC 2401.0 -6.2%
JUST EAT TAKEAWAY 7166.0 -4.6%
SMITH & NEPHEW PLC 1415.0 -4.0%
AVEVA GROUP PLC 3618.0 -3.7%
Major World Indices Price % Chg 1 YEAR
FTSE 100 INDEX 6,612 -0.2% -10.7%
DOW JONES INDUS. AVG 31,522 0.1% 8.7%
DAX INDEX 13,950 -0.3% 2.7%
NIKKEI 225 30,156 0.5% 28.9%
S&P/ASX 200 INDEX 6,839 0.9% -4.2%
Commodities Units Price % Chg
WTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 61.49 3.80%
Brent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 66.20 1.47%
Gold Spot USD/t oz. 1,812 0.1%
Copper (Comex) USd/lb. 417 0.5%
UK 100 is called to open +15 points this morning at 6629.  

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Markets Overview:


UK 100 is called to open +15 points this morning at 6629.  Calls for a positive open come due in part, to the news that HBSC will start paying a dividend again.  HSBC saw its Hong Kong-listed shares race up 8% in Asian trading this morning, and also thanks to the clear roadmap, outlined by UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson yesterday.  Yesterday, Stateside saw market indices in the main fall, though the Dow Jones managed a slim add of 27 points or 0.1% to close at 31,521.69.  The S&P was however lower, by 0.8% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite was the biggest loser, giving up 2.5%, with all but one of the top 20 largest companies all moving lower, with the biggest being an 8% decline for Tesla Inc.  We also saw a mixed session in Asia,  The Hang Seng in Hong Kong gained 0.95% while the Shanghai Composite in China dipped 0.49%.  In Japan, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.46%.


Company News & Broker Comments:


Company News:

HSBC reported a 34% fall in annual profits, slightly better than expectations, due to the pandemic. Profit before tax was $8.78bn compared to $13.35bn a year earlier. However, this was better than the $8.33bn average of analysts’ forecasts. The board as adopted a policy to provide sustainable dividends going forward. Shares of the stock rallied 6% in Asia after results.


Intercontinental Hotels Group says that 2020 has been its most challenging year in its history, and that forced COVID-19 restrictions and lo9ckdowns forced it to book an annual loss. The group had an operating loss of $153m compared with a profit of $633m a year before.


Anglo Americans’ Kumba Iron Ore’s annual results came in at EBITDA of $2.8bn. Earnings growth was up by 40%.


Aviva has agreed the sale of its French business for 3.2bn euros to new insurer Aema Groupe. Aviva say this will increase excess capital by £2.1bn.


Carnival Corporation announces pricing of common stock. They will place 40,450,619m shares at $21.10 p/s.



Reporting Today:


HBSC Holdings

InterContinental Hotels Group



Reporting Tomorrow:



Lloyds Banking Group

Murray Income Trust

Reckitt Benckiser

William Hill


In Focus Today:



UK Claimant Count Change

UK ILO Unemployment Rate

Eurozone Consumer Price Index

US Housing Price Index

US Consumer Confidence


This Week’s Ex Dividends:


UK 100:



Land Securities Group





UK 250:


Witan Investment Trust






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