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Morning Report - 25 March 2020

Yesterday’s UK 100 Leaders Price (p) % Chg
CARNIVAL PLC 1,062.0 28.3%
BP PLC 312.4 21.6%
ANGLO AMERICAN PLC 1,320.0 20.9%


Yesterday’s UK 100 Laggards Price (p) % Chg
OCADO GROUP PLC 1250.5 -1.2%
ITV PLC 60.0 0.0%
NMC HEALTH PLC 938.4 0.0%
Major World Indices Price % Chg 1 Year
UK 100 INDEX 5,446 9.1% -24.1%
DOW JONES INDUS. AVG 20,705 11.4% -18.9%
DAX INDEX 9,701 11.0% -14.6%
NIKKEI 225 19,547 8.0% -6.8%
S&P/ASX 200 INDEX 4,998 5.5% -18.4%
Commodities Units Price % Chg
WTI Crude Oil (Nymex) USD/bbl. 24.82 3.37%
Brent Crude (ICE) USD/bbl. 27.78 2.32%
Gold Spot USD/t oz. 1,608 -1.5%
Copper (Comex) USd/lb. 220 1.1%
UK 100 called to open +80 points at 5526. 

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Markets Overview:


UK 100 called to open +80 points at 5526.  Stocks in Asia headed for their biggest daily gain since 2008, seeing the Nikkei rise 8% to 19,546, the Hang Seng rise 3.3% to 23,424 and the Chinese CSI rising by 2.69%. emulating the rebound on Wall Street Tuesday, and the dollar retreated further as investors took in strengthening U.S. stimulus measures.  The Trump administration struck a deal with Senate Democrats and Republicans on an historic rescue package that tees up almost $2 trillion in spending and tax breaks to bolster the hobbled U.S. economy and fund a nationwide effort to stem the coronavirus, according to two people familiar with the plan.  — Oil rode a rally driven by optimism over U.S. stimulus spending into a third day, but a vicious price war that shows no signs of abating continued to hang over the market. Futures in New York extended their gain this week to more than 10% .


Company News:


Bellway report interim results with revenue +3.6%, gross profit -5.6% and the interim dividend for 2020 will be postponed until later in the year when there is more certainity with regards to economic outlook. COVID-19 will result in substantial disruption to the business.


Meggitt announce that Sir Nigel Rudd will stay on as Chairman until further notice. Although he still intends to retire in due course, the board believes that there is significant benefit in continuity at this time.


Persimmon state they are going to cancel the proposed 125p per share interim dividend payment of surplus capital to shareholders on 2 April 2020; and postpone the proposed annual, final dividend payment of 110p per share on 6 July 2020 due to COVID-19.


United Utilities report that current trading is in line with group’s expectations for the year ending 31st March 2020.


Reporting Today:


FCA has asked UK companies to delay results

for at least two weeks to prevent investors acting on out-of-date information


Reporting Tomorrow:


FCA has asked UK companies to delay results

for at least two weeks to prevent investors acting on out-of-date information


In Focus Today:


UK – Consumer Price Index

US – Non Defence Capital Goods Orders ex Aircraft


Tomorrow’s Ex Dividends:


UK 100 :


British Land

Royal Bank Of Scotland


British American Tobacco






Go-Ahead Group




BHP Group Downgraded to Hold by Morningstar (Bloomberg: 11 Buys/ 14 Holds/ 3 Sells)


Bodycote Upgraded to Neutral by J.P. Morgan (Bloomberg: 15 Buys/ 5 Holds/ 1 Sells)


BOOHOO Upgraded to Sector Perform by RBC Capital Markets (Bloomberg: 15 Buys/ 5 Holds/ 1 Sells)


Diploma Upgraded to Add by Numis Securities (Bloomberg: 2 Buys/ 6 Holds/ 1 Sells)


Ferguson Downgraded to Hold by Morningstar (Bloomberg: 12 Buys/ 10 Holds/ 3 Sells)


Greencore Upgraded to Buy by Peel Hunt (Bloomberg: 6 Buys/ 3 Holds/ 1 Sells)


Hilton Food Group Upgraded to buy by Numis Securities (Bloomberg: 5 Buys/ 3 Holds/ 0 Sells)


JD Sports Upgraded to Buy by Stifel (Bloomberg: 11 Buys/ 2 Holds/ 1 Sells)


Johnson Services Group Downgraded to Hold by HSBC (Bloomberg: 3 Buys/ 1 Holds/ 0 Sells)


RightMove Upgraded to Buy by Numis Securities (Bloomberg: 6 Buys/ 8 Holds/ 5 Sells)


SSE Downgraded to Hold by Morningstar (Bloomberg: 9 Buys/ 10 Holds/ 0 Sells)


Unite Group Upgraded to Buy by Panmure Gordon & Co (Bloomberg: 6 Buys/ 4 Holds/ 1 Sells)



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