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|Yesterday’s UK 100 Leaders||Price (p)||% Chg|
|FLUTTER ENTERTAINMENT PLC-DI||15,295.0||2.6%|
|DS SMITH PLC||423.2||2.4%|
|RIO TINTO PLC||6,119.0||1.9%|
|Yesterday’s UK 100 Laggards||Price (p)||% Chg|
|SAINSBURY (J) PLC||242.2||-2.6%|
|RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC||6654.0||-2.2%|
|INTL CONSOLIDATED AIRLINE-DI||196.7||-1.9%|
|HIKMA PHARMACEUTICALS PLC||2392.0||-1.9%|
|Major World Indices||Price||% Chg||1 YEAR|
|UK 100 INDEX||6,928||0.0%||20.6%|
|DOW JONES INDUS. AVG||34,043||0.7%||43.2%|
|S&P/ASX 200 INDEX||7,061||0.1%||34.7%|
|WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)||USD/bbl.||62.14||1.16%|
|Brent Crude (ICE)||USD/bbl.||66.11||1.09%|
|Gold Spot||USD/t oz.||1,777||-0.4%|
UK 100 is called to open -10 points this morning at 6928. Calls for a muted open this morning come despite a fairly strong finish on Wall Street on Friday night. And a 0.5% gain in Japan this morning, it was a fairly mixed session in Asia, The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong rose 0.10% while the Shanghai Composite in China slipped 0.01%. Sentiment has been affected by surge in India of Covid-19, investors seem to be concerned not only of the affects on the economy of India but also supplies from the country. As well as the propensity for a new variant of the disease.
AstraZeneca announces that Nirsevimab MELODY phase III trial meets primary endpoint which shows significant reduction in LRTI.
Ferguson confirms an interim dividend of USD 0.729 per share and a special dividend of USD 1.80 per share.
IMI announces a £200m share buy-back amid accelerated momentum across business.
Pearson report that their underlying Q1 sales grew 5, with online learning growing 25%. They expect revenue and profit growth in 2021 to be in line with current outlook.
Staffline says Q1 trading is currently ahead of management expectations.
Tate & Lyle confirm talks to sell its controlling stake in Primary products business, which are at an “early stage”.
Wizz Air expects to fly at 60-80% of its capacity this summer.
Societe Generale Upgrades Petrofac to Buy from Hold (1 Buy / 12 Holds / 0 Sells)
US Durable Goods Orders
German IFO – Business Climate
Japanese Leading Economic Index
London Stock Exchange Group
John Laing Group
Morgan Sindall Group
Foresight Solar Fund
City of London Investment Trust
Morgan Advanced Materials
Bankers Investment Trust
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