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|Yesterday’s UK 100 Leaders||Price (p)||% Chg|
|BT GROUP PLC||183.5||3.7%|
|INTL CONSOLIDATED AIRLINE-DI||201.8||2.8%|
|ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC||110.1||2.6%|
|Yesterday’s UK 100 Laggards||Price (p)||% Chg|
|ANGLO AMERICAN PLC||3153.0||-2.7%|
|B&M EUROPEAN VALUE RETAIL SA||525.6||-2.6%|
|POLYMETAL INTERNATIONAL PLC||1668.5||-2.0%|
|Major World Indices||Price||% Chg||1 YEAR|
|UK 100 INDEX||7,077||0.1%||9.3%|
|DOW JONES INDUS. AVG||34,630||-0.4%||27.7%|
|S&P/ASX 200 INDEX||7,293||0.2%||21.6%|
|WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)||USD/bbl.||68.81||-0.61%|
|Brent Crude (ICE)||USD/bbl.||70.99||-0.70%|
|Gold Spot||USD/t oz.||1,896||-0.2%|
UK 100 is called to open flat this morning at 7077. Calls for a flat open today come after a mixed session on Wall Street yesterday, the Dow Jones fell by 0.4%, the S&P 500 closed just below flat as the Nasdaq was the stand out performing index rising 0.5%. Stocks in the Asia overnight were mostly lower despite better than expected Japanese GDP data which showed the economy had shrank 3.9% in the first quarter, an improvement from the initial estimate of a 5.1% contraction. The Shanghai Composite in China fell 0.81% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index declined 0.42%. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 slipped 0.14%.
British American Tobacco have raised their annual revenue growth forecast to more than 5% (was 3-5% previously) as their focus on newer products like e-cigarettes and tobacco-heating devices pays off. Their “new category” products have gained shares in all key markets, including the USA where menthol cigarettes and flavoured cigars are facing a possible ban.
Dechra Pharmaceuticals reports strong performance in the last 7 months, and they are confident that the strong performance will continue for the rest of the FY.
Intermediate Capital Group report a FY21 pretax profit of £507.7m (2020: £110.8m).
RWS Holdings state that their CEO Richard Thompson will step down.
Goldman Sachs Downgrades IAG to Neutral from Buy (8 Buys / 6 Holds / 0 Sells)
Goldman Sachs Upgrades EasyJet to Buy from Neutral (8 Buys / 9 Holds / 2 Sells)
Intermediate Capital Group
Paragon Banking Group
Japanese Gross Domestic Product
European Union Gross Domestic Product
UK BRC Like-For-Like Retail Sales
German Industrial Production
European Union ZEW Survey – Economic Sentiment
German ZEW Survey – Economic Sentiment
US Goods and Services Trade Balance
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