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|Yesterday’s FTSE100 Leaders||Price (p)||% Chg|
|RSA INSURANCE GROUP PLC||553.4||4.0%|
|NMC HEALTH PLC||2,408.0||2.7%|
|SMURFIT KAPPA GROUP PLC||2,760.0||2.5%|
|Yesterday’s FTSE100 Laggards||Price (p)||% Chg|
|HIKMA PHARMACEUTICALS PLC||1942.0||-4.1%|
|OCADO GROUP PLC||1281.0||-3.7%|
|POLYMETAL INTERNATIONAL PLC||1214.5||-2.9%|
|Major World Indices||Price||% Chg||1 Year|
|FTSE 100 INDEX||7,406||0.1%||3.7%|
|DOW JONES INDUS. AVG||27,675||0.7%||5.7%|
|S&P/ASX 200 INDEX||6,724||0.0%||13.4%|
|WTI Crude Oil (Nymex)||USD/bbl.||56.64||-0.89%|
|Brent Crude (ICE)||USD/bbl.||61.88||-0.66%|
|Gold Spot||USD/t oz.||1,469||0.1%|
FTSE 100 Called to open -20 points at 7388; This comes on the back of The U.S. and China agreeing to rolling back tariffs in phases would be part of any deal if they can reach an agreement. Meantime, China’s exports and imports both dropped less than expected last month. Donald Trump also said that he had no intention of hitting the EU with any car tariffs. The US saw a green sweep accross equity markets, the Dow Jones closing +182 points, the S&P adding 0.27% and the Nasdaq +0.28%. In Asia it was a more mixed session, the Nikkei closed positive (+0.26%) whilst the Hang Seng closed -0.82% (Concerns in Hong Kong may be that death of Hong Kong student may inflame weekend protests). Oil held above $62 per barrel overnight, whilst gold slipped further, breaking down to $1469.
AstraZeneca today presented detailed results from the Phase III OLYMPUS and ROCKIES trials showing that roxadustat significantly increased haemoglobin (Hb) levels in non-dialysis-dependent (NDD) and dialysis-dependent (DD) patients with anaemia from chronic kidney disease (CKD), respectively.
Beazley released their trading statement this morning delivering a 12% increase in gross premiums; 13% increased in investments and cash; YTD investment return increased from 0.5% to 4% YoY; whilst rate increase rose from 3% to 6% YoY.
IAG (Owner British Airways) today will host its capital markets day today, Return on Invested capital 15% (No change); Operating profit 12-15% (no change)
Royal Mail seeks injunction due to potential irregularities in CWU ballot, which would render it unlawful in an attempt to block employee strike during December.
Source: Bloomberg, FT, Reuters, DJ Newswires, AlphaTerminal
G4S Downgraded to Sector Perform by RBC Capital Markets (Bloomberg: 8 Buys/ 6 Holds/ 0 Sells)
Morgan Sindall Downgraded to Add by Numis (Bloomberg: 5 Buys/ 0 Holds/ 0 Sells)
German Trade Balance
Chinese Trade Balance
US Michigan Consumer Sentiment
Dignity, William Hill, Informa, Land Securities, Vodafone, ITV, Meggitt, British Land, Wizz Air, Coca-Cola HBC, JD Wetherspoon, Tullow OIl, Taylor Wimpey, Bunzl, Spire Healthcare, Burberry Group, Mediclinic, national Grid, Premier Oil.
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Bunzl – 0.75%
Royal Dutch Shell A – 1.56%
Royal Dutch Shell B – 1.56%
GlaxoSmithKline – 1.1%
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