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FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
International Consolidated Airlines Group SA (CDI) 383.80 3.39 16:27
Intertek Group 2,595.00 2.89 16:27
GlaxoSmithKline 1,415.50 2.80 16:27
Vodafone Group 197.10 1.55 16:27
Royal Mail 455.10 1.43 16:27

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Tesco 170.90 -6.61 16:27
Tullow Oil 505.50 -4.17 16:27
Unilever 2,442.00 -3.63 16:27
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets 152.90 -3.17 16:27
Randgold Resources Ltd. 4,078.00 -2.21 16:27

Top News

Credit Suisse sees high potential for IAG's short-haul routes

Credit Suisse sees high potential for IAG's short-haul routes

International airline carrier IAG is the most attractive play on business model ‘convergence’ in its sector Credit Suisse wrote on Thursday.

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Tesco results live: CEO Dave Lewis doesn't rule out Dunnhumby sale - 'everything is in review'

Tesco results live: CEO Dave Lewis doesn't rule out Dunnhumby sale - "everything is in review"

Follow our rolling coverage of Tesco's results this morning, including analyst comment and market reaction...[more]

Rising popularity of discounters hits Premier Foods, annual profits affected

Rising popularity of discounters hits Premier Foods, annual profits affected

The switch by UK shoppers to discounters has forced Premier Foods to report lower sales. Annual profits to be at bottom end of hopes....[more]

Tullow gives mixed update, abandons first well on Kerio Basin in Kenya

Tullow gives mixed update, abandons first well on Kerio Basin in Kenya

Tullow Oil's first well in Kenya's Kerio Basin had to be plugged and abandoned, the exploration company said on Thursday....[more]

Foxtons warns on annual profits after housing market slowdown, shares sink

Foxtons warns on annual profits after housing market slowdown, shares sink

The slowdown in the UK property market has hit estate agency group Foxtons, prompting a profit warning.

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Reed Elsevier confident of FY targets

Reed Elsevier confident of FY targets

Reed Elsevier maintains outlook after Q3 growth...[more]

Ladbrokes helped by favourable sports results

Ladbrokes helped by favourable sports results

Bookmaker on track to hit full-year targets...[more]

Biomass and air passengers lift Stobart

Biomass and air passengers lift Stobart

Transport group's shares rise after H1 results...[more]

Cranswick snaps up cooked poultry firm

Cranswick snaps up cooked poultry firm

Cranswick buys cooked chicken/turkey supplier...[more]

African Barrick Gold Q3 profits jump, costs fall

African Barrick Gold Q3 profits jump, costs fall

ABG impresses the market with rising output and falling costs in the third quarter....[more]

Phoenix confident of cash generation targets

Phoenix confident of cash generation targets

Phoenix expects FY cash generation to hit top-end of target range after strong Q3....[more]

UK mortgage approvals drop to 14-month low

UK mortgage approvals drop to 14-month low

UK home loan approvals sank for third month straight to a 14-month low in September...[more]

Thursday newspaper round-up: BoE, Lloyds, JP Morgan

Thursday newspaper round-up: BoE, Lloyds, JP Morgan

Bank of England policymakers have revealed that they do not intend to raise interest rates in the short-term amid a slowing economic recovery and increased risks from the Eurozone, the Guardian reported on Thursday.

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Thursday tips round-up: British American Tobacco, Plus500

Thursday tips round-up: British American Tobacco, Plus500

Reported revenues at British American Tobacco dropped by 9.6% over the first nine months of the year as the value of sales was hit by a strong pound and volumes dropped 3%. That should however have already been known to the market. What may not have been accounted for yet and which would explain yesterday’s drop in the share price is that in the third quarter the declines accelerated. The firm does not provide quarterly figures so you need to do the maths yourself. It would seem that as competition stiffens the pressure on consumer spending is leading some smokers to downshift or go for smuggled products. Also pressuring the group’s results were weak trading in Russia and high comparators in Brazil. Furthermore, price increases in Australia and Malaysia had to be reversed. However, despite the slowdown in consumer spending around the globe the company’s dividend yield is attractive, so ‘hold’, Tempus says.

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Market Buzz [more]

Tesco broker round-up - Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Shore Capital

Tesco broker round-up - Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Shore Capital

Thu, 23 October 2014

There was a wide range of analyst reaction after Tesco unveiled interim results, with one commentator saying they contained "the worst performance in 40 years" as profit before tax bombed 92% to £112m... [more]

Credit Suisse sees high potential for IAG's short-haul routes

Thu, 23 October 2014

International airline carrier IAG is the most attractive play on business model 'convergence' in its sector Credit Suisse wrote on Thursday.... [more]

Friday preview: Shire results, UK GDP on tap

Thu, 23 October 2014

Friday is set to be a quieter session in terms of company news - following a hectic morning on Thursday with results from a number of blue chips - though third-quarter numbers from pharmaceutical grou... [more]

Company News [more]

Friday preview: Shire results, UK GDP on tap

Friday preview: Shire results, UK GDP on tap

Thu, 23 October 2014

Friday is set to be a quieter session in terms of company news - following a hectic morning on Thursday with results from a number of blue chips - though third-quarter numbers from pharmaceutical grou... [more]

SVG Capital returns cash but warns on economic turmoil

Thu, 23 October 2014

Private equity group SVG Capital hailed "significant" returns of capital to shareholders from deals but warned that continued economic volatility could hit valuations. ... [more]

Colt margins improve as carrier voice exit concludes

Thu, 23 October 2014

Third quarter revenues at Colt Group were not as bad as feared and voice margins improved after it withdrew from roughly €175m of its lower margin carrier voice trading contracts.... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK mortgage approvals drop to 14-month low in September, says BBA

Thu, 23 October 2014

UK home loan approvals sank for the third month in a row to a 14-month low in September, according to data out on Thursday.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Travis Perkins divisional COO sells 5,200 shares

Wed, 22 October 2014

Andrew Harrison, the divisional chief operating officer of Travis Perkins, has reduced his stake in the group with the sale of 5,200 shares.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: Eurozone purchasing managers data in focus

Fri, 17 October 2014

The latest Eurozone manufacturing sector purchasing managers' indices stand out in the coming week's agenda as the main risk event, given recent fears over the slowdown in economic activity in the Eur... [more]