|Day's Range||7,323.31 - 7,368.17|
|52 Week Range||6,866.90 - 7,792.60|
The FTSE 100 initially fell during the week but found enough support at the 7200 level to start back to the upside, showing signs of strength then eventually broke out to a fresh, new high.
The FTSE 100 went sideways with a slight upward till during the trading session on Friday, gaining 0.3%. The market looks likely to continue to the upside, as we continue to see plenty of support underneath.
U.S. stocks extend losses in late trade to end lower on Friday, as weakness in technology and consumer staples shares offset the latest batch of corporate earnings, which largely continued to beat expectations....
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Investing.com – Wall Street fell on Friday as investors digested earnings results and rising bond yields weighed eased traders appetite for risk.The S&P 500 was down over five and a half points or 0.21% to 2,687.49 as of 9:44 AM ET (13:43 GMT) while the Dow composite decreased 55 and a half points or 0.23% to 24,609.19 and tech heavy NASDAQ Composite fell nearly 37 points or 0.52% to 7,00.27.U.S. bond yields crept back up on Friday, with the United States 2-Year note climbing to its highest level since September 2008, at 2.449. ...
European stocks edged down Friday, as losses in the consumer goods sector contributed to pulling the broader market back from a more than seven-week high.
Weaker sterling helped Britain's FTSE 100 (.FTSE) outperform European markets on Friday, while consumer giant Reckitt Benckiser tumbled after disappointing results and Shire declined as Allergan pulled out of the running to acquire the company. Sterling fell after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney dampened widespread expectations for an interest rate hike in May. The decline supported export-oriented large-cap stocks, which dominate the FTSE 100.
U.K. stocks on Friday advance for a fourth straight day, closing at the highest level in about 11 weeks, partly prompted by a drop in the pound after Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney suggested that an ...
Investing.com – U.S. futures were mostly lower on Friday as bond yields in the U.S. rose.The S&P 500 futures was flat at 2,693.0 as of 6:49 AM ET (10:49 GMT) while Dow futures decreased 20 points or 0.08% to 24,617.0. Meanwhile tech heavy Nasdaq 100 futures fell 11 points or 0.17% to 6,768.25.U.S. bond yields crept back up on Friday, with the United States 2-Year note climbing to its highest level since September 2008, at 2.437. The yield on the United States 10-Year Treasury note rose to 2.921.Prices fall as bond yields rise. A spike in U.S. ...
U.S stocks look set to end the week modestly lower, with major benchmarks only little changed over the past five days, after an overnight sell-off in tech stocks and a sustained rise in both crude oil and government bond yields cast a defensive tone across global financial markets. , which rose more than 3% in pre-market trading after topping Wall Street forecasts with $369 million in operating earnings attributable to shareholders. TSMC shares fell more than 6.3% in Asia trading, the biggest single-day decline in nearly five years, a moved that pulled sector-related stocks sharply lower around the region and clipped more than 1% from the region-wide MSCI Asia ex-Japan benchmark.
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Reckitt was the biggest faller on Friday on the benchmark FTSE 100 index and the stock was on track for its worst day since February, according to FactSet data. Reckitt said like for like sales rose 2 per cent in the first quarter of 2018, worse than the 2.6 per cent rise that analysts had forecast. The company’s Scholl division, which makes footcare and footwear products like pedicure roller devices was a particular weak spot.
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European markets edged higher Friday morning, as investors monitored a fresh batch of corporate earnings and economic data.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was up around 0.1 percent during mid-morning deals, with most sectors and major bourses pointing in positive territory. On Friday, tech firm Ericsson reported smaller-than-expected losses during the first three months of the year. European markets edged higher Friday morning, as investors monitored a fresh batch of corporate earnings and economic data.
The FTSE 100 went sideways during the session on Thursday, essentially going nowhere. As I record this video, we are flat for the day, and although this is rather unenthusiastic, it’s likely a good sign going forward.
The S&P 500 was down over 11 points or 0.44% to 2,696.67 as of 9:43 AM ET (13:43 GMT) while the Dow composite decreased 60 points or 0.24% to 24,687.69 and tech heavy NASDAQ Composite fell nearly 34 points or 0.47% to 7,260.72.
By Danilo Masoni and Kit Rees MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) - The UK's top share index rose on Thursday as surging crude oil prices boosted commodity stocks and Shire's shares jumped as bid talk heated up. The ...
Investing.com – U.S. futures were lower on Thursday as investors paused before a flurry of economic data and earnings results.The S&P 500 futures was down five and a half points or 0.20% to 2,704.25 as of 6:49 AM ET (10:49 GMT) while Dow futures decreased 32 points or 0.13% to 24,701.0. Meanwhile tech heavy Nasdaq 100 futures fell 14 points or 0.21% to 6,829.25.Earnings will continue to be in focus on Thursday, as investors turn their attention away from geopolitical and trade tensions. ...
Global stocks were mixed Thursday as a surge in energy and commodity prices boosted benchmarks in Europe and Asia but reignited concerns that robust global economic growth could quicken the pace of inflation and lift government bond yields. Oil prices surged to the highest levels in more than two years overnight, thanks in part to a Reuters report that suggested Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest producer, would be content with crude prices that approach $100 a barrel and won't push for changes in the current OPEC agreement that is taking 1.8 million barrels from the market each day until the end of the year. Aluminium prices, meanwhile, leapt to the highest in seven years, changing hands at $2,665 per ton on the London Metals Exchange, as U.S. sanctions on Russia hit the US Rusal, the world's number-two producer, while Nickel extended it two-day rally to 10% to trade at $15,825 per ton.
Unilever (ULVR.L)(UNc.AS) believes shareholders will support it moving its primary headquarters to the Netherlands, even though there is some reticence among investors who may be forced to sell their shares. The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group announced last month that it had picked Rotterdam over London for its main home base after collapsing its dual-headed structure, seen as a blow to the British government a year before Brexit. "Yes, there are one or two investors who are negatively impacted, but all of the investors we've seen -- and it's a tremendous broad sweep of our investors -- support the board's decision," Chief Financial Officer Graeme Pitkethly told Reuters on Thursday, following release of Unilever's first-quarter sales figures.
U.K. stocks rose for a third straight session on Thursday, boosted by continued gains for miners on the back of a rally in nickel and aluminum prices. The FTSE 100 index (^FTSE) rose 0.2% to 7,333.26, building on a 1.3% rally from Wednesday.
Most European stock benchmarks moved modestly higher Thursday, led by gains for commodity and industrial shares, as investors waded through a pile of corporate earnings reports.
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with investors over its plans to drop its UK headquarters for Rotterdam. Alongside issuing a trading update for the first quarter of the year that Unilever said had demonstrated “broad-based growth”, the Marmite-to-Dove shampoo maker hiked its quarterly payout to shareholders by 8 per cent to €0.3872. The group notched up €12.6bn worth of sales in the first quarter, which was a 5.2 per cent drop on the same time last year, and driven by adverse currency movements.