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Share Price Blog - Wednesday, 22nd November 2017


Tuesday, 21st November 2017
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Rival airlines Monarch, Alitalia and Air Berlin have all been forced into administration in the last year. The positive comments from EasyJet helped to overshadow the announcement that it had seen a 17 percent fall in full-year profits, down to just £480m, after what the airline called a difficult year. ... read more
Thursday, 16th November 2017
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FTSE 100 companies are on the right track to meet their target of having a third of boardroom positions occupied by women by 2020, assuming progress continues at the present ... read more
Wednesday, 15th November 2017
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All bar one of the disaffected Tory MPs had voted to invoke Article 50, which gives Britain two years to leave the European Union, however, they are now refusing to ... read more
Wednesday, 15th November 2017
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Aberdeen Standard Investments’ senior economist Paul Diggle noted that given that consumption has been a major driver for the economy in the UK since the referendum, the news does not ... read more
Monday, 13th November 2017
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The markets responded negatively to Gobbetti’s plans, with shares falling by more than ten percent towards the end of the week. The brand announced that overall revenue for the six ... read more
Sunday, 12th November 2017
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The gains in the sterling came as Brexit negotiators suggested that progress had been made through the latest round of talks. Some of the best performers of the day included ... read more
Sunday, 12th November 2017
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Retail distributor Bunzl was one of the poorest performers of the day, down more than six percent, thanks to concerns raised by Morgan Stanley that the company could be facing ... read more
Wednesday, 8th November 2017
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In the update, the company said that regional sales were in line with the previous year, and that pricing remained firm across the regional markets. Investors were disappointed with the ... read more
Tuesday, 7th November 2017
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The fall in car sales has not had much impact on the mood of the markets, however. Energy firms have seen their share prices increase, and mining firms also put ... read more
Sunday, 5th November 2017
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The bookmaker has sold its Turkish business in a deal worth £134 million, and the sale has helped to pave the way for future takeovers. GVC reportedly wishes to focus ... read more
Saturday, 4th November 2017
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Investors showed confidence in the UK’s leading index after the latest services sector report showed that the economy had remained resilient after the post-Brexit slump. The FTSE 100 ended the ... read more
Thursday, 2nd November 2017
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The FTSE 250, which is more UK focused than the FTSE 100, ended the day up by over 100 points, standing at 20,328. Brent crude and gold have made big ... read more
Tuesday, 31st October 2017
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BP helped to boost the index after reporting a nine percent increase in its third quarter profits, and announcing plans to run a share buyback. Shares in the company gained ... read more
Monday, 30th October 2017
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The main news of Monday will be HSBC Holding’s results. Fellow lenders Lloyds, Barclays and RBS all published their third quarter updates last week. Glencore will also be giving investors ... read more
Sunday, 29th October 2017
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The economic expansion of the eurozone is, according to Mr Draghi, solid and broad based, and there has been some strong growth momentum over the last few months. The euro fell ... read more
Saturday, 28th October 2017
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Third quarter results for the US were poorer than expected, and investor confidence in the US is strong as many company reports exceeded expectations, and the annual growth rate for ... read more
Wednesday, 25th October 2017
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The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee will be meeting on the second of November, and it is expected that they will make a decision to increase interest rates by ... read more
Wednesday, 25th October 2017
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The uncertainty surrounding Brexit is hampering the economy. The manufacturing and services sectors have grown over the last few months, but construction remains in a recession. The pound made some ... read more
Monday, 23rd October 2017
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The fine is the first enforcement action taken against a company for failing to report details of exchange traded derivatives transactions, under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation. The Financial Conduct ... read more
Sunday, 22nd October 2017
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The government says that it will listen to MPs and consider potential improvements to the bill, but that it would not let the bill be “wrecked”. The Brexit negotiations have been ... read more
Saturday, 21st October 2017
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Banks were some of the top performers in the index. Standard Chartered gained 3.2 percent, and Barclays gained 1.1 percent. Meanwhile, Intercontinental Hotels Group slid by 1.1 percent, in spite ... read more
Friday, 20th October 2017
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The unexpected slowdown means that the sector’s quarterly growth is at its weakest annual rate since back in 2013, and that consumer demand is at an uncertain level. James Smith, ... read more
Wednesday, 18th October 2017
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Wednesday is expected to be a busy day for fundamentals, with interim results coming from U and I Group, full year results from Softcat, and trading statements from Rathbone Brothers, ... read more
Sunday, 15th October 2017
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One issue is that if the UK leaves the bloc with no deal, then this could lead to a large increase in food prices, as there are so many products ... read more
Sunday, 15th October 2017
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There are still traders working today who lived through the crash, and the impact of the crash is something that they will never forget. The fall came at the start ... read more
Saturday, 14th October 2017
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Many companies in the FTSE 100 earn their income in foreign currency, which makes them more attractive to investors when the pound is weak. This means that a struggling pound ... read more


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