EasyJet shares plummeted after the budget airline warned that the timing of Easter would have an impact on its first-half results.
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Wednesday 08 September 2010
Friday 03 September 2010
For a second day, the takeover talk was going gangbusters, with rumours in at least four major UK-listed companies doing the rounds. Top of the blue chips at the end of the session was the world's largest listed hedge fund, Man Group. The group rose 12.5p to 229p predominantly after broker Numis raised its recommendation from "reduce" to "buy" a day after it shareholders approved the acquisition of rival GLG. Some gossips in the market were also reheating talk Man itself could be a target. Two months ago, the chat was of potential suitors including Goldman Sachs, although there has been little evidence to support it.
Tuesday 31 August 2010
High-street trends will be back in focus when the electrical goods giant DSG International issues an update on Thursday. Anticipating a boost from the football World Cup, UBS is looking forward to a "solid set of figures", with DSG's like-for-like sales for the first quarter expected to be up 2.5 per cent.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Wolseley attempted a comeback last night as traders looked beyond the recent spate of negative news on the macroeconomic front.
Monday 23 August 2010
The outlook will be among the key talking points on Thursday when Diageo, the drinks giant whose roster of brands includes Baileys liqueur, Smirnoff vodka and Johnnie Walker whisky, issues its full-year figures.
Monday 16 August 2010
The job market will be under the spotlight when the recruiter Michael Page International posts its half-yearly figures this morning.
Sunday 15 August 2010
Monday 09 August 2010
Demand for holidays will be in focus when tour operators Thomas Cook and TUI Travel publish updates this week.
Friday 06 August 2010
Commercial property stocks came under pressure last night, with the likes of British Land and Hammerson failing to make any headway as analysts turned their attention to the outlook for capital values.
Monday 02 August 2010
The potential impact of the Government's cost-cutting drive will be among the talking points when the IT group Logica posts its half-yearly results this week.
Saturday 31 July 2010
Shire lost ground last night amid nervousness about American studies looking into the safety of the company's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs.
Thursday 29 July 2010
Monday 26 July 2010
Continued strength at British Gas is expected to drive gains for Centrica, the energy group which is due to issue half-yearly results this week.
Tuesday 20 July 2010
Thursday 08 July 2010
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