Daily market update

Satisfactory start for new Unilever CEO and Moneysupermarket compares very well

“The UK market struggled to find direction ahead of the Easter weekend with the FTSE 100 flat at 7,470. Consumer goods giant Unilever and...

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 10:56

Bunzl's growth fears and Pendragon hit by margin pressure

“One would have thought that better than expected economic growth in China would give the FTSE 100 a lift given the presence of many commodity...

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 13:00

JD Sports’ winning formula and Galliford Try issues profit warning

“The FTSE 100 should today close at a record high for 2019 if it can sustain the momentum seen in early trading on Tuesday. Propping...

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 10:19

Best and worst performing retail stocks, and IWG strikes Japanese deal

High street spending figures: British Retail Consortium

“An improvement in high street footfall during March is a bit misleading as the figures are skewed by...

Mon, 15/04/2019 - 11:40

CMA hit for Rentokil and Games Workshop back on (table) top

“Though there has been some volatility along the way, for the most part the FTSE 100 has been running to stand still this week, with...

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 10:27

WH Smith is a travel junkie and Ted Baker looks to move on

“The FTSE 100 fell back as several stocks traded ex-dividend and after sterling largely shrugged off the Brexit extension agreed by the EU overnight....

Thu, 11/04/2019 - 10:00

ASOS’s profit disappears and Tesco boss delivers the goods

“The FTSE 100 took a breather on Wednesday as investors await the next updates from the European Central Bank and the US Federal Reserve.


Wed, 10/04/2019 - 11:43

Back to the day job for Mike Ashley at Sports Direct

“Perhaps it is no wonder the markets are struggling for direction when investors have so many things to think about," says Russ Mould, Investment Director...

Tue, 09/04/2019 - 10:16

Debenhams deadline looms for Ashley

“Investors were in a cautious mood at the start of the new trading week with declines in some of the key stock markets around the...

Mon, 08/04/2019 - 09:42

Trade talks update fails to excite, and Motorpoint is in the slow lane

“An update on trade talks between the US and China failed to have any major influence on global stock markets.

“A deal is expected within...

Fri, 05/04/2019 - 09:41