Daily market update

Whitbread and Associated British Foods

“UK markets take a small step back with weakness in consumer-facing stocks dragging down the FTSE 250 and banks, insurers, pharma and tobacco weighing on...

Reckitt Benckiser and Pearson

“Many people may be surprised that the pound is holding firm and the UK-heavy FTSE 250 index is rising off the back of Theresa May’s...

BooHoo and Provident Financial

“It is voting day for Theresa’s May Brexit plan which means investors are likely to remain nervous until we get the result. Surprisingly the markets...

JD Sports, PageGroup and Revolution Bars

“Natural resources companies are primarily to blame for the FTSE 100 falling 0.5% on Monday. Also contributing to the weakness are telecoms, tobacco and utility...

AO World and Flybe/Stobart

“There is a positive end to the trading week with the FTSE 100 in touching distance of getting back over the 7,000 line. Oil prices...

Debenhams and Halfords

“A weaker session across major markets in Europe and Asia dampens investors’ spirits including a 0.5% decline in the FTSE 100, a 0.8% drop in...

Sainsbury’s and Taylor Wimpey

“At 6,905 the FTSE 100 is now trading at its highest level since the start of December as the market does its best to climb...

Morrisons and Greene King

“UK domestic stocks were back in fashion on Tuesday with supermarkets, engineers, banks, insurers and utilities all helping to give support to the FTSE 100....

BT and Dunelm

“It’s a relatively quiet start to the new trading week among UK stocks with very little corporate news from large companies to drive trading volumes....

Gear4Music

“Stocks are bouncing back after yesterday’s Apple-inspired bout of weakness, but the S&P 500 in the US is still on course for its worst...