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Games Workshop Reports Climbing Profits

News - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Shares in Games Workshop, the owner of the Warhammer franchise and the specialist in miniature wawrgames, saw its shares increase by almost ten percent, after the company reported that it had seen pre-tax profits more than double, and revenues increase by one third. Earnings per share have also more than doubled.

Domino’s Pizza Shares Struggle

News - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The FTSE 100 put in a strong showing yesterday, but Domino’s Pizza struggled as sales growth slowed for the chain. The company reported that like for like sales growth was just 2.4 percent - down from 13 percent for the previous year. This news brought shares in the company down by 7 percent, although it did recover later in the day, to end the day down by 5.5 percent. The recovery was caused by the news that while sales growth was down, profits were up by 9%.

What Cycle is the FTSE 100 Stuck In?

News - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Under ‘traditional rules’, the FTSE 100 could be considered to be stuck in a cycle. There is some underlying strength for the index, but it is thought, by many analysts, that it will top out at somewhere close to 7,576, and that the only likely change to that prospect is if it slips to a level lower than 7,400.

FTSE Posts Strong Weekly Gain

News - Sunday, July 23, 2017

The UK’s leading share index slipped slightly on Friday, but still ended the week with its strongest weekly gain over the last two months. The index was sheltered from some of the struggles that had hit other European stocks, which were struggling because of the strength of the Euro. The mid-caps, meanwhile, enjoyed their best week in almost one year.

Liberum Identifies Potentially Underperforming FTSE 100 Companies

News - Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Analysts at Liberum have identified a list of companies that they believe may be at risk of underperforming. The broker has studied the FTSE 100 companies, to identify the ones that it refers to as ‘sinners’.

Inflation Fall Helps Struggling Households

News - Wednesday, July 19, 2017

An unexpected slowdown in inflation last month has helped to ease the pressure on struggling households. The Office for National Statistics said that a key measure of inflation, the Consumer Price Index, had fallen by 2.6 percent in June, after touching an almost four year high In May.

FTSE Gains As Pound Struggles Following Brexit Discussions

News - Monday, July 17, 2017

The FTSE 100 made some modest gains on Monday, thanks to the strength of miners who themselves benefited from strong Chinese GDP data. Meanwhile, the pound slipped as the second round of Brexit talks began.

More Than 50% Of All Top Comms Operators Are Female

News - Friday, July 14, 2017

According to a recent survey, more than half of all the corporate affairs directors at FTSE 100 companies are female, and more and more women in such offices are sitting on their company’s executive committees, according to new data published by Watson Helsby, which shows the breakdown of the 81 firms in the FTSE 100 that employ a group corporate comms director or a corporate affairs director.

FTSE Rallies on Yellen Speech

News - Friday, July 14, 2017

The FTSE 100 was bolstered by a strong opening for the US markets, after Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chair, gave a dovish speech to the US congress.

FTSE Makes Modest Gains on Burberry Strength

News - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

After a difficult day of trading on Tuesday, the FTSE 100 made some gains on Wednesday, recovering from those losses thanks to the strength of Pearson and M&S.

Pearson Poorest FTSE Performer

News - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Pearson Has Slipped to the Bottom of the FTSE 100 for the second straight day, with investors digesting the implications of the company’s most recent sale, and speculating that the future of the firm’s dividend could be under threat.

FTSE Starts Strong As Pound Gains Against the Dollar

News - Monday, July 10, 2017

The FTSE 100 got off to a strong start this morning, as the pound inched up against the dollar, recovering slightly from losses on Friday. The UK’s leading index has benefited from strength in US stocks and in the Asian markets, which were boosted by a spurt of M&A activity.

FTSE Falters on Fed Split

News - Friday, July 07, 2017

The FTSE 100 was one of several global markets that faltered after the Fed appeared split on interest rates and there was uncertainty too over the policies planned by the European Central Bank.

Worldpay Slumps on Takeover News

News - Thursday, July 06, 2017

Shares in Worldpay slipped by 8.8 percent after the news broke that the company was to be taken over by its U.S. rival, Vanitv.

Miners and Persimmon Boost FTSE

News - Wednesday, July 05, 2017

UK stocks got off to a strong start on Wednesday, boosted by gains for the main home builders and miners, as investors struggled with some increasing geopolitical tensions over North Korea, and played the “watch and wait” game regarding the Markit report on the services sector.

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