New CEO Calling The Shots At Vodafone

Tuesday, 13th November: Take two for the FTSE 100 this morning as the index opened higher once again, attempting to reverse the damage caused yesterday after failing to hold onto gains. Providing us with results today was Vodafone, who despite delivering losses and freezing their dividend, was forgiven by the market and landed at the…

Tobacco Stocks Go Up In Smoke

Monday, 12th November: The FTSE 100 was gaining on Monday morning as a consequence of increasing oil prices, and a vulnerable pound, the latter due to further uncertainty surround the Brexit deal and members of Theresa May’s party voicing further concerns over her ability to negotiate an orderly Brexit plan with Brussels with less than…

Investors Leave AA on Hard Shoulder

Friday, November 9: The FTSE 100(-0.49%) came in lower at the open with US markets in the red as the Fed held rates, and Asian markets were depressed on the back of Chinese growth concerns. Miners dragged the primary index lower on the weaker Chinese sentiment and the implied softer commodities prices, with key protagonists…

Clipper & Wincanton Deliver

Thursday, November 8: The FTSE 100(+0.33%) eked out a gain for a second day due to strong sessions from financials, retailers and good news from AstraZeneca. Financials rallied as stocks tracked strong trade in European counterparts; M&S led retailers higher despite posting LFL sales declines, whilst AstraZeneca rose +4.49% as strong demand for new drug…

Investors Call Time on Wetherspoons

Wednesday, November 7: The FTSE 100(+1.09%) bounced back today lifted by U.S. midterm elections which proceeded as markets expected.  This provided welcome relief for investors currently tangling with Italian budget woes, U.S.-China trade relations and Brexit. The sentiment was mirrored on the continent with good gains for German and French indices. ITV(-2.78%) slipped intraday after…

PepsiCo to Take Another Bite of UK Snack Market

Tuesday, November 6: The FTSE 100 was led lower by grocer Morrisons after it failed to make consensus numbers, alongside telecom names BT Group & Vodafone; despite bid rumours for the former, while miners also weighed. The primary index came under pressure, notwithstanding a sterling slide due to the announcement that Theresa May was no…