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FTSE 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
St James's Place 706.00 2.62 14:08
Smith & Nephew 1,037.00 1.87 14:08
Sports Direct International 640.50 1.34 14:08
AstraZeneca 4,495.00 1.15 14:08
Ashtead Group 1,014.00 1.10 14:08

FTSE 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Randgold Resources Ltd. 3,796.00 -5.60 14:08
Fresnillo 712.00 -4.94 14:08
Standard Chartered 953.30 -3.91 14:08
Anglo American 1,305.50 -3.48 14:08
BT Group 364.00 -3.06 14:08

Top News

Barclays Q3 profits beat expectations, analysts sanguine ahead of PRA - UPDATE

Barclays Q3 profits beat expectations, analysts sanguine ahead of PRA - UPDATE

Barclays unveiled a third-quarter adjusted pre-tax profit well ahead of forecast as it held costs to a five-year quarterly low....[more]

Shares in oil firm Afren decline after disappointing results in first nine months

Shares in oil firm Afren decline after disappointing results in first nine months

Oil exploration company Afren saw its shares go down on Thursday after disappointing results during the first nine months of the year....[more]

Q3 turnover and profit both rise three per cent at Smith and Nephew

Q3 turnover and profit both rise three per cent at Smith and Nephew

Medical devices maker Smith & Nephew posted a three per cent increase in both revenue and profit for the third quarter....[more]

StanChart drops after US re-opens investigations into Iran dealings

StanChart drops after US re-opens investigations into Iran dealings

Shares in StanChart are falling for a fourth day after reports that US prosecutors have re-opened investigations......[more]

Support and resistance levels for equities

Support and resistance levels for equities

Support and resistance levels for the main......[more]

Al Noor pleases with third quarter results

Al Noor pleases with third quarter results

Al Noor Hospitals pleased investors....[more]

'Buy' Barclays, says Shore Capital

'Buy' Barclays, says Shore Capital

Shore Capital has retained its 'buy' rating....[more]

National Express on track for full year

National Express on track for full year

Third quarter pre-tax profit increased 15% reversing decline in growth from the first half....[more]

Charles Stanley upgrades Shell despite oil price fall

Charles Stanley upgrades Shell despite oil price fall

The broker said the company should be resilient to the recent slump in oil....[more]

SJP offers 'growth for free', says Berenberg

SJP offers 'growth for free', says Berenberg

St James's Place is top riser after record FuM and strong Q3 results....[more]

UK house prices rise in October

UK house prices rise in October

UK house prices increased more than expected....[more]

Thursday broker round-up UPDATE

Thursday broker round-up UPDATE

Afren: Deutsche Bank cuts target price from 130p to 110p retaining its hold recommendation.

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Broker tips: Shell, Barclays, British Land, St James's Place

Broker tips: Shell, Barclays, British Land, St James's Place

Broker Charles Stanley has lifted its recommendation for Royal Dutch Shell from 'accumulate' to 'buy', saying that the company should be resilient to the recent slump in oil prices.

...[more]

Market Buzz [more]

Broker tips: Shell, Barclays, British Land, St James's Place

Broker tips: Shell, Barclays, British Land, St James's Place

Thu, 30 October 2014

Broker Charles Stanley has lifted its recommendation for Royal Dutch Shell from 'accumulate' to 'buy', saying that the company should be resilient to the recent slump in oil prices.... [more]

St James's Place shares offer 'growth for free' says Berenberg

Thu, 30 October 2014

Wealth manager St James's Place (SJP) has delivered "yet another strong quarter", according to Berenberg which repeated its positive stance on the stock on Thursday.... [more]

Charles Stanley upgrades Shell to 'buy' despite oil-price fall

Thu, 30 October 2014

Broker Charles Stanley has lifted its recommendation for Royal Dutch Shell from 'accumulate' to 'buy', saying that the company should be resilient to the recent slump in oil prices.... [more]

Company News [more]

StanChart drops after US re-opens investigations into Iran dealings

StanChart drops after US re-opens investigations into Iran dealings

Thu, 30 October 2014

Shares in StanChart have fallen for a fourth day amid reports US prosecutors have re-opened their investigations into whether the lender withheld information into the possible violation of the sanctio... [more]

Third quarter turnover and profit both rise 3% at Smith and Nephew

Thu, 30 October 2014

Medical devices maker Smith & Nephew posted a 3% increase in both revenue and profit for the third quarter, thanks to an improvement in its emerging and international markets units, recent product lau... [more]

Afren sees shares fall after disappointing results

Thu, 30 October 2014

Oil exploration company Afren saw its shares go down on Thursday after disappointing results during the first nine months of the year.... [more]

Economic News [more]

UK house prices rose more quickly than expected in October

Thu, 30 October 2014

UK house prices increased by more than economists had been expecting in October.... [more]

Director Dealings [more]

Alternative Networks chief sells nearly £1.5m-worth of shares

Wed, 29 October 2014

Communications group Alternative Networks announced on Wednesday that the previous day its chief executive officer had sold nearly £1.5m-worth of shares in the group.... [more]

Week Ahead

Week ahead: US FOMC meeting in focus

Fri, 24 October 2014

The coming week will see the flow of US macroeconomic data pick-up after a weekend in which investors will be closely watching the results of the ECB's Asset Quality Review and of the Brazilian presid... [more]