CHANGES RBC RAISES CENTRICA TO 'SECTOR PERFORM' (UNDERPERFORM) - TARGET 85 (115) PENCE ALPHAVALUE CUTS INTU PROPERTIES TO 'SELL' ('REDUCE') CITIGROUP CUTS HALFORDS GROUP TO 'NEUTRAL' ('BUY') COMPANIES - FTSE 100 London Stock Exchange Group confirmed it has agreed to buy financial markets data provider Refinitiv for an enterprise value of USD27 billion in an all-share deal, as it also revealed a slight increase in interim profit.
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DA Shares in Lloyds Banking Group fared well despite the volatility, ending the day up 1.42% following a broker rating
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Water utility companies Kelda Group and Severn Trent topped the risers' board, regaining some of Tuesday's losses seen amid a raft of broker rating
changes from UBS.
CHANGES BARCLAYS RAISES SAINSBURY TO 'OVERWEIGHT' ('EQUAL WEIGHT') - TARGET 250 PENCE ODDO BHF CUTS COMPASS GROUP TO 'REDUCE' ('NEUTRAL') - TARGET 1750 (1645) PENCE JEFFERIES INITIATES MICRO FOCUS WITH 'HOLD' - TARGET 1700 PENCE JEFFERIES INITIATES AVEVA GROUP WITH 'HOLD' - TARGET 3840 PENCE COMPANIES - FTSE 100 Hospitality firm Whitbread completed its GBP2 billion shareholder payout via the purchase of 40 million shares at 4,972 pence per share.
On a month-on-month basis, sales volumes were flat.This was slightly ahead of consensus, as cited by FXStreet, for retail sales to rise 4.6% on an annual basis in April and decline 0.3% month-on-month.In the three months to April, the volume of goods bought increased 1.8% sequentially with online clothing retailers driving this growth.In the FTSE 100 at midday, Vodafone was among the top gainers as it rose 2.2% following a broker rating
LONDON (Alliance News) - Stocks in London were marginally in the green early Friday, with the FTSE 100 helped by gains for China-focused banking giant HSBC and Irish packaging firm Smurfit Kappa.A number of insurers were down after getting broker rating
cuts, while shopping mall investor intu Properties shares fell after it provided a gloomy outlook.The UK large-cap index was down 8.13 points, or 0.1%, higher at 7,359.44.The mid-cap FTSE 250 index was up 25.17 points, or 0.1%, at 19,711.83, while the AIM All-Share was marginally higher at 968.8.The Cboe UK 100 index was up 0.2% at 12,491.97.
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