Thursday broker round-up

Conor Coyle Sharecast | 24 Aug, 2017 11:07 - Updated: 11:07 | | |

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  • 922.00
  • -2.28%-21.50
  • Max: 931.00
  • Min: 914.50
  • Volume: 2,429,681
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:25 21/09/17
  • 629.00
  • 0.96%6.00
  • Max: 629.00
  • Min: 621.50
  • Volume: 6,888,651
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:18 21/09/17
  • 735.50
  • -0.07%-0.50
  • Max: 738.00
  • Min: 723.50
  • Volume: 46,676
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:30 21/09/17
  • 208.10
  • -0.95%-2.00
  • Max: 210.90
  • Min: 207.70
  • Volume: 42,883,320
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:16 21/09/17
  • 1,387.00
  • 0.36%5.00
  • Max: 1,391.00
  • Min: 1,373.00
  • Volume: 3,536,726
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:17 21/09/17
  • 4,768.50
  • 0.35%16.50
  • Max: 4,803.50
  • Min: 4,765.50
  • Volume: 1,367,372
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:25 21/09/17
  • 1,134.00
  • -0.09%-1.00
  • Max: 1,149.00
  • Min: 1,120.00
  • Volume: 630,574
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:17 21/09/17
  • 908.50
  • -1.52%-14.00
  • Max: 920.00
  • Min: 900.00
  • Volume: 911,028
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:25 21/09/17
  • 7,263.90
  • -0.11%-8.05
  • Max: 7,289.16
  • Min: 7,260.05
  • Volume: 0
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:20 21/09/17
  • 3,414.44
  • -0.37%-12.67
  • Max: 3,429.40
  • Min: 3,411.14
  • Volume: 0
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:20 21/09/17
  • 19,418.33
  • -0.63%-122.44
  • Max: 19,542.48
  • Min: 19,405.59
  • Volume: 0
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:25 21/09/17
  • 1,504.53
  • 0.36%5.44
  • Max: 1,507.01
  • Min: 1,501.15
  • Volume: 0
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:30 21/09/17
  • 16,604.95
  • -0.64%-106.19
  • Max: 16,711.14
  • Min: 16,425.30
  • Volume: 0
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:25 21/09/17
  • 5,241.08
  • -0.33%-17.27
  • Max: 5,273.83
  • Min: 5,214.58
  • Volume: 0
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:25 21/09/17
  • 12,844.24
  • 0.47%60.03
  • Max: 12,879.13
  • Min: 12,784.21
  • Volume: 0
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:25 21/09/17
  • 7,127.38
  • -0.10%-7.08
  • Max: 7,150.39
  • Min: 7,075.84
  • Volume: 0
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:25 21/09/17
  • 7,762.30
  • -0.73%-57.21
  • Max: 7,819.51
  • Min: 7,752.72
  • Volume: 0
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:25 21/09/17
  • 10,315.70
  • -0.19%-19.91
  • Max: 10,353.21
  • Min: 10,309.07
  • Volume: 0
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:25 21/09/17
  • 2,193.37
  • -1.30%-28.95
  • Max: 2,223.87
  • Min: 2,191.18
  • Volume: 0
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:25 21/09/17
  • 4,035.42
  • -0.20%-8.03
  • Max: 4,048.50
  • Min: 4,033.21
  • Volume: 0
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:25 21/09/17
  • 5,643.52
  • -0.16%-9.27
  • Max: 5,656.84
  • Min: 5,643.52
  • Volume: 0
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:20 21/09/17
  • 3,985.05
  • -0.20%-7.88
  • Max: 3,997.75
  • Min: 3,982.99
  • Volume: 0
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:30 21/09/17
  • 4,471.69
  • -0.56%-25.15
  • Max: 4,496.84
  • Min: 4,463.07
  • Volume: 0
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:20 21/09/17
  • 4,648.90
  • -1.01%-47.57
  • Max: 4,713.66
  • Min: 4,639.49
  • Volume: 0
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:25 21/09/17
  • 390.00
  • 0.10%0.40
  • Max: 393.10
  • Min: 381.00
  • Volume: 238,291
  • MM 200 : n/a
17:18 21/09/17

WPP: HSBC maintains Buy with a target price of 1850p.

Hikma Pharmaceuticals: Citigroup reiterates Neutral with a target price of 1350p.

BAE Systems: Goldman Sachs reiterates Buy with a target price of 750p.

Antofagasta: Jefferies reiterates Hold with a target price of 1000p.

AstraZeneca: Jefferies reiterates Hold with a target price of 4350p.

Vodafone: JPMorgan reiterates Overweight with a target price of 275p.

WPP: JPMorgan reiterates Overweight with a target price of 1594p.

John Menzies: Berenberg reiterates Buy with a target price of 800p.

Playtech: Canaccord reiterates Buy with a target price of 1140p.

OneSavings Bank: Investec reiterates Buy with a target price of 455p.

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Banks lead Europe's main stockmarket indices to modest gains in the wake of the US central bank's policy announcement the night before with global capital markets apparently generally unruffled by the Federal Reserve's indications that it is looking to push ahead with multiple rate increases and balance sheet taper over the medium-term.

17:26 London close: FTSE flat as investors mull latest Fed decision and UK lending figures

London stocks closed marginally lower on Thursday, giving up earlier small gains as investors digested the latest UK borrowing figures and Sterling bounced back.

17:02 Capita dives despite making progress in first half, results 'difficult to read'

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16:58 Capita staff prepare for strikes over pensions

Alongside Capita's labyrinthine half-year results that left many investors cold and sent the shares down 11%, the company was also forced to prepare for industrial action after unions voted to strike.

16:53 Chevron cancels drillship contract with Transocean

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16:21 Barnier fires shot across May's bows ahead of Florence speech

Ahead of the UK Prime Minister's major Brexit speech on Friday, chief European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has warned Theresa May against trying to have her cake and eat it and stressing that if a transition period is requested it will first require a withdrawal agreement.

17:43 US open: Stocks dip as two-year yields hover near eight-year highs

Stocks are stuck in a bit of a rut as traders try to work out the implications of the US central bank's policy announcement the night before, despite a raft of better-than-expected readings on the economy.

15:54 IG Design Group swallows Aussie card firm Biscay

Designer and manufacturer of celebration, gifting, stationery and creative play products IG Design Group announced on Thursday that it has signed a contract to acquire the trade and certain assets of Biscay Greetings, which it described as a “leading” greetings card and paper products business based in Australia.

15:54 Friday preview: Importance of May's Brexit speech 'cannot be over-emphasised'

Theresa May's Big Brexit Speech in Florence may dominate the narrative on Friday, though for traders and investors there's PMI surveys and one from the CBI, with results from Sage and Smiths Group.

15:52 Engineering studies to enable Liberator field begin, i3 says

Independent oil and gas company i3 Energy announced on Thursday that detailed engineering studies to enable its 100% owned-and-operated Liberator field, to be tied into the existing Blake field 'host' infrastructure and produced through the Bleo Holm floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) had commenced.