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....". The mid-cap FTSE 250 index hit a record high in early trading, before turning negative. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....2%, after the company said it had agreed to terminate a contract to clean up 12 Magnox nuclear sites. In the FTSE 250, transport group FirstGroup rose 3. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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FTSE 100 falls as pound jumps against dollar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 08:11:23 AM
....2%, after the company said it had agreed to terminate a contract to clean up 12 Magnox nuclear sites. In the FTSE 250, transport group FirstGroup rose 3. ...
FTSE 100 closes at another record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:52:07 AM
....4% after upbeat comments from analysts at Natixis. In the FTSE 250, shares in Tullow Oil slumped by 14% on news of a rights issue. ...
UK shares lifted by takeover news image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 09:09:59 AM
. (Close): A flurry of takeover activity helped to push the mid-cap FTSE 250 index to a record. ...
Bovis Homes rejects offers from Redrow and Galliford Try image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:09:00 PM
....7m. The FTSE 250 firm is without a chief executive at present and is led by chairman Ian Tyler. ...
Morrisons leads FTSE 100 lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:21:19 AM
....However, the company said post-tax profits dropped 22% to £859m after it took a £380m charge to cover recent changes to the way that compensation is calculated for accident victims. In the FTSE 250, Domino's Pizza sank 12% after the chain reported a slowdown in sales at the start of the year. ...
FTSE 100 dragged lower as Paddy Power Betfair shares fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 09:33:52 AM
....Pre-tax profits fell 30% to £353m, with changes to the payment formula cutting profits by £217m. In the FTSE 250, shares in Aggreko sank 11% after the temporary power provider said it expected profits to fall this year. ...
FTSE 100 down despite Standard Life boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:00:40 AM
....Shares in Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management were higher after they confirmed they had agreed a tie-up, creating a company overseeing assets worth £660bn. Standard Life shares rose 6%, while FTSE 250 member Aberdeen Asset Management climbed 4%. ...
Pensions BOOSTED by record stock markets but savers cautioned image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 04:07:00 PM
....Britain's top indices, which hold billions of pounds worth of pension savings, have soared in 2017. The FTSE 100 is up almost four per cent since the start of February and has broken the 7,390 mark for the first time today, while the FTSE 250 has also reached its highest ever level this week. ...
FTSE 100 falls from record high as Capita slumps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:09:57 AM
....The weak pound had led to more European tourists visiting its UK sites, which also include Madame Tussauds. In the FTSE 250, shares in Travis Perkins fell 6% after the building materials company said full-year profits had fallen by two-thirds. ...
Dixons and Capita to drop out of FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 08:06:23 PM
....Shares in outsourcing giant Capita fell after a profits warning in September. The changes, which will see the companies drop to the FTSE 250, will take effect on Monday 20 March. ...
FTSE 100 closes at new record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:19:22 AM
....5% after announcing a £200m special dividend with its annual results. On the FTSE 250, outsourcing firm Mitie Group added 3. ...
Moneysupermarket shares hit as revenues dip image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 09:27:26 AM
....Shares in Moneysupermarket fell more than 6% after the comparison website warned that revenues so far this year were running below last year's levels. The FTSE 250 company said this was due to customers switching less between savings and current accounts because of low interest rates. ...
BME career progression 'could add £24bn a year to UK economy' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:01:21 AM
.... People from BME backgrounds were also more likely to work in lower paid and lower skilled jobs despite being more likely to have a degree, the report found. McGregor-Smith, who became the first Asian woman to run a FTSE 250 company when she took over at Mitie in 2007, said her own experience had shown there was little diversity at the top of British business but she was still surprised by the extent of both conscious and unconscious bias uncovered by her report. ...
Firms urged to publish ethnic breakdown image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:12:53 AM
...."The consequences of continuing to do nothing will be damaging to the economy and to the aspirations of so many," she said. Baroness McGregor-Smith was one of the first Asian women to lead a FTSE 250 company. ...
RBS leads FTSE 100 lower as losses mount image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 09:10:51 AM
Is it time to grab a bigger share of the stock market? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... Other investors prefer exchange traded funds (ETFs), low-cost tracker funds that passively follow stock markets up and down. Vanguard S&P 500, iShares FTSE 100 and iShares FTSE 250 are particularly popular, according to Interactive Investor. ...
War of convenience as supermarket chains take on small stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 04:00:33 PM
.... “I think the CMA is best placed to answer whether that’s the case here – but I would say that, given my position, wouldn’t I?”. Tesco made its first serious foray into what was then the backwater of convenience store retailing when it swooped on West Midlands-based T&S, buying the FTSE 250 company for £377. ...
Five on Brexit Island lifts WH Smith sales as adult colouring books fade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 11:47:01 AM
....6% to £15. 93, making the retailer the biggest riser on the FTSE 250. ...
FTSE 100 heads towards another record image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 09:08:23 AM
....6% after Goldman Sachs named the broadcaster as one of a number of possible bid targets in the European media sector. FTSE 250 company SIG jumped nearly 10% after it reported higher sales. ...
FTSE 100 closes at new high in longest-ever winning streak image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:19:08 PM
.... After coming within a whisker of the elusive 20,000 barrier on Friday before falling back, the Dow rebounded in early trading on Tuesday to within 60 points of it. Even the more UK domestically focused FTSE 250 hit a new closing high of 18,413 on Tuesday, although it remains below its all time peak of 18,607 reached on 4 Ocober 2016. ...
FTSE edges higher but gloomy Next outlook hits retailers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 08:44:33 AM
....8% higher respectively. In the FTSE 250, B&M shares rose nearly 9. ...
Savings and pensions face festive boost as shares ‘bounce’ to an all-time high image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 08:03:00 PM
....41 a barrel. But airlines and banks missed out on the festive rally, while a profit warning from Bovis Homes saw the housebuilder suffer share losses in the FTSE 250 Index. ...
FTSE 100 soars to new closing high image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 07:35:58 PM
.... This has made Britain’s companies particularly attractive to US investors, helping to push up share prices. The FTSE 250 index, which contains medium-sized UK companies, also rose on Wednesday, gaining 0. ...
FTSE 100 extends gains to close up 1% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 09:15:09 AM
....Antofagasta fell 4% and Billiton 3%. In the FTSE 250, Paysafe Group fell 17% after it denied allegations from Spotlight Research that claimed the company was enabling both illegal gambling and Chinese capital control evasion. ...
Capita shares plunge after profit warning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 09:18:21 AM
....Despite Capita's fall, the FTSE 100 index closed up 30 points at 6,932. In the FTSE 250, shares in bookmakers were hit after MPs recommended that the maximum amount gamblers can stake on fixed-odds betting machines should be cut from £100 to £2. ...
Drax moves away from coal to bid on Opus Energy and gas plants image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 07:12:46 PM
....Drax said it has made a £340m offer for business energy provider Opus Energy, an acquisition that will create Britain’s fifth-biggest business energy retailer in combination with Drax’s existing Haven Power customers. Drax’s planned investments were welcomed by the City, with shares closing up 12% at 311p – the biggest riser of the day on the FTSE 250. ...
FTSE 100 rises but spread betting firms dive on FCA plans image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 09:30:59 AM
....It also noted that 82% of clients lost money on the products. In the FTSE 250, shares in both CMC Markets fell 33% and IG Group shed 38%. ...
Crackdown on financial spread betting proposed by FCA image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 09:29:54 AM
....Shares in firms offering these services were hit hard following the announcement. CMC Markets and IG Group were the biggest fallers on the FTSE 250, both down about 30% in morning trading. ...
Thousands of UK restaurants could go bust, accountancy firm warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 12:01:09 AM
.... The number of those who have taken on more debt over the last five years has risen to 37% from 27% a year ago. The findings come from a survey of 2,008 consumers with debt, including 804 defaulters who have fallen behind with payments, by FTSE 250-listed Arrow Global, which buys and manages debt portfolios. ...
FTSE 100 closes down ahead of Italian referendum image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 09:02:58 AM
....Rolls-Royce and BHP Billiton were among the biggest fallers. In the FTSE 250, shares in Berkeley rose 8. ...
Berkeley Group boosts profits by 34% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 08:15:56 AM
....Perrins also cited the US election as a factor adding to the uncertainty hitting the housing market, but said pricing remained resilient and was above its business plan levels. Berekely Group was demoted to the FTSE 250 in September after its stock price took a hammering following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. ...
London share prices fall back 0.6% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 09:10:46 AM
....One issue concerning UK investors is the result of the forthcoming bank stress tests, which will be published by the Bank of England on Wednesday. In the FTSE 250, shares in Capital & Counties jumped 8% after an upbeat trading statement. ...
FTSE 100 higher but estate agents hit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 08:49:50 AM
....37, with United Utilities among the top risers, up 3%, after it posted a small increase in half-year profits. But in the FTSE 250, news of the ban on letting agents' fees hit shares in Countrywide, which dropped 3. ...
London share prices end Tuesday higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 09:35:33 AM
....2% revenue growth. In the FTSE 250, shares in Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One were the biggest faller, dropping nearly 13%. ...
FTSE 100 ends flat despite good gains for miners image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 09:38:31 AM
....4%. In the FTSE 250, shares in outsourcing group Mitie were down nearly 10% after it issued a profit warning and reported a £100m half-year loss. ...
Mitie withdraws from healthcare as it issues second profit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 09:37:09 AM
....McGregor-Smith, who has run Mitie for almost 10 years, announced soon after the first profit warning that she would step down. McGregor-Smith, who was the first Asian woman to run a FTSE 250 company when she took the job, will leave on 12 December and be replaced by Phil Bentley, the former boss of Cable & Wireless. ...
FTSE 100 higher but Royal Mail shares fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:45:45 PM
.... Its shares had fallen sharply on Wednesday when the housebuilder said it was cutting the price of some of its London properties by up to 10% because of the weakening market. In the FTSE 250, shares in Virgin Money fell 5. ...
FTSE 100 bolstered by housebuilder Taylor Wimpey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 09:30:51 AM
....5% after the bookmaker gave an upbeat forecast for full-year profits as its online business improved. The FTSE 250 firm now expects full-year operating profits to be at the top end of its predicted range of £260m-£280m. ...
SIG blames profits dip on post-Brexit slowdown as CEO quits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 09:58:43 AM
....Investors took fright as the company warned that trading had been weaker-than-expected following the EU referendum, with a “distinct slowdown” in its traditionally strongest months of September and October. The company was the biggest faller on the FTSE 250 as it warned full-year profits were now expected at between £75m and £80m, lower than the £90m City analysts had been forecasting. ...
FTSE 100 closes down as pound recovers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 09:04:19 AM
....Donald Trump's US election victory has raised worries he could introduce protectionist trade policies. In the FTSE 250, SIG dived 21. ...
Boardrooms at Britain's top companies are too white, review finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 12:26:59 PM
....He concluded that every company listed on the FTSE 100 should have at least one non-white director by 2021. For FTSE 250 companies, the deadline should be 2024. ...
Boardrooms 'need more ethnic diversity' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 12:02:51 AM
....". The recommendations include requiring human resources teams in FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies to identify ethnically diverse people to be considered for board jobs when vacancies come in, as well as developing mentoring programmes. ...
FTSE 100 dips as tobacco shares mixed image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of October 2016 08:24:26 AM
.... All three countries have seen demand from tourists slow following terror attacks. In the FTSE 250, shares in Acacia Mining jumped 12. ...
Lower iPhone sales hit Laird profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 12:31:04 PM
....Lower iPhone sales have hit profits at smartphone component maker Laird, sending shares tumbling close to 50%. The FTSE 250 company, whose biggest customers include Apple, said it had suffered muted demand for its products in the three months to 30 September. ...
FTSE 100 edges higher after chancellor reassures image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 08:01:34 AM
....8%. In the FTSE 250, shares in Laird - an electronics component maker that supplies mobile phone manufacturers - plunged 49% after the company warned on profits. ...
William Hill and Amaya abandon merger talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 06:26:53 AM
....However, Parvus said the deal had "limited strategic logic" and would "destroy shareholder value". The FTSE 250 bookmaker is looking to keep up as many of its close rivals merge. ...
William Hill shares rise as investor rejects merger plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 14th of October 2016 07:57:02 AM
....But Parvus Asset Management said the merger had "limited strategic logic" and would "destroy shareholder value". Shares in William Hill - a FTSE 250 member - closed up 5% at 314. ...
Is it time to take profits from surge in equities? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 9th of October 2016 11:12:00 AM
....Richard Stone, chief executive at The Share Centre, points out that blue-chip multinationals are not the only stocks enjoying a Brexit bounce. The UK-focused FTSE 250 made history last week with a record closing level of 18,342, beating its previous high of 18,263. ...
William Hill in £4.5bn merger talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of October 2016 10:52:36 AM
....5bn. The FTSE 250 betting company confirmed it was in discussions with Canada's Amaya about a "potential all-share merger of equals". ...
FTSE 100 back above 7,000 as pound slides image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 07:58:57 AM
....7% lower. In the FTSE 250, shares in William Hill and Ladbrokes were both lower after a report in the Times said gambling companies could be banned from advertising on TV during the day. ...
Misys set for Britain's biggest float of 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 02:54:04 PM
....8bn by 2019. Misys was delisted from the FTSE 250 in 2012 when it was bought by Vista Equity Partners. ...
FTSE 100 rises above 6,900 after Fed holds US rates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 07:48:12 AM
...."Given the rise across the spectrum for commodities, it comes as no surprise that the FTSE leaderboard is headed by some of the biggest names in mining," said Joshua Mahony, market analyst at IG. In the FTSE 250, shares in Kier Group rose 1. ...
FTSE 100 ends 1.5% up as mining stocks jump on oil price rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of September 2016 08:04:50 AM
....7%, were among the strongest gainers. In the FTSE 250 index, the outsourcing firm Mitie saw its shares crash by 29% after a profit warning. ...
FTSE 100 hangs on to gains at close image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 08:08:49 AM
....Another trader said that investors might be switching into Galliford shares due to its higher dividend payout. Galliford Try was the biggest mover on the FTSE 250, with a 7. ...
FTSE 100 steady but Ocado shares hit by profit worries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 08:22:35 AM
....The fierce price war among supermarkets meant there had been "sustained" pressure on its margins "and there is nothing to suggest that this will change in the short term", it said. Shares in the FTSE 250 firm sank 44p to 278p on the news. ...
FTSE 100 slides on US rate rise worries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 07:51:12 AM
....Neil Wilson at ETX Capital said the pension deficit was "a concern", adding that the change "chimes with what we're seeing elsewhere as record low bond yields are wreaking havoc with company pensions". In the FTSE 250, shares in private equity investor SVG Capital jumped nearly 15% to 650p after it received a takeover offer from US firm HarbourVest Partners. ...
Bank shares shine in falling FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 08:21:08 AM
....95 points. On the FTSE 250, motor insurer AA climbed 4% after an uprating from Morgan Stanley. ...

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