Global Markets*: At the time of writing (at 06:45 PM GMT, before the market close), the benchmark indices in the United States were trading in red on the last trading session of this week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index decreased by 102.95 points or 0.38% to 26,991.84, the broader S&P 500 index contracted by 11.30 points or 0.38% to 2,995.49 and the technology benchmark index Nasdaq Composite fell by 71.22 points or 0.87% to 8,111.66, respectively.
S&P 500 (SPX)
Top Performers*: Cboe Global Markets Inc (CBOE), Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc (REGN) and Nordstrom Inc (JWN) are top gainers and increased by 13.04%, 3.6% and 3.23% respectively.
Worst Performers*: Xilinx Inc (XLNX), Netflix Inc (NFLX) and Liberty Global PLC (LBTYA) are the top three laggards and decreased by 5.19%, 4.56% and 2.47% respectively.
NASDAQ Composite (IXIC)
Top Performers*: Reebonz Holding Ltd (RBZ), Benitec Biopharma Ltd (BNTC) and Maiden Holdings Ltd (MHLD) are top gainers and increased by 21.65%, 18.75% and 16.71% respectively.
Worst Performers*: Viveve Medical Inc (VIVE), Roku Inc (ROKU) and Francesca's Holdings Corp (FRAN) are the top three laggards and decreased by 21.16%, 20.63% and 17.86% respectively.
Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI)
Top Performers*: Merck & Co Inc (MRK), Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA) and Chevron Corp (CVX) are top gainers and increased by 1.75%, 1.10% and 0.61% respectively.
Worst Performers*: Microsoft Corp (MSFT), Boeing Co (BA) and Apple Inc (AAPL) are the top three laggards and decreased by 1.49%, 1.29% and 1.15% respectively.
Global News: The United States Federal Reserve extended liquidity for a fourth consecutive day the funding markets, facilitating further stabilize rates as investors remain caution that fresh bouts of stress may be felt in the weeks ahead. The U.S. Federal Reserve has injected new US$75b on September 20, 2019, through an overnight repo operation.
European Markets: The London’s broader equity benchmark index FTSE 100 traded at 11.50 points or 0.16% lower at 7,344.92, the FTSE 250 index snapped 79.94 points or 0.40% higher at 20,169.40, and the FTSE All-Share Index ended 2.02 points or 0.05% lower at 4,042.86 respectively. Another European equity benchmark index STOXX 600 ended at 392.95, up by 1.15 points or 0.29 per cent.
European News: In a recent development to the Brexit, Dublin has rebuffed the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s advice that UK could negotiate broad Withdrawal deal with the EU’s 27 states next month but sort out some of the details covering the disputed question of the Irish border after crashing out of the bloc.
London Stock Exchange
Top Performers*: STV GROUP PLC (STVG), NOSTRUM OIL & GAS PLC(NOG) and JPMORGAN INDIAN INV TRUST PLC(JII) are top gainers and increased by 6.09%, 5.78% and 5.55% respectively.
Worst Performers*: THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC (TCG), PETRA DIAMONDS(PDL) and SAGA PLC (SAGA) are the top three laggards and decreased by 17.88%, 8.34% and 6.97% respectively.
FTSE 100 Index
Five days Price Performance (September-20-2019), before the market closed; Source: Thomson Reuters
Top Gainers*: PERSIMMON PLC (PSN), KINGFISHER PLC (KGF) and BURBERRY GROUP PLC (BRBY) are top gainers and increased by 4.43%, 3.64% and 3.33% respectively.
Top Laggards*: SMITH (DS) PLC (SMDS), MONDI PLC (MNDI) and UNILEVER PLC (ULVR) are top losers and decreased by 3.79%, 2.56% and 2.54% respectively.
Volume Leaders*: (LLOY) LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC; (VOD) VODAFONE GROUP PLC; (BT.A) BT GROUP PLC.
Top Performing Sectors*: Healthcare (up 0.63%), Financials (up 0.42%) and Consumer Cyclical (up 0.39%).
Worst Performing Sectors*: Consumer Noncyclical (down 1.31%), Industrials (down 1.13%) and Basic Materials (down 0.46%).
Currency Exchange Rates*: GBP/USD and EUR/GBP were quoting at 1.2477 and 0.8831.
US and UK 10-Year Bond Yields*: The US 10-year and the UK 10-year Bond yields were quoting at 1.742% and 0.624% respectively.
*At the time of writing
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