Broader equity benchmark FTSE 100 ended 5.02 points higher against its previous day close price. Sectors like Energy and Basic Materials were among the top performing sectors on the FTSE 100 Index in Mondayâs session.
Global Updates: Shares in the United States were trading mix, with Dow Jones Industrial Average quoting at 26,312.30 and declined by 114.11 points or 0.43%, the S&P 500 was trading 1.24 points or 0.04% lower at 2,891.50 and the technology benchmark index Nasdaq Composite was trading at 7,940.72 and increased by 2.03 points or 0.03% respectively.
US stocks broke its seven-day winning streak on Monday as worries about an economic slowdown and disappointing earnings growth started to weigh on the markets. Amid a surge in the number of migrants at the Mexican border, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday.
Brexit News: Britain's exit from the EU was still undecided as the PM Theresa May was in talks with the Labour Party over the divorce deal. Theresa May hopes to persuade Jeremy Corbyn into agreeing her deal, two days before she heads for an emergency summit where she will try to postpone the deadline. She will also visit Berlin and Paris on Tuesday to discuss delaying of the deadline.
European Market Updates: In Mondayâs session, FTSE 100 Index ended 5.02 points or 0.07% higher at 7,451.89, the FTSE 250 index ended 21.09 points or 0.11% lower at 19,517.21 and the FTSE All-Share index increased by 1.84 points or 0.04% to 4,069.28. Another broader European equity benchmark index STOXX 600 ended 0.72 points or 0.19% lower at 387.51.
London Stock Exchange (LSE) (Monday Session)
Gainers: Shares like ENQUEST PLC (ENQ), RICARDO PLC (RCDO) and CHARLES TAYLOR PLC (CTR) were among the top performers and surged by 10.34%, 7.66% and 6.98% respectively.
Losers: Stocks like SAGA PLC (SAGA), ASTON MARTIN LAGONDA GLOBAL HOLDINGS PLC (AML) and SENIOR PLC (SNR) were among the laggards on the LSE and were down by 9.77%, 7.82% and 6.15% respectively.
Broader Market FTSE 100 (Monday Session)
Performers: BP PLC (BP.), ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC (RDSA) and RIO TINTO PLC (RIO) were among the top gainers on the broader equity benchmark FTSE 100 index and were up by 1.69 per cent, 1.19 per cent, and 1.15 per cent respectively.
Laggards: NMC HEALTH PLC (NMC), JUST EAT PLC (JE.) and PADDY POWER BETFAIR PLC (PPB) were among the losers on the FTSE 100 index and were down by 4.32 per cent, 4.28 per cent, and 2.26 per cent respectively.
Volume Movers: LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC (LLOY), VODAFONE GROUP PLC (VOD), and HSBC HOLDINGS PLC (HSBA) were among the top active volume stocks on the FTSE 100 Index.
Sector Summary: Sectors like Energy and Basic Materials were among the top performing sectors on the FTSE 100 index and sectors like Technology, Consumer Cyclicals and Telecommunications Services were among the laggards.
- Brent Crude Oil Price was quoting at $71.12 per barrel.
- West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Crude Oil Price was trading at $64.42 per barrel.
- Gold was quoting at $1,301.95 an ounce.
London Metal Exchange Prices (Closing Price as on Apr-05-2019)
- The Aluminium price was trading at $1,864.00 per tonne.
- The Lead price was quoting at $1,973.00 per tonne.
Currency Pair Quotes*
- GBP/USD was quoting at 1.3067.
- EUR/GBP was trading at 0.8618.
Money Market Data*
- US 10 Year Treasury Bond yield was quoting at 2.515 per cent.
- UK 10 Year Bond yield was quoting at 1.110 per cent.
*(At the time of writing)