London's broader equity benchmark FTSE 100 index ended 32.62 points lower against its Monday's close, Telecommunications Services and Industrials dragged the FTSE 100 into the red.

US Market Updates: Shares in the United States opened marginally lower against its previous day close, as market participants are focusing on Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony on monetary policy. At the time of writing, Dow Jones Industrial Average was quoting at 26,070.42, down by 21.53 points or 0.08%, S&P 500 was at 2,793.62, fell by 2.49 points or 0.09% and technology benchmark Nasdaq Composite was at 7543.97, down by 10.49 points or 0.14% respectively against its previous day closing price. [optin-monster-shortcode id="wxhmli4jjedneglg1trq"]

Brexit News: On Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked lawmakers to vote on delaying Britain divorce from EU if her new deal on Brexit voted down in March. European lawmakers argued that extension of Article 50 is the only wise decision at this point of time.

European Market Updates: European broader equity benchmark FTSE 100 index ended 32.62 points or 0.45% lower at 7,151.2 against its previous day closing price, the FTSE 250 index ended 23.70 points higher or 0.12% at 19,270.68 and the FTSE All Share index closed Tuesday’s session at 3,925.90, down by 13.86 points or 0.35% against its Monday’s close. Another European equity benchmark STOXX 600 ended higher at 373.64, up by 1.46 points or 0.39% against its previous day close.

London Stock Exchange Cues

Top Performers: Stocks like TRAVIS PERKINS PLC (TPK), OCADO GROUP PLC (OCDO) and ALLIED MINDS PLC (ALM) were among the top performers on the London Stock Exchange and were up by 12.52 per cent, 11.71 per cent and 8.64 per cent respectively.

Top Losers: Stocks like METRO BANK PLC (MTRO), FRESNILLO PLC (FRES) and DEBENHAMS PLC (DEB) were among the top losers on the London Stock Exchange and were down by 15.75 per cent, 8.34 per cent, and 8.13 per cent respectively.

Broader Market FTSE 100 Cues

Gainers: Stocks like OCADO GROUP PLC (OCDO), BARCLAYS PLC (BARC) and GVC HOLDINGS PLC (GVC) were among the top gainers in Tuesday’s session on the broader equity benchmark FTSE 100 index and were up by 11.71 per cent, 3.57 per cent, and 3.55 per cent respectively.

Laggards: Stocks like FRESNILLO PLC (FRES), INTERNATIONAL CONSOLIDATED AIRLINES GROUP (IAG) and CRODA INTERNATIONAL PLC (CRDA) were among the top laggards on the FTSE 100 index in Tuesday's session and were down by 8.34 per cent, 4.34 per cent, and 3.54 per cent respectively.

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Top Active Volume Movers: Stocks like LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC (LLOY), BARCLAYS PLC (BARC) and VODAFONE GROUP PLC (VOD) were among the top active volume stocks on the FTSE 100 Index.

Performing Sectors: At the closing, sectors like Consumer Cyclicals, Utilities and Financials were among the major gainers on the FTSE 100 Index.

Underperforming Sectors: At the closing, sectors like Telecommunications Services, Industrials and Healthcare were among the major laggards on the FTSE 100 Index.

Commodity Cues*

  • Brent Crude was trading 0.57% higher at $65.28 per barrel.
  • West Texas Intermediate was quoting lower by 0.02% at $55.47 per barrel.
  • Gold was at $1329.45 an ounce.

London Metal Exchange Cues

Closing Price (as on 25th February 2019)

  • LME Aluminium was quoting at $1,886.0 per tonne.
  • LME Lead was quoting at $2,072.50 per tonne.

Forex Cues*

  • British Sterling was trading higher against the US Dollar (GBP/USD) at 1.3263.
  • Euro was trading lower against British Pound (EUR/GBP) at 0.8586.

Money Market Cues*

  • US 10Y Treasury Bond yield was trading lower in Tuesday’s session at 2.634%.
  • UK 10Y Bond yield was trading lower in Tuesday’s session at 1.206%.

(*At the time of writing)

 

   
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