London’s broader equity benchmark FTSE 100 index ended 26.24 points higher against its previous close, with Financials and Telecommunications Services were top performing sectors on the FTSE 100 index in the Thursday’s session.
Global Updates: Shares in the United States were trading in red, with Dow Jones (.DJI) was trading 16.17 points or 0.08% lower at 25,682.74, S&P 500 Index was quoting at 2,806.89 declined by 3.85 points or 0.14%, and technology benchmark Nasdaq Composite index was trading 10.58 points or 0.17% lower at 7,630.57 in the Thursday's session.
The number of people in America filling for state unemployment benefits rose 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 229,000 for the week ended March 9, suggesting a slowing labour market. Other data showed import prices rose by 0.6 per cent in February, climbing by the most in nine months. New home prices decreased by 6.9 per cent in January, and new home sales dropped more than expected in January.
European Market Updates: European broader equity benchmark FTSE 100 index closed at 26.24 points or 0.37% higher at 7,185.43, FTSE 250 index ended at 19,283.06, rose by 102.97 points or 0.54% in the Thursday's session and FTSE All Share index ended Thursday's session at 3,941.78, increased by 14.88 points or 0.38% against its previous day close.
London Stock Exchange Cues
Top Performers: Stocks like ROBERT WALTERS PLC (RWA), MARSHALLS PLC (MSLH) and ON THE BEACH GROUP PLC (OTB) were among the top performers on the London Stock Exchange and were up by 8.33 per cent, 7.15 per cent and 6.98 per cent respectively.
Top Losers: Stocks like JUST GROUP PLC (JUST), CAPITAL & REGIONAL PLC (CAL) and ELECTRA PRIVATE EQUITY PLC (ELTA) were among the top losers on the London Stock Exchange and were down by 12.51 per cent, 11.60 per cent, and 10.38 per cent respectively.
Broader Market FTSE 100 Cues
Gainers: Stocks like EASYJET PLC (EZJ), AUTO TRADER GROUP PLC (AUTO) and TUI AG (TUI) were among the top gainers in the Thursday’s session on the broader equity benchmark FTSE 100 index and were up by 4.17 per cent, 4.02 per cent, and 3.69 per cent respectively.
Laggards: Stocks like ANGLO AMERICAN PLC (AAL), GVC HOLDINGS PLC (GVC) and HIKMA PHARMACEUTICALS PLC (HIK) were among the top laggards on the FTSE 100 index in the Thursday’s session and were down by 3.64 per cent, 2.21 per cent, and 1.77 per cent respectively.
Top Active Volume Movers: Stocks like LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC (LLOY), VODAFONE GROUP PLC (VOD), and BP PLC (BP.) were among the top active volume stocks on the FTSE 100 Index.
Sector Summary: Sectors like Financials, Telecommunications Services and Industrials were among the top movers on the FTSE 100 index and on the other hand sectors like Basic Material, and Utilities were laggards in the Thursday's session on the FTSE 100 Index.
- Brent Crude was trading 0.58% lower at $67.16 per barrel.
- West Texas Intermediate was quoting higher by 0.45% at $58.52 per barrel.
- Gold was quoting lower at $1,296.35 an ounce.
London Metal Exchange Cues
Closing Price (as on Mar-13-2019)
- LME Aluminium was quoting higher at $1,873.00 per tonne against the previous close.
- LME Lead was quoting higher at $2,105.00 per tonne against the previous close.
- British Sterling was trading lower against the US Dollar (GBP/USD) at 1.3227.
- Euro was trading higher against the British Pound (EUR/GBP) at 0.8546.
Money Market Cues*
- US 10Y Treasury Bond yield was trading higher in Thursday’s session at 2.629%.
- UK 10Y Bond yield was trading at 1.225% in Thursday's session.
(At the time of writing)
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