London’s broader equity benchmark FTSE 100 index ended 42.85 points higher against its previous close, with Telecommunications Services and Consumer Non-Cyclicals were top performing sectors on the FTSE 100 index in the Friday’s session.
Global Updates: In Friday’s session shares in the United States were trading higher, with Dow Jones (.DJI) was trading 138.93 points or 0.54% higher at 25,848.87, S&P 500 index rose 14.00 points or 0.50% to 2,822.48 and technology benchmark Nasdaq Composite was trading 57.62 points or 0.76% higher against its previous day close at 7,688.53, just before the market close.
Stocks in the United States rose on Friday due to trade optimism between the United States and Sino and after MPs of British Parliament voted for the extension of Article 50 to defer Brexit scheduled day which is March 29, 2019.
According to global media agencies, US and China are making further significant progress on trade talks.
Brexit Updates: The lawmakers at British parliament voted to delay Brexit from EU bloc on Thursday. It gives another headroom to the British Prime Minister Theresa Maty to get a new divorce agreement approved by the British parliament next week.
European Market Updates: In Friday’s session the broader European equity benchmark FTSE 100 index rose 42.85 points or 0.60% to 7,228.28, FTSE 250 index ended 207.97 points or 1.08% higher at 19,491.03 and the FTSE All Share climbed 26.53 points or 0.67% to 3,968.31 in the Friday's market session. Another European equity benchmark STOXX 600 rose 2.58 points or 0.68% against its Thursday’s close to 381.10.
London Stock Exchange Cues
Top Performers: Stocks like GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC (GMS), CLARKSON PLC (CKN) and RESTAURANT GROUP PLC (RTN) were among the top performers on the London Stock Exchange and were up by 14.14 per cent, 12.99 per cent and 10.11 per cent respectively.
Top Losers: Stocks like XAAR PLC (XAR), MEARS GROUP PLC (MER) and ENQUEST PLC (ENQ) were among the top losers on the London Stock Exchange and were down by 5.25 per cent, 4.47 per cent, and 4.38 per cent respectively.
Broader Market FTSE 100 Cues
Gainers: Stocks like WHITBREAD PLC (WTB), PADDY POWER BETFAIR PLC (PPB) and STANDARD LIFE ABERDEEN PLC (SLA) were among the top gainers in the Friday’s session on the broader equity benchmark FTSE 100 index and were up by 4.84 per cent, 4.30 per cent, and 3.54 per cent respectively.
Laggards: Stocks like MORRISON (WM) SUPERMARKETS PLC (MRW), SAINSBURY (J) PLC (SBRY) and 3I GROUP PLC (III) were among the top laggards on the FTSE 100 index in the Friday’s session and were down by 1.71 per cent, 1.45 per cent, and 1.12 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 Telecommunications Services, Consumer Non-Cyclicals and Financials were among the top performing sectors on the FTSE 100 index and on the other hand sectors like Healthcare and Basic Materials were the only laggards on the broader equity benchmark FTSE 100 index in the Friday’s market session.
- Brent Crude was trading at $67.04 per barrel.
- West Texas Intermediate was quoting at $58.41 per barrel.
- Gold was quoting at $1,302.25 an ounce.
London Metal Exchange Cues
Closing Price (as on Mar-15-2019)
- LME Aluminium was quoting at $1,868.00 per tonne.
- LME Lead was quoting at $2,053.50 per tonne.
- Currency Pair GBP/USD was quoting at 1.3299.
- Currency Pair EUR/GBP was quoting at 0.8519.
Money Market Cues*
- US 10Y Treasury Bond yield was quoting at 2.591% in the Friday’s session.
- UK 10Y Bond yield was quoting at 1.215% in the Friday's session.
(At the time of writing)
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