Weekly roundup of FTSE 100 risers and fallers (July 19-23)

FTSE 100 closed in positive territory for the week ended 23 July and once again reclaimed the 7000 mark. Here we are giving the roundup of gainers and losers of the passing week.

19 July 2021

Top riser:

  • Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. (LON: JET): Stocks of the food delivery service provider was up by 3.25% at GBX 6,034, with a day high of GBX 6082 and a volume of 0.58 million shares. The stock was on the upmove as investors anticipate a rise in food delivery orders with the recent rise in coronavirus cases. The company recently also announced that it would have a solo premium listing on London Stock Exchange and intended to delist from Euronext Amsterdam.

Top faller:

  • ITV Plc (LON: ITV): Broadcaster and content distribution company’s stock was down by 6.64% at GBX 113.25, with a day low of GBX 112.5 and volume of 11.2 million shares. The stock lost over 9% in the last passing three trading days as investors continued to sell the stock amid fear of falling advertising revenues after a recent rise in Covid-19 infection, which could impact the UK’s economic recovery.

20 July 2021

Top riser:

  • Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc (LON: RR.): Stocks of airlines engine maker was up by 3.47% at GBX 90.02 with a day high of GBX 90.86 and volume of 46 million. The share price was able to rebound after Monday’s fall of over 6%. The stock has been under pressure for the last two weeks, falling by over 10% after fear of a slowdown in the airline sector and rumour of new taxes consideration by the European Union on aviation kerosene.

Top faller:

  • Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. (LON: JET): Food delivery and restaurant listing company’s stock was down by 4.82% at GBX 5743, with a day’s high of GBX 6025 and volume of 0.75 million shares. The stock saw profit booking from investors after Monday’s rise of 3.25%, and due to its announcement that the company’s stock would be listed only on London Stock Exchange and would be delisted from other Euronext Amsterdam.

21 July 2021

Top riser:

  • Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc (LON: RR.): Stocks of airline engine maker up by 7.75% at GBX 97, posted the top gainers rank for the second day in the week, with a day’s high of GBX 97.28 and volume of 58.81 million shares. The stock continued to gain for the second consecutive day on consistent investors interest. In recent times the stock price has been hit hard because of travel restrictions which saw the stock making a six-month low of GBX 86.69.

Top faller:

  • Royal Mail Plc (LON: RMG): Stocks of the postal service provider was down by 2.71% at GBX 516.20, with a day’s high of GBX 535.20 and volume of 4.1 million shares after the company announced revenue number for the first quarter of its financial year. The revenue was up by 12.2% compared to the same period in 2020-21, but parcel volumes saw a decline of 13% as lockdown restrictions started to ease.

22 July 2021

Top riser:

  • Flutter Entertainment Plc (LON: FLTR): Stocks of sports betting and gaming company was up by 4.47% at GBX 12,985, with a day’s high of GBX 13,070 and a volume of 0.3 million shares. Investors continue to be bullish on the stock for the third consecutive day after the company announced that it had completed a debt refinancing, which will reduce its cost of debt and will lead to interest savings of around 50 million pounds.

Top faller:

  • Unilever Plc (LON: ULVR): Stocks of a multinational FMCG company went down by 5.87% and closed at GBX 4,050.50, with a day’s low of GBX 4033.5 and volume of 8.5 million shares after the company revealed half-yearly result, in which the sales growth was up by 5.4%. However, the company cut down its full-year operating margin guidance due to inflation in the commodity prices.

23 July 2021

Top riser:

  • NatWest Group Plc (LON: NWG): Stock of state-owned banking service provider was up by over 3% with a day’s high of GBX 201.30, and a volume of over 5 million shares after the company announced that it had signed an agreement with Permanent TSB to sell assets from its Irish arm, Ulster Bank. The deal is part of the company’s strategy to exit some of its underperforming businesses after the lender posted losses in 2020. The company has already sold the commercial banking division of Ulster bank to Allied Irish Bank.

Top faller:

  • Fresnillo Plc (LON: FRES): Stocks of the metal and mining company was down by over 1% with a day low of GBX 743.60 and a volume of over 0.6 million shares. The company’s stock is on a downtrend for the sixth consecutive day as investors continue to book profit in the stock. The company is set to announce the trading update next week on 28 July; the stock has lost over 8% of its value during the week.

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