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FTSE 100 movers: Supermarkets fall amid Campylobacter outrage, energy stocks drop

The share price of UK supermarket chain Sainsbury was under pressure on Thursday after Shore Capital downgraded its rating from 'hold' to 'sell', saying investors should expect a "material contraction in profitability". The broker said it sees "few attractions in holding Sainsbury's shares". It expects a 30% "reset" in earnings per share and is forecasting three years of declines in Sainsbury's profits and dividends.
[Yesterday 15:24]

FTSE 250 Movers: Transport surges, energy sector dips

Stagecoach saw shares surge after its 90%-owned joint venture with Virgin Rail won the contract from the Department for Transport to run the new InterCity East Coast franchise for eight years from March 2015.
[Yesterday 14:31]

FTSE 100 movers: Mining and telecom stocks on the rise

MIning stocks were leading the risers on the FTSE 100 on Wednesday, rebounding after recent declines. Antofagasta topped the list, rising 3.7%, with peers Anglo American, Fresnillo and Randgold also registering decent gains.
[Wed 15:29]

FTSE 250 Movers: Thomas Cook plummets as CEO steps down

Shares in Thomas Cook plummeted by over 19% as it announced that chief executive Harriet Green has stepped down after just over two years in charge of the troubled travel group. Green, who is due to be replaced by chief operating officer Peter Fankhauser with immediate effect, claimed her turnaround "was complete" as annual results showed improving profits from all divisions.
[Wed 14:25]

FTSE 100 movers: Kingfisher slides after French sales drag

Shares in Kingfisher declined after the B&Q and Screwfix owner saw like-for-like (LFL) sales fall in the third quarter as decent growth in the UK and Ireland was offset by falling sales in its largest market, France. LFL sales declined 0.9%, compared with 1.8% growth in the first half.
[Tue 15:26]

FTSE 250 Movers: Greencore Group soars following expansion plans

Greencore Group's prices surged as the company's US expansion boosted revenue and group operating profit. A new Washington-based plant was announced, which is expected to increase production capabilities and allow the firm to fulfil a newly acquired contract.
[Tue 14:11]

FTSE 250 movers: FirstGroup leads fallers as TalkTalk jumps

FirstGroup took a hit amid claims it has missed out on the opportunity to acquire the East Coast mainline. It seems the company's bid will be overlooked in favour of Eurostar and Keolis when the government releases a statement on the final decision this week. FirstGroup has failed to win several prestigious franchises prior to this, including the Thameslink Great Northern service and the Essex Thameside operations.
[Mon 16:25]

FTSE 100 movers: Petrofac shares slide on profit warning

Petrofac's share price dropped by a quarter after the group scaled back its profit assumptions, saying that depressed oil prices and the timing of deliveries will result in a weaker bottom line. The company said net profits for 2014 will be at the lower end of the guided $580m-600m range, but would fall to just $500m in 2015. It had previously predicted "strong earnings growth" next year.
[Mon 16:05]

FTSE 100 movers: Miners jump as China cuts interest rates, oil stocks rise

Mining stocks were dominating the risers list on the FTSE 100 on Friday after China's central bank surprised with an interest-rate cut in an effort to boost growth, raising hopes that the top metals consumer will be able to avert a hard landing.
[21 Nov '14]

FTSE 250 Movers: Miners hit by Chinese data, Inmarsat boosted by new partnership

Kaz Minerals' shares plummeted alongside other mining companies Ferrexpo, Lonmin, Vedanta, Evraz Hochschild Mining who took a hit following the release of unfavourable Chinese manufacturing data early on Thursday. The slowdown in the pace of manufacturing growth and wider economic concerns caused reluctance among investors.
[20 Nov '14]

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