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FTSE 100 movers: ITV a strong riser on bid speculation

Shares in ITV were rising strongly on Monday on renewed speculation that Liberty Global could be preparing to launch a full-scale bid for the UK broadcaster. According to The Telegraph over the weekend, Liberty, which already owns a 6.4% stake in ITV through its investment in July, is "forming alliances" with the latter's major institutional shareholders, such as Fidelity and Blackrock.
[4 Hours Ago]

FTSE 250 movers: Perform Group jumps on takeover bid news

Shares in Perform Group surged on Monday after the company, which commercialises multimedia sports content across digital platforms, confirmed it had received a takeover bid from investment group Access Industries.
[4 Hours Ago]

FTSE 100 movers: Supermarkets provide drag after Tesco issues profit warning

Shares in Tesco fell sharply on Friday after the supermarket giant announced it expects profits to fall by as much as 27% this year and its interim dividend to be cut by 75%. New boss Dave Lewis, who due to take over from Philip Clarke, will now join the group one month earlier than planned on 1 September.
[Fri 15:46]

FTSE 250 movers: Bwin.party rises despite wider H1 losses

Gaming giant Bwin.party was a strong riser despite reporting wider first-half losses, which reflected a fall in casino and poker revenues. Loss before tax in the six months to 30 June 2014 came to 94m, up from 11.6 the previous year.
[Fri 15:13]

FTSE 250 movers: Playtech rises after boosting dividend

Playtech shares rose strongly after the group reported a rise in revenue and boosted its interim dividend. It also confirmed several new contracts.
[Thu 16:15]

FTSE 100 movers: CSR rises on rumours

Wireless technology group CSR jumped on rumours that the firm is considering a sale. According to the Financial Times, the UK chipmaker has received takeover offers from a number of rival semiconductor manufacturers and could fetch a price of as much as $3bn, compared with Wednesday's closing price of $1.57bn.
[Thu 16:14]

FTSE 100 movers: Kantar data sends supermarket shares to opposite ends of spectrum

Sainsbury led the downside after Kantar Worldpanel revealed the supermarket had endured a sales decline of 2.2% and a slight fall in market share from 16.5% to 16.4% year-on-year.
[Wed 16:20]

FTSE 250 movers: Lonmin continues to rise

South African platinum miner Lonmin led the upside as it extended Tuesday's gains, which came after it issued a statement saying there was no foundation to media speculation about plans to restructure the business. It also said its ramp-up following the strike action was progressing ahead of its expectations.
[Wed 15:51]

FTSE 100 movers: ABF lifted by JPMorgan rating

Associated British Foods was a top performer on Tuesday after JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated its 'overweight' rating on the stock.
[Tue 16:37]

FTSE 250 movers: Telecity slides as CEO plans exit

Telecity's shares slumped on Tuesday after announcing the departure of chief executive Michael Tobin who has been with the company for more than 10 years. Tobin will leave in October following a handover period on 31 October. It comes shortly after Eric Hageman was appointed chief financial officer to replace Brian McArthur-Muscroft who left in January.
[Tue 16:35]



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