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FTSE 100 movers: Travel stocks fly higher

Travel stocks were once again in positive territory as the sector recovered from a recent poor performance amid mounting concerns about the Ebola crisis.
[6 Hours Ago]

FTSE 250 movers: Retail stocks lead rise as footfall decline slows

Retail stocks were putting in a strong performance on Tuesday after data from BRC-Springboard showed the decline in UK retail footfall eased to 0.9% in September from a 1.1% drop in August. Stocks such as Debenhams, Home Retail, Just Eat, WH Smith and Halfords were all in positive territory.
[6 Hours Ago]

FTSE 100 movers: Tesco rises on reports profit mis-guidance was limited

Travel stocks were putting in a decent performance on Monday, following recent volatile trading amid the growing Ebola crisis.
[Yesterday 15:21]

FTSE 250 movers: Lonmin lifted by broker upgrade

An upgrade from Liberum Capital helped lift shares in Lonmin on Monday. The broker now recommends investors keep 'hold' of the mining stock.
[Yesterday 15:19]

FTSE 100 movers: Oil stocks rise as Rolls-Royce falls into last place

Tullow Oil, Shell and a number of other oil companies were all trading in positive territory on Friday afternoon thanks to a continued rebound in crude prices.
[Fri 15:58]

FTSE 250 movers: Oil stocks gain momentum as crude prices rebound

A continued rebound in crude prices on Friday saw firms in the oil services sector rise after the price of the commodity collapsed over the past few weeks. Ophir and Enquest were both strong risers.
[Fri 15:40]

FTSE 100 movers: Shire leads downside after Abbvie calls on shareholders to abandon takeover bid

Shire, which dropped 22% on Wednesday after Abbvie said it was reconsidering its bid for the firm, was down by a further 8% after the US group advised shareholders vote against the takeover due to changes in the US tax law. Abbvie said that these changes had introduced "an unacceptable level of uncertainty" into the deal.

Engineering group GKN got a lift from an upgrade out of Exane BNP Paribas to 'outperform' from 'neutral'.
[Thu 16:35]

FTSE 250 movers: climbs after pleasing with Q3 results

Gaming giant rose after it reported a 2% rise in third quarter revenue to 148.7m as an increase in sports betting sales offset a fall in bingo, casino and poker. Sports betting revenue advanced 11% to 58.8m, driven by higher margins, the World Cup and growth in the number of people using their mobile phones to gamble.
[Thu 16:16]

FTSE 100 movers: Shire shares dive after Abbvie reconsiders takeover plans

The share price of UK pharmaceutical group Shire collapsed on Wednesday after US drugmaker Abbvie said it was reconsidering its offer in light of the US Treasury's new rules regarding the takeover of foreign companies, specifically tax inversion deals. Shire pointed out it would be due a break-up fee of roughly $1.64bn if the deal falls through, but that didn't stop the latter's shares from sinking by nearly 23%.
[Wed 16:35]

FTSE 250 movers: CSR leads on buy-out deal

CSR shares leapt after fellow chip designer Qualcomm announced it was buying out the company for 900p a share or 1.56bn - a 36% premium to Tuesday's closing price.
[Wed 15:53]

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