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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.
[Yesterday 15:46]

FTSE 250 movers: rises despite wider H1 losses

Gaming giant 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.
[Yesterday 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]

FTSE 100 movers: Vodafone continues to rise on bid speculation

Telecoms group Vodafone was extending gains made on Thursday on the back of rumours that advisers of US giant AT&T are working on a cash bid worth more than 300p a share, compared with current prices of just over 200p. AT&T ruled out an offer back in January, meaning that it is now free to revisit an approach under UK takeover 'cooling off' rules.
[22 Aug '14]

FTSE 250 movers: Hellymanntyton rises on strong H1 revenue growth

Hellermanntyton, the cable ties specialist, rose after it said that revenues in the first half grew strongly at constant currency, helped by double-digit growth in each of its geographies. However, gains were limited after profits came in shy of analysts' expectations.
[22 Aug '14]

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