London’s broader equity benchmark index FTSE 100 ended 40.14 points higher against its previous close, with Healthcare and Consumer Non-Cyclicals were among the top performing sectors on the FTSE 100 Index in the Thursday’s session.
Global Updates: Shares in the United States were trading in green in Thursday’s session, with Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) surged by 55.04 points or 0.21% to 25,680.63, the S&P 500 index added 6.88 points or 0.25% and trading at 2,812.25 and the technology benchmark index Nasdaq Composite increased by 22.10 points or 0.29% to 7,665.64 respectively.
According to the Commerce Department, economic growth in the U.S. slowed more than initially thought in the final part of 2018; fourth-quarter GDP growth revised down to 2.2 per cent. The rate was lower than the Trump administration’s 3 per cent annual target and was down from the 2.6 per cent pace estimated in February. The revision reflected markdowns to consumer, business and government spending. [optin-monster-shortcode id=”wxhmli4jjedneglg1trq”]
Brexit News: According to reports, MPs will get a chance to vote again on Theresa May’s Brexit deal on Friday but whether it will be another “meaningful vote” is still unclear. The deal hinges on DUP whose 10 MPs from Northern Ireland can scupper chances of the deal passing in the parliament.
European Market Updates: In the Thursday’s session, European broader equity benchmark FTSE 100 index ended 40.14 points or 0.56% higher at 7,234.33, the FTSE 250 index surged by 14.85 points or 0.08% to 18,908.59, and the FTSE All-Share index ended 18.80 points or 0.48% higher at 3,951.36 respectively. Another European equity benchmark index STOXX 600 ended 0.44 points or 0.12% lower at 376.84.
London Stock Exchange (LSE) Cues
Top Performers: Stocks like LSL PROPERTY SERVICES PLC (LSL), SYNCONA LIMITED (SYNC) and ALLIED MINDS PLC (ALM) were among the top performers on the LSE and were up by 6.75%, 6.60% and 6.37% respectively.
Top Losers: Stocks like MITIE GROUP PLC (MTO), LONMIN PLC (LMI) and CARR’S GROUP PLC (CARR) were among the laggards on the LSE and were down by 7.20%, 6.97% and 6.22% respectively.
Broader Market FTSE 100 Cues
Gainers: Stocks like OCADO GROUP PLC (OCDO), NMC HEALTH PLC (NMC) and DCC PLC (DCC) were among the top gainers in the Thursday’s session on the broader equity benchmark FTSE 100 index and were up by 5.34 per cent, 3.56 per cent, and 2.76 per cent respectively.
Laggards: Stocks like EASYJET PLC (EZJ), NATIONAL GRID PLC (NG.) and SCHRODERS PLC (SDR) were among the laggards on the FTSE 100 index in the Thursday’s session and were down by 3.37 per cent, 3.29 per cent, and 2.88 per cent respectively.
Top Active Volume Movers: Stocks like LLOYDS BANKING GROUP PLC (LLOY), VODAFONE GROUP PLC (VOD), and BARCLAYS PLC (BARC) were among the top active volume stocks on the FTSE 100 Index.
Sector Summary: In Thursday’s market session, sectors like Healthcare, Consumer Non-cyclicals, and Basic Materials were among the top performing sectors on the broader equity benchmark index FTSE 100. Sectors like Utilities, Telecommunications Services and Financials were among the laggards on the broader equity benchmark index FTSE 100.
- Brent Crude was trading at $67.17 per barrel.
- West Texas Intermediate was quoting at $59.37 per barrel.
- Gold was quoting at $1,295.95 an ounce.
London Metal Exchange Cues
Closing Price (as on Mar-27-2019)
- LME Aluminium was quoting at $1,898.50 per tonne.
- LME Lead was quoting at $1,978.00 per tonne.
- Currency Pair GBP/USD was quoting at 1.3050.
- Currency Pair EUR/GBP was quoting at 0.8602.
Money Market Cues*
- US 10Y Treasury Bond yield was quoting at 2.395% in Thursday’s session.
- UK 10Y Bond yield was quoting at 0.988% in Thursday’s session.
*(At the time of writing)