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Survey, inspection and monitoring company Remote Monitored Systems has successfully raised £350,000 in a placing to support its core areas of business, provide working capital and clear its debt.
UBS downgraded software group Sage to 'sell' from 'neutral' on Friday, cutting the price target to 520p from 590p as it said the risk-reward was unfavourable and strategic questions remain.
London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 4% at 6,916. 66 in afternoon trade on Friday as the pound popped higher.
US stocks looked set to edge lower at the open on Friday as investors eyed the latest reading on inflation.
London stocks had flattened out by midday on Friday, erasing earlier gains as sterling shot up on hopes of a Brexit delay, as investors mulled over a raft of data releases.
Liberum cut its target prices for several UK retail stocks on Friday following the release of Christmas trading updates this week.
Housebuilders were the star performers on the FTSE 100 on Friday as Bank of America Merrill Lynch upped its stance on the sector to 'neutral' from 'underperform' and boosted its ratings on several stocks, saying the risks are now priced in.
Pub operator Ei Group said on Friday that it has agreed to dispose of 370 properties to Tavern Propco Limited for £348m in cash, a significant proportion of which will be used to reduce debt.
Moss Bros said on Friday that it expects to make a full-year loss in line with market forecasts as margins are getting squeezed by discounting.
Fast fashion brand Quiz warned over full-year revenue and profits on Friday following a difficult Christmas period.
London stocks edged up in early trade on Friday, taking their cue from an upbeat session on Wall Street as investors eyed a raft of UK data releases.
London stocks were set to edge higher at the open on Friday, taking their cue from an upbeat session on Wall Street as investors eye a raft of UK data releases.