SECTOR REVIEW
14 Feb
ep botellascoca cola
Sector movers: Miners, Media, Banks all higher

Cyclicals were clearly in demand on Thursday, with Industrial Metals&Mining and Mining towards the top of the leaderboard as the US dollar gave back some of its recent ill-gotten gains and the start of the Lunar New Year holidays saw some Asian sellers come out of base metals markets for a time.

12 Feb
Evraz, steel manufacturing
Sector movers: Industrial metals, miners top gains

Industrial metals topped the leaderboard, alongside a solid performance from most mining names.

06 Feb
talktalk hq
Sector movers: Loose talk sinks ships

Like the day before, it was some of the more defensive issues in the market that bore the brunt of selling despite the rout in equities worldwide, with recent slight shifts in expectations for policy tightening by the Federal Reserve in 2018 apparently triggering a sharp rise in stockmarket volatility as government bonds markets in the US, and elsewhere, came under pressure.

02 Feb
astrazeneca
Sector movers: Bouncy AstraZeneca helps lift pharma stocks, BT sinks fixed-line sector

AstraZeneca led the pharmaceuticals sector higher on a choppy day for the stock, as investors weighed up news of a US legal dispute with Array BioPharma against its full-year results.

01 Feb
royal mail, delivery, post
Sector movers: Royal Mail delivers for industrial transportation, Vodafone drags mobile telecoms

Royal Mail was leading the industrial transportation sector higher, after it reached agreement with the Communications Workers Union regarding the company's ten-month-long dispute with the trade body over plans to replace its defined benefit pension scheme.

31 Jan
johnson matthey industrial
Sector movers: Johnson Matthey leads chemicals higher, housebuilders take a beating

Chemicals were leading the charge into the green on the London bourse today, after Johnson Matthey announced the sale of its automotive battery systems business to US power company Cummins.

30 Jan
Anglo American mining 285
Sector movers: Most industries see red during session of misery

It was a miserable day on the London bourse, with only two sectors marginally in the black - electronics makers, and personal goods firms.

29 Jan
talktalk telecom talk talk
Sector movers: Miners shine on weak pound, TalkTalk drags telecoms lower

A strengthening of the dollar and higher copper prices saw mining stocks lead the sectors in afternoon trading on Monday.

26 Jan
astrazeneca
Sector review: Pharma names surge while miners sink on prices

On the upside on Friday afternoon were the two components of the industrial metals sector - Evraz and Ferrexpo.

25 Jan
Cigarettes, tobacco, smoking
Sector movers: Smith & Nephew leads health care charge, fresh research pours water on tobacco giants

Positive broker notes helped boost health care equipment plays on Thursday, as the FTSE 100 remained in the black with Smith & Nephew shares led the way.

24 Jan
London Stock Exchange AIM LSE shares
Sector movers: LSE leads financial pack as software slumps with Sage

Financial services were the top moving sector on the London bourse on Wednesday, led higher by LSE after Morgan Stanley said in an earnings preview that it sees upside surprise as we head into FY17 results on 2 March.

18 Jan
battersea power station nine elms luxury development
Sector movers: Real estate stocks picked apart brick by brick

Some of the most defensive areas of the market came under pressure on Thursday, weighed down by a mix of negative company-specific news-flow and broker commentary, against a backdrop of rising Gilt yields.

15 Jan
Britain, UK flag
Sector movers: Both cyclicals and defensives among best performers

Cyclicals and defensives were to be seen on both side of the ledger at the start of the week even as strategists at JP Morgan reiterated their positive view on global equities, especially on Financials.

11 Jan
bae systems offshore patrol vessel, defence
Sector movers: Miners, aerospace & defence pace gains

Cyclicals are pacing gains, led by miners and aerospace and defence issues.

09 Jan
cbeuroyen eurjpy short
Sector movers: Rising rates sink all utilities

Cyclicals were clearly in the lead come Tuesday, against a backdrop of rising government bond yields worldwide.

08 Jan
cbsophos
Sector movers: Software, Pharma drag on wider market

A mixed bag of cyclicals and more defensive issues led to the downside at the start of the week, amid a smattering of company-specific news and a strengthening pound.

05 Jan
credit suisse
Sector movers: Utility and home construction stocks pace gains

Broker commentary was the main driver behind the jump observed at the end of the week in utility and home construction stocks.