SECTOR REVIEW
18 May
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Sector movers: Stocks dance to US dollar's tune

Bond proxies such as Personal Goods (Unilever) or interest rate sensitive stocks (Construction, CRH) fared best at the end of the week, amid weakness in the pound and a sharp drop in longer-term Gilt yields.

17 May
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Sector movers: Goldman boosts Cairn Energy, Tullow

News that Ocado had inked a partnership agreement with US chain Kroger light a fire under the market and the wider sector on Thursday, pushing Food & Drug Retailers to the top of the leaderboard.

15 May
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Sector movers: Oil & Gas names outperform, all eyes on geopolitical tensions

Oil & Gas names performed best on Tuesday as traders continued pushing crude oil futures higher in the face of simmering geopolitical tensions.

10 May
Sector movers: Retailers and banks rise, telecoms dragged down

Miners, retailers and banks were on the up on Thursday, while telecoms was the main faller.

09 May
Sector movers: Oil producers and services lifted as crude rebounds

Oil-related sectors were lifted on Wednesday as crude oil prices climbed back up to three-and-a-half-year highs after Donald Trump confirmed that the US will be withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal and sanctions will be restored.

03 May
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Sector movers: Steel, interest rate sensitive names pace gains

Shares in Evraz continued to ride higher on the coattails of rising prices for steel, establishing a fresh 52-week high in the process and helping to push the Industrial Metals&Mining sector sub-index to the top of the leaderboard.

02 May
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Sector movers: Miners, oilfield services outperform

Commodity-related sectors performed best on Wednesday, boosted by slightly stronger than expected readings on Chinese and euro area manufacturing sector activity in April.

26 Apr
Sector movers: Non-life insurers sent lower by Hastings

Metals and mining led the way again on Thursday, as Evraz bounced back from recent falls, while non-life insurers were sent lower.

25 Apr
Sector movers: Chemicals and oil lead the slide

The chemicals and oil-related sectors were a big cause of losses in London on Wednesday, while big tobacco was lighting up.

25 Apr
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Sector movers: Oilers and miners lead the way

Resources sectors led the way higher in London on Tuesday, while the construction sector was among the main fallers.

23 Apr
Sector movers: Rotork and Weir lead gains, utilities hit by rising yields

The industrial engineering was on the up on Monday as bullish quarterly results from Rotork followed other positive numbers from the sector to lift sentiment.

20 Apr
Sector movers: Building materials lead gains

The building materials sector was the top riser on Friday, with auto parts and household goods the laggards.

19 Apr
Sector movers: Tobacco giants burnt as Philip Morris smoked

Industrial engineering was the leading sector on Thursday, while tobacco stocks were the big fallers.

18 Apr
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Sector movers: Miners move up en masse as commodity index peaks

Miners led the charge on Wednesday, lifted by various factors, including rising commodities prices and bullish analyst opinions.

17 Apr
Sector movers: Industrials rise, tobacco burns lower

Industrial metals again led the way as Russian steelmaker Evraz continued to be buffeted by the White House policies, while auto parts were lifted by GKN.

16 Apr
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Sector movers: Trump comments on Russia hit Evraz, defence firms lifted

Industrial metals & mining was the most depressed sector on Monday, as Russian steel producer Evraz again weighed.

13 Apr
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Sector movers: Cyclicals lead amid varying degrees of caution among analysts

Cyclicals are clearly pacing gains in mid-afternoon trading, as stocks stabilise on the back of the more constructive news-flow on the international trade front. However, some strategists were a tad cautious.

12 Apr
Sector movers: Software lifted by Micro Focus reports

The software & computer services sector led the FTSE 350, while various sectors were in the red due to large stocks going ex-dividend.