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The Expert View: Centrica, Barclays and Purplebricks

3 Comments The Expert View: Centrica, Barclays and Purplebricks

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Serco and Morgan Sindall.

FTSE falls as Centrica tumbles but dividend boosts Barclays

British Gas owner leads FTSE 100 lower on warning energy price cap will hit 2019 profits, but Barclays tops index on dividend rise

GAM sacks bond manager Haywood for ‘gross misconduct’

Dismissal of Tim Haywood follows his suspension last year and the liquidation of the absolute return bond funds he oversaw.

The Expert View: Lloyds, Sainsbury’s and Intu

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Bunzl and Low & Bonar.

Thursday Papers: Sainsbury's-Asda merger lands into trouble

And Lloyds to hand £4 billion to investors and launch a massive expansion in the pensions market.

Overnight Markets: Wall Street closes higher on Fed minutes

The S&P materials index led percentage gains among the major 11 S&P sectors, boosted by gains in commodity prices.

Raging bulls should sell my fund, says Rathbones' Thomson

‘If you think we’re heading for a global economic boom then you should sell this fund,' says Rathbone Global Opportunities manager James Thomson.

Trump trade talk lifts FTSE but Intu falls on scrapped dividend

US president says trade talks with China are 'going very well', helping to lift FTSE 100, also buoyed by surge in Lloyds shares.

Lloyds leaps as dividend rise overshadows profits miss

UK's largest lender's profits slightly lag expectations, but investors switch focus to dividend rise placing shares on 6% prospective yield.

Sainsbury's dives as watchdog deals 'mortal blow' to Asda merger

Shares in Sainsbury's tumble as competition watchdog warns of 'extensive' concerns over planned merger with Asda.

The Expert View: Greggs, HSBC and Hiscox

Our daily roundup of analyst commentary on shares, also including Intercontinental Hotels Group and BGEO.

Wednesday Papers: Honda’s Swindon plant closure could lead to 7,000 job losses

And US airline Mesa Air has proposed a last-minute deal to takeover struggling regional carrier Flybe

Overnight Markets: US stocks gain on upbeat Walmart results

The Nasdaq extended its winning streak to a seventh session, with Amazon.com bouncing back from a two-day sell-off

Gresham House launches UK small cap fund for star recruit

Citywire AA-rated Ken Wotton, who joined group after swoop on Livingbridge funds business, handed new UK small cap fund.

David Kempton: five stocks I'm buying in my Brexit hibernation

Our experienced investor columnist highlights five shares he is buying as the UK's exit from the European Union hangs over the stock market.

HSBC ‘horror show’ drags down FTSE as profits disappoint

Shares in bank fall to bottom of FTSE 100 as profits disappoint due to slowing UK and Chinese growth