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Last Trade - 25/09/20

Sector
Financials
Size
Large Cap
Market Cap £10.62bn
Enterprise Value £-5.20bn
Revenue £35.00bn
Position in Universe 92nd / 1808

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 13

Thu 13th August, 2020 7:49am
(Adds futures, news items)
    Aug 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100  .FTSE  index is seen opening 47
points lower at 6,233 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with
futures  FFIc1  down 0.9% ahead of cash markets open.

    * JUST GROUP: Insurer Just Group  JUSTJ.L  posted higher first-half earnings
as strong in-force profit cushioned a slump in new business profit.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N2FF1YA
    * NATIONAL EXPRESS: Bus company National Express  NEX.L  reported a pre-tax
loss for the first half and said travel activity remained at "much suppressed
levels".  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2FF1PZ
    * TUI: TUI  TUIT.L , the world's largest tourism company, sunk to a 1.1
billion euro loss in its third quarter as the COVID-19 pandemic stopped
holidays.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N2FF1UA
    * TOPPS TILES: Tile retailer Topps Tiles  TPT.L  said trading had been
strong in recent weeks and forecast "modest" pretax profit for its 2019-20 year.
 urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nFWN2FF03X
    * GVC: Ladbrokes owner GVC  GVC.L  said it would not pay an interim dividend
after it reported lower core profit for the first half of 2020.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2FF1JR
    * ASTRAZENECA: Argentina and Mexico will produce the AstraZeneca COVID-19
vaccine for most of Latin America, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said on
Wednesday.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL1N2FE2NP  
    * AIRLINES: Southwest Airlines Co  LUV.N , Ryanair Holdings Plc  RYA.I  and
easyJet Plc  EZJ.L  are the only three airlines whose bonds are still rated
investment grade, S&P Global Ratings said.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2FE3K0
    * OIL: Crude oil prices slipped after OPEC said it expected demand for fuels
to fall more than expected.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2FF19W
    * GOLD: Gold climbed 1% on a softer dollar, consolidating further above the
key $1,900 level, with an ultra-low interest rate environment and worries over
global economic fallout from mounting COVID-19 cases.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2FF0D3
    * EX-DIVS: Ashtead Group  AHT.L , Aviva  AV.L , Astrazeneca  AZN.L , BP
 BP.L , Diageo  DGE.L , Glaxosmithkline  GSK.L , Legal&General  LGEN.L , Phoenix
Group  PHNX.L , Pearson  PSON.L , Royal Dutch Shell  RDSa.L   RDSb.L , Segro
 SGRO.L  and Smurfit Kappa  SKG.L  will trade without entitlement to its latest
dividend pay-out on Thursday, trimming 22.4 points off the FTSE 100, according
to Reuters calculations.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N2FE4ZH
    * The UK blue-chip index  .FTSE  jumped 2% on Wednesday as investors focused
on signs of a recovery in economic output in June, shrugging off a record 20.4%
plunge in the second quarter, the largest contraction reported by any major
economy.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL4N2FE1WR
    * For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on:
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 (Reporting by Tapanjana Rudra)
 ((Tapanjana.Rudra@thomsonreuters.com;))
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