JOHN-PAUL FORD ROJAS & MARKETS made their second day of gains this week boosted by positive US housing data.
US data showed sentiment among home builders improved in August for a third month, applications for building permits in July were strong, while inflation remained subdued.
The news came as foreign ministers involved in talks over the
On the old all-items retail prices index measure,
The plan was revealed at the same time as the Anglo-Australian company posted a 10 percent rise in underlying profit to
But shares fell 102p, to 1965p, in the absence of any plan being outlined by the group to return cash to investors via an anticipated share buy-back of
Housebuilders moved in the opposite direction as Persimmon reported a 57 percent rise in half-year profits to pound(s)212.9 million and said that forward sales since the end of July were running at pound(s)1.53 billion, 22 percent ahead of the same period in 2013. Persimmon shares were up 15p at 1350p, but the biggest gains among housebuilders were felt at
Meanwhile, traders cheered a first-half trading update by energy services firm
The biggest risers on the
JOHN-PAUL FORD ROJAS &
MARKETS made their second day of gains this week boosted by positive US housing data.