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Citywire Top Stocks Daily News Digest

Citywire Top Stocks Daily News Digest

All the news from across the web about the companies featured in Citywire's Top Stocks

Barclays PLC

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  • Reuters: Britain's financial regulator is taking a hard line on a type of debt being sold by Barclays to protect its capital position, as bondholders will be wiped out if the bank's core capital ratio falls below 7%.

BG Group PLC

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  • Reuters: BG Group’s production troubles in Egypt may affect supplies of Liquefied Natural Gas to two of its Chilean customers, Endesa Chile and state-owned ENAP, BG said

BP PLC

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  • Wall Street Journal: Russian oil giant OAO Rosneft is seeking loans totaling $37.5 billion from international and Russian banks to finance the almost $55 billion acquisition of competitor TNK-BP
  • Reuters: BP, Statoil and Total have agreed to acquire a combined 29% in the Trans-Anatolian natural gas pipeline project, designed to reduce Europe's reliance on Russian gas

BT Group PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: Network Rail and BT are among companies urging MPs to press ahead with a new law to try to limit metal thieves who are costing the economy an estimated £770 million a year
  • Middle East North Africa Financial Network: BT has been chosen by Mizuho International to help integrate its trading and customer relationship management systems

Diageo PLC

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  • Daily Political: Diageo's stock had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by RBC Capital with target price set at $30.39

DS Smith PLC

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  • Daily Political: DS Smith’s stock had its “overweight” rating reiterated by equities research analysts at JP Morgan Chase with target price set at $3.99

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • Reuters: HSBC is nearing the sale of more than $6 billion of US mortgages and other personal lending as part of its accelerated run-down of its troubled US loans book
  • Bloomberg: HSBC Holdings failed to keep millions in clients’ assets invested with Bernard Madoff safe “under lock and key,” investors in Irish Kalix Fund said

Lloyds Group PLC

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  • Financial Times: Lloyds Banking Group is attempting to sell stakes in a clutch of housebuilders that it took on at the height of the 2008 banking crisis
  • Wall Street Journal: A consortium comprising KKR & Co’s Special Situations Group and Sydney-based Allegro Funds has bought a portfolio of distressed corporate loans from Lloyds’s BOS International unit

Premier Oil PLC

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  • Daily Political: Premier Oil’s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Societe Generale; the shares have a $8.39 target price

Taylor Wimpey PLC

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  • Sky News: Taylor Wimpey is poised to wade into the auction of Cala Homes, a Scottish rival, amid a revival of the sector's fortunes and a renewed appetite for consolidation

Tullow Oil PLC

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  • Irish Times: Tullow Oil has extended its $3.5 billion debt facility by four years to 2019

Vedanta Resources PLC

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  • Financial Times: Vedanta Resources reported pre-tax profit of $1.06 billion for the six months ending 30 September, up from $916 million in the same period a year earlier

Virgin Media INC

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  • Broadband TV News: Virgin Media has officially launched its TV Anywhere service online and through mobile and tablet devices

Xstrata PLC

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  • The Independent: Pirc, one of Britain's leading shareholder advisory groups, has urged Xstrata investors to reject the commodities trader Glencore's $33 billion takeover offer

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