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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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  • Financial Times: The stage has been set for the first British damages claim trial over the manipulation of Libor after a London judge allowed a case brought by a care home operator against Barclays to go ahead
  • The Daily Telegraph: Barclays will be forced to disclose the names of staff involved in Libor rigging, following a damning court judgment over claims it mis-sold interest rate swaps to a care home operator
  • FT Adviser: Barclays has launched a Ucits fund looking to take advantage of large mergers and acquisitions in the US market

BP PLC

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  • Reuters: BP is set to exit its stake in the TNK-BP joint venture ahead of the AAR consortium of tycoons, when they sell out to state-controlled Rosneft

BT Group PLC

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  • The Independent: BT has boosted its new sports channel ahead of launch next summer by snapping up rights to live football matches from Italy, France, Brazil and the US

Diageo PLC

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  • MoneyControl: Shares in India’s United Spirits fall as much as 7.1% on Monday after Vijay Mallya told Reuters on Sunday he had not reached a deal to sell stake to Diageo

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • Reuters: GlaxoSmithKline has raised its bet on a promising drug for HIV/AIDS by redrawing a deal with Japan's Shionogi which gives it a much bigger economic interest in the new product
  • Fox Business: GlaxoSmithKline has started final-stage testing of an experimental drug for treating severe asthma, Britain's biggest drugmaker said on Monday
  • Daily Political: GlaxoSmithKline’s stock had its “equalweight” rating restated by analysts at Barclays Capital on Tuesday with target price set at $24.86

Premier Oil PLC

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  • Nasdaq: Premier Oil announced that holders representing 98.13% of the total aggregate principal amount of the $250 million guaranteed convertible bonds due 2014 have elected to exchange their existing bonds for guaranteed convertible bonds due 2018

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC

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  • The Daily Telegraph: Moscow has offered to help Britain build nuclear power stations in partnership with Rolls-Royce, Russia’s deputy prime minister Igor Shuvalov said

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • The Straits Times: Shell was fined S$80,000 on Monday for lapses in workplace safety that led to a 32-hour fire at the company's Singapore oil refinery in September last year

Smith & Nephew PLC

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  • Jags Report: Numis Securities reaffirmed their add rating on shares of Smith & Nephew in a report issued on Monday; they currently have a $12.26 target price on the stock

Unilever PLC

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  • Wall Street Journal: PT Unilever Indonesia said Monday it booked a net profit of $380 million in the January-September period, up 21% from a year earlier

Vodafone Group PLC

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  • TVNZ: Vodafone has received unconditional approval from New Zealand’s Commerce Commission and the Overseas Investment Office to buy TelstraClear
  • MarketWatch: Vodafone Australia unit is set to cut around 500 jobs as it seeks to streamline its business and win back customers after network problems last year saw consumers turn to other providers

Xstrata PLC

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  • Financial Times: Glencore is to offer to sell some zinc assets in an attempt to win fast-track EU approval for its $80 billion tie-up with the miner Xstrata after Brussels’s top competition authority raised concerns about the deal

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