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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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  • Bloomberg: Puerto Rico tapped its Government Development Bank to repay a $400 million short-term loan with Barclays that was due 1 December, sources said
  • The Guardian: Barclays is preparing to ditch its controversial sponsorship deal for Boris Johnson's flagship bicycle hire scheme, delivering only half the £50 million the London mayor had claimed the bank would pay

BP PLC

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  • ABC News: A federal judge agreed on Tuesday to dismiss some of the manslaughter charges against two BP supervisors in the deaths of 11 workers when the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico

Drax Group PLC

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  • 4-traders: Drax is set to become the UK's largest single renewable electricity generator through the operation of the new biomass facilities being launched on the site on Tuesday

easyJet PLC

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  • Bloomberg: Standard Life Investments’ Thomas Moore is increasing stakes in companies from low-cost airline EasyJet to recruitment manager Staffline Group as the Office for Budget Responsibility predicts that 2014 will witness the fastest economic growth since 2007

GlaxoSmithKline PLC

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  • 4-traders: GlaxoSmithKline is to invest another $330 million on advanced manufacturing in Britain, the company said, underlining the draw of a tax break designed to encourage research and development
  • AP: Utah will receive $8.5 million from GlaxoSmithKline which has been accused of making misleading claims about a new drug for diabetes
  • 4-traders: GlaxoSmithKline on Tuesday purchased 692,000 of its Ordinary Shares of 25 pence each

HSBC Holdings PLC

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  • Reuters: HSBC said on Tuesday it had agreed to sell its 8% stake in Bank of Shanghai to Banco Santander, as part of its plan to sell off non-core assets

International Consolidated Airlines Group SA

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  • Reuters: HSBC said on Tuesday it had agreed to sell its 8% stake in Bank of Shanghai to Banco Santander, as part of its plan to sell off non-core assets

ITV PLC

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  • The Guardian: ITV has sold its remaining stake in Scottish broadcaster STV for £7.5 million, bringing to an end a shareholder relationship dating back to the 1990s

Lloyds Group PLC

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  • 4-traders: Lloyds Bank boosted its capital by 685 million pounds via the sale of its remaining stake in wealth manager St James's Place, raising hopes it can soon pay dividends again for the first time since its 2008 bailout

London Stock Exchange PLC

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  • Ticker Report: London Stock Exchange Group’s stock had its “overweight” rating restated by equities research analysts at Barclays; the stocks have a $29.43 price objective

Prudential PLC

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  • Financial Times: Prudential shareholders are hoping for a chunky rise in dividends and the possibility of special payouts after the insurer set a series of new targets that underscored its ambitions for further expansion in Asia

Rightmove PLC

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  • WKRB News & Analysis: Equities research analysts at Deutsche Bank Tuesday restated their “hold” rating on shares of Rightmove and fixed a $43.33 price target on the stock

Rio Tinto PLC

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  • Mining Weekly: Rio Tinto said on Tuesday it postponed studies related to a proposed $4 billion aluminium plant in Paraguay due to bad market conditions, putting what would be the country's biggest-ever foreign investment in jeopardy

Royal Dutch Shell Plc

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  • Bloomberg: Shell’s Argentine unit plans to triple shale investments on prospects that the government will change energy policies to spur development of the Vaca Muerta formation and cut fuel imports
  • Jakarta Globe: Shell plans to increase its investment in Indonesia to $25 billion in the next 10 years to develop oil and gas fields, according to Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik

Unilever PLC

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  • NutraIngredients.com: The Spanish advertising authority, Autocontrol, has accused Unilever of misleading advertisement of its Flora pro-activ spread

Weir Group PLC

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  • 4-traders: Weir Group announces the appointment of Mary Jo Jacobi to the Board as a Non-Executive Director, with effect from 1 January 2014

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