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London stocks end at multi-month highs on vaccine optimism, commodity gains

11/24/2020 | 12:15pm EST
FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange offices in the City of London, Britain

(Reuters) - Heavyweight commodity stocks pushed London's blue-chip index to a more than five-month closing high on Tuesday, while the midcap index ended at a near nine-month peak as optimism over a coronavirus vaccine increased hopes for a swift economic recovery.

The commodity-heavy FTSE 100 index ended 1.6% higher, with energy and mining heavyweights BP and Rio Tinto supporting the index on the back of strong oil and base metal prices.

The domestically focused mid-cap FTSE 250 index added 1.1%, ending at its highest level since early-March with industrial stocks serving as the biggest boost.

Both indexes surged in late trade, tracking gains on Wall Street after the formal go-ahead for President-elect Joe Biden's transition to the White House ended weeks of political uncertainty in Washington.

Travel stocks rallied after England said it would introduce a new COVID-19 "test-and-release" scheme on Dec. 15 to reduce quarantine periods for incoming passengers from high-risk countries.

"Investors are still thinking long-term post-vaccine at the moment and are looking into various sectors that have been haemorrhaged in the last eight months," said Connor Campbell, financial analyst at Spreadex.

A sharp rally in cyclicals such as energy and bank stocks on vaccine-related cheer and hopes of a speedy economic recovery have helped the FTSE 100 index gain more than 14% this month, setting it on track for its best month on record.

Among individual movers, Catering firm Compass Group Plc rose 2.5% even as it reported a 75.5% slump in annual pretax profit.

Online electricals retailer AO World sank nearly 10% after it said it doubled its warehouse capacity to cope with any possible supply disruptions caused by Brexit.

(Reporting by Devik Jain in Bengaluru; Editing by Uttaresh.V and Alex Richardson)

By Devik Jain and Ambar Warrick


© Reuters 2020
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
AO WORLD PLC -3.87% 347.5 Delayed Quote.-12.04%
AVIVA PLC 0.55% 348 Delayed Quote.6.43%
COMPASS GROUP PLC 1.32% 1417 Delayed Quote.2.60%
EURO / BRITISH POUND (EUR/GBP) -0.35% 0.88657 Delayed Quote.-0.46%
LONDON BRENT OIL -0.21% 55.84 Delayed Quote.5.90%
MSCI UNITED KINGDOM (STRD, UHD) 0.47% 1074.11 Real-time Quote.3.48%
NATIONAL GRID PLC -0.59% 873.6 Delayed Quote.1.60%
RIO TINTO PLC 1.98% 6034 Delayed Quote.8.17%
WTI -0.20% 53.078 Delayed Quote.8.53%
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Financials
Sales 2021 1 593 M 2 174 M 2 174 M
Net income 2021 - - -
Net cash 2021 64,3 M 87,7 M 87,7 M
P/E ratio 2021 -
Yield 2021 -
Capitalization 1 641 M 2 239 M 2 239 M
EV / Sales 2021 0,99x
EV / Sales 2022 0,87x
Nbr of Employees 3 000
Free-Float 60,1%
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Number of Analysts 4
Average target price 401,25 GBX
Last Close Price 361,50 GBX
Spread / Highest target 46,6%
Spread / Average Target 11,0%
Spread / Lowest Target -37,8%
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John Charles Roberts Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Geoffery Ian Cooper Non-Executive Chairman
Jonathan Mark Stephen Higgins Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director
Christopher John Hopkinson Non-Executive Director
Marisa-Luisa Cassoni Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
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