Insurance giant UnitedHealth raised its 2021 profit outlook on Thursday after its second-quarter results topped analysts' estimates.
Wall Street’s main indices closed in a mixed state on Wednesday, as second-quarter earnings from some of the biggest banks in the country rolled in.
European stocks finished lower on Thursday as rising Covid-19 case numbers across the Continent continued to drag on risk appetite.
London stocks closed in negative territory on Thursday, as investors digested the latest UK jobs data, with energy shares under the cosh amid expectations of rising supply.
Deutsche Bank upgraded its recommendation on InterContinental Hotels on Thursday to 'buy' from 'hold' and hiked the price target to 5,600. 0p from 5,175. 0p as it said the stock was "a relative safe haven" in the sector.
Multimedia and branded content company Immedia has terminated talks with Sprift Technologies, it announced on Thursday, with immediate effect.
Narrowband radio frequency mesh network technology company CyanConnode announced a further follow-on order from its partner, the JST Group, for the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), which is a state enterprise under the Ministry of Interior in Thailand.
Animalcare Group revealed on Thursday that non-executive director Nicholas Downshire had disposed of 33,409 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed pharmaceutical firm.
Trinidad and Tobago-focussed exploration and production company Trinity updated the market on its operations for the three months ended 30 June on Thursday, reporting that its low cost breakeven and a technically-led operating model had resulted in continued strong production levels and operating cash generation.
Bank of New York Mellon reported a 1% fall in total revenue in its second quarter on Thursday, to $4bn, though it did beat Wall Street estimates on earnings as fee income improved.
Manufacturing activity in the New York jurisdiction improved more than expected in July, according to a survey released on Thursday.
Manufacturing conditions in the Philadelphia region deteriorated more than expected in July, according to a survey released on Thursday.
Wall Street stocks were ever so slightly in the red early on Thursday as market participants thumbed over more bank earnings and this week's key jobless claims report from the Labor Department.
Industrial output in the US grew more slowly than anticipated in June as a shortage of semiconductors kneecapped auto manufacturing.
London’s FTSE 250 was 0. 8% lower at 22,568. 55 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
The price of goods purchased overseas rose roughly as expected last month despite a large increase in energy costs.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 1% at 7,021. 66 in afternoon trade on Thursday.
First-time unemployment claims dropped to a new Covid-19 pandemic-era low of 360,000 in the week ended 19 June, a marked decrease when compared to the previous week's upwardly revised total of 386,000.
Learning and skills development specialist Malvern International updated the market on its trading on Thursday, reporting that ‘University Pathways’ deposits for the September intake of the 2021-2022 academic year were currently ahead of the prior year.
US banking giant Morgan Stanley's second-quarter revenues and profits exceeded expectations on the Street on Thursday, driven by strength in both equities trading and investment banking.
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