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Today 27.02.2017


FTSE rises despite slide in insurers

Shares in insurance firms finish lower following a change to how personal injury claims are calculated.

Adidas shares race ahead

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With a near 4% jump, shares in Adidas are the big winners on Germany's Dax index. 

That's after positive comments from analysts at UBS and RBC. Both banks raised their price targets for the shares.

UBS analysts think that Adidas could surprise the markets this year with stronger than expected growth and profit margins.


Shares in car insurers tumble

Shares in car insurers have been tumbled after that decision to change the way personal injury claims are calculated.

Admiral Group is down 8%.

Direct Line is down more than 7%.

AA is down 3%.



RBS leads FTSE lower as losses mount

RBS is the largest faller in the FTSE 100 after it reports its ninth straight year of losses.



FTSE dragged down by ex-dividend firms

Easyjet, Rio Tinto and HSBC lead London lower, while shopping centre owner Intu Properties jumps.

FTSE slightly lower

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The FTSE 100 is still slightly lower just after midday, having fallen 0.10% to 7294.84.

A number of big firms have gone ex dividend today, which means their shares fall by a corresponding amount to the dividend due to be paid.

Easyjet is down 5.6%, Rio Tinto has shed 3.19%, and HSBC is 2.18% lower.

Barclays is now trading 1.93% higher after a particularly strong set of results sent its shares up more than 3% earlier.

Shopping centre operator Intu Properties has jumped 6.43% after earnings beat expectations and it hiked its dividend.



Unilever review bolsters FTSE 100

Unilever is top gainer on the London market after announcing a far-reaching review.

Unilever and Lloyds boost FTSE 100

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The FTSE 100 closed higher thanks to strong performances from Lloyds Bank and Unilever. 

The benchmark index gained 0.38%, or 27.42 points, to 7,302.25 points.

Unilever was the best performer, rising 4.96% after the company promised a new growth strategy following its rejection of a takeover bid by Kraft Heinz last weekend. 

Lloyds meanwhile gained 4.39% after announcing its profit for last year was up 158%.

The bank's figures were helped by a reduction in payment protection insurance provisions. 



London share prices edge lower

Share prices in London fell back slightly on Tuesday with the FTSE 100 index closing 25 points lower at 7,275.



Unilever fall leaves FTSE 100 struggling

The London market struggles on Monday as Unilever shares fall sharply.
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