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FTSE 100 closes lower on weak oil majors; Midcaps boosted by G4S

09/14/2020 | 04:39am EST

* No-deal Brexit fears cap gains

* All eyes on BoE meeting on Thursday

* BP drops after it forecasts weak crude demand

* Security firm G4S marks best day ever

Sept 14 (Reuters) - London's blue-chip index fell on Monday as the prospect of waning demand weighed on heavyweight energy stocks, while security firm G4S propped up the midcap index after it rejected a takeover from Canadia's GardaWorld.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 shed 0.1%, with oil and gas major BP weighing the most after it forecast declining fossil fuel demand due to climate policies and the coronavirus epidemic. Oil prices were steady.

The mid-cap index added 0.7%, with G4S surging to a near seven-month high after it rejected a 2.95 billion pound ($3.8 billion) offer from Canadian security firm GardaWorld, saying it was "highly opportunistic".

Divorce talks between the United Kingdom and the European Union continued to be at the forefront, with the bloc ramping up pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to step back from breaking the Brexit divorce treaty.

"Brexit is back with a bang, and there’s a growing risk that the transition period will end with no trade agreement in place between the UK and the EU," ING economists wrote in a note.

Markets are also awaiting Thursday's Bank of England policy meeting, where it is likely to signal more stimulus to lift the economy out of a deep recession that could be exacerbated by a messy Brexit.

While steady stimulus has helped the FTSE 100 bounce from its coronavirus lows earlier this year, surging cases and middling economic data have seen the index stall in recent months, with new Brexit fears also expected to weigh in the near-term.

Drugmaker AstraZeneca fell slightly, despite resuming British clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine, which is one of the most advanced in development.

British recruiting firm SThree Plc rose 1.4% as it said its underlying sequential performance had been improving since the first half of the year. (Reporting by Shashank Nayar in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu and Steve Orlofsky)


© Reuters 2020
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ChangeLast1st jan.
ASTRAZENECA PLC -0.86% 7651 Delayed Quote.4.38%
BP PLC 0.27% 302.05 Delayed Quote.18.86%
EURO / BRITISH POUND (EUR/GBP) 0.01% 0.8864 Delayed Quote.-0.41%
G4S PLC 0.54% 259.6 Delayed Quote.2.29%
LONDON BRENT OIL 0.34% 55.86 Delayed Quote.5.90%
MSCI UNITED KINGDOM (STRD, UHD) 0.47% 1074.11 Real-time Quote.3.69%
STHREE PLC 0.76% 330.5 Delayed Quote.10.91%
WTI 0.23% 53.064 Delayed Quote.8.53%
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Financials (USD)
Sales 2020 26 394 M - -
Net income 2020 2 985 M - -
Net Debt 2020 13 227 M - -
P/E ratio 2020 41,2x
Yield 2020 2,69%
Capitalization 137 B 137 B -
EV / Sales 2020 5,70x
EV / Sales 2021 4,94x
Nbr of Employees 70 600
Free-Float 95,7%
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Number of Analysts 25
Average target price 125,97 $
Last Close Price 104,48 $
Spread / Highest target 49,4%
Spread / Average Target 20,6%
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Pascal Soriot Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Leif Valdemar Johansson Non-Executive Chairman
Pam P. Cheng Executive VP-Operations & Information Technology
Marc Pierre Jean Dunoyer Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director
Menelas N. Pangalos EVP-Biopharmaceuticals Research & Development
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