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BSS NEWS BITES ALERTS ISSUED FOR UNITED KINGDOM MARKET ON FRIDAY 19 JANUARY 2018

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Total United Kingdom Market up 47.24 points or 0.26% to 18,490.37

BSS News Bites issued 286 Alerts on notable trading amongst the 1,481 Stocks traded on the Total United Kingdom Market today, of which 139 (48%) were Bullish.

Of all the Alerts, the following were the most prominent in today's trading:

HEAVYWEIGHT MARKET LEADERS

+ British American Tobacco, the largest tobacco company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has lifted 2.3% to trade at GBX5,062.0 vs. the FTSE 100 Index which strengthened 29.8 points (or 0.4%) to 7,730.8. Representing a weighting of about 4.1% of the index, the stock accounted for 24.0% of today's gain. Trading volume was 1.1 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 29.8 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.9%.

+ Unilever PLC (L:ULVR) has increased 1.5% to trade at GBX4,080.0 vs. the FTSE 100 Index which strengthened 8.6 points (or 0.1%) to 7,709.6. Representing a weighting of about 1.8% of the index, the stock accounted for 24.4% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 83% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.8 times average so far today.

SECTOR BULLS

+ Reckitt Benckiser, the largest household goods & home construction company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has increased 1.8% to trade at GBX6,913.0 vs. the Household goods & home construction sector which strengthened 171.7 points (or 1.2%) to 14,180.9. Representing a weighting of about 54.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for 78.8% of today's gain. Trading volume was 1.2 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 29.8 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.4%.

+ AstraZeneca, the 2nd largest pharmaceuticals & biotechnology company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has increased 1.3% to trade at GBX5,043.0 vs. the Pharmaceuticals & biotechnology sector which strengthened 75.8 points (or 0.6%) to 12,509.0. Representing a weighting of about 34.6% of the sector, the stock accounted for 71.1% of today's gain. Trading volume was 1.2 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 29.8 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.9%.

+ Genel Energy, the 14th largest oil & gas producers company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has jumped 8.7% to trade at GBX138.0 vs. the Oil & gas producers sector which strengthened 227.0 points (or 3.5%) to 6,801.3. Representing a weighting of about 0.1% of the sector, the stock accounted for 0.2% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 94% of the market in the past week. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 29.8 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 8.3%.

SECTOR BEARS

+ BT Group, the largest fixed line telecommunications company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has decreased 1.1% to trade at GBX264.10 vs. the Fixed line telecommunications sector which weakened 29.0 points (or 0.3%) to 8,302.8. Representing a weighting of about 34.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. The shares have underperformed 83% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.6 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 29.8 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.5%.

+ Kier Group, the 3rd largest construction & materials company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has sunk 4.5% to trade at GBX994.0 vs. the Construction & materials sector which weakened 9.0 points (or 0.02%) to 43,014.5. Representing a weighting of about 0.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for 42.5% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 93% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 3.6 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 29.8 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -4.9%.

+ Vodafone Group, the largest mobile telecommunications company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has decreased 0.1% to trade at GBX225.80 vs. the Mobile telecommunications sector which weakened 3.8 points (or 0.1%) to 3,716.1. Representing a weighting of about 96.0% of the sector, the stock accounted for 85.0% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 81% of the market in the past month. Trading volume was 1.6 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which rose 29.8 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.5%.

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Rises in 12 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk High
Rose Petroleum soared 11.4% on strong volume 19 January 2018 11:47 GMT in the morning, closing 6.41% higher at GBP4.1565.0 GBX [18.57%]GBP16.0
Regal Petroleum jumped 9.8% on robust volume 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT in the morning, closing 3.57% higher at GBP14.50GBP1.75 [13.73%]GBP18.0
Dolphin Capital Investors jumped 9.0% on strong volume 19 January 2018 14:41 GMT in the afternoon, closing unchanged at GBP7.5062.0 GBX [9.01%]GBP9.38
Tyratech soared 10.9% on robust volume 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT in the morning, closing unchanged at GBP3.0530.0 GBX [10.91%]GBP3.13
Vela Technologies soared 11.1% on firm volume 19 January 2018 11:47 GMT in the morning, closing unchanged at GBP1.010.0 GBX [11.11%]GBP1.68

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Falls in 13 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
CVS Group sank 5.4% 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT in the morning, closing -2.09% lower at GBP1,174.0-9,400.0 GBX [-7.41%]GBP825.50
Active Energy tumbled 7.9% on robust volume 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT in the morning, closing -1.16% lower at GBP2.55-25.0 GBX [-8.93%]GBP1.90
Babcock International dropped 2.3% on robust volume 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT in the morning, closing -0.94% lower at GBP714.0-2,400.0 GBX [-3.25%]GBP650.36
SCS Group sank 5.8% on extraordinary volume 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT in the morning, closing -0.48% lower at GBP209.0-1,400.0 GBX [-6.28%]GBP120.38
Challenger Acquisitions tumbled 7.7% on robust volume 19 January 2018 11:47 GMT in the morning, closing unchanged at 60.0 GBX-5.0 GBX [-7.69%]-

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Highs in 33 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk High
Intercontinental Hotels hits 52-week high ninth time in one month 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning, decreasing slightly to close at GBP4,928.0GBP4,928.0GBP124.0 [2.58%]GBP4,944.0
Schroders hits 52-week high eighth time in one month 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning, sinking sharply to close at GBP3,723.0GBP3,723.0GBP18.0 [0.49%]GBP3,743.0
Syncona hits 52-week high sixth time in one month 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning, sinking sharply to close at GBP213.50GBP213.50-200.0 GBX [-0.93%]GBP216.50
Senior hits 52-week high third time in one month 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning, sinking sharply to close at GBP292.80GBP292.80-320.0 GBX [-1.08%]GBP303.20
Genesis Emerging Markets hits 52-week high tenth time in one month 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning, sinking sharply to close at GBP741.0GBP741.0GBP4.0 [0.54%]GBP745.0

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Lows in 18 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
National Grid hits 52-week low fifth time in one month 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning, recovering well to close at GBP830.50GBP830.50-10.0 GBX [-0.01%]GBP1,123.13
Capita hits 52-week low sixth time in one month 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning, recovering well to close at GBP363.20GBP363.20-1,580.0 GBX [-4.17%]GBP706.30
Saga hits 52-week low sixth time in one month 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning, closing higher at GBP117.80GBP117.80-200.0 GBX [-1.67%]GBP212.77
JZ Capital Partners hits 52-week low seventeenth time in one month 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning, recovering to close at GBP471.0GBP471.0-300.0 GBX [-0.63%]GBP577.50
Ground Rents Income Fund hits 52-week low eleventh time in one month 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning, closing higher at GBP115.50GBP115.50-GBP137.98

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Rises in 29 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Beowulf Mining up 24.1% in 2 days 19 January 2018 11:47 GMT, it closed at GBP8.08GBP8.0838.0 GBX [4.94%]0.3
Solo Oil up 18.2% in 2 days 19 January 2018 14:41 GMT, it closed at GBP4.62GBP4.6237.0 GBX [8.71%]1.4
MaxCyte Inc up 5.9% in 2 days 19 January 2018 11:47 GMT, it closed at GBP272.0GBP272.0GBP32.0 [13.33%]1
Fulham Shore keeps rising: up 13.0% in 3 days 19 January 2018 11:47 GMT, it closed at GBP12.12GBP12.1224.0 GBX [2.02%]0.4
Brave Bison Group up 13.9% in 2 days 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT, it closed at 82.0 GBX82.0 GBX4.0 GBX [5.13%]3.9

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Falls in 54 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Vodafone Group keeps sliding: down 2.8% in 3 days 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT, it closed at GBP225.80GBP225.80-20.0 GBX [-0.09%]1.6
Enquest down 2.4% in 2 days 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT, it closed at GBP41.50GBP41.50-25.0 GBX [-0.6%]1.5
Sinclair IS Pharma down 4.1% in 2 days 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT, it closed at GBP22.65GBP22.65-20.0 GBX [-0.88%]0.6
Parkmead Group down 6.0% in 2 days 19 January 2018 11:47 GMT, it closed at GBP37.90GBP37.90-35.0 GBX [-0.92%]0.5
Hikma Pharmaceuticals down 3.8% in 2 days 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT, it closed at GBP982.0GBP982.0-1,300.0 GBX [-1.31%]0.9

BSS News Bites alerted Significant uptrend in 10 Stocks through the morning, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Galileo Resources continued its significant uptrend; jumped 7.9% 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning and closed higher at GBP1.88GBP1.8823.0 GBX [13.94%]2
Gulf Keystone Petroleum continued its significant uptrend; increased 0.2% 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning and closed higher at GBP129.80GBP129.80GBP3.60 [2.85%]1.2
Oxford Instruments continued its significant uptrend; lifted 2.1% 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning and closed higher at GBP1,010.0GBP1,010.0GBP45.0 [4.66%]5.4
STM Group continued its significant uptrend; lifted 3.4% 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning and closed higher at GBP46.50GBP46.50GBP2.50 [5.68%]0.2
Crystal Amber Fund continued its significant uptrend; increased 1.0% 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning and closed higher at GBP207.0GBP207.0GBP4.0 [1.97%]0.3

BSS News Bites alerted Significant downtrend in 4 Stocks in the afternoon:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Conviviality continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.9% 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning but closed higher at GBP347.0GBP347.0-300.0 GBX [-0.86%]4.1
Countrywide continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.1% 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning and closed lower at GBP106.80GBP106.80-320.0 GBX [-2.91%]1
Greatland Gold continued its significant downtrend; sank 5.6% 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning and closed lower at 66.0 GBX66.0 GBX-6.0 GBX [-8.33%]2.1
Milestone Group continued its significant downtrend; dropped 2.9% 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT this morning and closed lower at 31.0 GBX31.0 GBX-4.0 GBX [-11.43%]0.3

BSS News Bites alerted that 26 Stocks outperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
BHP Billiton increased 1.4% - outperforming 86% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT, it closed at GBP1,613.80GBP1,613.80GBP18.0 [1.13%]1
Communisis increased 1.4% - outperforming 95% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT, it closed at GBP68.60GBP68.60-40.0 GBX [-0.58%]0.2
Genedrive lifted 2.9% - outperforming 99% of stocks 19 January 2018 11:47 GMT, it closed at GBP35.0GBP35.0GBP1.0 [2.94%]1.8
GLI Finance increased 1.0% - outperforming 87% of stocks 19 January 2018 11:47 GMT, it closed at GBP9.60GBP9.605.0 GBX [0.52%]0.9
Advanced Oncotherapy increased 1.8% - outperforming 92% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT, it closed at GBP57.50GBP57.50GBP1.0 [1.77%]1

BSS News Bites alerted that 33 Stocks underperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
ValiRx tumbled 6.2% - underperforming 99% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT, it closed at GBP3.88GBP3.88-12.0 GBX [-3%]1.2
Iomart Group decreased 1.2% - underperforming 89% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT, it closed at GBP384.50GBP384.50-350.0 GBX [-0.9%]0.5
Cineworld Group decreased 0.7% - underperforming 91% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT, it closed at GBP513.50GBP513.50-2,350.0 GBX [-4.38%]7
Impax Asset Management decreased 0.8% - underperforming 92% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT, it closed at GBP184.0GBP184.0-950.0 GBX [-4.91%]2.4
Trinity Mirror decreased 1.3% - underperforming 91% of stocks 19 January 2018 10:22 GMT, it closed at GBP76.30GBP76.30GBP1.30 [1.73%]0.4