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BSS NEWS BITES ALERTS ISSUED FOR UNITED KINGDOM MARKET ON THURSDAY 17 AUGUST 2017

NEWS BITES - EUROPE

Total United Kingdom Market down 22.04 points or -0.12% to 18,192.19

BSS News Bites issued 395 Alerts on notable trading amongst the 1,471 Stocks traded on the Total United Kingdom Market today, of which 152 (38%) were Bearish.

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

HEAVYWEIGHT MARKET LEADERS

+ HSBC Holdings, the largest bank by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has decreased 1.3% to trade at GBX738.0 vs. the FTSE 100 Index which weakened 45.2 points (or 0.6%) to 7,387.9. Representing a weighting of about 6.6% of the index, the stock accounted for 14.6% of today's loss. Trading volume was 61% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 45.2 points (or 0.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.7%.

SECTOR BULLS

+ SSE, the largest electricity company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has increased 0.4% to trade at GBX1,436.0 vs. the Electricity sector which strengthened 351.7 points (or 6.4%) to 5,861.0. Representing a weighting of about 82.8% of the sector, the stock accounted for 5.4% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 86% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.1 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 45.2 points (or 0.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.0%.

+ AstraZeneca PLC (L:AZN) has increased 1.1% to trade at GBX4,514.50 vs. the Pharmaceuticals & biotechnology sector which strengthened 74.7 points (or 0.6%) to 12,684.1. Representing a weighting of about 30.6% of the sector, the stock accounted for 54.6% of today's gain. Trading volume was 88% of average so far today.

+ Johnson Matthey PLC (L:JMAT) has lifted 2.5% to trade at GBX2,824.0 vs. the Chemicals sector which strengthened 12.2 points (or 0.2%) to 5,321.8. Representing a weighting of about 6.7% of the sector, the stock accounted for 73.5% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 84% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 2.1 times average so far today.

SECTOR BEARS

+ Petrofac, the 3rd largest oil equipment & services company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has dropped 2.3% to trade at GBX419.50 vs. the Oil equipment & services sector which weakened 70.3 points (or 0.1%) to 58,577.1. Representing a weighting of about 1.8% of the sector, the stock accounted for 35.0% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 96% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.1 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 45.2 points (or 0.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.7%.

+ IQE, the largest technology hardware & equipment company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has dropped 3.9% to trade at GBX128.75 vs. the Technology hardware & equipment sector which weakened 146.6 points (or 0.2%) to 64,906.8. Representing a weighting of about 3.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for 53.7% of today's loss. Trading volume was 3.0 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 45.2 points (or 0.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -3.3%.

+ Vodafone Group, the largest mobile telecommunications company by market capitalisation in the United Kingdom, has decreased 0.8% to trade at GBX220.05 vs. the Mobile telecommunications sector which weakened 28.6 points (or 0.8%) to 3,688.2. Representing a weighting of about 94.1% of the sector, the stock accounted for 99.2% of today's loss. Trading volume was 53% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 45.2 points (or 0.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.2%.

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Rises in 40 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk High
CAP-XX jumped 9.7% 17 August 2017 11:21 BST in the morning, closing 4.94% higher at GBP13.38GBP1.76 [15.15%]GBP13.75
CAP-XX soared 10.8% 17 August 2017 13:22 BST in the morning, closing 3.88% higher at GBP13.38GBP1.76 [15.15%]GBP13.75
Victoria Oil & Gas soared 14.9% on spectacular volume 17 August 2017 11:21 BST in the morning, closing 3% higher at GBP55.62GBP8.62 [18.34%]GBP82.09
Victoria Oil & Gas soared 16.0% on extraordinary volume 17 August 2017 15:42 BST in the afternoon, closing 2.06% higher at GBP55.62GBP8.62 [18.34%]GBP82.09
Fresnillo lifted 3.4% on robust volume 17 August 2017 13:22 BST in the morning, closing 0.38% higher at GBP1,566.0GBP58.0 [3.85%]GBP1,943.50

BSS News Bites alerted Unusual Falls in 37 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
Aortech International plummeted 10.8% 17 August 2017 11:21 BST in the morning, closing -6.59% lower at GBP21.25-425.0 GBX [-16.67%]GBP9.25
Lloyds Banking decreased 0.4% 17 August 2017 11:21 BST in the morning, closing -1.08% lower at GBP64.40-95.0 GBX [-1.45%]GBP48.41
Vodafone Group decreased 0.1% 17 August 2017 11:21 BST in the morning, closing -0.7% lower at GBP220.05-180.0 GBX [-0.81%]GBP179.41
Rio Tinto decreased 0.3% 17 August 2017 11:21 BST in the morning, closing -0.42% lower at GBP3,429.50-2,650.0 GBX [-0.77%]GBP2,140.09
BP decreased 0.1% on robust volume 17 August 2017 11:21 BST in the morning, closing -0.38% lower at GBP443.20-225.0 GBX [-0.51%]GBP390.97

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Highs in 75 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk High
Diageo hits 52-week high ninth time in one month 17 August 2017 11:21 BST this morning, sinking sharply to close at GBP2,585.50GBP2,585.50-850.0 GBX [-0.33%]GBP2,604.0
Diageo hits 52-week high ninth time in one month 17 August 2017 13:22 BST this morning, sinking sharply to close at GBP2,585.50GBP2,585.50-850.0 GBX [-0.33%]GBP2,604.0
Diageo hits 52-week high ninth time in one month 17 August 2017 15:42 BST this afternoon, sinking sharply to close at GBP2,585.50GBP2,585.50-850.0 GBX [-0.33%]GBP2,604.0
Fevertree Drinks hits 52-week high tenth time in one month 17 August 2017 11:21 BST this morning, sinking sharply to close at GBP2,375.0GBP2,375.0-3,700.0 GBX [-1.53%]GBP2,449.0
Fevertree Drinks hits 52-week high tenth time in one month 17 August 2017 15:42 BST this afternoon, sinking sharply to close at GBP2,375.0GBP2,375.0-3,700.0 GBX [-1.53%]GBP2,449.0

BSS News Bites alerted 52-week Lows in 32 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price Change52-Wk Low
Hikma Pharmaceuticals hits 52-week low fifth time in one month 17 August 2017 15:42 BST this afternoon, closing higher at GBP1,190.0GBP1,190.0-13,900.0 GBX [-10.46%]GBP2,324.51
Hikma Pharmaceuticals hits 52-week low fifth time in one month 17 August 2017 11:21 BST this morning, closing higher at GBP1,190.0GBP1,190.0-13,900.0 GBX [-10.46%]GBP2,324.51
Hikma Pharmaceuticals hits 52-week low fifth time in one month 17 August 2017 13:22 BST this morning, closing higher at GBP1,190.0GBP1,190.0-13,900.0 GBX [-10.46%]GBP2,324.51
Daily Mail and General Trust hits 52-week low sixth time in one month 17 August 2017 15:42 BST this afternoon, recovering well to close at GBP625.50GBP625.50-50.0 GBX [-0.08%]GBP811.44
Daily Mail and General Trust hits 52-week low sixth time in one month 17 August 2017 13:22 BST this morning, recovering well to close at GBP625.50GBP625.50-50.0 GBX [-0.08%]GBP811.44

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Rises in 91 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Osirium Technologies up 10.7% in 2 days 17 August 2017 11:21 BST, it closed at GBP146.50GBP146.50GBP4.0 [2.81%]1
Veltyco Group up 6.8% in 2 days 17 August 2017 13:22 BST, it closed at GBP80.50GBP80.50GBP5.0 [6.62%]2.7
Veltyco Group accelerates rise; now up 8.9% in 2 days 17 August 2017 15:42 BST, it closed at GBP80.50GBP80.50GBP5.0 [6.62%]2.7
Veltyco Group up 4.1% in 2 days 17 August 2017 11:21 BST, it closed at GBP80.50GBP80.50GBP5.0 [6.62%]2.7
Cluff Natural Resources up 12.8% in 2 days 17 August 2017 11:21 BST, it closed at GBP2.58GBP2.5813.0 GBX [5.31%]1

BSS News Bites alerted Consecutive Falls in 76 Stocks through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Plus500 down 2.4% in 2 days 17 August 2017 11:21 BST, it closed at GBP870.0GBP870.0-50.0 GBX [-0.06%]1
Dunelm Group keeps sliding: down 2.7% in 3 days 17 August 2017 15:42 BST, it closed at GBP623.0GBP623.0-100.0 GBX [-0.16%]1.2
United Utilities keeps sliding: down 2.6% in 3 days 17 August 2017 11:21 BST, it closed at GBP904.50GBP904.50-500.0 GBX [-0.55%]0.9
Gulf Marine Services accelerates slide; now down 3.3% in 2 days 17 August 2017 13:22 BST, it closed at GBP44.50GBP44.50-75.0 GBX [-1.66%]0.4
Gulf Marine Services accelerates slide; now down 3.3% in 2 days 17 August 2017 11:21 BST, it closed at GBP44.50GBP44.50-75.0 GBX [-1.66%]0.4

BSS News Bites alerted Significant uptrend in 20 Stocks through the morning, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Minco continued its significant uptrend; lifted 3.9% 17 August 2017 13:22 BST this morning and closed higher at GBP2.72GBP2.7217.0 GBX [6.67%]1.7
Frontier Developments continued its significant uptrend; increased 0.7% 17 August 2017 11:21 BST this morning and closed higher at GBP717.50GBP717.50GBP17.50 [2.5%]3.8
Frontier Developments continued its significant uptrend; increased 0.7% 17 August 2017 13:22 BST this morning and closed higher at GBP717.50GBP717.50GBP17.50 [2.5%]3.8
Bioventix continued its significant uptrend; increased 1.2% 17 August 2017 13:22 BSTGBP2,162.50GBP25.0 [1.17%]1.1
Bioventix continued its significant uptrend; increased 1.2% 17 August 2017 15:42 BSTGBP2,162.50GBP25.0 [1.17%]1.1

BSS News Bites alerted Significant downtrend in 6 Stocks in the afternoon, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Interserve continued its significant downtrend; dropped 2.3% 17 August 2017 13:22 BST this morning but closed higher at GBP185.25GBP185.25-125.0 GBX [-0.67%]1.4
Interserve continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.3% 17 August 2017 11:21 BST this morning but closed higher at GBP185.25GBP185.25-125.0 GBX [-0.67%]1.4
Swallowfield continued its significant downtrend; dropped 3.9% 17 August 2017 15:42 BSTGBP310.0-1,250.0 GBX [-3.88%]1.3
Interserve continued its significant downtrend; decreased 0.5% 17 August 2017 15:42 BST this afternoon and closed slightly lower at GBP185.25GBP185.25-125.0 GBX [-0.67%]1.4
Laura Ashley continued its significant downtrend; decreased 1.7% 17 August 2017 13:22 BST this morning and closed lower at GBP8.76GBP8.76-19.0 GBX [-2.12%]0.7

BSS News Bites alerted that 68 Stocks outperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Pan African Resources lifted 3.5% - outperforming 99% of stocks 17 August 2017 15:42 BST, it closed at GBP14.25GBP14.25-1.3
Bowleven increased 0.9% - outperforming 93% of stocks 17 August 2017 11:21 BST, it closed at GBP28.75GBP28.75-25.0 GBX [-0.86%]0.1
MITIE Group increased 0.7% - outperforming 82% of stocks 17 August 2017 11:21 BST, it closed at GBP269.80GBP269.80GBP2.60 [0.97%]0.4
MITIE Group increased 1.2% - outperforming 83% of stocks 17 August 2017 13:22 BST, it closed at GBP269.80GBP269.80GBP2.60 [0.97%]0.4
Premier Technical Services increased 2.0% - outperforming 97% of stocks 17 August 2017 11:21 BST, it closed at GBP160.50GBP160.50GBP7.0 [4.56%]0.3

BSS News Bites alerted that 64 Stocks underperformed on Relative Strength through the day, of which the most prominent were:

HeadlineLastO/all Price ChangeVI (1 is avg.)
Drax Group decreased 0.9% - underperforming 86% of stocks 17 August 2017 11:21 BST, it closed at GBP321.30GBP321.30-440.0 GBX [-1.35%]0.7
Drax Group decreased 1.4% - underperforming 86% of stocks 17 August 2017 13:22 BST, it closed at GBP321.30GBP321.30-440.0 GBX [-1.35%]0.7
Hayward Tyler dropped 2.2% - underperforming 94% of stocks 17 August 2017 11:21 BST, it closed at GBP44.0GBP44.0-100.0 GBX [-2.22%]0.6
Nighthawk Energy sank 4.6% - underperforming 96% of stocks 17 August 2017 13:22 BST, it closed at 62.0 GBX62.0 GBX-3.0 GBX [-4.62%]0.5
BP decreased 0.6% - underperforming 87% of stocks 17 August 2017 13:22 BST, it closed at GBP443.20GBP443.20-225.0 GBX [-0.51%]0.7