SSE (SSE)

Sector:

Electricity Generation and Distribution

Index:

FTSE 100

1,783.00p
   
  • Change Today:
    -4.50p
  • 52 Week High: 1,920.00
  • 52 Week Low: 1,525.00
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 1,067.69m
  • Volume: 263,377
  • Market Cap: £19,037m
  • RiskGrade: 133

Sector movers: Miners gain on news of easing in China lockdowns, talk of trade tariff reductions

By Alexander Bueso

Date: Tuesday 07 Jun 2022

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Shares in Industrial Metals & Mining names were among the best performers on the FTSE 350 at the start of June as UK investors reacted to news that Chinese authorities were easing Covid-19 restrictions.
Also doing the rounds was speculation that Washington might ease some of the trade tariffs that had been put in place by the previous administration.

According to analysts at SP Angel, the possible lifting of tariffs was seen as "hugely significant in repairing relations between the US and China and helping to stimulate global trade."

At one point during Monday's session, copper futures hit their best level since April.

Precious Metals and Mining issues also fared well, benefitting from early weakness in the US dollar, although by the end of trading it had recovered its poise.

Electricity was also wanted with analysts at Berenberg citing a report in the Sunday Telegraph that the Treasury was studying whether a windfall tax on profits from electricity generation will exclude those from nuclear or renewable power.

Hence the gains seen in Drax and SSE.

Benefitting stocks more generally, equity strategists at JP Morgan reiterated their preference for UK stocks in 2022.

Life insurance shares also moved higher, helped by a big move higher for longer-term government bond yields on both sides of the Atlantic.

Worth noting, in the background, investors were waiting on the release of consumer price data for the month of May on Friday.

Some strategists, including Mislav Matejka at JP Morgan believed that a peak in inflation was like on an annualised basis and that the associated peak hawkishness from the Federal Reserve was now potentially in the rear-view mirror.

Others however saw a risk that the upcoming CPI figures might yet put the cat among the pigeons.

For his part, Edward Moya, senior market analyst at Oanda, told clients that: "The stock market rally [in the US] couldn't hold as Treasury yields are edged higher as expectations grow for a much more slower deceleration with pricing pressures.

"Friday's inflation report will likely show that inflation is not easing just yet, but that the odds of a recession are still low. Wall Street will need to wait for a couple more inflation reports after this one before anyone can confidently make a call as to when the Fed may alter their tightening course."

Economists at Barclays Research were expecting headline CPI to print at 8.4% year-on-year in May, up from 8.3% in April but beneath March's print of 8.6%.

Core CPI on the other hand was seen drifting lower again to 5.9%, following readings of 6.4% and 6.2% for March and April, respectively.





Top performing sectors so far today

Industrial Transportation 3,236.29 +3.78%

Electricity 11,270.12 +3.36%

Industrial Metals & Mining 8,171.06 +3.30%

Life Insurance 6,915.53 +2.74%

Precious Metals and Mining 10,678.65 +2.46%

Bottom performing sectors so far today

Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 20,531.83 -2.48%

Telecommunications Service Providers 3,174.14 -0.52%

Automobiles & Parts 2,210.46 -0.39%

Travel & Leisure 6,565.91 -0.08%

Alternative Energy 0.00 0.00%



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Scottish & Southern Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 1,783.00p
Change Today -4.50p
% Change -0.25 %
52 Week High 1,920.00
52 Week Low 1,525.00
Volume 263,377
Shares Issued 1,067.69m
Market Cap £19,037m
RiskGrade 133

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Value
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Income
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100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average100.00% above the sector average
Growth
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