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What shares were popular in the latest week? Rolls-Royce, AstraZeneca and more

By Investing.com (Samuel Indyk)Stock MarketsMar 21, 2021 11:28
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What shares were popular in the latest week? Rolls-Royce, AstraZeneca and more
By Investing.com (Samuel Indyk)   |  Mar 21, 2021 11:28
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Five of the most viewed stocks pages on uk.investing.com in the latest week.

Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LON:RR) shares have been in focus after the company announced results in the previous week and as economies begin to reopen and air travel resumes. The company’s shares were also upgraded by JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) during the week. Shares opened the week at 114.60, hit a high of 128.71 on Thursday before falling on Friday to close the week at 117.00. 

Rolls-Royce shares
Rolls-Royce shares

Petrofac

Petrofac Ltd (LON:PFC) shares underperformed in the last week after long-term partner ADNOC suspended the UK-listed energy company from competing for new contracts in the UAE amid bribery allegations. Shares opened the week at 109.40, fell 19% on Monday, hit a low of 93.70 on Wednesday and closed the week at 95.46. 

Petrofac shares
Petrofac shares

International Consolidated Airlines

British Airways parent International Consolidated Airlines Group S.A. (LON:ICAG) had a mixed week as fears of a third Covid wave in Europe took hold that could disrupt summer travel plans. The EU announced plans for a vaccine pass that would allow residents to travel across the bloc but with the stuttering vaccine programme, the reality is that open borders could be a long way off. The company also announced plans to raise EUR 1bln through a bond issue and there were reports British Airways is considering selling its HQ amid the switch to homeworking. Shares opened the week at 214.40, hit a high of 222.10 on Tuesday and closed the week lower at 206.70.

IAG shares
IAG shares

AstraZeneca (NASDAQ:AZN)

AstraZeneca PLC (LON:AZN) shares were in focus after the whirlwind week for its vaccine in Europe. At the beginning of the week, a number of European countries began suspending their vaccine amid reports of blood clots. On Tuesday, the European Medicines Agency announced they were investigating the issue and by Thursday ruled that the vaccine was safe and effective, adding that the benefits outweigh the risks. Shares opened the week 6,951, hit a high on Wednesday of 7,232 and closed the week at 7,110.

AstraZeneca shares
AstraZeneca shares

BT Group

Telecoms names, particularly BT Group PLC (LON:BT), were in focus after the UK 5G spectrum auction. There had been some expectation that telecoms companies would pay as much as £2.5bln for the spectrum but the auction raised just £1.36bln. BT spent about £450mln for the 5G infrastructure. BT shares opened the week at 138.55, hit a high of 155.35 on Friday before closing lower at 145.35.

BT shares
BT shares

What shares were popular in the latest week? Rolls-Royce, AstraZeneca and more
 

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BT upto 160p in 2 weeks time.
 
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