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UK pre-market stocks update – Playtech, CMC, Tullow, Wizz Air, HSBC

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By Samuel Indyk – At 07:34GMT, FTSE 100 futures are trading higher by 0.8% at 7,377.

In FX markets, GBP/USD is trading at 1.3504, EUR/GBP is trading at 0.8363. The US Dollar Index is up 0.1%.

Bitcoin is trading at $37,274.

Today’s calendar highlights include monetary policy meetings from the Federal Reserve and Bank of Canada.  


HSBC (LON:HSBA) - HSBC Mexico is analysing the purchase of Citigroup’s retail operations in Mexico, Citibanamex.

Playtech (LON:PTEC) - The Board of Directors reiterates its recommendation that shareholders vote in favour of the offer from Aristocrat Leisure Limited.

Fresnillo (LON:FRES) - Full year attributable silver production of 53.1 moz (including Silverstream), marginally below guidance. Full year attributable gold production of 751.2 koz, ahead of guidance. Seeing greater levels of absenteeism due to Omicron which in turn is having an impact across the business - expect that to continue in Q1 2022. 2022 attributable silver production expected to be in the range of 50.5 to 56.5 moz (including Silverstream). Attributable gold production expected to be in the range of 600 to 650 koz.

M&G (LON:MNG) - Partnering with Moneyfarm to provide direct investment services to UK consumers. M&G Wealth, the company's UK wealth management arm, will use Moneyfarm's existing technology, digital capabilities and investment guidance journeys to back its own branded proposition.

Tullow Oil (LON:TLW) - Group working interest oil production averaged 59.2 kboepd, in line with guidance. 2021 revenue is expected to be circa $1.3 billion with a realised oil price of $63/bbl, including hedge costs of circa $150 million. Underlying operating cash flow is expected to be circa $700 million and free cash flow is expected to be circa $250 million, ahead of guidance. 2022 group working interest oil production guidance is 55 to 61 kboepd.

National Express (LON:NEX) / Stagecoach (LON:SGC) - The UK Competition and Markets Authority has issued an interim enforcement order in relation to the proposed combination of the two companies. The purpose of the IEO is to maintain the businesses in their current shape whilst it commences its review of the combination.

CMC Markets (LON:CMCX) - Client money and assets under administration in leveraged and non-leveraged businesses remain close to record highs. Q3 monthly active client numbers across both leveraged and non-leveraged businesses remained at similar levels to those in H1 2022. Board is confident of achieving net operating income within the range of £250-£280 million for FY 2022.

Wizz Air (LON:WIZZ) - Q3 passengers carried increased 243.4% to 7.787 million. Revenue up 172.5% to €408.4 million. Operating loss increased to €213.6 million as travel restrictions continued to affect demand. Emergence of the Omicron variant and renewed travel restrictions impacted our trading performance late in the quarter and we expect demand in January, February and part of March to be impacted by ongoing travel uncertainty. Anticipates the operating loss for Q4 to be slightly higher than the operating loss of €213.6 million for Q3.

Sage Group (LON:SGE) - Q1 recurring revenue up 8% to £429 million. Organic total revenue up 5% to £458 million. Reiterate guidance for the full year, as set out in FY21 results announcement.

Pets at Home (LON:PETSP) - Total Group revenue growth of 5.8% to £319.4 million, with Group like-for-like revenue up 8.7%, or up 28.1% on a 2-year basis. Now anticipate that FY22 Group underlying pre-tax profit, excluding any potential impact from accounting changes, will be at least £140 million.

Brewin Dolphin (LON:BRW) - Total discretionary inflows of £1.0 billion, driven by both our direct and indirect businesses. Total funds increased by 3.7% to £59.0 billion. Total income was £104.4 million, an increase of 8.9%, driven by higher funds and strong market performance.

Edinburgh Investment Trust (LON:EDIN) - Declared a second interim dividend for the year ending 31 March 2022 of 6.00 pence per ordinary share.

FDM Group (LON:FDM) - Expects the Group's financial performance for the year to 31 December 2021 to be comfortably in line with its expectations. Revenue for the year to 31 December 2021 is expected to be flat in comparison to the prior year at £267.4 million, up 2% on a constant currency basis. Targeting a significant increase in the numbers of “Mounties” that are trained and deployed in 2022.

Quilter (LON:QLT) - Assets under Management and Administration of £111.8 billion at the end of December 2021, up 13% from 31st December 2020.

Derwent London (LON:DLN) - Exchanged contracts to sell its 70,700 sq ft freehold interest in New River Yard EC1 to a UK private property company. The disposal price is £67.5 million before costs, and before rental top-ups.

Henderson Smaller Cos Inv Tst (LON:HSL) - Net asset value total return of -2.1% compared to a total return from the benchmark of -2.8%. Share price total return of -7.9%. Interim dividend of 7.0p (30 November 2020: 7.0p).

UK pre-market stocks update – Playtech, CMC, Tullow, Wizz Air, HSBC

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