Lloyds, Barclays, HSBC, Standard Chartered RBS added circa 20 points to the FTSE in London.
Standard Chartered (+3%). Also raised to buy at Maybank Kim Eng.
Lloyds (+2.65%) On Nomura’s list of preferred banks which have circa 30% additional upside to price targets
EXPERIAN (-4.56%) The world's biggest consumer credit monitoring firm, on Thursday disclosed a massive data breach that exposed sensitive personal data of some 15m people who applied for service with T-Mobile US.
H&M (+0.09%) To open first store in India Friday with people queuing up since last night.
VW (-1.18%) As claims against Volkswagen AG for selling “clean diesel” cars that cheated their way past emissions tests pile up across the U.S., the key question for lawyers is which court will wind up hearing them. (BB) VW CEO, EPA called to testify at House Committee on Emissions Scandal.
VODAFONE (1.42%): UBS consider the recovery underestimated and expect VOD to deliver a solid quarter with +0.7% organic service revenue growth for Q2-16.
Schroders: (+2.55%) Raised to buy at Numis. Average 12 month target price at 3318p