FTSE 250 movers: Oil explorers, Helios Towers and
Oil explorers were all near the top of the leaderboard on the second tier index at the start of the week, tracking a near 5% jump in crude oil futures.
Helios Towers was another top gainer on the back of positive comments out of analysts at Barclays.
The analysts told clients their model was pointing to a rebound in growth at Helios in the back half of 2021.
“Also, looking forward, 2022E should be an exciting year given our expectation for tenancy growth to re-accelerate in 2022, as Helios’ various acquisitions are integrated into the company and activity recovers,” they added.
Ibstock was also on the front foot after the Sunday Times‘s ‘Inside the City’ column labelled its shares a ‘buy’.
The tipsters said the company’s own guidance for freight and labour costs to drag on second half profits might be too conservative.
They also pointed out how the stock was not as overvalued as others in its sector.
FTSE 250 (MCX) 23,779.25 0.12%
FTSE 250 – Risers
Harbour Energy (HBR) 341.80p 7.82%
Hochschild Mining (HOC) 155.50p 6.95%
Auction Technology Group (ATG) 1,492.00p 4.63%
Tullow Oil (TLW) 43.24p 4.42%
Ferrexpo (FXPO) 367.40p 3.90%
Helios Towers (HTWS) 168.00p 3.83%
Ibstock (IBST) 235.20p 3.70%
Carnival (CCL) 1,498.20p 3.68%
Mitie Group (MTO) 73.20p 2.81%
Wood Group (John) (WG.) 232.80p 2.78%
FTSE 250 – Fallers
Workspace Group (WKP) 932.00p -4.02%
Pennon Group (PNN) 1,272.00p -3.05%
Drax Group (DRX) 405.20p -2.69%
Vietnam Enterprise Investments (DI) (VEIL) 659.00p -2.37%
Morgan Sindall Group (MGNS) 2,480.00p -2.36%
Grafton Group Ut (CDI) (GFTU) 1,312.00p -2.24%
Sirius Real Estate Ltd. (SRE) 122.20p -2.08%
Tyman (TYMN) 409.50p -2.03%
RHI Magnesita N.V. (DI) (RHIM) 3,724.00p -1.90%
IP Group (IPO) 126.60p -1.86%