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US STOCKS-S&P hits record on Fed support; financials lead

NEW YORK, Sept 18 - U.S. stocks were rising in late morning trading on Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting a record high a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve renewed its commitment to keeping interest rates low.

UK's FTSE gains on Fed, shrugs off Scotland referendum angst

LONDON, Sept 18 - Britain's top shares rose on Thursday as investors put aside angst about an independence vote that got under way in Scotland to focus on the prospect of an extended period of ultra-low interest rates in the United States.

4:21pm BST

US STOCKS-Financials rise on interest rate expectations

NEW YORK, Sept 18 - Financial stocks were leading gains on the Dow and S&P 500 indexes on Thursday, in the wake of the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate forecast in its policy statement Wednesday.

S&P 500 TICKS ABOVE 2,011.17 TO SET RECORD INTRADAY HIGH

S&P 500 TICKS ABOVE 2,011.17 TO SET RECORD INTRADAY HIGH

3:45pm BST

European shares hit two-week high, Scottish vote drags on FTSE

LONDON, Sept 18 - European equities advanced on Thursday, with a key index climbing to a two-week high after the U.S. Federal Reserve renewed its pledge to keep interest rates ultra-low for a considerable time.

US STOCKS-S&P nears record as Fed support boosts Wall Street

NEW YORK, Sept 18 - U.S. stocks were higher in morning trading on Thursday, with the S&P 500 brushing against resistance at a record peak, a day after the U.S. Federal Reserve renewed its commitment to keeping interest rates low.

 
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NYSE Gainers

Symb Last Change Chg %
PWE.N 7.70 +0.69 +9.84
DQ.N 46.94 +2.61 +5.89
WMS.N 21.23 +1.16 +5.78

NYSE Losers

Symb Last Change Chg %
USU.N 2.03 -0.52 -20.51
PIR.N 12.86 -2.68 -17.25
RAD.N 5.55 -1.09 -16.42

All American Indices

Data as of 18 Sep 2014. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.
Symb Index Mkt Report Time Last Chg Chg %
.DJI Dow Jones Industrial Average View 4:25pm BST 17,247.40 +90.55 +0.53%
.IXIC Nasdaq Composite Index View 4:23pm BST 4,585.09 +22.90 +0.50%
.TRXFLDUSP Thomson Reuters Equity US Index 4:07pm BST 182.49 +0.70 +0.38%
.TRXFLDCAP Thomson Reuters Equity Canada Index 4:07pm BST 290.77 -0.28 -0.10%
.GSPTSE S&P/TSX Composite Index View 4:27pm BST 15,447.08 -11.80 -0.08%
.XAX AMEX Composite Index View 4:25pm BST 2,740.27 +7.93 +0.29%
.MXX MXSE IPC View 4:17pm BST 46,069.79 +26.17 +0.06%
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FTSE 100 6,815.66 +34.76 +0.51%
DAX 9,787.11 +125.61 +1.30%
CAC 40 4,459.39 +27.98 +0.63%
TR Europe 171.95 +0.57 +0.34%
GBP/USD 1.6387 +0.69%
GBP/EUR 1.2687 +0.31%
EUR/USD 1.2913 +0.38%
Gold 1,220.40 -14.00 -1.13%
Oil 94.04 -0.38 -0.40%
Corn 339.75 -2.00 -0.59%

NYSE Most Actives

Symb Last Chg % Volume
BAC.N 17.02 +1.52 8,171,065
RAD.N 5.55 -16.42 7,748,250
GE.N 26.30 +0.96 3,213,181
Data as of Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:42pm BST.

NASDAQ Most Actives

Symb Last Chg % Volume
YHOO.OQ 41.93 -1.55 8,400,059
AAPL.OQ 102.09 +0.50 3,360,388
QQQ.OQ 100.03 +0.50 2,576,270
Data as of Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:42pm BST.

AMEX Most Actives

Symb Last Chg % Volume
VHC.A 4.38 -42.52 621,870
GSAT.A 1.26 +6.02 554,033
CAK.A 0.47 -0.36 220,180
Data as of Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:41pm BST.
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Current mean
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MYXR.L 2.50 to 1.50 Buy
PFBX.OQ 2.00 to 1.00 Buy
IBCP.OQ 3.00 to 2.00 Outperform
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AGX.N 1.00 to 3.00 Hold
TENG.PK 1.00 to 3.00 Hold
VYFC.OQ 1.00 to 3.00 Hold