REFILE-UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 15

lunes 15 de febrero de 2016 04:33 GYT
 

(Corrects paragraph 2 to say points, not pence. The item was earlier corrected to say net rental income, not net asset value, in paragraph 6)

Feb 15 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 68-77 points, or 1.19-1.35 percent, on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 1.84 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed 3.08 percent higher on Friday at 5,707.60 points, recording its best one-day percentage gain in more than five months, as banking and commodities-related stocks rebounded from a slump in the previous session.

* RECKITT BENCKISER: Consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser Group posted stronger-than-expected full-year sales on Monday, helped by its focus on faster-growing consumer health products.

* BAE SYSTEMS: British defence firm BAE Systems named Charles Woodburn to the newly-created role of Chief Operating Officer, lining up the former oil executive as heir apparent for the chief executive's role.

* ACACIA MINING: Gold miner Acacia Mining Plc said full-year core profit fell 31 percent, hurt by a fall in gold prices in 2015.

* HAMMERSON: Shopping centre landlord Hammerson Plc posted a 4.3 percent rise in full-year net rental income to 318.6 million pounds.

* HSBC: Global banking giant HSBC Holdings has decided to keep its headquarters in Britain, rejecting the option of shifting its center of gravity back to its main profit-generating hub Hong Kong after a thorough 10-month review.   Continuación...