UPDATE 2-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 12

martes 12 de julio de 2016 02:48 GYT

(Updates futures, adds company news items)

July 12 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 10 points, or 0.1 percent lower, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.13 percent ahead of the cash market open.

* The UK blue chip index ended up over 1 percent at its highest level since August 2014 on Monday at 6682.86, led by housebuilders, which had fallen sharply on expectations of slower growth. The British pound rose above $1.30 and stocks struck 11-month highs on Monday as Theresa May looked set to be confirmed as prime minister after her remaining rival withdrew from the contest.

* GALLIFORD TRY: British housing and construction firm Galliford Try said on Tuesday it was too early to predict the effect of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, but said it expected its full-year profit to be in line with expectations.

* PAGEGROUP: British recruiter PageGroup Plc saw a slowdown in the run-up to the country's June 23 referendum on leaving the European Union, its quarterly results showed on Tuesday.

* PREMIER OIL: London-listed Premier Oil said its full-year production levels could exceed previous guidance thanks to strong output from some of its existing and new fields in the North Sea, the company said on Tuesday.

* SHIRE: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Shire Plc's lifitegrast eye drops for treating signs and symptoms of dry eye disease, allowing the company to bring to market its most important pipeline medicine.

* SHELL: Royal Dutch Shell Plc and its LNG Canada partners have once again pushed back the timing of a decision on building a British Columbia liquefied natural gas export terminal, the latest setback for the Canadian province's energy ambitions.   Continuación...