UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Friday May 15

viernes 15 de mayo de 2015 02:31 GYT

(Adds futures, company news)

EDINBURGH May 15 (Reuters) - Futures on Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.4 percent ahead of the cash market open on Friday. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The FTSE 100 finished 0.3 percent higher at 6,973.04 points on Thursday, with encouraging updates from companies such as 3i Group supporting the broader stock market.

* SABMILLER - SABMiller said it would acquire British craft beer firm Meantime Brewing Company, giving the maker of big name brands such as Peroni and Grolsch, exposure to the fastest-growing part of the British beer market.

* INTERTEK - British product-testing firm Intertek Group said it expected to deliver underlying revenue growth in mid-single digit figures over the medium term, as it maintained its guidance for this year.