UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept. 10
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LONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening about 61 points lower, or down 1 percent, on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The UK blue chip index closed 1.4 percent higher at 6,229.01 points in the previous session.
* Futures for the index were down 0.9 percent by 0653 GMT.
* MORRISONS - Britain's No. 4 supermarket posted another slump in first-half profit and cautioned its turnaround would take time and require sustained investment.
* JOHN LEWIS PATNERSHIP - The group, which runs department stores and upmarket British grocery chain Waitrose, said higher pension charges and a tough trading environment could lead to a fall in full-year profit of as much as 21 percent.
* DIXONS CARPHONE - The European electrical goods and mobile phone retailer reported a consensus-beating 8 percent rise in first quarter underlying sales, led by a strong showing in its home market Britain.
* HOME RETAIL GROUP - Britain's biggest household goods retailer said sales at its Argos business fell again in its second quarter, as weak demand for electricals such as TVs and tablets persisted.
* NEXT - Britain's second-largest clothing retailer by sales value posted a 7.1 percent rise in first-half profit on Thursday after selling more products than expected at full price. Continuación...