UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Thursday Nov 6
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EDINBURGH Nov 6 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening flat to lower on Thursday, financial bookmakers calling the index down 0.3 percent but futures steady ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* The FTSE 100 index closed up 1.3 percent at 6,514.81 points on Wednesday, boosted by reassuring corporate reports.
* Several UK companies go ex-dividend on Thursday, with Barclays, BP, GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever and Bunzl all trading without entitlement to their latest dividend payout and shaving 10.1 points off the index.
* TATE & LYLE - Tate & Lyle reported sharply lower profit and sales for the first half of its fiscal year on Thursday, hurt by supply chain disruptions and increased competition in the market for its Splenda sweetener.