UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan. 14

miércoles 14 de enero de 2015 03:27 GYT

LONDON Jan 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 38 to 63 points, or as much as 1 percent lower on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index closed up by 0.6 percent, or 40.78 points higher, at 6,542.20 points on Tuesday.

* BURBERRY : British luxury brand Burberry warned on Wednesday that a fall in sales in the key market of Hong Kong in the last quarter of 2014 could impact its full-year margin.

* BARRATT DEVELOPMENTS : Housebuilder Barratt Developments said demand for its properties across all of its regions remained robust, with total forward sales rising by 17.1 percent to 1.68 billion pounds ($2.55 billion).

* OCADO : Online supermarket retailer Ocado reported a 14.8 percent year-on-year rise in December sales.

* PREMIER OIL : Oil and gas explorer Premier Oil said it expected to book a $300 million impairment charge on some of its assets for 2014 due to weak oil prices.

* JUPITER FUND MANAGEMENT : Jupiter Fund Management's assets under management (AUM) rose to 31.9 billion pounds ($48.33 billion) in the three months to December from 31.7 billion pounds at the end of September, the money manager said on Wednesday.   Continuación...