UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday April 28

martes 28 de abril de 2015 02:30 GYT

(Adds futures, company news)

LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 26 points, or 0.4 percent lower on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.1 percent at 0629 GMT. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on

* The UK blue chip index was up 33.28 points, or 0.5 percent, at 7,103.98 points by the close. The index surged to a record 7,122.74 points, surpassing a previous high set earlier in the month.

* BP - BP reported first-quarter profit of $2.58 billion on Tuesday, largely beating expectations, as a hefty increase in refining revenue offset a slump in oil production earnings.

* ALLIANCE TRUST - Alliance Trust has achieved a last-minute compromise with activist Elliott Advisors following the rebel investor's contentious campaign to add three new directors to its board.