UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Tuesday Oct 20
(Adds company news, futures)
LONDON Oct 20 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 1 to 2 points, or flat in percentage terms on Tuesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.1 percent ahead of the cash market open. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on
* Britain's FTSE 100 index closed down 25.71 points, or 0.4 percent lower, at 6,352.33 points, underperforming European indexes after mining shares fell along with metals prices.
* WHITBREAD - Britain's Whitbread Plc said its first-half profit jumped 13.8 percent as new openings and growing demand at both its Premier Inn hotels and the Costa Coffee chain helped send sales up strongly.
* INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP - One of the world's largest hoteliers said it was confident in its outlook for the year due to encouraging trading trends and after posting growth in its third quarter.