ARM, Connaught, Prudential, Reckitt Benckiser: U.K., Irish Equity Preview

The following is a list of companies whose shares may have unusual price changes in U.K. and Irish markets today. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are from the last market close.

The benchmark FTSE 100 Index rose 30.2, or 0.5 percent, to 5,753.85. The FTSE All-Share Index advanced 0.6 percent and Ireland’s ISEQ Index climbed 1.1 percent.

ARM Holdings Plc (ARM LN): The U.K. designer of semiconductors used in Apple Inc.’s iPhone is scheduled to report results. The shares rose 4.2 pence, or 1.7 percent, to 258.6 pence.

BP Plc (BP/ LN): The oil company is due to report earnings. The stock fell 12.9 pence, or 2 percent, to 626.8 pence.

Connaught Plc (CNT LN): The biggest U.K. public-housing maintenance company is due to report results. The shares rose 4 pence, or 1.5 percent, to 277 pence.

Dunelm Group Plc (DNLM LN): The U.K. operator of Dunelm Mill budget home-furnishings stores is scheduled to release an interim management statement. The stock climbed 22.6 pence, or 5.5 percent, to 432.1 pence.

Hargreaves Lansdown Plc (HL/ LN): Peter Hargreaves will step down as chief executive officer of Hargreaves Lansdown Plc, 29 years after he helped start Britain’s biggest retail brokerage. The shares fell 7.7 pence, or 2 percent, to 373.3 pence.

Imperial Innovations Group Plc (IVO LN): The U.K. technology company partly owned by London’s Imperial College is due to report results. The shares advanced 57.5 pence, or 12 percent, to 537.5 pence.

Imperial Tobacco Group Plc (IMT LN): The cigarette maker is scheduled to report earnings. The stock declined 6 pence, or 0.3 percent, to 1,947 pence.

International Ferro Metals Ltd. (IFL LN): The producer of ferrochrome is due to release an interim management statement. The shares fell 0.5 pence, or 1 percent, to 47.5 pence.

Lloyds Banking Group Plc (LLOY LN): The U.K.’s biggest mortgage lender is due to release an interim management statement. The stock rose 1.76 pence, or 2.6 percent, to 70.24 pence.

N Brown Group Plc (BWNG LN): The U.K. owner of catalogs Fashion World and Simply Be is scheduled to report earnings. The shares advanced 6.2 pence, or 2.5 percent, to 252.4 pence.

Premier Foods Plc (PFD LN): The maker of Mr. Kipling cakes is due to release an interim management statement. The stock fell 0.23 pence, or 0.8 percent, to 30.15 pence.

Promethean World Plc (PRW LN): The U.K. maker of electronic whiteboards is scheduled to release an interim management statement. The shares climbed 2.5 pence, or 1.4 percent, to 187 pence.

Prudential Plc (PRU LN): Capital Group Cos., Prudential Plc’s biggest shareholder, has approached three U.K.-based insurers to gauge their interest in a group bid for the company, the London-based Times reported, without attribution. The stock rose 5 pence, or 0.9 percent, to 546 pence.

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (RB/ LN): The world’s biggest maker of household cleaners is due to report earnings. The shares rose 85 pence, or 2.4 percent, to 3,655 pence.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ben Martin in London bmartin38@bloomberg.net.

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