UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 20



Jan 20 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher on Thursday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.39%.

* DELIVEROO: Food delivery company Deliveroo ROO.L said the gross transactional value of orders on its platform rose 36% year-on-year in the fourth quarter, resulting in it hitting the top of its guidance range with a 70% rise for the year.

* ASSOCIATED BRITISH FOODS: ABF.L said sales at its Primark clothing business in the 16 weeks to Jan. 8 were 36% ahead of last year on a constant currency basis, while operating profit margin was ahead of its expectations.

* ENTAIN: British gambling firm Entain ENT.L reported higher fourth-quarter gaming revenue on Thursday, as betting activity at its physical shops bounced back, although its online business suffered a decline after a long period of double-digit growth.

* WORKSPACE GROUP: London-focused office-space provider Workspace Group Plc WKP.L said on Thursday customer demand has remained strong, and reiterated the strong client preference for its flexible spaces.

* PREMIER FOODS: Premier Foods PFD.L expects its full-year profits to come in above market expectations, as its trademark Mr Kipling brand delivered its best-ever Christmas sales after consumers splurged during the festive season.

* OIL: Oil steadied clawing back losses earlier in the session, as strong demand and short-term supply disruptions continue to support prices close to their highest levels since late 2014.

* GOLD: Gold prices steadied near a two-month high hit in the previous session, with higher U.S. Treasury yields preventing any gains amid caution building around developments at the U.S. Federal Reserve's meeting due next week.

* London's FTSE 100 ended higher on Wednesday, aided by gains in miners and consumer staples, with strong profit forecasts from luxury brand Burberry and education group Pearson providing a further fillip to sentiment.

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Reporting by Sinchita Mitra in Bengaluru

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