UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 28

July 28(Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE opened 0.6% higher on Thursday.

* SHELL: Shell SHEL.L reported a second-quarter profit of $11.5 billion, smashing its previous record just three months earlier.

* SCHRODERS: Schroders SDR.L on Thursday reported a 1% rise in assets under management in the first half.

* BAE SYSTEMS: BAE Systems BAES.L named Cressida Hogg as its next chair on Thursday.

* BT GROUP: BT Group BT.L met market expectations on Thursday with a 1% increase in first-quarter revenue.

* METRO BANK: Metro Bank MTRO.L said on Thursday it expects to reach monthly breakeven in the first quarter of 2023.

* SMITH & NEPHEW: Smith+Nephew SN.L said on Thursday it expects annual profit margin to be lower than the previous year.

* SEGRO: Segro SGRO.L on Thursday reported a 29% rise in half-year profit.

* ST JAMES'S PLACE: St James's Place SJP.L on Thursday reported interim net inflows similar to levels seen in 2021.

* NATIONAL EXPRESS: National Express Group NEX.L on Thursday reported a 54.3% jump in its half-year profit.

* DIAGEO: Johnnie Walker whisky maker Diageo DGE.L on Thursday posted a 21.4% rise in full-year sales.

ITV: Britain's ITV ITV.L said it expected total advertising revenue for the nine months to be flat.

BARCLAYS: Barclays BARC.L reported first-half profit fell more than expected.

ROBERT WALTERS: British recruitment firm Robert Walters RWA.L reported a 19% jump in half-year profit.

* AUTOS: British car production rose 5.6% in June from a year earlier.

ANGLO AMERICAN: Anglo American AAL.L slashed payouts to shareholders after earnings for its first half fell 28% due to lower production and higher costs.

* ENERGY: Britain's National Grid said there could be periods where electricity supply is tight this winter.

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Reporting by Muhammed Husain in Bengaluru

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