UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb 22
Feb 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening lower on Tuesday, with futures FFIc1 down 1.27%.
* COCA-COLA HBC: Coca-Cola HBC AG'S CCH.L annual profit trounced market expectations, boosted by higher demand for low-sugar and energy drinks while people opted to dine out more as COVID restrictions ease
* IHG: IHG IHG.L resumed dividend after reporting an annual profit that beat market expectations due to strong demand for staycations and resort stays in the United States.
* MCBRIDE: McBride MCB.L reported a half-year loss, as it faced a relentless surge in costs from global supply chain pressures.
* SMITH+NEPHEW: Smith+Nephew SN.L named Siemens Healthineers SHLG.DE executive Deepak Nath as its new boss.
* THG: THG THG.L said Dermalogica had not restricted the supply of stock to THG Beauty after a Telegraph report said the Unilever brand had taken action over concerns about discounting on the site.
* ANTOFAGASTA: Antofagasta ANTO.L posted a 77% rise in full-year profit, benefiting from higher copper prices.
* HARGREAVES LANSDOWN: Hargreaves Lansdown HRGV.L reported a drop in half-year profit, hurt by lower interest rates and easing market volatility following a year marked by a retail trading frenzy.
* HSBC: HSBC HSBA.L brought forward its key profitability target by a year and more than doubled its annual profits.
* BARCLAYS: Barclays Plc BARC.L is preparing to name Anna Cross as group chief financial officer in the coming months, the first woman to be appointed to the role, Sky News reported on Monday.
* MORSES CLUB: Morses Club's shares fell by as much as 67% on Monday after a profit warning and the abrupt departure of its chief executive.
* PARKER-MEGGITT DEAL: EU antitrust regulators will decide by March 28 whether to clear U.S. engineering and aerospace company Parker-Hannifin's PH.N 6.3-billion-pound ($8.57 billion) bid for British rival Meggitt MGGT.L , according to a European Commission filing on Monday.
* GOLD: Gold hit a near nine-month high, as the situation in Eastern Europe intensified after Russia ordered troops into breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine.
* OIL: Oil prices jumped more than $2 to a fresh seven-year high.
* UK shares shed their early gains to end lower on Monday, with tensions in Ukraine keeping global markets on edge.
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Reporting by Amna Karimi in Bengaluru
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