UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 28

Sept 28 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 4 points higher on Tuesday, with futures .FFIc1 marginally up 0.08%.

* FERGUSON: North America-focused plumbing parts distributor Ferguson Plc FERG.L reported higher annual profit, buoyed by strong home improvement demand during the pandemic.

* BLUE PRISM: British software automation company Blue Prism Group PRSMB.L agreed to a 1.1 billion pound takeover offer from American private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.

* GO-AHEAD: Britain said it would seize control of Go-Ahead Group's GOG.L Southeastern rail franchise after the transport company admitted errors had been made which required a $34 million repayment to the government.

* EASYJET: British airline easyJet EZJ.L it had received acceptances from investors for 93% of the new shares it sold as part of a 1.2 billion pound fully underwritten rights issue designed to help fund its recovery from the pandemic.

* GS: Goldman Sachs' GS.N Petershill Partners will be valued at 4 billion pounds when it lists on main market of London stock exchange, the company said on Tuesday.

* FUEL SUPPLY: The British government says it is putting the military on standby as part of further measures to address a supply chain crisis which has led fuel pumps to run dry amid panic-buying by motorists.

* GOLD: Gold prices edged higher, buoyed by concerns over the possible fallout from debt-laden developer China Evergrande's crisis, though a firm dollar and gains in U.S. Treasury yields kept the safe-haven metal in a narrow range.

* OIL: Oil markets rose, reversing earlier losses and extending their rally into a sixth session, amid continued concerns over tight supply at a time when demand is picking up.

* London's FTSE 100 ended higher on Monday, helped by gains in heavyweight energy and banking stocks.

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(Reporting By Geetha Panchaksharam)

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