FTSE 100 risers: Insurers and defensive names pace gains
London’s top-flight index continued to grind higher, even if only modestly, at the end of a week characterised by holiday-depleted trading volumes.
The FTSE 100’s also managed to make headway despite fresh gains in sterling.
Insurers did especially well, buoyed by the record highs hit overnight on Wall Street by some of the market indices.
Precious metals miner Polymetal also fared well, tracking a rise in gold futures.
FTSE 100 (UKX) 7,218.71 0.35%
FTSE 100 – Risers
SEGRO (SGRO) 1,262.00p 2.19%
Polymetal International (POLY) 1,513.00p 1.92%
SSE (SSE) 1,623.00p 1.75%
Flutter Entertainment (CDI) (FLTR) 14,195.00p 1.68%
Pershing Square Holdings Ltd NPV (PSH) 2,605.00p 1.56%
ITV (ITV) 121.25p 1.55%
AstraZeneca ((AZN)) 8,431.00p 1.53%
Land Securities Group (LAND) 733.00p 1.50%
BHP Group (BHP) 2,319.50p 1.49%
Rolls-Royce Holdings (RR.) 111.18p 1.48%
FTSE 100 – Fallers
Phoenix Group Holdings (PHNX) 665.00p -2.56%
Hargreaves Lansdown (HL.) 1,486.50p -1.69%
Evraz (EVR) 588.80p -1.61%
Abrdn (ABDN) 284.90p -1.14%
Royal Dutch Shell ‘B’ (RDSB) 1,438.80p -1.06%
Ocado Group (OCDO) 1,780.00p -1.06%
Pearson (PSON) 784.60p -0.98%
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) 4,598.00p -0.86%
Intertek Group (ITRK) 5,222.00p -0.84%
Glencore (GLEN) 336.10p -0.74%