Engineering software firm AVEVA was a high riser after Berenberg upgraded the stock to 'buy' and lifted its target price from 1,660p to 1,927p.
Support services firm Carillion was a heavy faller after UBS downgraded the stock from 'neutral' to 'sell' and cut its target price from 285p to 230p. UBS said that the firm's first-half trading update showed a "deterioration in growth prospects" and that UK construction margins are "clearly not sustainable".
FTSE 250 - Risers
Aveva Group (AVV) 1,755.00p +3.42%
Beazley (BEZ) 144.30p +2.05%
NMC Health (NMC) 202.00p +2.02%
Ferrexpo (FXPO) 225.10p +1.86%
International Personal Finance (IPF) 248.00p +1.72%
Soco International (SIA) 331.30p +1.59%
Spirent Communications (SPT) 169.10p +1.56%
Man Group (EMG) 64.20p +1.50%
Rank Group (RNK) 118.20p +1.46%
Moneysupermarket.com Group (MONY) 130.80p +1.40%
FTSE 250 - Fallers
Carillion (CLLN) 253.50p -5.38%
Petropavlovsk (POG) 462.60p -3.14%
Ashtead Group (AHT) 263.00p -2.70%
Spirit Pub Company (SPRT) 46.50p -2.62%
Atkins (WS) (ATK) 710.00p -2.54%
Avocet Mining (AVM) 62.90p -2.48%
Jupiter Fund Management (JUP) 213.70p -2.38%
Imagination Technologies Group (IMG) 471.90p -2.32%
Ocado Group (OCDO) 71.60p -2.25%
Bwin.party Digital Entertainment (BPTY) 108.70p -1.98%
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