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FTSE 100 Commentary

FTSE 100

FTSE 100 (UKX) Index Information
Index Value: 6,859.87
Change: -140.21 (-2.04%)
Open: 7,000.08
High: 7,001.27
Low: 6,857.07
Yest. Close: 6,859.87
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FTSE 100 11:00 AM Market Update - 08/04/2021

Thu, 8th Apr 2021 11:00

At 11:00 AM, the FTSE 100 Index was up by 22.48 at 6907.8 points, a movement of 0.33%, showing a slight rise in the market.

Land Securities (LAND) was a heavily traded share, with around £1,468.9m (0.276%) worth of shares being traded.

Overall, 55% of the companies in the FTSE 100 Index were up, and 42% were down; giving a positive view of the day so far.

Some of the top risers include Johnson Matthey (JMAT) which rose 3.16%, Aveva Group (AVV) rising 3.03% and Astrazeneca (AZN) which increased 2.75%. The majority of gaining shares came from the Media, Support and Retailers sector(s).

The biggest risers were as follows:

  • Johnson Matthey (JMAT) +98.00 (3.16%)
  • Aveva Group (AVV) +110.00 (3.03%)
  • Astrazeneca (AZN) +195.00 (2.75%)
  • Sage Group (SGE) +16.80 (2.67%)
  • 3i Group (III) +30.50 (2.52%)
  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals (HIK) +58.00 (2.44%)
  • Evraz (EVR) +12.60 (2.14%)
  • Spirax-Sarco (SPX) +215.00 (1.84%)
  • National Grid (NG.) +16.20 (1.82%)

The shares that went down included Aviva (AV.) which fell -3.69%, Smurfit Kappa (SKG) losing -3.04% and Smith (DS) (SMDS) which dropped -2.19%. Most of these dropping shares came from the Insurance, Tourism and Leisure and Household Utilities sector(s).

The lowest fallers were as follows:

  • Aviva (AV.) -15.50 (-3.69%)
  • Smurfit Kappa (SKG) -109.00 (-3.04%)
  • Smith (DS) (SMDS) -9.30 (-2.19%)
  • Mondi (MNDI) -41.50 (-2.15%)
  • International Airlines (IAG) -4.55 (-2.09%)
  • BT (BT.A) -3.10 (-1.98%)
  • Prudential (PRU) -28.00 (-1.79%)
  • Barratt Developments (BDEV) -11.80 (-1.49%)
  • Royal Dutch Shell A (RDSA) -19.20 (-1.33%)

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