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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 12:00 PM Market Update - 08/04/2021

Thu, 8th Apr 2021 12:00

At 12:00 PM, the FTSE 100 Index was up by 30.27 at 6915.59 points, a movement of 0.44%, showing a gentle rise in the market.

Berkeley Group (BKG) was a well traded share, with approximately £1,551.4m (0.278%) worth of shares changing hands.

Overall, 63% of the companies in the FTSE 100 Index were up, and 33% were down; giving a positive summary of the day so far.

Investors favourites include Aveva Group (AVV) which rose 3.06%, Sage Group (SGE) rising 2.57% and Hikma Pharmaceuticals (HIK) which increased 2.56%. The majority of rising shares came from the Media, Financials and Mining sector(s).

The biggest risers were as follows:

  • Aveva Group (AVV) +111.00 (3.06%)
  • Sage Group (SGE) +16.20 (2.57%)
  • Hikma Pharmaceuticals (HIK) +61.00 (2.56%)
  • Johnson Matthey (JMAT) +79.00 (2.55%)
  • 3i Group (III) +30.50 (2.52%)
  • Astrazeneca (AZN) +169.00 (2.38%)
  • Evraz (EVR) +14.00 (2.37%)
  • Diageo (DGE) +73.00 (2.36%)
  • Anglo American (AAL) +69.50 (2.33%)

Some of the losing shares were Aviva (AV.) which fell -3.50%, Smurfit Kappa (SKG) losing -3.09% and Smith (DS) (SMDS) which dropped -2.19%. Most of the falling shares came from the Tourism and Leisure, Household Utilities and Insurance sector(s).

The lowest fallers were as follows:

  • Aviva (AV.) -14.70 (-3.50%)
  • Smurfit Kappa (SKG) -111.00 (-3.09%)
  • Smith (DS) (SMDS) -9.30 (-2.19%)
  • Mondi (MNDI) -38.50 (-2.00%)
  • BT (BT.A) -2.75 (-1.76%)
  • Melrose (MRO) -2.95 (-1.68%)
  • International Airlines (IAG) -3.45 (-1.58%)
  • DCC (DCC) -94.00 (-1.48%)
  • Prudential (PRU) -21.00 (-1.34%)

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