The FTSE 100 index closed up 23.10 points at 4,260.90 today, one day after Sweden rejected the euro ...
The FTSE 100 index closed up 23.10 points at 4,260.90 today, one day after Sweden rejected the euro in a referendum.
BAE Systems gained 6.5p to 182p after analysts upgraded their outlook for the stock.
Granada closed up 3.5p at 100.25p after yesterday's newspaper reports that the company's bid for Carlton Communication could be tied up in a three-way battle involving greeting cards maker Hallmark.
Royal & Sun Alliance gained 2.75p to 117.75p even as its £960m rights issue prospectus revealed a near-$400m lawsuit threat from US banks unhappy over risk contracts.
Sainsbury gained 6.25p to 285.25p after announcing it is to sell 2,500 non-food items in its stores, boosting non-food revenues to compete with supermarket leader Tesco.
British Gas shares dropped 3.25p to 264p as investors waited for more comment on reports that it may sell its share in a major Indonesian LPG project to a Japanese firm.
AstraZenica dropped 27p to 2630p after it started selling a new anti-cholesterol drug in the US market – it plans to spend $1bn marketing the new drug.
The FTSE 250 index climbed 20.5 points to 5,645.9 as more than 100 members made gains.
Colt led the gainers, adding 7.25p to 100.25p after analysts upgraded mobile phone company Vodafone's earnings prospects.
Kingston Communication added 4.5p to 63p after reports that its interim chief executive has not ruled out a merger after the UK's oldest telephone company last week reported poor results.
Stagecoach continued its volatility with a 3.25p loss to 69.25p.
Stocks in New York are currently trading down. The Dow Jones Industrial Average index is down about 11 points to 9,459 points.
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