UK trading ended on a gloomy note today as the benchmark FTSE 100 for the first time in weeks closed...
UK trading ended on a gloomy note today as the benchmark FTSE 100 for the first time in weeks closed just below the 4,000 mark after losing another 67.30 points today to 3,963.90.
Ambient gained 5p to 61.5p after the cash dispensing machine owner announced full-year earnings were "in line" with forecasts and that the company's performance is improving.
Barclays lost 14.5p to 435.5p after its shares were cut to "in-line" from "outperform" by analysts at Citigroup.
Meanwhile, British Airways dropped 7.5p to 144p.
Carpetright advanced 25p to 632.5p. Britain's largest carpet retailer said sales had improved in the past two months as the company had added new products as well as lowered prices to encourage consumers to resume spending.
Crest Nicholson rose 3p to 232p after it announced first-half profit increased with 35% to £21.4m, boosted by low mortgage rates and increasing demand in southern England.
HMV Group rose 5.5p to 139.5p. The UK operator of HMV music stores and Waterstone's book shops said sales at its book outlets open at least a year increased 7.2% in the eight weeks through June 21 - the period when the latest Harry Potter book was released.
Luminar advanced 7.5p to 462.5p after Britain's biggest nightclub owner said businesses are performing "in line" with what has been predicted.
On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index is currently down 82.31 points to 8,903.13.
The S&P 500 index is also down 8.73 points to 965.77, and Nasdaq's Composite index has so far lost 18.91 points to 1,603.89.
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