The benchmark FTSE 100 index closed up 17.60 points today at 4,148.80 after UK stocks ended this wee...
The benchmark FTSE 100 index closed up 17.60 points today at 4,148.80 after UK stocks ended this week's first day of trading on a positive note.
Aggregate Industries advanced 4.5p to 87.25p. This comes after the company reported first-half pretax profit of £40m.
BAA declined 17.75p to 479.25p after the airport operator reported an 11% drop in first-quarter net income.
British Airways fell 1.75p to 168.75p after a walkout of check-in workers at Heathrow earlier this month left the airline reputation in ruins.
Meanwhile, Excel climbed 19.5p to 679.5p.
Express Dairies dropped 1.25p to 35.25p. The supplier of milk and cream and two of its rivals are under investigation by the Office of Fair Trading for alleged price-fixing and dividing up the market.
Filtronic rose 17.5p to 134p.
Hot Group gained 1.5p to 18p after the information-technology recruitment company said it has agreed to buy Parkside Recruitment Ltd. for £5.5m.
Interactive Digital Solutions climbed 1.25p to 4p after the company announced it received a £3m order from Intrasat Telecommunications SA, a Spanish telecommunications company.
Pearson rose 5.5p to 574.5p after the company announced that its net loss of £160m was less than predicted.
Vodafone Group fell 0.25p to 118.5p after the mobile phone company said it added more customers in the first quarter than had been forecasted by analysts.
United Utilities, the owner of North West Water, shed 43.5p to 532.5p.
On Wall Street, trading is currently down as the Dow Jones Industrial Average index so far has lost 20.30 points to 9,264.27.
The S&P 500 index is down 2.48 points to 996.20, while Nasdaq's Composite index so far has gained 1.95 points to 1,732.65.
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